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  • Hyundai Motorsport wants to repeat its good run in Rally Deutschland
    Aug 17, 2017 Motorsport

    Hyundai Motorsport wants to repeat its good…

    Hyundai Motorsport has its sights set on victory in Rallye Deutschland, as the WRC returns to tarmac this weekend for the first time since April's Tour de Corse, where the team scored the first of its three wins of the 2017 season to date. The… more
    Editor 70
  • Federal-Mogul Motorparts gives two enthusiasts the chance to attend the NASCAR Euro Series in Belgium
    Aug 17, 2017 Press Releases

    Federal-Mogul Motorparts gives two…

    The social media reward campaign also includes valuable vouchers for two winners every week ALGER, Algeria, August 2017 - Federal-Mogul Motorparts’ (www.FMmotorparts.com) fans are in for a special surprise as the high-quality aftermarket car parts… more
    Editor 56
  • Metair Investments Limited - excellent half year performance
    Aug 17, 2017 Press Releases

    Metair Investments Limited - excellent half…

    Recovery of the automotive component vertical and resilience from the energy storage vertical delivers an excellent half year performance Operating profit was 36% higher at R355 million while operating margins improved to 8.71% Headline earnings per… more
    Editor 74
  • Continental PremiumContact 6 scoops two internationally renowned design prizes
    Aug 17, 2017 Press Releases

    Continental PremiumContact 6 scoops two…

    Winner of IF Design Award 2017 and red dot design award PremiumContact 6 is Continental's new-generation tyre for mid-range and luxury vehicles Already setting the benchmark in international tyre tests Continental's exceptional new PremiumContact 6… more
    Editor 76
  • Stunning Fiat 1100 Frua Spider set for Concours of Elegance 2017
    Aug 16, 2017 Mobilty Beat

    Stunning Fiat 1100 Frua Spider set for…

    The first ever car to be bodied by Carrozzeria Frua, a Fiat 1100, is set to appear at the Concours of Elegance Built in 1946, this Fiat 1100 Frua Barchetta is the first example of Frua’s work, which also includes the Maserati A6G Gran Sport Recently… more
    Editor 103
  • Gumtree set to launch South Africa’s first pre-owned car awards
    Aug 16, 2017 Mobilty Beat

    Gumtree set to launch South Africa’s first…

    South African motorists will soon find out whether or not they’ve been driving a true winner, as Gumtree South Africa announces their intention to launch the country’s first ever Pre-Owned Car Awards. The inaugural event is set to take place in… more
    Editor 142
  • New UD TRUCKS Dealer Opens in Harrismith
    Aug 16, 2017 Mobilty Beat

    New UD TRUCKS Dealer Opens in Harrismith

    UD Trucks announced the establishment of a new dealership in Harrismith, Free State. The dealership, which will officially open its doors on 4 September, is strategically located inside the Highway Junction truck stop right of the busy N3 highway,… more
    Editor 95
  • BMW 7 Series Individual by Esther Mahlangu now in South Africa
    Aug 16, 2017 Mobilty Beat

    BMW 7 Series Individual by Esther Mahlangu…

    Midrand/Mpumalanga. 26 years ago, Esther Mahlangu, a South African Ndebele artist, was the first woman to create artwork on a BMW 525i Sedan turning it into a unique and colourful BMW Art Car. In 2016, Esther was once again commissioned by the BMW… more
    Editor 93
  • New
    Aug 16, 2017 Press Releases

    New "MEYLE Mechanics" video: How to identify…

    Video on the "MEYLE TV" YouTube channel explains how to test shock absorber function Manufacturers recommend that the shock absorbers be checked at the workshop every 80,000 driven kilometres. Shocks and struts are put under heavy strain during… more
    Editor 78
  • MAN Truck & Bus at AGRITECHNICA 2017
    Aug 16, 2017 Mobilty Beat

    MAN Truck & Bus at AGRITECHNICA 2017

    MAN with its special TGS agricultural truck at the MAN stand in Hall 16 The agricultural sector offers various opportunities for using trucks A variety of transport tasks are arising in agricultural business and for contracted hauliers. Thanks to… more
    Editor 62
  • 5 car battery care tips for winter
    Aug 16, 2017 Press Releases

    5 car battery care tips for winter

    Ever feel under the weather, when the weather goes under? Guess what, your car battery does too. more
    Editor 88
  • Data predicts hefty fuel jump
    Aug 16, 2017 Press Releases

    Data predicts hefty fuel jump

    Stronger international fuel prices and a gradually weakening Rand are signalling a hefty jump in the price of all fuel types at the end of August. This is the view of the Automobile Association, which is commenting on unaudited mid-month fuel price… more
    Automobile Association 75
  • World Rallycross Champion Mattias Ekström takes over New MAN TGX D38 for his Team, EKS
    Aug 16, 2017 Mobilty Beat

    World Rallycross Champion Mattias Ekström…

    Racing driver and team founder Mattias Ekström relies on MAN efficiency and performance for team's logistics in World Rallycross Championship Fully-equipped MAN TGX 18.580 XXL with D38 engine is latest EKS team member MAN Truck & Bus extending its… more
    Editor 90
  • Ford Performance to Offer Tribute Livery of Historic 1967 Le Mans Winner with 2018 Ford GT '67 Heritage Edition
    Aug 16, 2017 Mobilty Beat

    Ford Performance to Offer Tribute Livery of…

    Ford GT '67 Heritage edition with unique red-and-white-stripe livery celebrates 1967 Le Mans-winning GT40 Mark IV race car driven by all-American team of Dan Gurney and A.J. Foyt Ford GT '67 Heritage edition honoring historic No. 1 race car… more
    Editor 89
  • Full throttle in Central Asia: MAN to present a new low-floor bus
    Aug 16, 2017 Mobilty Beat

    Full throttle in Central Asia: MAN to…

    At this year's World Expo in Astana, Kazakhstan, MAN Truck & Bus will be presenting the first low-floor city bus with CNG drive for Central Asia. Launch of the first MAN low-floor gas bus, produced by MAN Auto Uzbekistan Expansion of the joint… more
    Editor 81
  • Be prepared for the predicted cold snap warns AA
    Aug 16, 2017 Press Releases

    Be prepared for the predicted cold snap…

    The South African Weather Service is predicting cold and wet weather, as well as snow in certain parts, in the latter half of the week, starting today (SUBS:: 16 August). The Weather Service says temperatures could plummet to as low as 5 degrees… more
    Automobile Association 80
  • Refreshed Fiat Panda, 4x4 and Cross
    Aug 16, 2017 Mobilty Beat

    Refreshed Fiat Panda, 4x4 and Cross

    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) presents the refreshed 2017 Fiat Panda, with the range including the 4x4 and Cross versions for the first time in nearly a decade. Since launching locally in 2013, the Panda range has expanded from the Easy and Lounge… more
    Editor 90
  • Opinion Piece: AMSA and Safeguard duties: A slap in the face of the steel downstream
    Aug 16, 2017 Press Releases

    Opinion Piece: AMSA and Safeguard duties: A…

    All attempts to stop the implementation of safeguard duties have failed. According to an announcement by the Department of Trade and Industry (the dti), safeguard duties came into effect on 11 August 2017. From this date import duties of 22 percent… more
    Gerhard Papenfus - NEASA 80
  • Zwartkops brings on the action in the AutObarn SuperHatch Series
    Aug 16, 2017 Motorsport

    Zwartkops brings on the action in the…

    Review: Round 6 AutObarn SuperHatch Extreme Festival Zwartkops 12 August The round 6 of the AutObarn SuperHatch series is always very competitive at the Zwartkops Raceway and Saturday’s race was no exception, in fact it seems to get better as the… more
    Editor 108
  • Are you South Africa's next Speed Star?
    Aug 16, 2017 Motorsport

    Are you South Africa's next Speed Star?

    It is time for you to showcase your driving talent as round two of Speed Stars' nationwide search for public contestants comes to the Volkswagen Stand at the South African Motoring Experience. This year, at the South African Motoring Experience… more
    Editor 93
  • SKF Product Information - Ford Tipo
    Aug 15, 2017 Press Releases

    SKF Product Information - Fiat Tipo

    SKF is offering a consistent range for the Fiat Tipo on our roads since 2016. Download Production Information Sheet below for more information. SKF Product Information more
    Editor 200
  • Companies need clear policies to deal with racial issues
    Aug 15, 2017 Press Releases

    Companies need clear policies to deal with…

    With racism at St Johns College and Windsor House Academy under the spotlight last week, Strata-G Labour Solutions advises companies, including schools, to make sure they adopt appropriate strategies and implement relevant policies in order to… more
    Editor 86
  • Securing airports to boost South Africa’s tourism sector performance
    Aug 15, 2017 Mobilty Beat

    Securing airports to boost South Africa’s…

    Around the globe, travel and tourism plays a big part in the performance of the economies of countries, as well as in job creation. In fact, for the past six years, the worldwide rate of growth within the travel and tourism sector, has outperformed… more
    Roy Alves - Axis Communications 102
  • FedEx Express Launches New Solution For Healthcare Industry in South Africa
    Aug 15, 2017 Mobilty Beat

    FedEx Express Launches New Solution For…

    New Temperature-Controlled Packaging to Support Pharmaceutical Requirements JOHANNESBURG, Aug. 14, 2017—FedEx Express, a subsidiary of FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX), the world’s largest express transportation company, has introduced new temperature… more
    Editor 153
  • Stuart wins in Investchem Formula 1600 shake-up at Zwartkops Raceway
    Aug 15, 2017 Motorsport

    Stuart wins in Investchem Formula 1600…

    In a surprise outcome at round six of the Investchem Formula 1600 championship on Saturday, Stuart White (8 - Fantastic Racing) claimed victory at Zwartkops Raceway ahead of the championship leader, Julian van der Watt (42 - Race Driver SA). Until… more
    Editor 96
  • Young Guns aiming high this weekend
    Aug 15, 2017 Motorsport

    Young Guns aiming high this weekend

    The ATS Motorsport Young Guns, Richard Leeke and Henry Köhne, intend to continue where they left off a month ago when the fifth round of the South African National Rally Championship gets underway in Bronkhorstspruit on August 18. The Electrothread… more
    Editor 96
  • Aurecon opens Tshwane Recycling Facility
    Aug 14, 2017 Press Releases

    Aurecon opens Tshwane Recycling Facility

    Aurecon has partnered with the City of Tshwane in support of its road to sustainability initiative which strives for a clean and green City and also aligned to the objectives of the National Development Plan 2030. This initiative involves minimising… more
    Editor 91
  • Devin demolishes VW Cup rivals at Zwartkops Raceway
    Aug 14, 2017 Motorsport

    Devin demolishes VW Cup rivals at Zwartkops…

    Review: Engen Volkswagen Cup – Rd 6, 12th August Devin Robertson dominated the sixth round of the Engen Volkwagen Cup in a manner seldom seen before while giving his championship aspirations a major boost with two rounds remaining. The Payen VW Polo… more
    Editor 113
  • Ferodo and Champion MINIs thrill Zwartkops fans with exhilarating racing
    Aug 14, 2017 Motorsport

    Ferodo and Champion MINIs thrill Zwartkops…

    Sasol GTC2 Review: Rd 6 – 12th August Brad Liebenberg and Chris Shorter won the hearts of the Zwartkops fans as they raced their Ferodo and Champion MINI John Cooper Works hard in the sixth round of the Sasol GTC Championship on Saturday, changing… more
    Editor 138
  • Michael Stephen takes Sasol GTC Championship lead at Sasol Raceday
    Aug 14, 2017 Motorsport

    Michael Stephen takes Sasol GTC Championship…

    Engen Xtreme Team’s Michael Stephen has taken the Sasol GTC Championship lead for the first time in 2017, after a commanding performance this past weekend that saw the 12-time national champion take back-to-back race wins at round six of the… more
    Editor 195
  • Zwartkops Sensational
    Aug 14, 2017 Motorsport

    Zwartkops Sensational

    Stephen, Robertson, White Kings of Extreme Saturday’s Zwartkops Sasol Race Day action proved extreme in every sense of the word with a large and appreciative crowd treated to Extreme Festival thrills, spills and sensational action throughout, on a… more
    Editor 122
  • Podium finishes and victories for Volkswagen Motorsport squad at round 6 of the Sasol GTC series at Zwartkops Raceway
    Aug 14, 2017 Motorsport

    Podium finishes and victories for Volkswagen…

    Podium finish for Mathew Hodges in Race 1 Another podium finish for teammate Daniel Rowe in Race 2 Dominant performance from Keagan Masters included fastest lap in qualifying and two race wins in GTC2 Category GTC2 title within Masters' grasp with… more
    Editor 145
  • Expedition into the urban jungle for the new BMW X2.
    Aug 14, 2017 Mobilty Beat

    Expedition into the urban jungle for the new…

    Through the city in an extravagant digital camouflage design. The new BMW X2* still has some time to go before its highly anticipated world premiere. But even though it’s still in its development phase, the latest Sports Activity Coupé from the BMW… more
    Editor 124
  • Put Your Bike on Show at Bike Buyers
    Aug 14, 2017 Mobilty Beat

    Put Your Bike on Show at Bike Buyers

    Put Your Bike on Show at Bike Buyers the largest and most trusted purchasers of motorcycles in South Africa. Bike Buyers, a division of Fire It Up! is situated in Fourways and is well known nationally for purchasing premium motorcycles and paying… more
    Editor 111
  • New Honda CR-V
    Aug 14, 2017 Mobilty Beat

    New Honda CR-V

    Premium design meets sophisticated technology in an advanced SUV package Bold aesthetics underscore new Honda CR-V’s advanced design First CR-V to offer high-power, high-efficiency turbo engine technology Premium interior focuses on comfort, style,… more
    Editor 107
  • Women in sport: Mercedes-Benz & Laureus Sport for Good Foundation SA breakfast series
    Aug 14, 2017 Press Releases

    Women in sport: Mercedes-Benz & Laureus…

    Mercedes-Benz South Africa and the Laureus Sport for Good Foundation celebrate women in sport Mercedes-Benz South Africa and Laureus passionate about making change through sport Six annual sports-themed breakfasts with seasoned sporting… more
    Editor 130
  • Technical measure for the BMW M3 Sedan, BMW M4 Coupe and BMW M4 Convertible.
    Aug 14, 2017 Press Releases

    Technical measure for the BMW M3 Sedan, BMW…

    From November 2017 onwards, the CFRP driveshaft in the BMW M3 Sedan, BMW M4 Coupe and BMW M4 Convertible high-performance sports cars (fuel consumption combined: 9.5 – 8.3 l/100 km, CO2 emissions combined: 218 –194 g/km) will be gradually replaced… more
    Editor 94
  • Lotus delivers radical financial turnaround
    Aug 14, 2017 Press Releases

    Lotus delivers radical financial turnaround

    Profit Before Tax improvement of £10m in second half of FY 2016/17 Positive EBITDA of £2m for FY 2016/17 (up £18.2m) Sales up 57% in mainland Europe and six-fold sales growth in North America Lotus is now self-sufficient and sustainable, and on… more
    Editor 83
  • TopTopic:  Sales of BMW Group electrified vehicles top 50,000
    Aug 14, 2017 Press Releases

    TopTopic: Sales of BMW Group electrified…

    Year-to-date electrified sales increase 74.8% to 50,711 BMW Group delivers 1,401,551 vehicles in ytd, up 4.3% BMW Group sales in July up 0.4% to 180,726 The BMW Group had its best July ever, with global sales in the month totalling 180,726, a 0.4%… more
    Editor 104
  • Castrol R the original racing oil for all 2 and 4 strokes is now available from the Castrol Classic team
    Aug 14, 2017 Press Releases

    Castrol R the original racing oil for all 2…

    Due to the local demand for the Castrol R the Castrol Classic team have committed to a large order and limited stocks are now available for customers. Most riders, racers and drivers will remember the great and famous aroma of the popular Castrol R… more
    Editor 93
  • Masterdrive Newsletter 11 August 2017
    Aug 14, 2017 Press Releases

    Masterdrive Newsletter 11 August 2017

    MasterTips: Passengers put your feet up…or not If you are a passenger who often rests your feet on the dashboard this might make you think twice about doing this in the future. MasterTest: Driving expressions: the Honda Civic Type R There is no… more
    Masterdrive 78
  • First National Battery mining cap lamps awarded highest safety and design certificate
    Aug 14, 2017 Press Releases

    First National Battery mining cap lamps…

    First National Battery has been awarded formidable recognition in a permanent certificate number (PN 100) for their 4 Volt 4 Amp Intrinsic Safe (IS) Lead Acid LED Miners Cap Lamp. The Valve Regulated Lead Acid IS Cap Lamp was designed to comply with… more
    Editor 88
  • Human robot cooperation: KLARA facilitates greater diversity of versions in production at Audi
    Aug 14, 2017 Press Releases

    Human robot cooperation: KLARA facilitates…

    Expansion of human‑robot cooperation Safe collaboration between man and machine without protective fence Rapid implementation due to integration as a module New robot colleague in the assembly of Audi A4/A5 models: People and robot now work there… more
    Editor 82
  • Third annual International Spirit of Amarok kicks off this weekend
    Aug 11, 2017 Motorsport

    Third annual International Spirit of Amarok…

    The countdown to the start of the third annual International Spirit of Amarok has begun. The competition, which will see teams from South Africa, Australia, Botswana, Germany, Namibia, Russia and the United Kingdom battling it out to be named the… more
    Editor 154
  • Volkswagen Group South Africa continues to build on its successes
    Aug 11, 2017 Press Releases

    Volkswagen Group South Africa continues to…

    Passenger market Leader with 22.8% share Nearly a quarter of all cars sold in South Africa supplied by Volkswagen Group South Africa On-going progress in Africa expansion Employees remain focal point Volkswagen Group South, the country's leading… more
    Editor 140
  • FlexQube in successful relationship with Proterra, the maker of zero emission buses!
    Aug 11, 2017 Mobilty Beat

    FlexQube in successful relationship with…

    FlexQube and Proterra has together during 2017 designed and implemented more than 25 different designs of material handling carts for Proterra’s electric bus plants in Greenville, SC and Los Angeles, CA. The total value of the delivered solutions… more
    Editor 175
  • Davanti Tyres wheels out a three-year partnership deal with Everton Football Club.
    Aug 10, 2017 Press Releases

    Davanti Tyres wheels out a three-year…

    Davanti Tyres, a UK based, but internationally renowned tyre brand announces a commercial partnership deal as Everton Football Club's official tyre partner from 2017. A three-year commercial sponsorship deal was signed in August 2017 between Alan… more
    Editor 125
  • Toyota announces the creation of the Toyota Empowerment Trust
    Aug 10, 2017 Press Releases

    Toyota announces the creation of the Toyota…

    R42 million fund to focus on skills and enterprise development Trust to begin operations in January 2018 Initial focus on the training of specialised automation technicians. Toyota South Africa Motors (TSAM) on Tuesday 8 August, announced the… more
    Editor 112
  • Ford Identifies Five Global Mobility Megatrends
    Aug 10, 2017 Mobilty Beat

    Ford Identifies Five Global Mobility…

    Ford identifies five global mobility megatrends Ford Smart Mobility is a long-term plan to use innovation and big data to take Ford to the next level Projects developed over the past three years already include connectivity, mobility, autonomous… more
    Editor 180
  • Truck sales down but businesses still have confidence in market
    Aug 10, 2017 Mobilty Beat

    Truck sales down but businesses still have…

    The seventh month of the year saw the commercial vehicle market experience negative growth in all three truck sub-segments of the market. This is according to the latest results released by the National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of… more
    Editor 128
  • South African cross country series heads for exciting climax
    Aug 10, 2017 Motorsport

    South African cross country series heads for…

    Only one point separates the top three crews in Class P With three close championships the Special Vehicle category in the South African Cross Country Series (SACCS), the two remaining events on the calendar are scheduled for an explosive climax.… more
    Editor 132
  • Mazda Announces Long-Term Vision for Technology Development, 'Sustainable Zoom-Zoom 2030'
    Aug 08, 2017 Press Releases

    Mazda Announces Long-Term Vision for…

    Introduces SKYACTIV-X, world's first commercial petrol engine to use compression ignition Mazda Motor Corporation announced 'Sustainable Zoom-Zoom 2030', a new long-term vision for technology development that looks ahead to the year 2030. As part of… more
    Editor 127
  • No-hassle general inspection: New MEYLE-ORIGINAL exhaust temperature sensors/HTS
    Aug 08, 2017 Press Releases

    No-hassle general inspection: New…

    Making new additions to its range of high-temperature sensors Hamburg-based manufacturer MEYLE now offers some 150 different HTS applications to fit over 26 million vehicles in Europe Precise measurements for maximum fuel efficiency and minimum… more
    Editor 115
  • Volkswagen Volunteer Project Leaves a Living Legacy
    Aug 08, 2017 Press Releases

    Volkswagen Volunteer Project Leaves a Living…

    Volkswagen Show of Hands volunteer programme comes to the aid of Bathabile Primary School Volkswagen Group South Africa (VWSA) upgrade facilities and leave a legacy Bathabile Primary School is a farm school situated in Olievenhoutsbosch, Centurion.… more
    Editor 115
  • New Tiger Wheel & Tyre Store Opens in Mokopane
    Aug 08, 2017 Press Releases

    New Tiger Wheel & Tyre Store Opens in…

    On 3 August 2017, a brand new Tiger Wheel & Tyre store opened at the Mokopane Plaza at the corner of Schoeman and de Klerk Streets in Mokopane, Limpopo. The store will be managed by Kamogelo Joubert Mothoa, who will be ably assisted by a team of… more
    Editor 104
  • Car Accidents – Claiming Compensation? What you need to know
    Aug 08, 2017 Press Releases

    Car Accidents – Claiming Compensation? What…

    More than 70,000 people were seriously injured and over 210,000 people suffered minor injuries in road accidents in South Africa in 2016. If you have been involved in a car accident and it is not your fault, you may wish to claim compensation for… more
    Editor 113
  • Groupe Renault signs a new joint venture in Iran
    Aug 08, 2017 Press Releases

    Groupe Renault signs a new joint venture in…

    Groupe Renault, IDRO and PARTO NEGIN NASEH Co (NEGIN Holding) are announcing the creation of a new joint venture company in Iran to boost Renault's presence in the country and step up the brand's growth. The joint venture follows on from the… more
    Editor 114
  • 8 top tips for women drivers this Women’s month
    Aug 08, 2017 Press Releases

    8 top tips for women drivers this Women’s…

    As we celebrate women this month, Pieter Niemand, Director of the Motor Industry Workshop Association (MIWA), shares some important tips every woman driver should be aware of. Storage Compartment: It's a car... not an extension of the wardrobe! The… more
    Pieter Niemand, Director of MIWA 104
  • Steel downstream sacrificed for the sake of AMSA
    Aug 08, 2017 Press Releases

    Steel downstream sacrificed for the sake of…

    It is becoming increasingly clear that the Department of Trade and Industry (the dti) is committed to protecting Acelor Mittal SA (AMSA), notwithstanding the potential extreme adversarial impact it will have on the Steel Downstream and South African… more
    Gerhard Papenfus - NEASA 133
  • New limited edition Beetle
    Aug 08, 2017 Mobilty Beat

    New limited edition Beetle

    INTRODUCTION The New Beetle is one of the world's best known, most loved and most individual cars. Volkswagen has refined the lifestyle icon's design, engineering and technology. For the South African market, Volkswagen is launching a limited… more
    Editor 165
  • Five years of continuous growth: Mercedes-Benz Vans sets new sales records
    Aug 08, 2017 Mobilty Beat

    Five years of continuous growth:…

    Deliveries of 190,200 Mercedes-Benz vans in total Stuttgart - Mercedes-Benz Vans has recorded a significant increase in sales in the first half of 2017. With deliveries of 190,200 vehicles in all, the Vans division of Daimler surpassed the previous… more
    Editor 169
  • Mercedes-Benz Trucks - New from the 3D printer: the first spare part for trucks made of metal
    Aug 08, 2017 Mobilty Beat

    Mercedes-Benz Trucks - New from the 3D…

    Strong metal version in original part quality for the first time Complex, heat resistant metal structures possible "at the touch of a button" Cost-effective, rapid and flexible production of small batches 3D parts supply for spare parts, special… more
    Editor 192
  • A dynamic duo - the new Audi RS 3 Sedan & RS 3 Sportback
    Aug 08, 2017 Mobilty Beat

    A dynamic duo - the new Audi RS 3 Sedan & RS…

    With its high-tech suspension, a new five-cylinder engine with best-in-class performance and a sharper look, the all new Audi RS 3 Sedan and RS3 Sportback are at the top of their class. RS-specific details in the interior and the unmatched sound of… more
    Editor 158
  • Mercedes-Benz South Africa recognises its commercial vehicles dealers
    Aug 08, 2017 Mobilty Beat

    Mercedes-Benz South Africa recognises its…

    Dealers praised for outstanding results Multi-disciplinary approach used to award winners Zanzibar, Tanzania - Daimler Trucks & Buses (comprising of Mercedes-Benz Trucks, Freightliner, FUSO Trucks and Buses, Mercedes-Benz Bus & Coach and Western… more
    Editor 165
  • Cities are key to the next automotive revolution
    Aug 08, 2017 Mobilty Beat

    Cities are key to the next automotive…

    The city and the car have been interacting for generations, but this latest phase of their evolution is different, writes the Head of Audi South Africa Trevor Hill Ever-increasing urbanisation and the subsequent demand for development of cities is… more
    Editor 184
  • Bumper-to-Bumper, Bigger and Better, Land Cruiser Festival Ahead
    Aug 08, 2017 Events

    Bumper-to-Bumper, Bigger and Better, Land…

    Renowned for its Africa Record of the most Land Cruisers found on one premises at the same time, as well as the longest Land Cruiser convoy, the Land Cruiser Festival is back with a vengeance to break its own Africa Record yet again. The festival… more
    Editor 308
  • Lazarus Group celebrates 60 years at Cars In The Park
    Aug 08, 2017 Mobilty Beat

    Lazarus Group celebrates 60 years at Cars In…

    View Image Gallery The Lazarus Motor Group, the largest and arguably one of the best dealers in Tshwane, used its sponsorship of the very popular Cars in the Park festival as part of the programme to celebrate the company’s 60-year history, with… more
    Roger Houghton 233
  • Automechanika Johannesburg 2017 will strongly feature Trucks, Transport and Logistics
    Aug 08, 2017 Mobilty Beat

    Automechanika Johannesburg 2017 will…

    New dynamics: Futuroad Expo and Scalex Johannesburg will take place as co-located shows during Automechanika Johannesburg Trucks, vans, buses, the transport and logistics industries, as well as materials handling will feature strongly at… more
    Editor 155
  • CILTSA Offers Fully-funded Professional Training Programme for Women in Transport and Logistics
    Aug 08, 2017 Mobilty Beat

    CILTSA Offers Fully-funded Professional…

    The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport: South Africa (CILTSA) has secured funding from the Transport Education and Training Authority (TETA) for the training of 30 employed women and is inviting employers to enrol learners for this… more
    Editor 146
  • Imperial Logistics goes the extra mile for rebranded Italtile
    Aug 08, 2017 Mobilty Beat

    Imperial Logistics goes the extra mile for…

    Reflecting Imperial Logistics’ commitment to forging true partnerships that drive clients’ competitiveness along every link in their supply chain, the group has invested in a fleet of branded vehicles to match the new corporate identity of… more
    Editor 153
  • Fuel efficiency should top the list for car buyers
    Aug 08, 2017 Mobilty Beat

    Fuel efficiency should top the list for car…

    Last week’s fuel price increase sees South Africans paying increases of 1.5% and 2.6% on petrol and diesel respectively. Under these conditions, fuel efficiency is an increasingly important factor for budget conscious vehicle buyers. Head of… more
    Editor 156
  • Zwartkops Raceway the next challenge for Investchem Formula 1600 competitors
    Aug 08, 2017 Motorsport

    Zwartkops Raceway the next challenge for…

    The Investchem Formula 1600 championship reaches round six on Saturday, August 12, when the competitors assemble at Zwartkops Raceway in Pretoria. There are just three rounds left this season and now every lap, every point, every advantage counts.… more
    Editor 155
  • Motul makes a huge commitment to the SA Springbok Vets MX team
    Aug 08, 2017 Motorsport

    Motul makes a huge commitment to the SA…

    Motul makes a huge commitment to the SA Springbok Vets MX team competing in the Int. MXDN World Championship event at Farleigh Castle in the UK IN Sept The Motul Oil and lubrication group has a reputation in the market place for their most… more
    Editor 148
  • High expectations for Sasol GTC Racing Team at Sasol Raceday
    Aug 08, 2017 Motorsport

    High expectations for Sasol GTC Racing Team…

    Sandton, South Africa – The Sasol GTC Racing Team, the only team with two proven winners in its stable, goes into round six of the Sasol GTC Championship with high expectations for a strong performance in front of their sponsors at Zwartkops Raceway… more
    Editor 266
  • Draft amendments to legislation may dissuade South Africans from working abroad
    Aug 07, 2017 Press Releases

    Draft amendments to legislation may dissuade…

    The National Treasury and the South African Revenue Services recently introduced The Draft Taxation Laws Amendment Bill to Parliament and proposes the removal of the foreign remuneration tax exemption, with effect 1 March 2019. South African tax… more
    Editor 130
  • IDC increases approvals to R15.3 billion, advancing industrial transformation
    Aug 07, 2017 Press Releases

    IDC increases approvals to R15.3 billion,…

    The Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) continues to be counter-cyclical in the current economic environment. In 2017, the IDC demonstrated its ability to support industrial diversification of the local economy and recorded impressive growth,… more
    Editor 154
  • ‘Free our hands’: South Africa’s SMMEs
    Aug 07, 2017 Press Releases

    ‘Free our hands’: South Africa’s SMMEs

    There is general consensus that SMMEs are immensely important if South Africa wants to be able to unlock economic opportunities and achieve economic growth and job creation. That is if SMMEs are liberated to fulfil this role. In South Africa this is… more
    Editor 120
  • Just a tiny part – but what a difference:
    Aug 07, 2017 Press Releases

    Just a tiny part – but what a difference:…

    Hamburg spare parts manufacturer MEYLE is supplying clutch boosters in MEYLE‑ORIGINAL quality for the "tankpool24" Racing Team's racing trucks Frequent gear-changing during races means that clutch boosters are exposed to exceptionally high loads… more
    Editor 118
  • Federal-Mogul Motorparts strengthens strategic partnership with Rolman
    Aug 07, 2017 Press Releases

    Federal-Mogul Motorparts strengthens…

    Extensive distribution network sees premium automotive parts brand gain market share in the UAE and MENA region Federal-Mogul Motorparts (www.FMMotorparts.com), a division of Federal-Mogul LLC, has strengthened its strategic partnership with… more
    Editor 119
  • UK bans on diesel and petrol vehicles, what does it mean?
    Aug 07, 2017 Press Releases

    UK bans on diesel and petrol vehicles, what…

    Although timeframes are far off, SA may benefit through lessons learnt in other countries The Automobile Association (AA) has received a number of queries following reports that the United Kingdom will ban all new petrol and diesel vehicles on its… more
    Automobile Association 117
  • Audi receives IPSOS gold award for best customer experience
    Aug 07, 2017 Press Releases

    Audi receives IPSOS gold award for best…

    Audi South Africa has retained the number-one position for customer experience in the South African motor industry for the fifth consecutive year in the annual IPSOS CCE Awards. Audi received the Gold award for Passenger Car Purchasing Experience as… more
    Editor 144
  • Automechanika Ho Chi Minh City looks to build on successful inaugural edition with even bigger show planned for 2018
    Aug 07, 2017 Events

    Automechanika Ho Chi Minh City looks to…

    More comprehensive show structure compliments flourishing Vietnamese market, with dedicated Motorcycle and Tyre Competence The second edition of Automechanika Ho Chi Minh City will open its doors once again from 25 – 27 April 2018, with an even more… more
    Editor 254
  • Dunlop, a winning brand
    Aug 07, 2017 Press Releases

    Dunlop, a winning brand

    Dunlop, long regarded as one of the most iconic and recognisable tyre brands in the world has done it once again, emerging as the winner of the tyres category in the 2017/2018 Ask Afrika Icon Brands Survey. The win comes as the fifth triumph since… more
    Editor 101
  • Volvo Cars and Geely agree on technology sharing and the formation of LYNK & CO
    Aug 07, 2017 Press Releases

    Volvo Cars and Geely agree on technology…

    Volvo Cars and Geely Holding, the Chinese car group, Friday completed the formation of two new entities to share existing and future technology and provide the economies of scale that will allow them to more rapidly develop next generation… more
    Editor 125
  • Progress being made on motor industry code, says Right to Repair SA
    Aug 07, 2017 Press Releases

    Progress being made on motor industry code,…

    Following a probe into practices in the motor industry by the Competition Commission earlier this year, Right to Repair SA (R2RSA) says progress is being made on a Code of Conduct that will bring much-needed change. Gunther Schmitz, Vice-chairman of… more
    Editor 124
  • Masterdrive Newsletter 04 August 2017
    Aug 07, 2017 Press Releases

    Masterdrive Newsletter 04 August 2017

    MasterTips: The most feared car crash What kind of car crash do you fear the most? The results of a recent study indicate most of us may be in fear of the wrong thing. MasterTest: Driving expressions: the Hyundai Grand i10 The best way to describe… more
    Masterdrive 113
  • Naamsa Comment on the July, 2017 industry new vehicle sales statistics
    Aug 07, 2017 Press Releases

    Naamsa Comment on the July, 2017 industry…

    Commenting on the new vehicle sales statistics for the month of July, 2017 – released today for public consumption on the website of the Department of Trade & Industry – the Association said that aggregate domestic new vehicle sales had recorded an… more
    Editor 130
  • Engen Xtreme Team set to impress at Zwartkops
    Aug 04, 2017 Motorsport

    Engen Xtreme Team set to impress at Zwartkops

    Showing incremental improvements through each round of the 2017 Sasol GTC Africa, all bodes well for the Engen Xtreme Team ahead of Round Six at Zwartkops Raceway on Saturday, 12 August. This is according to team principal, Terry Moss, who believes… more
    Editor 219
  • Robertson still in charge with Mogotsi rapidly rising through the ranks - Engen Volkswagen Cup
    Aug 04, 2017 Motorsport

    Robertson still in charge with Mogotsi…

    Engen Volkswagen Cup returns to popular Zwartkops Raceway for the second time in 2017 Round 6 could be pivotal in overall championship outcome Devin Robertson still holds a commanding lead despite a poor result during Round 5 All eyes will be on… more
    Editor 166
  • A First for South Africa - FleetFirst Makes its Debut
    Aug 04, 2017 Mobilty Beat

    A First for South Africa - FleetFirst Makes…

    TrenTyre introduces FleetFirst, a tyre management solution offered by Goodyear. FleetFirst is currently taking care of over 200 000 trucks in 28 European countries, helping fleet operators to reduce both downtime and total cost of ownership.… more
    Editor 199
  • FC Porto enjoys the comfort on a double-decker
    Aug 04, 2017 Mobilty Beat

    FC Porto enjoys the comfort on a…

    The MAN Bus Modification Center has fitted out the new team bus for the FCPorto soccer team. In the NEOPLAN Skyliner, the talented players and team can not only travel to their matches in comfort, but also relax before and after the matches. The MAN… more
    Editor 219
  • 50 Years of NEOPLAN Skyliner: Loyal since day one
    Aug 04, 2017 Mobilty Beat

    50 Years of NEOPLAN Skyliner: Loyal since…

    When the NEOPLAN Skyliner was introduced in 1967, it immediately gained countless fans as the world's first double-decker coach. Among them, Voyages Leroy. The Belgian tour operator bought the first double-decker in Belgium. Since then, it has… more
    Editor 182
  • Better Access and Parking at New Tiger Wheel & Tyre Pretoria Location
    Aug 04, 2017 Press Releases

    Better Access and Parking at New Tiger Wheel…

    Tiger Wheel & Tyre Pretoria CBD has shiny new premises at the corner of Nana Sita and Sophie de Bruyn Streets - a better-situated location that offers improved driving access as well as on-site parking. While the store is brand new, loyal customers… more
    Editor 137
  • New Advantage Plus Offers Maximum Benefits to Tiger Wheel & Tyre Shoppers
    Aug 04, 2017 Press Releases

    New Advantage Plus Offers Maximum Benefits…

    Tiger Wheel & Tyre has launched a new programme to reward customers. Joining Advantage Plus now gives vehicle owners exclusive access to members-only special offers, great deals and the means to quickly and securely access the brand's online store.… more
    Editor 118
  • From Left to Right Back Row:  Mr Jacob Meyer, Uitenhage Primary School Principal, Ansulene Prinsloo, Eastern Cape YE Foundation Implementation Agent, Vernon Naidoo, Volkswagen Community Trust Manager. From Left to Right Front Row:  Adele De Vos, Keano Cannon, Cameron Liessing - Learners from Uitenhage Primary School
    Aug 01, 2017 Press Releases

    Young Entrepreneurs Foundation and…

    112 Uitenhage Primary Children taking part in the Young Entrepreneurs Foundation Programme Teaching children vital entrepreneurial and financial literacy skills On 31 July 2017, the Young Entrepreneurs (YE) Foundation launched its first programme in… more
    Editor 137
  • Motoring icon celebrates 50 years with a growl
    Aug 01, 2017 Mobilty Beat

    Motoring icon celebrates 50 years with a…

    To mark its half-century, Mercedes-AMG calls on South Africa to imitate its distinctive engine growl After 50 years of Driving Performance, Mercedes-AMG has given the world one distinctly recognisable voice: the signature growl of the AMG engine. To… more
    Editor 200
  • HondaJet Customers Embark on 80-Day World Tour
    Aug 01, 2017 Mobilty Beat

    HondaJet Customers Embark on 80-Day World…

    The HondaJet is taking part in a modern day spin on the classic Around the World in 80 Days when a pair of customers take it on a global tour beginning August 4. Honda Aircraft's customers Julian and Kim MacQueen will fly their HondaJet to up to 26… more
    Editor 159
  • Rui Silva announced as new managing director for Subaru Southern Africa
    Aug 01, 2017 Press Releases

    Rui Silva announced as new managing director…

    Subaru Southern Africa has appointed South African Rui Silva as its new Managing Director. Having joined Subaru Southern Africa in 1994 as an accountant, 2 years after the brand was established in South Africa, Mr. Silva has enjoyed a long-standing… more
    Editor 126
  • HONDA CR-V: A proud heritage of global sales success
    Aug 01, 2017 Mobilty Beat

    HONDA CR-V: A proud heritage of global sales…

    More than 9,0-million CR-Vs sold globally since 1995 Fourth-generation CR-V is world's best-selling SUV (JATO, CY2013-2016) Two decades and four generations of CR-V success in South Africa The current Honda CR-V is the world's Best-Selling SUV, with… more
    Editor 176
  • R-Design models add sporty edge to Volvo S90 range
    Aug 01, 2017 Mobilty Beat

    R-Design models add sporty edge to Volvo S90…

    The Volvo S90, which made its debut in South Africa in January 2017, is now available in sportier and more athletic R-Design guise. Available with all four available engines, the new R-Design models add a more dynamic level of appeal to the thus-far… more
    Editor 270
  • ATS Young Guns...more firepower, then the ammo ran out...
    Aug 01, 2017 Motorsport

    ATS Young Guns...more firepower, then the…

    Character-building…in PR-speak that’s the best way to describe the past weekend for Richard Leeke and Henry Köhne - aka the ATS Motorsport Young Guns. The Harrismith 400, which ended just outside the Free State town of that name on July 29, didn’t… more
    Editor 195
  • Lucky the Cheetah, still as determined as ever
    Jul 31, 2017 Press Releases

    Lucky the Cheetah, still as determined as…

    From being a TV star to surrogate mom to many orphaned cheetah cubs that come to N/a'an ku sê Wildlife Sanctuary in Namibia, Lucky has lived quite the life. You might remember Luck as the three-legged cheetah which captured the hearts of South… more
    Editor 136
  • Volkswagen Continue to Upgrade and Uplift Community
    Jul 31, 2017 Press Releases

    Volkswagen Continue to Upgrade and Uplift…

    Volkswagen Group South Africa (VWSA) upgrades Mngcunube Primary School VWSA Employees living the spirit of Nelson Mandela Saturday 29 July 2017, marked the 14th VWSA community volunteer project run in Nelson Mandela Bay Metro and the 20th… more
    Editor 121
  • Goodyear South Africa puts a smile on 577 little faces
    Jul 31, 2017 Press Releases

    Goodyear South Africa puts a smile on 577…

    Port Elizabeth - Goodyear South Africa employees came together at Stephen Nkomo Primary School in Kwanobuhle on 26 July 2017, with one goal in mind - to see 577 learners smile for 67 minutes. The excitement was tangible when the learners saw the… more
    Editor 115
  • EPX Courier Services upgrades and expands fleet with Serco
    Jul 31, 2017 Mobilty Beat

    EPX Courier Services upgrades and expands…

    Serco has completed delivery of 24 dry freight trucks and trailers to EPX Courier Services to add to the client’s expanding fleet which operates country-wide. EPX Courier Services is an overnight express delivery company specialising in services… more
    Editor 192
  • Concours of Elegance poster reveals Ferrari highlights
    Jul 31, 2017 Mobilty Beat

    Concours of Elegance poster reveals Ferrari…

    Concours of Elegance has revealed the official poster for 2017, featuring some of the seven rare Ferraris confirmed to attend On Ferrari’s 70th anniversary, the Concours is hosting some of its most important models, including a 342 America… more
    Editor 173
  • BMW i3 “Spaghetti Car” by artist Maurizio Cattelan sold at star-studded Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation Gala
    Jul 31, 2017 Mobilty Beat

    BMW i3 “Spaghetti Car” by artist Maurizio…

    On the occasion of Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation’s (LDF) Fourth Annual Saint-Tropez Gala, BMW France had the pleasure to donate a BMW i3, designed by Maurizio Cattelan and Pierpaolo Ferrari of TOILETPAPER, for the yearly fundraising auction. After… more
    Editor 181
  • Hyundai's Thierry Neuville leads WRC drivers' championship after Rally Finland
    Jul 31, 2017 Motorsport

    Hyundai's Thierry Neuville leads WRC…

    Hyundai Motorsport has completed Rally Finland, the ninth round of the 2017 FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) which was concluded on Sunday in Jyväskylä, with Thierry Neuville finishing highest of the team's three crews in sixth position in his… more
    Editor 218
  • Porsche achieves positive first-half result
    Jul 31, 2017 Press Releases

    Porsche achieves positive first-half result

    Workforce grows by twelve per cent to more than 29,000 employees Dubai. In the first half of 2017, Porsche AG increased its operating result, revenue, deliveries and number of employees. Six months into the year, Porsche’s operating result has… more
    Editor 147
  • Victory for Toyota Gazoo Racing SA's de Villiers/Howie on Harrismith 400
    Jul 31, 2017 Motorsport

    Victory for Toyota Gazoo Racing SA's de…

    First overall for Giniel de Villiers and Dennis Murphy First in Class S for Jannie Visser and Chris Visser Jnr Third in Class T for Chris Visser Snr and Philip Herselman HARRISMITH, FREE STATE - Toyota Gazoo Racing SA's Giniel de Villiers and… more
    Editor 202
  • BMW Motorrad Literacy Centre established for Soshanguve learners.
    Jul 31, 2017 Press Releases

    BMW Motorrad Literacy Centre established for…

    Learners from DC Marivate Senior Secondary School in Soshanguve were today provided with a brand new literacy centre to the value of R540, 521 by the BMW Group South Africa and BMW Financial Services South Africa. As part of the BMW Group South… more
    Editor 140
  • Business as usual for Toyota Gazoo Racing SA teams on Harrismith 400
    Jul 29, 2017 Motorsport

    Business as usual for Toyota Gazoo Racing SA…

    Ford NWM Puma Lubricants Ranger teams first and second in Class T Harrismith, Friday – It was business as usual at the top of the Production Vehicle category leader board when the dust settled on today’s qualifying race for the Harrismith 400,… more
    Editor 219
  • Hutchison/Stassen take no prisoners in Harrismith 400 qualifying race
    Jul 29, 2017 Motorsport

    Hutchison/Stassen take no prisoners in…

    Podiums for van Pletzen/Pieterse and Moosajee/Bodhanya Harrismith, Friday – South African champions Evan Hutchison and Dannie Stassen were taking no prisoners when they won the Special Vehicle qualifying race for the Harrismith 400, fourth round of… more
    Editor 187
  • Tough battle expected as Toyota Gazoo Racing head to the Harrismith 400
    Jul 28, 2017 Motorsport

    Tough battle expected as Toyota Gazoo Racing…

    Toyota Gazoo Racing SA's Leeroy Poulter and navigator Rob Howie may still be leading the standings in this year's championship. But teammates Giniel de Villiers and navigator Dennis Murphy won the previous round - the mighty Toyota Kalahari Botswana… more
    Editor 199
  • Newsletter 28 July 2017  |  Another Masterdrive Adventure
    Jul 28, 2017 Press Releases

    Newsletter 28 July 2017 | Another…

    MasterTips: Is your wheel alignment out? [WATCH] Misaligned wheels can have dramatic effects on steering control, fuel efficiency and tyre life. These are the five signs to look out for. read more MasterTest: Driving expressions: the BMW X1 As we… more
    Masterdrive 111
  • GVK-Siya Zama: Continuing a culture of success
    Jul 28, 2017 Press Releases

    GVK-Siya Zama: Continuing a culture of…

    Studies have shown that a company’s culture - the unique business environment that results from the values and actions of management and staff - has a major impact on its bottom line. This is because the culture has a direct bearing on employee… more
    Editor 114
  • AA confirms fuel price hike
    Jul 28, 2017 Press Releases

    AA confirms fuel price hike

    Fuel prices are on their way up again. This is according to the Automobile Association, which says unaudited month-end fuel price data released by the Central Energy Fund (CEF) confirms the mid-month picture. "The increases we expect at the end of… more
    Automobile Association 130
  • Licensing woes – motorists must plan ahead
    Jul 28, 2017 Press Releases

    Licensing woes – motorists must plan ahead

    The Automobile Association (AA) notes with concern ongoing problems with the issuing of driving licences (both new and renewed) at various licensing stations in Gauteng, particularly Tshwane. “We are aware many people are not able to renew their… more
    Automobile Association 115
  • The Future of Work
    Jul 28, 2017 Press Releases

    The Future of Work

    Valter Adão – Chief Digital and Innovation Officer, Deloitte Africa The future of work holds myriad possibilities for change that business needs to adapt to. In order to do so, we need to understand the interconnections between evolving technology,… more
    Editor 112
  • The Renault-Nissan Alliance reports record sales increase in first-half 2017
    Jul 28, 2017 Press Releases

    The Renault-Nissan Alliance reports record…

    Combined sales exceed 5.27 million units from Renault, Nissan and Mitsubishi Motors in six months to June 30, 2017, rose 7 percent. Cumulative volume of electric vehicle sales exceeds 480,000 units. Enlarged Alliance set to become industry’s… more
    Editor 121
  • SAPICS Regional Conferences 2017
    Jul 28, 2017 Mobilty Beat

    SAPICS Regional Conferences 2017

    Get inspired! Hear local and global supply chain leaders in your city! Calling all supply chain professionals, from supply chain directors and managers through to managers in logistics, transportation, warehousing and sales, as well as information… more
    Editor 230
  • Once Upon a T: Ford Celebrates a Century Writing Bakkie History
    Jul 28, 2017 Mobilty Beat

    Once Upon a T: Ford Celebrates a Century…

    One hundred years ago, on 27 July 1917, Ford Motor Company set off on an adventure that would change the automotive industry forever. It began with the Model TT, a small truck based on the hugely successful Model T car, and grew, over the course of… more
    Editor 211
  • How to Insure Your Classic Car
    Jul 28, 2017 Mobilty Beat

    How to Insure Your Classic Car

    Aficionados regard classic and vintage cars as pieces of art and treat them accordingly. These cars can be quite expensive to own, restore and run, which is why these cars often have unique insurance considerations as well. Jeff Osborne, Head of… more
    Editor 170
  • Honda launches global NSX GT3 customer racing programme
    Jul 28, 2017 Motorsport

    Honda launches global NSX GT3 customer…

    Honda NSX GT3 race car available to customer teams globally from 2018 Body shell and engine to be built alongside the road-going production NSX in Ohio, USA JAS Motorsportto assemble cars and support racing programmes in Europe, Asia and South… more
    Editor 180
  • New motorsport strategy with a clear focus on electromobility and the GT class
    Jul 28, 2017 Motorsport

    New motorsport strategy with a clear focus…

    Porsche planning to enter Formula E Dubai. From 2019, a Porsche works team will compete in Formula E. As a result, the company will be ending its involvement in the LMP1 class of the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) at the end of the 2017… more
    Editor 175
  • Extreme thrills for Zwartkops
    Jul 27, 2017 Motorsport

    Extreme thrills for Zwartkops

    August 12 racing extravaganza set to thrill Gauteng race fans can look forward to a another great day’s racing when the Extreme Festival returns to Pretoria’s Zwartkops Raceway Saturday 12 August. The Sasol Race Day will play host to SA’s leading… more
    Editor 451
  • The new S-Class
    Jul 27, 2017 Mobilty Beat

    The new S-Class

    The automotive benchmark in efficiency and comfort The new S-Class will enter the local market in the fourth quarter 2017, with comprehensive new features. Among the highlights is an all-new and highly efficient engine range with a series of new… more
    Editor 220
  • ContiTech timing belt kits are suitable for 95% of European-manufactured vehicle types now on South African roads, with each component produced to exact OEM specifications. Kits contain all necessary components for easy and accurate timing belt replacement, and are complemented with all other components required for accurate timing belt installation.
    Jul 27, 2017 Press Releases

    ContiTech Timing Belt Kits Simplify and…

    All timing belt kits contents expressly to OEM specifications All OEM warrantees upheld Well-established and proven in European market Johannesburg, July 2017. ContiTech South Africa announces that ContiTech timing belt kits are suitable for 95% of… more
    Editor 141
  • 23 Silver Linings
    Jul 27, 2017 The Phoenix

    23 Silver Linings

    In the Jan/Feb 2017 issue of aBr I indulged in a bit of numerological whimsy when I said that the number 23 would play an important role in 2017 in getting this country the leadership it deserves. Well, that pesky number 23 came up again at the… more
    Editor 173
  • Pieter Niemand appointed to head up Motor Industry Workshop Association (MIWA)
    Jul 26, 2017 Press Releases

    Pieter Niemand appointed to head up Motor…

    Pieter Niemand stepped in as Director of the Motor Industry Workshop Association (MIWA) this month (July). Niemand has been involved in the motor industry for 10 years. “I was very fortunate to start my working career under the guidance of the late… more
    Editor 124
  • Metair Investments Limited - Trading Statement And Trading Update
    Jul 26, 2017 Press Releases

    Metair Investments Limited - Trading…

    In terms of paragraph 3.4(b) of the JSE Limited Listings Requirements, companies are required to publish a trading statement as soon as they are satisfied that a reasonable degree of certainty exists that the financial results for the period to be… more
    Editor 137
  •  IMPORTANT NOTICE | NUMSA Strike
    Jul 26, 2017 Press Releases

    IMPORTANT NOTICE | NUMSA Strike

    The deadlocked negotiations in the Metal and Engineering Industry appears to be heading towards industrial action if one considers the tone and content of the publication by NUMSA’s general secretary Irvin Jim on the 18th of July 2017 on the union’s… more
    Editor 493
  • BMW Group announces next step in electrification strategy
    Jul 26, 2017 Mobilty Beat

    BMW Group announces next step in…

    Flexible vehicle architecture to enable electrification of every model series Fully electric MINI confirmed as MINI 3 door variant Electric drivetrain Made in Germany, integrated into car in Oxford Munich. Electrification is one of the central… more
    Editor 268
  • ATS Motorsport Young Guns head to the Free State brimming with confidence
    Jul 26, 2017 Motorsport

    ATS Motorsport Young Guns head to the Free…

    ATS Motorsport Youngs Guns and their Ranger are ready With a confidence-boosting overall win on the VW Rally still fresh in their memories, the ATS Motorsport Young Guns – Richard Leeke and Henry Köhne – head to the Free State and the Harrismith 400… more
    Editor 220
  • Chemical and Allied Industries’ Association to train much-needed auditors to assess safety of transporting hazardous materials
    Jul 26, 2017 Mobilty Beat

    Chemical and Allied Industries’ Association…

    Transporting dangerous goods, including hazardous chemicals, is associated with specific risks that could cause harm to people, animals, property and the environment in the event of an accident. It is therefore essential for hauliers and logistics… more
    Editor 181
  • Keep Truckin' - Rewarding our loyal GWM customers!
    Jul 26, 2017 Mobilty Beat

    Keep Truckin' - Rewarding our loyal GWM…

    When GWM - Great Wall Motors - first hit the South African market back in 2007 with a range of hardy, no-nonsense, unbelievably well-priced bakkies, not even the wildest optimists could have predicted just how well this Chinese brand would fare. But… more
    Editor 179
  • Mazda Reveals Exterior of New Mazda CX-8 Crossover SUV
    Jul 26, 2017 Mobilty Beat

    Mazda Reveals Exterior of New Mazda CX-8…

    Mazda Motor Corporation has revealed the exterior of its upcoming six to seven crossover SUV, Mazda CX-8. The company's first new-generation model to feature three rows of seating is scheduled to go on sale in Japan before the end of the year.… more
    Editor 159
  • The latest camera generation from Continental gives the on-board computer bigger eyes
    Jul 26, 2017 Mobilty Beat

    The latest camera generation from…

    The modular, scalable, and interlinked MFC 500 camera platform performs all camera tasks and caters to every vehicle architecture. The hardware and software offer everything from simple object detection to the instant analysis of complex scenarios… more
    Editor 203
  • Groupe Renault teams with Microsoft and VISEO to create the first-ever digital car maintenance book prototype
    Jul 26, 2017 Mobilty Beat

    Groupe Renault teams with Microsoft and…

    #INNOVATIONbyRenault By leveraging Blockchain technology, customers will be able to save all vehicle information to a streamlined, tamper-proof and secure digital car maintenance book. Paris, July 25, 2017 – Groupe Renault today announced a… more
    Editor 188
  • CharterWay supports
    Jul 26, 2017 Mobilty Beat

    CharterWay supports "Trucks and the blind…

    Looking out for trucks: children learn how to behave around traffic Aim of the campaign: promoting understanding and highlighting dangers CharterWay provides support with two Mercedes-Benz Actros models 116 schoolchildren learn about road safety… more
    Editor 202
  • Daimler Buses is joining CleverShuttle - a cooperation for
    Jul 26, 2017 Mobilty Beat

    Daimler Buses is joining CleverShuttle - a…

    EvoBus GmbH has become a strategic investor with a minority stake in the Berlin-based CleverShuttle mobility service Cooperation in the development of innovative solutions for "on-demand services" for transport associations and companies Software… more
    Editor 192
  • The power of Q - the all-new Audi Q5
    Jul 26, 2017 Mobilty Beat

    The power of Q - the all-new Audi Q5

    Audi South Africa is proud to announce the introduction of the all-new iteration of its best-selling SUV, the Audi Q5. The B-segment SUV combines the sportiness of an Audi sedan with a multifaceted character and a highly flexible interior. Whether… more
    Editor 189
  • Europe will overtake the US in the electric and hybrid cars market, says MarketLine
    Jul 25, 2017 Mobilty Beat

    Europe will overtake the US in the electric…

    The hybrid and electric cars market has seen strong growth globally as countries work to meet ambitious CO2 targets, rising at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 12.6%. Scandinavian countries such as Sweden will enjoy exceptional growth… more
    Editor 223
  • Jul 25, 2017 Mobilty Beat

    "THE BIG DEAL" - Fiat Environmental…

    Midrand, South Africa - Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) innovative TwinAir 900 cm3 two cylinder petrol engine, currently found in the Fiat 500 and the soon-to-be-released Fiat Panda, 4x4 and Cross derivatives, has achieved a number of environmental… more
    Editor 211
  • WRC: Rally Finland 2017 preview, expect to be blown away
    Jul 25, 2017 Motorsport

    WRC: Rally Finland 2017 preview, expect to…

    Much-awaited ninth round of the 2017 World Rally Championship Two-time World Champion Marcus Gronholm is guest reporter for Red Bull TV Kris Meeke returns to the scene of his record-breaking victory Can Sébastien Ogier cling onto his championship… more
    Editor 209
  • Hyundai Motorsport aims at first podium in fast and furious Rally Finland
    Jul 25, 2017 Motorsport

    Hyundai Motorsport aims at first podium in…

    Hyundai Motorsport aims to extend its run of podium results to seven consecutive events as the team searches for its first-ever top-three finish in Rally Finland, the ninth round of the 2017 FIA World Rally Championship (WRC). In its four years of… more
    Editor 167
  • Volkswagen Supports Western Cape Government with Fleet Vehicles
    Jul 25, 2017 Mobilty Beat

    Volkswagen Supports Western Cape Government…

    Volkswagen Group South Africa (VWSA) hands over 350 Fleet vehicles The Western Cape Government took delivery of 350 Volkswagen Polo Vivo Sedans on 21 July 2017. These vehicles will be used mainly for general purposes by Provincial Departments in the… more
    Editor 172
  • Bikes and quads to continue their cross country title battles at Harrismith 400
    Jul 25, 2017 Motorsport

    Bikes and quads to continue their cross…

    Penultimate round of the 2017 SACC Moto championship promises to provide nail biting racing action Exciting racing action can be expected at the Harrismith 400, the penultimate round of the 2017 South African National Cross Country Series… more
    Editor 187
  • BMW Group invests €200 million in the future of Plant Leipzig
    Jul 25, 2017 Mobilty Beat

    BMW Group invests €200 million in the future…

    Extension of the paint shop and new structures in bodyshop and assembly for future BMW model generations Building work planned to start early 2018, completion in 2020 Leipzig. The BMW Group is investing a further €200 million in the future of its… more
    Editor 179
  • Luxury, elegance and dynamism by tradition: The BMW 7 Series Edition 40 Jahre
    Jul 25, 2017 Mobilty Beat

    Luxury, elegance and dynamism by tradition:…

    Edition models featuring an exclusive exterior and interior design underscore the luxury sedans’ character that has constantly evolved for four decades to become the epitome of driving pleasure, travel comfort, highly expressive presence and… more
    Editor 174
  • 2017 Women on Wheels – it’s a visual experience
    Jul 25, 2017 Mobilty Beat

    2017 Women on Wheels – it’s a visual…

    “It’s not just about what’s under the bonnet” When it comes to cars, it’s not just about what’s under the bonnet – it’s about visual appeal, emotion and the automotive lifestyle, the 2017 Women on Wheels (WOW) reveals. This is the word from editor… more
    Editor 164
  • Motul, Adam Duckworth Motohead Magazine UK and On Two Wheels TV to sponsor the South African Springbok Motocross Vets team at the World MXDN event in September
    Jul 25, 2017 Mobilty Beat

    Motul, Adam Duckworth Motohead Magazine UK…

    The South African Springbok Motocross veteran team announced today that their long-term partner Motul will again be onboard this year to assist the team at the Farleigh Castle International World Vets event in September. “We have our most reliable… more
    Editor 171
  • SA Motor dealers under increasing pressure
    Jul 25, 2017 Mobilty Beat

    SA Motor dealers under increasing pressure

    Motor dealers in South Africa are under increasing business management pressure besides having to operate in tough economic conditions. This was very evident from a presentation by Gary McCraw, Director of the National Automobile Dealers’… more
    Editor 187
  • T-Systems, Dassault Systèmes and Fujitsu launch groundbreaking new PLM solution to South African market
    Jul 25, 2017 Press Releases

    T-Systems, Dassault Systèmes and Fujitsu…

    T-Systems South Africa and Dassault Systèmes extend their global partnership to the South African market. The PLM solutions combine Dassault Systèmes’ 3DExperience Platform integrated by T-Systems with Fujitsu’s industrial computer kiosks for use on… more
    Editor 125
  • An important need to know advice for owners of older cars still using LRP fuel
    Jul 25, 2017 Press Releases

    An important need to know advice for owners…

    Castrol Classic valve master and valve master plus will solve your problem and save your engine Protect your older vehicles with Castrol Classic Valvemaster Lead Replacement Petrol Additive and Valvemaster Plus Octane Boost for cars and any… more
    Editor 118
  • SKF Product Information -  OE/SKF Kit replacement
    Jul 25, 2017 Press Releases

    SKF Product Information - OE/SKF Kit…

    In compliance with OE replacement, SKF has replaced the Timing belt and water pump kits mentioned in the chart above. These kits contain all the same components except the idlers VKM 21147 and VKM 21148 which have a different width. The smaller… more
    Editor 107
  • Tiger Wheel & Tyre Celebrates Women with Free Tyre & Road Safety Workshops
    Jul 25, 2017 Press Releases

    Tiger Wheel & Tyre Celebrates Women with…

    On 9 August South Africa will honour women on National Women's Day, but Tiger Wheel & Tyre is once again celebrating women all month long, during what it calls "Women's Month". In honour of the occasion, the company will host free Tyre & Road Safety… more
    Editor 109
  • VDW’s Malaysia symposium opens up market opportunities
    Jul 25, 2017 Events

    VDW’s Malaysia symposium opens up market…

    Contact platform for machine tool manufacturers and Malaysia’s industrial sector Despite the currently weakened vigour of its economy, Malaysia remains an attractive export market for German machine tool manufacturers. Admittedly, the forecasts for… more
    Editor 334
  • Digital dealer conference will be another drawcard at SA Motoring Experience
    Jul 25, 2017 Events

    Digital dealer conference will be another…

    The CAR Digital Dealer Conference, sponsored by the Innovation Group, which will be held on the opening day of the WesBank Motoring Experience at Kyalami on Friday, 1 September, is sure to attract leading lights from all facets of the local… more
    Editor 384
  • Beware the danger of driving with worn shocks
    Jul 25, 2017 Press Releases

    Beware the danger of driving with worn shocks

    Worn shock absorbers seriously compromise a car’s handling and safety on the road. But because shock absorbers wear out gradually, motorists often adjust unconsciously to the change in their vehicle’s handling, unaware of the danger they’re in due… more
    Editor 240
  • BMW Group statement concerning current media reports condemning diesel
    Jul 25, 2017 Press Releases

    BMW Group statement concerning current media…

    BMW Group categorically rejects accusations. BMW specific technology secures low emissions in real-life driving. Due to current media reports, the BMW Group considers it has become necessary to make its position regarding recent allegations clear.… more
    Editor 142
  • Ernie Trautmann (second from left), Vice President of Hino SA, proudly displays the Platinum Award certificate presented to him at the recent NADA Dealer Satisfaction Index prizegiving. Others in the photograph (from left) are: Ghana Msibi, Sales General Manager - WesBank Motor; Mark Finlayson, CEO of WesBank Motor; and Greig Pringle, Vice Chairperson of NADA.
    Jul 24, 2017 Mobilty Beat

    Hino SA makes history with platinum award in…

    Hino made history when it won a platinum award and placed top of the commercial vehicle category and overall in South Africa, in the National Automobile Dealers' Association (NADA) dealer satisfaction index (DSI) for 2017. The results were announced… more
    Editor 208
  •  Spectacular third place on Baja Aragon CLOSING STAGE FOR Toyota Gazoo Racing SA's Poulter / von Zitzewitz
    Jul 24, 2017 Motorsport

    Spectacular third place on Baja Aragon…

    3rd place on closing stage for Leeroy Poulter and Dirk von Zitzewitz 5th overall for Poulter/Von Zitzewitz despite difficult conditions early on Victory for Nasser Al Attiyah and Mathieu Baumel (Toyota Hilux) Three Toyota Hilux crews in Top 5… more
    Editor 187
  • A tough day on Baja Aragon for Toyota Gazoo Racing SA as Poulter/Von Zitzewitz battle in the dust
    Jul 24, 2017 Motorsport

    A tough day on Baja Aragon for Toyota Gazoo…

    TERUEL, SPAIN - Saturday, 22 July was a long, frustrating day for Toyota Gazoo Racing SA's Leeroy Poulter and navigator Dirk von Zitzewitz. The pair battled with the dust of slower competitors throughout the two competitive loops that the Baja… more
    Editor 159
  • New event adds sparkle to South African Cross Country Series
    Jul 24, 2017 Motorsport

    New event adds sparkle to South African…

    Tense three-way battle at the top of Class T in Production Vehicle category With the season entering the home stretch with the Harrismith 400 on July 28 and 29, fourth round of the South African Cross Country Series (SACCS), matters have gone pretty… more
    Editor 186
  • Fourth place for Poulter/Von Zitzewitz as Toyota Gazoo Racing SA tackles Baja Aragon
    Jul 24, 2017 Motorsport

    Fourth place for Poulter/Von Zitzewitz as…

    TERUEL, SPAIN - Toyota Gazoo Racing SA's Leeroy Poulter and navigator Dirk von Zitzewitz, recorded the fourth-fastest time in today's prologue of the Baja Aragon in Spain. This race is round seven of the FIA's Cross Country World Cup, and is… more
    Editor 152
  • Mahindra Launches  Farm-To-Folk  Initiative in Nigeria
    Jul 24, 2017 Mobilty Beat

    Mahindra Launches Farm-To-Folk Initiative…

    To augur Farm Tech Prosperity in the country, set to empower the farming community Springfield Agro Limited, a Kewalram Chanrai Group company, in partnership with Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd., a part of the US $19 billion Mahindra Group with a growing… more
    Editor 159
  • Save Weight with ATI's New Clutch Drum Kits!
    Jul 24, 2017 Press Releases

    Save Weight with ATI's New Clutch Drum Kits!

    ATI is proud to introduce our brand new OEM replacement clutch drum assembly for the GM Powerglide transmission! Made with superior modern material, the ATI drum assembly is 7 tenths of a pound lighter than the hard to find OEM unit, accepts the… more
    Editor 145
  • Shell SA launches Dynaflex technology in fuels
    Jul 24, 2017 Press Releases

    Shell SA launches Dynaflex technology in…

    Designed for performance, Shell’s fuels are formulated to help keep engines clean and protected for efficient running Shell South Africa today announced the launch of its next generation of advanced fuel formulations enhanced with DYNAFLEX… more
    Editor 175
  • Mercedes-Benz & Laureus host Golf-Themed breakfast to coincide with the first day of the Open Golf Tournament in Birkdale!
    Jul 24, 2017 Events

    Mercedes-Benz & Laureus hosted Golf-Themed…

    Mercedes-Benz South Africa (MBSA) and The Laureus Sport for Good Foundation South Africa announced this week that they will once again be hosting their nationwide sport-themed breakfast series. The golf-themed breakfast event was the first of the… more
    Editor 311
  • Partinform Mthatha
    Jul 24, 2017 Partinform

    Partinform Mthatha

    Six days before the 99th anniversary of Nelson Mandela’s birth date, the Partinform Automotive Components Trade Show made its way to the rolling hills of the Transkei, taking its message to the hinterland of the Eastern Cape. Call it coincidence,… more
    Editor 207
  • A dozen - a baker's dozen! - Reasons to love Haval: The brand that's redefining the SA SUV landscape
    Jul 21, 2017 Motoring

    A dozen - a baker's dozen! - Reasons to love…

    1) Haval last year sold over one million SUVs on its home market in China. Pause to digest that figure. That's close to double - yes, double! - the total number of new vehicles sold per annum in South Africa. Clearly the discerning Chinese market is… more
    Editor 220
  • New Golf R & Golf GTD
    Jul 21, 2017 Motoring

    New Golf R & Golf GTD

    INTRODUCTION Following the launch of the new Golf TSI and Golf GTI facelift in May, Volkswagen has introduced two more performance models in the Golf range namely the Golf R and Golf GTD. With over 350 000 Golf's sold in South Africa since its… more
    Editor 209
  • Express your individuality with the new Volvo XC40 compact SUV
    Jul 21, 2017 Motoring

    Express your individuality with the new…

    With dozens of possible exterior and interior colour combinations, personalisation is at the core of the colourful new Volvo XC40, Volvo Cars' first-ever entry in the compact premium SUV segment. The highly anticipated XC40, set to be revealed later… more
    Editor 233
  • SA race hero Raoul Hyman graduates with an LLB
    Jul 21, 2017 Motorsport

    SA race hero Raoul Hyman graduates with an…

    South Africa’s GP3 race star Raoul Hyman may have been prevented from repeating his high after his recent Austrian victory, when his car slowed with a technical problem in the first race over the British Grand Prix weekend, but the London-based… more
    Editor 169
  • Sports Machine for Connoisseurs: Insignia GSi Makes the Difference
    Jul 21, 2017 Motoring

    Sports Machine for Connoisseurs: Insignia…

    Sharper: sporty front and rear design plus eye-catching 20-inch wheels More precise: FlexRide chassis and Brembo brakes tuned to optimum at Nürburging Efficient: lightweight, turbocharging and friction optimized eight-speed automatic Higher grip:… more
    Editor 191
  • Upcoming Events 21-31 July
    Jul 21, 2017 Events

    Upcoming Events 21-31 July

    INTERNATIONAL EVENTS 21.07.2017 FIM ENDURO WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP, CASTELO BRANCO 23.07.2017 FIM MXGP/MX2 MOTOCROSS WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS, LOKET, CZECH REP 23.07.2017 FIM CEV REPSOL MOTO3™ JUNIOR WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP, ESTORIL 28.07.2017 FIA WORLD RALLY… more
    Editor 353
  • Ford honoured for water saving initiatives
    Jul 21, 2017 Press Releases

    Ford honoured for water saving initiatives

    Ford Motor Company is a responsible global corporate citizen with an aggressive focus on reducing water usage in its manufacturing Ford has been acknowledged as world-leading for the past two years by CDP, an international company which is driving… more
    Editor 167
  • Board of Management changes at BMW AG.
    Jul 21, 2017 Press Releases

    Board of Management changes at BMW AG

    Ian Robertson to retire in 2018. Pieter Nota to assume responsibility for Sales and Brand BMW. Munich. On 1 January 2018 Pieter Nota will join the Board of Management of BMW AG and head the division responsible for sales and brand BMW as well as… more
    Editor 198
  • G.U.D. Holdings announces new CEO
    Jul 21, 2017 Press Releases

    G.U.D. Holdings announces new CEO

    G.U.D. Holdings embarks on a new era of leadership from July 2017 with the announcement of their new Chief Executive Officer, Chris Haworth. Chris Haworth joined G.U.D. Holdings in 2001 and became the General Manager of their Prospecton… more
    Editor 173
  • SKF Product Information - SKF Wheel Bearing Kits for Mercedes Models
    Jul 21, 2017 Press Releases

    SKF Product Information - SKF Wheel Bearing…

    SKF is the First supplier to offer Wheel bearing kits for the new Mercedes models! SKF is the First supplier to offer a consistent Wheel bearing kit range with VKBA 7093 T kit covering all the engines! Production Information Sheet more
    Editor 188
  • Partinform Tzaneen
    Jul 21, 2017 Partinform

    Partinform Tzaneen

    Partinform, the trade roadshow was in Tzaneen at the Fairview Hotel and Village on 10 May 2017, giving the auto fraternity a bit of a massage and special treatment. The Village at Fairview is situated in the picturesque town of Tzaneen, Limpopo. The… more
    Editor 207
  • Partinform blooms in Bloemfontein
    Jul 21, 2017 Partinform

    Partinform blooms in Bloemfontein

    The third stop for the Partinform Road Show was Bloemfontein, the sixth largest city in South Africa, situated in the Free State Province. Partinform welcomed 185 guests on the 5th of April 2017, making it the biggest show yet on the Road Show… more
    Editor 162
  • SA’s automotive workshops legally and morally required to manage used oil responsibly
    Jul 20, 2017 Press Releases

    SA’s automotive workshops legally and…

    Generators of used oil, and waste in general, are required by law under the Waste Act to ensure that their waste is responsibly managed. Those who generate more than 20kg’s of hazardous waste per day are also required to register on the National… more
    Editor 127
  • Renault Duster - Tough becomes effortless with the New Automatic Model
    Jul 20, 2017 Motoring

    Renault Duster - Tough becomes effortless…

    Ruggedness redefined with bold, assertive styling, and a host of smart features Formidable contender in B-SUV segment with over 12,000 units sold since 2013 launch Model range extension with introduction of much-anticipated 4x2 dCi Automatic EDC… more
    Editor 191
  • Class T title battle heats up for SA Cross Country Championship at Harrismith 400
    Jul 20, 2017 Motorsport

    Class T title battle heats up for SA Cross…

    Fourth round of SA Cross Country Series takes place in Harrismith on 28 and 29 July 48km qualifying loop followed by two laps of 200km main race route Brothers Lance and Gareth Woolridge tied for second place in Class T championship in Ford NWM Puma… more
    Editor 167
  • Focus on content will drive SA Motoring Experience 2017
    Jul 20, 2017 Events

    Focus on content will drive SA Motoring…

    "We are putting major focus on the content for the WesBank SA Motoring Experience to ensure it will be an unforgettable event for all our visitors," says Konstantin von Vieregge, the CEO of SA Shows Messe Frankfurt, which is staging the event at the… more
    Editor 325
  • Volvo Cars and Geely to deepen partnership and establish joint venture to boost synergies
    Jul 20, 2017 Press Releases

    Volvo Cars and Geely to deepen partnership…

    Volvo Cars is planning to set up a new joint venture technology company with Geely Holding, the Chinese car group, to share existing and future technology, deepen industrial synergies and provide the economies of scale that will allow them to more… more
    Editor 115
  • Continental advances with the demo vehicle CUbE the development of technologies for driverless vehicles
    Jul 20, 2017 Press Releases

    Continental advances with the demo vehicle…

    Continental is developing solutions for driverless vehicles in urban areas. Contributing to modern mobility, robo-taxis provide a solution for congestion, accidents, contaminated air and parking problems in cities. In the future, Continental will… more
    Editor 152
  • Be safe on the roads before schools reopen
    Jul 20, 2017 Press Releases

    Be safe on the roads before schools reopen

    As the July school holidays draw to a close, the Automobile Association (AA) urges all drivers to be extra vigilant on the country’s roads, as they make their way home from their holidays. Schools across the country reopen on Monday, 24 July. “We… more
    Automobile Association 112
  • Volvo Cars first half 2017 profit up 21.2 per cent
    Jul 20, 2017 Press Releases

    Volvo Cars first half 2017 profit up 21.2…

    Volvo Cars has reported strong growth in operating profit of SEK6.8bn (~R10.6 bn) for the first half of 2017, compared to SEK5.6bn (~R8.7 bn) for the same period last year, after taking market share across Europe and experiencing a robust sales… more
    Editor 144
  • Partinform Port Elizabeth  - What to Buy and What Not to Buy in the Baai
    Jul 20, 2017 Partinform

    Partinform Port Elizabeth - What to Buy and…

    The Partinform Manufacturers’ Association was conceived in 1986, with the express purpose of spreading the message of quality branded product to the southern African automotive aftermarket, and “to educate the trade about a brand’s proof of… more
    Howard Keeg 208
  • Pickup meets lifestyle – the Mercedes-Benz X-Class
    Jul 19, 2017 Motoring

    Pickup meets lifestyle – the Mercedes-Benz…

    The first pickup from a premium manufacturer As well as bringing the progressive design of the acclaimed Concept X-CLASS largely unchanged to standard production, the new Mercedes-Benz X-Class is uniquely versatile in terms of its area of… more
    Editor 196
  • Growth of the franchising services sector: Is it possible in a recession?
    Jul 19, 2017 Press Releases

    Growth of the franchising services sector:…

    By Sybrand Bezuidenhout, Business Development Manager Franchise: Services, Barclays Africa Group The appeal of franchising is widespread. While other businesses often struggle to keep a positive cash flow in times of stunted economic activity,… more
    Editor 115
  • L-R - Ghana Msibi (Executive Head for Sales and marketing WesBank), Daphne Greyling (Head of sales for Mazda), Mark Finlayson (CEO of WesBank Motor), Grieg Pringle (NADA National Vice Chairman)
    Jul 19, 2017 Press Releases

    Mazda's positive relationship with its…

    Mazda Southern Africa was presented with a gold award at the NADA DSI Awards which were held at the home of Wesbank in Fairlands, Johannesburg. Achieving the highest scores in the most important focus areas of "How satisfied are you with your… more
    Editor 168
  • CTSA achieves top rating in Excellence Awards
    Jul 19, 2017 Press Releases

    CTSA achieves top rating in Excellence Awards

    Highest Sector rating given in PMR Excellence Awards CTSA recognised for stimulating economic growth and CSR achievements Continental Tyre SA has received the highest rating for Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiatives in South Africa… more
    Editor 125
  • Autotalks Establishes Three Branches in Japan and South-Korea to Get Closer to Asian Vehicle Manufacturers
    Jul 19, 2017 Press Releases

    Autotalks Establishes Three Branches in…

    Autotalks, the world’s leader in V2X (Vehicle to Everything) communication solutions, is expanding its operations with the opening of three new sites, two in Japan and a third in South-Korea, in order to provide close local support to car… more
    Editor 133
  • Growing a franchise in a tough economic environment
    Jul 19, 2017 Press Releases

    Growing a franchise in a tough economic…

    Abigail Makhubele, Business Development Manager - All Sectors, Absa Business Banking Modern day businesses in South Africa are dealing with a number of challenges that all contribute to consumers having less money to spend: rising living costs,… more
    Editor 142
  • SKF offers new electric cartridge pump
    Jul 19, 2017 Press Releases

    SKF offers new electric cartridge pump

    SKF announced the introduction of the Electric Cartridge Pump ECP. Developed to lubricate bearings and linear guides in small machines, this reliable pump includes an integrated pressure-relief valve that enables its use in single-line lubrication… more
    Editor 123
  • Italian Car Track Day Zwartkops Raceway 13 August
    Jul 18, 2017 Motorsport

    Italian Car Track Day Zwartkops Raceway 13…

    Italian Car Track Day Zwartkops Raceway 13 August more
    Editor 393
  • First Audi Summit in Barcelona: World premieres underscores the Four Ring’s Vorsprung
    Jul 18, 2017 Events

    First Audi Summit in Barcelona: World…

    New top model, the Audi A8, was the star of major brand event in Barcelona Audi AI: artificial intelligence enriches product and service Audi global CEO Stadler: “Vorsprung is our promise” At the first Audi Summit, the premium brand presented… more
    Editor 444
  • True Adventure is about to commence
    Jul 18, 2017 Events

    True Adventure is about to commence

    Honda Quest announces semi-finalists! It's almost time for Quest Boot Camp to kick off. After having to meticulously work through more than 800 entries, the organisers of Honda Quest True Adventure have narrowed it down to just 40 semi-finalists.… more
    Editor 426
  • Continental actively committed to Vision Zero
    Jul 18, 2017 Press Releases

    Continental actively committed to Vision Zero

    as partners to the global "stop the crash" campaign, continental's chassis & safety and tire divisions are supporting the drive for greater road safety and fewer road fatalities multiple driver assistance systems designed to help prevent accidents… more
    Editor 397
  • Hino, Lexus and Toyota receive NADA Awards
    Jul 18, 2017 Press Releases

    Hino, Lexus and Toyota receive NADA Awards

    The National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) tracks dealer satisfaction with their respective automotive brand in South Africa. In 2017, a total of 40 independently tracked brands formed part of the survey, with 1319 completed responses… more
    Editor 147
  • Busy day on track at Aldo Scribante for Investchem Formula 1600 competitors
    Jul 17, 2017 Motorsport

    Busy day on track at Aldo Scribante for…

    The challenge for the Investchem Formula 1600 field when arriving at Port Elizabeth was to master the short race track which doesn't offer much opportunity for overtaking while still be a rather technical challenge, demanding concentration from the… more
    Editor 163
  • SKF Technical Bulletin - VKBA 3667
    Jul 17, 2017 Press Releases

    SKF Technical Bulletin - VKBA 3667

    SKF Bearing design evolution with mandatory replacement of the cap included in the kit + Removal of the dust cover SKF has developed and applied a new bearing design for the SKF Wheel bearing VKBA 3667. The bearing uses new sealing solutions both on… more
    Editor 128
  • Cymot Weekly Specials. Valid untill 20 July
    Jul 17, 2017 Press Releases

    Cymot Weekly Specials. Valid untill 20 July

    This week’s special is for the knife enthusiast more
    Editor 331
  • Request for the postponement of the implementation of safeguard duties
    Jul 17, 2017 Press Releases

    Request for the postponement of the…

    Open Letter to Minister of Trade and Industry Mr. Rob Davies Minister of Trade and Industry Dear Honourable Minister On many occasions NEASA has articulated its reasons for being opposed to the custom duties already introduced as well as the… more
    Gerhard Papenfus - NEASA 158
  • Mixed picture for fuel price
    Jul 17, 2017 Press Releases

    Mixed picture for fuel price

    Higher international fuel prices and a weakening Rand/US dollar exchange rate have increased the likelihood that motorists will pay more at the pumps at the end of July. This is according to the Automobile Association (AA) which is commenting on… more
    Automobile Association 111
  • Jul 17, 2017 Press Releases

    Welcome back to an industry stalwart!

    Haval SA is delighted - no, ecstatic - to have Tanya Ramos back on board. Tanya has been with GWM since the very beginning, in 2007 - when it was but a fledgling importer of hard-working, budget-beating bakkies, many of which, by the way, are still… more
    Editor 143
  • Mazda Motor Corporation extends the Airbag Recall Campaign on certain Mazda2, Mazda6 and Mazda RX-8 vehicles
    Jul 17, 2017 Press Releases

    Mazda Motor Corporation extends the Airbag…

    Mazda has announced a formal global recall covering a wider manufacturing period in order to place the highest priority on the safety of Mazda customers. This recall follows investigative recalls by Mazda in Japan and North America for three… more
    Editor 120
  • Masterdrive Newsletter 14 July 2017
    Jul 17, 2017 Press Releases

    Masterdrive Newsletter 14 July 2017

    MasterTips: Guarding against vehicle theft With the frightening threat of hijacking looming in the back of the minds of many South Africans, it is easy to overlook vehicle theft. There are certain things one can do to protect your car from theft… more
    Editor 122
  • 60 new golf carts for Magalies Park Golf Course
    Jul 17, 2017 Press Releases

    60 new golf carts for Magalies Park Golf…

    Magalies Park, a time-share facility situated on the Hartebeespoort Dam with exceptional views of the Magaliesberg, is known for its top-notch golfing facilities. Golf Club Manager, William van Mierlo, has seen fit to invest in no fewer than 60… more
    Editor 161
  • TrenTyre steps up to Level 3 B-BBEE Contributor Status
    Jul 17, 2017 Press Releases

    TrenTyre steps up to Level 3 B-BBEE…

    TrenTyre is proud to announce that it has attained Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment (B-BBEE) Level 3 Contributor Status under the Amended Codes of Good Practice. This a step up from last year's status which TrenTyre managed to attain despite… more
    Editor 135
  • Thed Björk in close title fight after difficult WTCC Race of Argentina
    Jul 17, 2017 Motorsport

    Thed Björk in close title fight after…

    Thed Björk secured a podium finish in the WTCC Race of Argentina to keep him in a close title fight, on Sunday 16 July. Polestar Cyan Racing had a tough race weekend at Circuito Termas de Río Hondo, with Nicky Catsburg retiring from both races… more
    Editor 146
  • Volkswagen national race day provides mixed emotions for hosts Volkswagen - Sasol GTC series
    Jul 17, 2017 Motorsport

    Volkswagen national race day provides mixed…

    Mathew Hodges claims yet another podium Unfortunate incident robbed Daniel Rowe of good points finish Jettas provide great spectacle for loyal fans at the home of Volkswagen Keagan Masters narrowly missed out on a GTC2 victory It was a weekend of… more
    Editor 142
  • Thrills, spills and new winners mark fifth round of the Sasol GTC Championship
    Jul 17, 2017 Motorsport

    Thrills, spills and new winners mark fifth…

    Port Elizabeth – The fifth round of the Sasol GTC Championship was marked by three new winners, incidents galore and superb racing at the Aldo Scribante race track on Saturday. A large appreciative Eastern Cape crowd watched the battles unfold over… more
    Editor 190
  • Devin Robertson denied victory by VW Cup red-tape but extends championship lead
    Jul 17, 2017 Motorsport

    Devin Robertson denied victory by VW Cup…

    Review: Engen Volkswagen Cup, Rd 5 – Port Elizabeth Devin Robertson and his Payen Volkswagen Polo was the fastest combination at round five of the Engen VW Cup in Port Elizabeth on Saturday, a fact that some title rivals found unpalatable. The… more
    Editor 172
  • Friendly City delivers top drawer action
    Jul 17, 2017 Motorsport

    Friendly City delivers top drawer action

    The Sasol GTC Championship war delivered an epic battle in Port Elizabeth’s fifth round at the Aldo Scribante circuit, when local stats thrilled an impressive home crowd and surprise results were the story of a great day’s racing. Michael Stephen… more
    Editor 203
  • Fiat 500: ten days of celebrations for a journey sixty years in the making
    Jul 17, 2017 Motoring

    Fiat 500: ten days of celebrations for a…

    The journey of the Fiat 500 has been 60 years in the making. The Fiat brand's 'great little car' has travelled from Dante Giacosa's design desk to the gates of the Mirafiori factory, from the long avenues of Torino to the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)… more
    Editor 174
  • Extreme Festival motorsport spectacle in the free state
    Jul 17, 2017 Motorsport

    Extreme Festival motorsport spectacle in the…

    The Extreme Festival motorsport show will perform at the Free State Phakisa Raceway this Saturday (July 22), with six categories, on four and two wheels, on the menu. Heading up the show will be two races for G&H Transport Extreme Supercars, which… more
    Editor 174
  • BMW confirms FIA Formula E Championship entry as an official
    Jul 14, 2017 Motorsport

    BMW confirms FIA Formula E Championship…

    BMW confirms FIA Formula E Championship entry as an official manufacturer in Season 5 – Formula E a platform for the mobility of the future and a technological laboratory for BMW iNEXT and other future generations of BMW i models. Munich. BMW is… more
    Editor 202
  • The Need for Steed - GWM Steed 5 Single Cab 2.0 WGT 4X2 Workhorse
    Jul 14, 2017 Motoring

    The Need for Steed - GWM Steed 5 Single Cab…

    When GWM first debuted on the South African market 10 years ago - time flies, doesn't it? - It comprehensively and crushingly redefined the term "value for money." Indeed, while the naysayers might have initially muttered darkly about this… more
    Editor 163
  • (Left to right): MEC of Roads and Transport, Dr Ismail Vadi; ATC Board Chair, Kenny Kistan; National Transport Minister, Joe Maswanganyi and Organising Committee Chairman of SATC, Professor James Maina.
    Jul 14, 2017 Events

    SATC 2017 dishes up a feast of insights

    The 36th annual Southern African Transport Conference (SATC), held at the CSIR International Convention Centre in Pretoria, wrapped up on Thursday 13 July 2017, after four jam-packed days. Over 100 topics were presented, discussed and interrogated… more
    Editor 415
  • INDUSTRY NEGOTIATIONS: Misinformation by NUMSA
    Jul 14, 2017 Press Releases

    INDUSTRY NEGOTIATIONS: Misinformation by…

    The Metal and Engineering Industry Bargaining Council (MEIBC) currently finds itself in watershed negotiations. It is common cause that the Industry is in distress. According to the MEIBC the Industry lost 150 000 jobs over the 10 year period from… more
    Editor 155
  • SATC Conference Day 2  | 2015 Road Traffic crashes cost South Africa R143 billion
    Jul 14, 2017 Events

    SATC Conference Day 2 | 2015 Road Traffic…

    Based on a ratio of serious injuries to fatalities and slight injuries to fatalities, as well as consideration for under-reporting, it is estimated 13 591 persons died on South Africa’s roads in 2015. In addition, 62 520 people were seriously… more
    Editor 390
  • South-African Design Experiences Dramatic Growth in Australia
    Jul 14, 2017 Press Releases

    South-African Design Experiences Dramatic…

    EZDown Tailgate damper The brainchild of engineering solutions company and sole manufacturer, Industrial Specialised Applications, (ISA), the innovative EZDown tailgate damper is growing in leaps and bounds in Australia. EZDown Australia Pty Ltd has… more
    Editor 170
  • Tenneco suspension technology chosen for the car of the year
    Jul 14, 2017 Press Releases

    Tenneco suspension technology chosen for the…

    Company’s OE Multi-Tuned Valve (MTV) suspension technology is featured on the new PEUGEOT 3008 SUV, which was named 2017 European Car of the Year during the Geneva Motor Show in Switzerland earlier this year. Tenneco’s MTV valve technology offers… more
    Editor 158
  • SKF Technical Bulletin - VKBA 6582 - SKF Wheel bearing design evolution
    Jul 14, 2017 Press Releases

    SKF Technical Bulletin - VKBA 6582 - SKF…

    SKF has developed and applied a new design to the inboard side and the flange design for the SKF Wheel bearing VKBA 6582. This design optimization guarantees the same quality level, which is full in line with the OE requirements. The mounting… more
    Editor 146
  • Don’t be left in the dark – be savvy when driving at night
    Jul 14, 2017 Press Releases

    Don’t be left in the dark – be savvy when…

    Driving at night can be dangerous. About 56 percent of crashes generally occur between 6pm and 6am the next morning, according to statistics by the Road Transport Management Corporation (RTMC). For this reason, the Automobile Association (AA) says,… more
    Automobile Association 116
  • Avis van rental supports Wayne Bolton – pedalling with Olli the RHINO to protect South Africa’s natural heritage
    Jul 14, 2017 Press Releases

    Avis van rental supports Wayne Bolton –…

    Avis Van Rental is excited to announce that they are once again partnering with endurance cyclist Wayne Bolton in his effort to preserve our natural heritage and save our rhino from extinction. In 2015 Wayne cycled more than 6 000km in 2½ months,… more
    Editor 169
  • Renault to attend 2017 ‘4L INTERNATIONAL’ meeting and releases previously unseen archive photos
    Jul 14, 2017 Press Releases

    Renault to attend 2017 ‘4L INTERNATIONAL’…

    Fans of the Renault 4 in particular and of popular classic cars in general will be attending this year’s 4L INTERNATIONAL at Circuits du Val de Loire (near Thenay, in France’s Loir-et-Cher region) on July 21-23. The 4L INTERNATIONAL meeting is… more
    Editor 152
  • Four New Enactus Ford C3 Projects Aim to Improve Lives in South Africa
    Jul 13, 2017 Motoring

    Four New Enactus Ford C3 Projects Aim to…

    Ford College Community Challenge (C3) runs in partnership with the Ford Motor Company Fund and international non-profit organisation Enactus Empowers students to improve and uplift communities through sustainable economic and environmental… more
    Editor 207
  • Renault, since 40 years in Formula 1
    Jul 13, 2017 Motorsport

    Renault, since 40 years in Formula 1

    On July 16, 1977, Renault entered its very first Formula 1 grand prix to embark upon a new chapter in its long and illustrious history – one that dates back to the very infancy of motorsport. Over the ensuing decades, Renault competed successfully… more
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  • Porsche enjoys its most successful first half year in history
    Jul 11, 2017 Press Releases

    Porsche enjoys its most successful first…

    Macan and Panamera models drive growth Dubai. Porsche has seen an upwards trend in the first six months of this year: With 126,497 vehicles delivered worldwide, Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG exceeded the record figure from the previous year by seven… more
    Editor 152
  • The
    Jul 11, 2017 Press Releases

    The "MEYLE Mechanics" get the FC St. Pauli…

    Hamburg-based manufacturer MEYLE welcomes special guests to its company headquarters Hamburg, 11 July 2017. Since 2016, MEYLE AG has been the main sponsor of the FC St. Pauli Women's and Men's First Handball Teams. Now, both partners demonstrate… more
    Editor 159
  • Volkswagen employees are star problem solvers
    Jul 11, 2017 Press Releases

    Volkswagen employees are star problem solvers

    Volkswagen Group South Africa (VWSA) runs successful shop floor problem solving programme VWSA Employees identify and solve problems saving the company time and money The Problem Solving Team Programme at Volkswagen Group South Africa has over the… more
    Editor 145
  • Groupe Renault celebrates 1,000,000th vehicle produced at the Tangier plant
    Jul 11, 2017 Press Releases

    Groupe Renault celebrates 1,000,000th…

    #ONEMILLIONTANGIER The Tangier plant has produced its millionth vehicle, a Dacia Lodgy. A landmark figure reached in just over five years following the plant’s inauguration in 2012. The design of this efficient and eco-friendly plant, which is… more
    Editor 129
  • An all-new Subaru Impreza Premium was handed over to 23-year old Craig Lucas from Elsies River last night , as the winner of The Voice South Africa season 2.
    Jul 11, 2017 Events

    Award winning Subaru Impreza goes to The…

    Johannesburg, 10 July 2017 - The handover was made at the end of this week's showstopper grand finale which was broadcast live on M-Net and M-Net City from the Mosaiek Teatro in Fairland, Johannesburg. More than 1.6 million votes - an all-time… more
    Editor 408
  • Image disclaimer: The local version of Aygo X-Cite is only available with black canvas roof.
    Jul 11, 2017 Motoring

    The Sky is the Limit for Aygo X-Cite

    The Toyota Aygo is synonymous with both style and originality. Its famous colour scheme, characterised by the familiar Piano Black used for the X dominating the car's front end, is a true sight to behold. Although oozing copious amounts of chutzpah… more
    Editor 155
  • The scene is set for a tough fifth round of the Sasol GTC Championship
    Jul 11, 2017 Motorsport

    The scene is set for a tough fifth round of…

    Sandton, South Africa – The Aldo Scribante circuit in Port Elizabeth is the next battleground for the Sasol GTC Championship teams to conquer as the premier touring car championship reaches the mid-season on Saturday, 15th July. Gennaro Bonafede… more
    Editor 253
  • Hometown race day for the Engen Xtreme Team in Port Elizabeth
    Jul 10, 2017 Motorsport

    Hometown race day for the Engen Xtreme Team…

    Intimate knowledge of the Aldo Scribante Raceway will stand the Engen Xtreme Team in good stead as the Sasol GTC Africa heads to Port Elizabeth for Round Five of the 2017 championship on Saturday, 15 July 2017. Engen Xtreme Team drivers Michael… more
    Editor 186
  • Be responsible and put safe drivers on the road
    Jul 10, 2017 Press Releases

    Be responsible and put safe drivers on the…

    The Automobile Association (AA) urges parents, guardians, and businesses with learner drivers, to ensure these new motorists are not only trained to pass driving tests, but are actually qualified behind the wheel. More than 1 260 000 learner driving… more
    Editor 133
  • Ram anti-freeze: the coolant for every season
    Jul 10, 2017 Press Releases

    Ram anti-freeze: the coolant for every season

    Coolant provides heat balance and engine protection in summer and winter Ram anti-freeze retards overheating, prevents rust as well as corrosion and minimises scale and sludge build-up Available in three variants, according to customer requirements… more
    Editor 135
  • Franchising: a safe bet in a tough economic climate?
    Jul 10, 2017 Press Releases

    Franchising: a safe bet in a tough economic…

    Dumisani Bengu, Head: Franchise Africa, Barclays Africa With South Africa’s economy seeing consecutive negative growth that has placed it in the grips of a technical – but very real – recession, it will come as no surprise that there are adverse… more
    Editor 182
  • ALCO-Safe launches line of educational safety booklets
    Jul 10, 2017 Press Releases

    ALCO-Safe launches line of educational…

    Despite ongoing on-site drug and alcohol testing, and rehabilitative measures, undertaken by many organisations in a bid to reduce alcohol and drug related accidents and incidents at the workplace, many businesses are still struggling with ongoing… more
    Editor 134
  • Franchise award winners succeed against the odds
    Jul 10, 2017 Press Releases

    Franchise award winners succeed against the…

    The Franchise Association of South Africa’s Franchise Awards for Excellence in Franchising, sponsored by Sanlam and held this past week-end as part of their annual Franchise Business Festival, honoured those franchise brands that have bucked the… more
    Editor 142
  • Opinion Article by Nobuzwe Mangcu, Managing Executive of South African Tyre Manufacturing Conference (SATMC)
    Jul 10, 2017 Press Releases

    Opinion Article by Nobuzwe Mangcu, Managing…

    Getting more mileage out of road safety Think about it, the one material we’re most dependent on for safety is rubber – no other composite comes close, whether it’s metal, plastic, glass, ceramic or cement. With tyres being the first and foremost… more
    Editor 176
  • Jaco Oosthuizen has been officially appointed as Managing Director of Renault South Africa
    Jul 10, 2017 Press Releases

    Renault South Africa - Executive management…

    Imperial Holdings Limited is pleased to announce that Jaco Oosthuizen has been officially appointed as Managing Director of Renault South Africa effective 1st July 2017, and will report to Osman Suluman Arbee, Chief Executive Officer of Motus… more
    Editor 186
  • A warm and safe winter
    Jul 10, 2017 Press Releases

    A warm and safe winter

    Based on the latest United Nations estimates, the current population in South Africa is 55,318,397, and most South African citizens rely primarily on electricity supplied by ESKOM. Eskom's mandate is to generate, transport, and distribute… more
    Editor 124
  • BMW Motorrad X2City. Mobility with a kick – great versatility and zero emissions.
    Jul 10, 2017 Press Releases

    BMW Motorrad X2City. Mobility with a kick –…

    The new BMW Motorrad X2City is yet another fresh new face at the BMW Group in the segment of zero-emissions mobility on two wheels. The kick-scooter with electric auxiliary drive is light and compact and takes its rider where he wants to go… more
    Editor 159
  • It's time to move beyond pledges to back Africa’s future, & end European secrecy
    Jul 10, 2017 Press Releases

    It's time to move beyond pledges to back…

    Yemi Osinbajo, Acting President of Nigeria This year’s G20, led by Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel, should be commended for prioritising African development. The G20 Africa Partnership conference this week in Berlin marked a significant moment to… more
    Editor 116
  • Masterdrive Newsletter 7 July 2017
    Jul 10, 2017 Press Releases

    Masterdrive Newsletter 7 July 2017

    MasterTips: UK’s safets cars The UK’s safest used cars have been revealed, with the Volvo V40 taking the gong for the second year running. It is interesting to note is the cars on the UK list are also on South African buying lists. These were the… more
    Editor 116
  • Investchem Formula 1600 competitors head to the coast for PE race day
    Jul 10, 2017 Motorsport

    Investchem Formula 1600 competitors head to…

    Round five of the national Investchem Formula 1600 championship takes place at Aldo Scribante Raceway on Saturday, July 15. This is the third coastal round for the single-seater championship which has already seen them compete in Cape Town and East… more
    Editor 174
  • Total to co-sponsor AutObarn’s SuperHatch driver Brett Garland
    Jul 10, 2017 Motorsport

    Total to co-sponsor AutObarn’s SuperHatch…

    The popular legendary Total brand will be proudly displayed on the AutObarn Class A SuperHatch car of Brett Garland, Total joins the AutObarn team of blue chip sponsors Jonnesway and Sabat. Total is the world’s fourth-largest oil and gas company,… more
    Editor 158
  • Volkswagen Motorsport returns to the home of Volkswagen for the national race day in Port Elizabeth - Sasol GTC Series
    Jul 10, 2017 Motorsport

    Volkswagen Motorsport returns to the home of…

    Volkswagen Motorsport looking forward to perform at the home of Volkswagen in Port Elizabeth Volkswagen to also play host to the National Race Day GTC drivers Hodges and Rowe keen to perform in front of Aldo Scribante crowd Fierce battle in GTC 2… more
    Editor 178
  • Renault celebrates its 40th anniversary of Formula 1 passion and launches the 2017 “Yellow Teapot”
    Jul 10, 2017 Motorsport

    Renault celebrates its 40th anniversary of…

    To celebrate its 40 years of success, passion and pride of appearing amongst the historic F1 makes, Renault has decided to revive this anecdote from the past by creating an actual “Yellow Teapot”. Renault’s décision to enter the very exclusive… more
    Editor 152
  • The two-millionth Fiat 500 delivered
    Jul 10, 2017 Motoring

    The two-millionth Fiat 500 delivered

    Midrand, South Africa - Following this week's 60th Anniversary of the Fiat 500 on the 4th July, the iconic model is celebrating another auspicious milestone with the production of the two millionth Fiat 500. This is the most recent success of the… more
    Editor 174
  • Signature Motorsport’s Mini attack set to continue at Aldo Scribante
    Jul 10, 2017 Motorsport

    Signature Motorsport’s Mini attack set to…

    Sasol GTC2 Championship Preview – Rd 5, Port Elizabeth – 15th July With three victories and a second place from the last four Sasol GTC2 races, Bradley Liebenberg has rocketed into second place in the championship standings with more to come from… more
    Editor 210
  • TruckX 2017 – A one-stop shop for the trucking sector
    Jul 08, 2017 Events

    TruckX 2017 – A one-stop shop for the…

    Demonstrations, débuts, displays, dynamic driving, double-digit discounts and more: South Africa’s premier trucking event has something for everyone in trucking and fleet management. TruckX and FleetX take place on 12 and 13 July at Kyalami Grand… more
    Editor 509
  • Alfa Romeo Stelvio Achieves 5-Stars in Euro NCAP
    Jul 06, 2017 Motoring

    Alfa Romeo Stelvio Achieves 5-Stars in Euro…

    Midrand, South Africa - Alfa Romeo Stelvio, the first SUV from the Italian brand, has achieved the coveted Euro NCAP 5-star rating with a 97% score in the protection of adult occupants: an excellent result, considering the extremely strict… more
    Editor 172
  • Rand Show 2018 to provide definitive consumer experience
    Jul 06, 2017 Events

    Rand Show 2018 to provide definitive…

    The largest consumer exhibition in South Africa, the Rand Show, will return to the Johannesburg Expo Centre (JEC) at Nasrec in 2018 from Friday 30 March to Sunday 8 April. With a legacy dating back over 123 years, the Rand Show remains South… more
    Editor 451
  • Volvo's new XC60 becomes a camera in the hands of Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer
    Jul 06, 2017 Press Releases

    Volvo's new XC60 becomes a camera in the…

    Volvo Cars, the premium car maker best known for its leadership in safety, has teamed up with three-time Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer and artist Barbara Davidson for a world-first - using the on-board safety cameras of the new Volvo XC60 to… more
    Editor 220
  • Continental PremiumContact 6 dominates international tests
    Jul 06, 2017 Press Releases

    Continental PremiumContact 6 dominates…

    New PremiumContact 6 wins German Autobild summer tyre test Best performer in comparative test conducted by Swedish magazine Vi Bilägare Winner of test performed by Quattroruote in Italy PremiumContact 6 delivers exceptional braking, handling,… more
    Editor 733
  • Warehouse operations Management
    Jul 06, 2017 Events

    Warehouse operations Management

    Are You grappling with your Warehouse operations and would like to discover easier and more practical ways to streamline Procedures? Workshop Overview The unique cutting-edge concept behind this 3-Day workshop is intended to deliver Warehouse best… more
    Editor 464
  • SA motor industry holding up well in turbulent economic environment
    Jul 06, 2017 Events

    SA motor industry holding up well in…

    The South African motor industry is holding up surprisingly well in a tough economic environment that is being exacerbated by political turmoil. This is the opinion of renowned economics commentator Dr Azar Jammine, Director and Chief Economist at… more
    Editor 428
  • GIL Africa: How are companies using digital tech to gain the ultimate competitive edge?
    Jul 06, 2017 Events

    GIL Africa: How are companies using digital…

    Frost & Sullivan to host 360 degree Industry Think Tanks that will demonstrate digital growth opportunities across industry sectors CAPE TOWN, South Africa – 6 July, 2017 – A number of organisations are entering the race for “digital… more
    Editor 414
  • Toyota Gazoo Racing SA teams dominate overall and FIA class championships in SA Cross Country Series
    Jul 05, 2017 Motorsport

    Toyota Gazoo Racing SA teams dominate…

    Horn brothers from Mpumalanga take the lead in Class T championship After the recent Toyota Kalahari Botswana 1000 Desert Race the Production Vehicle category championship to watch out for over the remaining three rounds of the South African Cross… more
    Editor 169
  • The new BMW 4 Series range now available in South Africa
    Jul 05, 2017 Motoring

    The new BMW 4 Series range now available in…

    Endowed with an aesthetic appeal and dynamic flair all of its own, the BMW 4 Series has stood out with its supremely assured and stylish air ever since its launch. A total of nearly 400,000 sales worldwide and just over 5,500 in South Africa (up to… more
    Editor 171
  • Introducing the all new Audi A5 & S5 Cabriolet
    Jul 05, 2017 Motoring

    Introducing the all new Audi A5 & S5…

    Following the recent launch of the all-new Audi A5 Coupe and Sportback, the new Audi A5 Cabriolet has now been introduced to South Africa to complete the second generation of the A5 family. In the Audi S5 Cabriolet, a new six-cylinder turbocharged… more
    Editor 174
  • Opel Revises Corsa Line-up for Better Value to Customers
    Jul 05, 2017 Motoring

    Opel Revises Corsa Line-up for Better Value…

    New more efficient 1.0 T Engine for Essentia Model Sport takes on the halo model role New Specifications aimed at offering value while maintaining technological advantage JOHANNESBURG. Opel has revised the Corsa models range resulting in improved… more
    Editor 151
  • Volvo Cars to go all-electric
    Jul 05, 2017 Motoring

    Volvo Cars to go all-electric

    Volvo Cars has announced that every new Volvo launched from 2019 onwards will feature an electric motor, marking the historic end of cars that only have an internal combustion engine (ICE) and placing electrification at the core of its future… more
    Editor 154
  • One motoring experience, six themes!
    Jul 05, 2017 Events

    One motoring experience, six themes!

    The WesBank SA Motoring Experience, which will be staged at the Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit and Conference Centre from September 1-3, will make use of six themes to ensure that it caters for all interest groups in terms of the wider world or… more
    Editor 311
  • Get on board - Right to Repair campaign goes social
    Jul 05, 2017 Press Releases

    Get on board - Right to Repair campaign goes…

    The Right to Repair campaign is going social and rallying up support from industry stakeholders and the public. “The Right to Repair campaign directly affects consumers who are being denied the right to have their vehicle repaired at a workshop of… more
    Editor 249
  • CAPAS 2017 drew to a successful close with climbing number of visitors
    Jul 05, 2017 Events

    CAPAS 2017 drew to a successful close with…

    Fair participants benefited greatly from enhanced zoning The show nurtures the industry to meet regional development needs For the fourth time running, the Chengdu International Trade Fair for Automotive Parts and Aftermarket Services (CAPAS)… more
    Editor 401
  • New MEYLE-HD repair kit with 3-in-1 control arm for the front axle repair on BMW X5 and X6
    Jul 05, 2017 Press Releases

    New MEYLE-HD repair kit with 3-in-1 control…

    New MEYLE-HD repair kit with 3-in-1 control arm for the front axle repair on BMW X5 and X6 Series models built from 2007 onwards Full-service kit comes complete with control arms and mounting parts Time-effective installation: MEYLE-HD control arm… more
    Editor 262
  • Ford Ranger Top of the Charts for First Half of 2017
    Jul 05, 2017 Press Releases

    Ford Ranger Top of the Charts for First Half…

    Ford Ranger ends first half of the year as South Africa's best-selling vehicle Highest export volumes in LCV segment for Ranger this year Ford EcoSport tops compact SUV segment, Mustang leads sports car category Ford ends June with 11.8% share of… more
    Editor 253
  • Carpooling proves ‘excellent’ match for Cape Town’s traffic congestion
    Jul 05, 2017 Press Releases

    Carpooling proves ‘excellent’ match for Cape…

    Cape Town, 4 July 2017 – South African carpooling app, uGoMyWay today released the results of its pilot ‘corporate carpooling project’. Conducted in association with Accelerate Cape Town, over a period of two and a half months, the pilot included… more
    Editor 248
  • Groupe Renault to further autonomous vehicle development by forming new joint venture with Oktal
    Jul 05, 2017 Press Releases

    Groupe Renault to further autonomous vehicle…

    #INNOVATIONBYRENAULT Groupe Renault will acquire a 35 percent stake in a new joint venture, Autonomous Vehicle Simulation (AVS), formed together with Oktal, a subsidiary of Sogeclair. Groupe Renault’s investment in Autonomous Vehicle Simulation… more
    Editor 201
  • The Fiat 500 Commemorative Stamp
    Jul 05, 2017 Press Releases

    The Fiat 500 Commemorative Stamp

    Turin, Italy - The Fiat 500, one of Italy's best known and iconic motor cars turns 60 years old today and to commemorate this auspicious occasion, a new postage stamp has been commissioned with the iconic vehicle featuring prominently. The… more
    Editor 202
  • The Fiat 500 enshrined in the MoMA in New York
    Jul 05, 2017 Press Releases

    The Fiat 500 enshrined in the MoMA in New…

    The best-loved car in Fiat's history, the icon that made Italians into car-owners, and worldwide ambassador for the country, celebrates its 60th birthday today with a special event that honours its history and the style and design that made it… more
    Editor 201
  • GRMC June 2017 Newsletter.
    Jul 05, 2017 Press Releases

    GRMC June 2017 Newsletter

    The reality of the devastation that hit the Knysna and Plettenberg Bay areas over the period June 7 – 10 has now set in with the many that have been effected by this dreadful fire disaster . Even those who have not been effected feel part of this… more
    Editor 190
  • Steel downstream simply misled
    Jul 05, 2017 Press Releases

    Steel downstream simply misled

    In a recent article published in the Engineering News, AMSA actually admitted that their service delivery is below standard, but blame low demand as the culprit. According to them, slow through-put results in production problems. They simply do not… more
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  • Opinion Piece: Steel Industry: Negotiators, show some steel!
    Jul 05, 2017 Press Releases

    Opinion Piece: Steel Industry: Negotiators,…

    The Steel Industry is currently in a process of negotiating a potential new main agreement, which, if agreement is reached, will prescribe increased wages and other conditions of employment for the Metal and Engineering Industry (MEIBC). The two… more
    Gerhard Papenfus - NEASA 199
  • A Ray of Hope
    Jul 05, 2017 The Phoenix

    A Ray of Hope

    In these times of frustration with the appalling levels of corruption at the highest levels of government, and the depressing realisation that most of the ruling party are on the Gupta gravy train, it is always good to come across decent human… more
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  • GIL 2017: Africa -  The Global Community of Growth, Innovation and Leadership
    Jul 05, 2017 Events

    GIL 2017: Africa - The Global Community of…

    Date: Thursday, 17 August 2017 Venue: Table Bay Hotel, Cape Town, South Africa Frost & Sullivan’s seventh consecutive Growth Innovation and Leadership (GIL) 2017: Africa summit reconvenes on 17 August, 2017 at The Table Bay Hotel in Cape Town, South… more
    Editor 457
  • Absa Commentary: June 2017 NAAMSA New Vehicle Sales and Exports Report
    Jul 04, 2017 Press Releases

    Absa Commentary: June 2017 NAAMSA New…

    Passenger vehicle sales accounted for 63.1% of car sales in June 2017 more
    Editor 445
  • Standard Bank: Comments on NAAMSA New Vehicle Sales Report – June 2017
    Jul 04, 2017 Press Releases

    Standard Bank: Comments on NAAMSA New…

    Nicholas Nkosi – Executive Head of Standard Bank Vehicle and Asset Finance, Retail & Business Banking June commentary “Despite the new passenger vehicle sales showing a 2.2% decline year on year, the last three months have seen a steady improvement… more
    Editor 223
  • #Naamsa Comment on the #June, 2017 industry #new #vehicle #sales statistics
    Jul 04, 2017 Press Releases

    Naamsa Comment on the June, 2017 industry…

    Commenting on the new vehicle sales statistics for the month of June, 2017 – released today for public consumption on the website of the Department of Trade & Industry – the Association said that domestic new vehicle sales had reflected a mixed… more
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  • Automechanika Johannesburg 2017 promises to be a bumper show
    Jul 04, 2017 Events

    Automechanika Johannesburg 2017 promises to…

    The stature of Automechanika Johannesburg is growing not only locally, but also globally, as one of the most important shows in Messe Frankfurt's portfolio of these trade fairs for the automotive aftermarket. This year's show, which takes place at… more
    Editor 458
  • Now is the time to enter Automechanika Johannesburg's Innovation Awards Contest
    Jul 04, 2017 Events

    Now is the time to enter Automechanika…

    Product innovation is what helps to drive any global Automechanika trade fair. The announcement of the winners of the Innovation Awards has been a highlight of the Automechanika trade fair for the automotive aftermarket ever since this global brand… more
    Editor 431
  • Lack of servicing and training are major causes of truck accidents on our roads
    Jul 04, 2017 Press Releases

    Lack of servicing and training are major…

    According to the Road Traffic Management Corporation, 36 major crashes involving trucks were investigated last year (2016). 143 fatalities and 136 injuries resulted from these accidents which involved 49 trucks, 35 light motor vehicles and 11… more
    Motor Industry Workshop Association 200
  • Porsche unveils the most powerful 911 of all time
    Jul 03, 2017 Motoring

    Porsche unveils the most powerful 911 of all…

    New 911 GT2 RS with 700 hp, rear-wheel drive, racing chassis and rear-axle steering Johannesburg. The fastest and most powerful road-approved 911 is ready for launch: The new Porsche 911 GT2 RS will celebrate its world premiere at the Goodwood… more
    Editor 157
  • The new BMW G 310 R now available in South Africa
    Jul 03, 2017 Motoring

    The new BMW G 310 R now available in South…

    The new BMW G 310 R – the BMW roadster under 500 cc. One cylinder, low weight, powerful dynamic performance – the BMW G 310 R embodies the pure essence of a BMW roadster: it has neither too little nor too much of anything. Pragmatic in the best… more
    Editor 190
  • The all-new sophisticated Pajero Sport arrives in September
    Jul 03, 2017 Motoring

    The all-new sophisticated Pajero Sport…

    Mitsubishi Motors South Africa (MMSA) will be introducing its highly acclaimed all-new Pajero Sport in September 2017. This stylishly designed new-generation Mitsubishi sport utility offers refined driving dynamics thanks to an array of cutting-edge… more
    Editor 180
  • Take our survey and stand a chance to win R10,000!
    Jul 03, 2017 Events

    Take our survey and stand a chance to win…

    Automechanika and co-located shows Futuroads and Scalex will be taking place at Nasrec Expo centre between the 27-30 September 2017. These shows provide the most comprehensive range of suppliers in the after sales automotive market, commercial… more
    Editor 388
  •  Masterdrive Newsletter 30 June 2017
    Jul 03, 2017 Press Releases

    Masterdrive Newsletter 30 June 2017

    MasterTips: Drivers, don’t be fooled by your windows Many drivers appreciate – as do fleet managers –the value of using the correct windscreens, particularly when involved in a crash. Some, however, are not so ‘fussy’ when it comes to the side… more
    Editor 201
  • Hyundai IONIQ awarded a Green Good Design Award
    Jul 03, 2017 Press Releases

    Hyundai IONIQ awarded a Green Good Design…

    The 2017 Hyundai IONIQ has been crowned with a 2017 Green Good Design Award that celebrates important examples of sustainable designs and provide awareness on what companies are designing and producing to make the most positive impact on the… more
    Editor 218
  • Ford GT, Mustang GT4 Demonstrate Ford Road and Race Performance at 2017 Goodwood Festival of Speed
    Jun 29, 2017 Events

    Ford GT, Mustang GT4 Demonstrate Ford Road…

    Ford GT power, performance and active aerodynamics on show as GT road car tackles Goodwood Hillclimb for the first time, driven by Ford Chip Ganassi Racing drivers Track ready Ford Mustang GT4 race car makes European debut on challenging 1.16-mile… more
    Editor 338
  • Renault to celebrate the past, present and future of motorsport at 2017 Goodwood Festival of Speed
    Jun 29, 2017 Events

    Renault to celebrate the past, present and…

    Vehicles on show over the weekend range from Renault’s first major race winner to its F1 car of the future 2017 marks 40 years of Renault’s involvement in Formula One UK debut for Renault Sport 2027 Vision Concept UK debut for Renault ZOE e-Sport… more
    Editor 337
  • Fuel set to drop at month-end
    Jun 29, 2017 Press Releases

    Fuel set to drop at month-end

    Fuel prices are set for across-the-board drops at month end. This is according to the Automobile Association (AA), commenting on unaudited month-end fuel price data released by the Central Energy Fund (CEF) "The Rand remained firm over the past… more
    Automobile Association 233
  • Academic Excellence at NMMU Recognised with Ford Premier Award
    Jun 28, 2017 Events

    Academic Excellence at NMMU Recognised with…

    Award presented to top Master's Degree student at Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University Winner Yonela Dube acknowledged for her research into the relationship between authentic leadership and employee engagement Ford-sponsored award introduced in… more
    Editor 410
  • Renault hands over the keys to the 2,500,000th LCV to roll out of its Batilly plant
    Jun 28, 2017 Press Releases

    Renault hands over the keys to the…

    Renault celebrated the production of the 2,500,000th LCV to roll out of its Batilly plant since its creation. The keys to the 2,500,000th LCV to come out of Renault’s facility in eastern France were handed over to Polish company TP Teltech at a… more
    Editor 211
  • Andrea Gevers speaks at the Kasi Star Brands and Youth Brands conference
    Jun 28, 2017 Press Releases

    Understanding how South Africa’s Youth and…

    Over 100 top business executives, marketers and brand experts recently gathered at Zonki Shebeen in Muldersdrift, Johannesburg to gain an understanding of some of South Africa’s most fascinating consumer markets, at Ask Afrika’s Kasi Star Brands and… more
    Editor 461
  • New Goodyear Wrangler All-Terrain Adventure wins DriveOut Magazine's All-Terrain tyre test
    Jun 28, 2017 Press Releases

    New Goodyear Wrangler All-Terrain Adventure…

    Port Elizabeth, June 2017 - Goodyear's Wrangler All-Terrain Adventure 265/65 R17 claimed first place in an all-terrain tyre shootout test conducted by DriveOut Magazine. Out of 7 tested tyres[1], Goodyear's new on/off road tyre ranked highest with… more
    Editor 290
  • Renault joins forces with the European Parliament to promote tomorrow’s mobility
    Jun 28, 2017 Press Releases

    Renault joins forces with the European…

    Renault is to participate in the ‘Driving Europe Forward: The Future of Mobility’ campaign organised by the European Parliament. A Formula E single-seater racing car will be displayed on the esplanade in front of the European Parliament from midday… more
    Editor 221
  • Honda Quest True Adventure open for entries!
    Jun 28, 2017 Press Releases

    Honda Quest True Adventure open for entries!

    The wait is finally over. You can now enter for Honda Quest True Adventure 2017 - the ultimate adventure motorcycle competition on the ultimate adventure motorcycle, the Honda CRF1000 L Africa Twin. Simply go to your nearest Honda dealer where you… more
    Editor 219
  • Volvo Cars and Autoliv team up with NVIDIA to develop advanced systems for self-driving cars
    Jun 28, 2017 Press Releases

    Volvo Cars and Autoliv team up with NVIDIA…

    Volvo Cars, along with Autoliv, the world-leading automotive safety company, and NVIDIA, the artificial intelligence (AI) and visual computing company, are teaming up to develop advanced systems and software for self-driving cars. The three… more
    Editor 263
  • Production start of the new E-Class Cabriolet
    Jun 27, 2017 Motoring

    Production start of the new E-Class Cabriolet

    Fifth model completes successful E-Class product family. Milestone for production at the site: complete renewal of the model range "Made in Bremen" within three years. Team takes advantage of digital communication concepts and Industry 4.0… more
    Editor 206
  • Trump Admin May Change Backup Camera Law
    Jun 27, 2017 Press Releases

    Trump Admin May Change Backup Camera Law

    The Trump administration may seek to undo the “backup camera law” that requires all new cars include a rear view camera by 2018. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recently told congress it is reviewing regulations on… more
    Editor 228
  • AA launches national pedestrian visibility campaign
    Jun 27, 2017 Press Releases

    AA launches national pedestrian visibility…

    Today the Automobile Association (AA), in collaboration with the FIA, Ford and Michelin, is launching a road safety campaign. This national campaign, known as the #ISeeYou campaign, is focussed on pedestrian visibility. The Federation Internationale… more
    Automobile Association 213
  • Hit a Pothole? No Problem!
    Jun 27, 2017 Press Releases

    Hit a Pothole? No Problem!

    Bending a wheel on a pothole or dinging it on a curb need not mean the end of the road for that wheel and its owner's budget. Instead, Tiger Wheel & Tyre is reminding motorists that several of its stores offer on-site Wheel CollisionT repair, while… more
    Editor 200
  • Section 21 company formed to champion Right to Repair campaign
    Jun 27, 2017 Press Releases

    Section 21 company formed to champion Right…

    The Right2Repair campaign has been given another boost with the formation of Right to Repair South Africa (R2RSA), a Section 21, not-for-profit company, specifically formed to champion the Right to Repair campaign initially launched in 2013. Richard… more
    Editor 282
  • Getting more mileage out of road safety
    Jun 27, 2017 Press Releases

    Getting more mileage out of road safety

    Think about it, the one material we’re most dependent on for safety is rubber – no other composite comes close, whether it’s metal, plastic, glass, ceramic or cement. With tyres being the first and foremost element of a vehicle’s safety and control,… more
    Editor 226
  • Volkswagen and Qhubeka Giving the Gift of Time
    Jun 26, 2017 Press Releases

    Volkswagen and Qhubeka Giving the Gift of…

    VWSA giving the gift of time and 1,100 bikes to local communities 6 Novice cyclists identified through Volkswagen Blue Bikes programme VWSA supporting 6 Novice Cyclists as they participate in the Telkom 947 Cycle Challenge Volkswagen Group South… more
    Editor 227
  • HELLA and ZF Form Strategic Partnership
    Jun 26, 2017 Press Releases

    HELLA and ZF Form Strategic Partnership

    Firmly in focus: camera systems, imaging and radar sensor technology Partnership for development and marketing aims to produce modern assistance systems and autonomous driving functions for passenger cars, commercial vehicles and off-highway… more
    Editor 245
  • Global Press Event 2017 - Vision Zero
    Jun 26, 2017 Press Releases

    Global Press Event 2017 - Vision Zero

    Vision Zero – a world with zero accidents and zero emissions – could only become a reality when all vehicles are electric, autonomous and connected. Under the motto "On the Road to Vision Zero", ZF demonstrates at the Global Press Event 2017 how the… more
    Editor 272
  • Vishal Premlall, Director of the Motor Industry Workshop Association (MIWA), says vehicle owners need to know that there is a dispute resolution process in place to assist them if they have been serviced by a MIWA workshop.
    Jun 26, 2017 Press Releases

    Did you know there is a dispute resolution…

    Taking your car in for a repair can be a costly exercise. Getting what you pay for, ie a car that is running properly and fully repaired, is the obvious outcome. However, there are times when vehicle owners have not been satisfied with the end… more
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  • Masterdrive Newsletter 23 June 2017
    Jun 26, 2017 Press Releases

    Masterdrive Newsletter 23 June 2017

    MasterTips: Consequences of drinking and driving MasterTest: Driving expressions: Mercedes E-Class Coupé MasterNews: MasterDrive at TruckX 2017 MasterHumour Read Now more
    Masterdrive 220
  • Upcoming Events 23 June - 3 July 2017
    Jun 23, 2017 Events

    Upcoming Events 23 June - 3 July 2017

    INTERNATIONAL EVENTS 23.06.2017 FIM ENDURO WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP, PARÁDFÜRDÓ 24.06.2017 FIM ENDURANCE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP, SLOVAKIARING 24.06.2017 FIM TRIAL WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP, LOURDES 24.06.2017 FIA WORLD TOURING CHAMPIONSHIP, RACE OF PORTUGAL, VILA… more
    Editor 383
  • Ford 1.0-Litre EcoBoost Wins International Engine of the Year for the 6th Year Running
    Jun 23, 2017 Events

    Ford 1.0-Litre EcoBoost Wins International…

    Ford 1.0-litre EcoBoost petrol engine named 2017 International Engine of the Year "Best Engine Under 1.0-litre" for the sixth year in a row Fuel-efficient, compact and powerful engine has won 10 International Engine of Year awards since launch in 2012;… more
    Editor 354
  • Messe Frankfurt records highest ever result in 2016
    Jun 23, 2017 Events

    Messe Frankfurt records highest ever result…

    Sales of over €650 million planned in 2017 Trade fairs are still going from strength to strength in Frankfurt 777 years after the first event of this kind was held there. As Chairman of the Messe Frankfurt Supervisory Board, Mayor Peter Feldmann… more
    Editor 525
  • Textar Aftermarket Brake Pads Achieve Best Results in Strict AMS Braking Test
    Jun 23, 2017 Press Releases

    Textar Aftermarket Brake Pads Achieve Best…

    An AMS braking test that included global OE friction manufacturer TMD Friction, distributed in South Africa by Torre Parts and Components, has scored Textar above the competition and original equipment manufactured material (OEM). The… more
    Editor 299
  • “FC St. Pauli goes Ruanda“: MEYLE supports FC St. Pauli handball project in Africa
    Jun 23, 2017 Press Releases

    “FC St. Pauli goes Ruanda“: MEYLE supports…

    The handball team from Hamburg will be traveling to Ruanda in August to organize local workshops and to visit schools As the team’s main sponsor, MEYLE not only provides financial support, but also transport of equipment and will ensure mobility of… more
    Editor 308
  • Volkswagen supports the VWSA B-BBEE Initiative Trust
    Jun 23, 2017 Press Releases

    Volkswagen supports the VWSA B-BBEE…

    Volkswagen B-BBEE Initiatives Trust launched to Suppliers Volkswagen B-BBEE Initiatives Trust supported by the Eastern Cape Government 22 June 2017 marked another significant day for black-owned suppliers in the automotive sector, with the official… more
    Editor 298
  • Outstanding Ferrari V8 keeps its crown and scoops international engine of the year award for second year
    Jun 23, 2017 Press Releases

    Outstanding Ferrari V8 keeps its crown and…

    Ferrari’s all-conquering 3.9-litre twin-turbo V8 successfully retains coveted award Honda returns to the competition after an 11-year absence to pick up prestigious ‘New Engine of the Year’ award for its 3.5-litre V6 bi-turbo hybrid Tesla achieves… more
    Editor 309
  • Department of transport and Michelin corporate foundation partner to change how South Africa’s youth perceive road safety
    Jun 23, 2017 Press Releases

    Department of transport and Michelin…

    The National Department of Transport, South Africa today announced a partnership with Michelin Corporate Foundation to launch a multi-faceted Road Safety initiative in South Africa to focus on young drivers’ safety. The programme utilises behaviour… more
    Editor 286
  • Volkswagen continues to highlight Rhino protection
    Jun 21, 2017 Press Releases

    Volkswagen continues to highlight Rhino…

    Volkswagen and Fleet Customers bringing awareness to rhino anti-poaching Recently, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles invited three VIP Fleet Customers, namely Milana & Chris Pretorius (Smollan), John & Sandra Anderson (Würth) and Nick & Amanda Jacobs… more
    Editor 308
  • CityMakers develops innovative urban mobility solutions
    Jun 21, 2017 Press Releases

    CityMakers develops innovative urban…

    Paris, June 2017 - The Groupe Renault partners with NUMA, a leading startup accelerator, to launch CityMakers in partnership with AXA, Nissan, RCI Bank and Services and the City of Paris. CityMakers is a 10-month open innovation program to… more
    Editor 240
  • Automotive Interiors Expo Awards 2017
    Jun 21, 2017 Events

    Automotive Interiors Expo Awards 2017

    Jaguar Land Rover proves to be major winner for design, technology and product innovation Big wins for Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) as Land Rover head of design, Jerry McGovern, wins Interior Designer of the Year; Jaguar I-PACE is awarded Concept Vehicle… more
    Editor 448
  • New passenger car sales in China will reach 29,7 million units by 2020
    Jun 21, 2017 Press Releases

    New passenger car sales in China will reach…

    Based on data from the International Organization of Motor Vehicle Manufacturers, ReportLinker’s economists and artificial intelligence experts created a forecast that highlights that new passenger car sales in China should reach 29,7 million by… more
    Editor 254
  • Oil, Rand send fuel lower
    Jun 20, 2017 Press Releases

    Oil, Rand send fuel lower

    Rand resilience and a declining oil price have set the scene for a further fuel price drop. This is according to the Automobile Association (AA), commenting on unaudited mid-month data released by the Central Energy Fund (CEF). The current picture… more
    Automobile Association 261
  • Fiat and Esselunga set a Guinness World Record TM: 1,495 Fiat 500 cars handed-over in less than 48 hours
    Jun 20, 2017 Press Releases

    Fiat and Esselunga set a Guinness World…

    Turin, Italy - A record-breaking handover: 1,495 Fiat 500 cars were collected in less than two days by the lucky winners of a competition run by Fiat and Italian supermarket chain Esselunga. The historic feat was certified by an official Guinness… more
    Editor 280
  • Econometrix : Basic Economics Course 6 July 2017
    Jun 20, 2017 Events

    Econometrix : Basic Economics Course 6 July…

    Would you like to have a better understanding of how the economy works and how it impacts on your organization ? Econometrix is offering an introductory Basic Economics Course on the 6 July 2017 Course Objective: A one day course offering practical… more
    Editor 490
  • CITS - Now beyond proof-of-concept stage
    Jun 19, 2017 Press Releases

    CITS - Now beyond proof-of-concept stage

    CITS – (Crankcase Independent Two-Stroke) Now beyond proof-of-concept stage, with a running prototype. See it running here:https://youtu.be/9MSIBobuEQQ (and on other videos on our website www.citsengine.com.au) Fifteen incontestable attributes in… more
    Editor 312
  • Valeo launches Valeo.ai, the first global research center in artificial intelligence
    Jun 19, 2017 Press Releases

    Valeo launches Valeo.ai, the first global…

    Valeo launches Valeo.ai, the first global research center in artificial intelligence and deep learning for automotive applications based in Paris Paris, June 2017 – Valeo launches the first global research center in artificial intelligence and deep… more
    Editor 287
  • Masterdrive Newsletter 15 June 2017
    Jun 16, 2017 Press Releases

    Masterdrive Newsletter 15 June 2017

    Driving tired – the dangers! Driving expressions: Mitsubishi Outlander Hijack extraction for Miss SA just in time Friday funnies (on a Thursday) Island biking Read Now more
    Editor 232
  • The time is now! SA youth can blaze a trail to entrepreneurial success
    Jun 16, 2017 Press Releases

    The time is now! SA youth can blaze a trail…

    South Africa’s latest unemployment figures make for sombre reading. While official unemployment is now 27.7 percent, the most affected group are young people under the age of 35 with a staggering 38.6 percent of youth unable to find work.… more
    Editor 267
  • Strap your baby in before heading on holiday, urges MIWA
    Jun 15, 2017 Press Releases

    Strap your baby in before heading on…

    With the Winter school holiday season approaching fast, the Motor Industry Workshop Association (MIWA) is urging parents to invest in car seats for their children ahead of the holidays and to strap them in when on the road. Vishal Premlall, Director… more
    Editor 264
  • Martlé Keyter, MISA’s CEO for Operations
    Jun 15, 2017 Press Releases

    MISA urges the motor retail industry to…

    The Motor Industry Staff Association (MISA) has called on employers in the retail motor industry to work together to find opportunities to employ and develop young workers in this economic sector. “The quarterly labour force survey released by Stats… more
    Editor 448
  • Stuck on the side of the road?
    Jun 15, 2017 Press Releases

    Stuck on the side of the road?

    Take a deep breath. You're an urban girl... more
    Editor 589
  • Questions and answers with
    Jun 14, 2017 Press Releases

    Questions and answers with "tankpool24"…

    The "tankpool24" team with pilots Norbert Kiss and André Kursim gains a headstart in the 2017 racing season As the squad's partner in technology, MEYLE supports the last private team competing in FIA European Truck Racing Championship with MEYLE… more
    Editor 300
  • First Quick Lane Tyre & Auto Centre Opens in South Africa
    Jun 14, 2017 Press Releases

    First Quick Lane Tyre & Auto Centre Opens in…

    Quick Lane Tyre & Auto Centre is an initiative of Ford Motor Company, offering a trusted place for tyre and automotive service for all makes and models The first facility in Silverton, Pretoria joins over 1 018 Quick Lane Tyre and Auto Centres… more
    Editor 581
  • Signal Jamming and the impact thereof
    Jun 14, 2017 Press Releases

    Signal Jamming and the impact thereof

    Signal Jamming The increase in incidents where signal jamming devices are used during vehicle and cargo theft is one of the prominent challenges that the South African transport industry is facing today. Any standard GSM and GPS telematics devices… more
    Editor 292
  • Top five franchise trends expected in South Africa in 2017
    Jun 14, 2017 Press Releases

    Top five franchise trends expected in South…

    South Africa’s economy is under significant pressure and does not promise a great deal of progress for business or consumer – with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) predicting only 0.8% growth in 2017. Franchising, however, is one sector that… more
    Editor 296
  • Ask Afrika partners with the FIA Awards in financial services benchmark
    Jun 14, 2017 Press Releases

    Ask Afrika partners with the FIA Awards in…

    Ask Afrika partnered with the Financial Intermediaries Association of Southern Africa (FIA) to conduct the research survey that culminated in the highly anticipated 2017 FIA Awards ceremony, held on 8 June 2017 at the Sandton Convention Centre. The… more
    Editor 272
  • A new nail polish range from Renault that can also touch up minor bodywork scratches.
    Jun 13, 2017 Press Releases

    Renault launches new nail polish range for…

    A new nail polish range from Renault that can also touch up minor bodywork scratches. A choice of colours coordinated to match four Twingo body colours. In addition to its practical, vibrant and cheery nature, Twingo is the ideal choice for active… more
    Editor 265
  • SA car rentals offer world-beating value
    Jun 13, 2017 Press Releases

    SA car rentals offer world-beating value

    Domestic car rental prices are the second cheapest in the world, one quarter the price of a comparable car rental in New York, writes Lance Smith, Executive: Sales at Avis southern Africa. A 2016 survey by Deutsche Bank has reinforced what the car… more
    Editor 290
  • Metal industry – 2017 negotiations
    Jun 13, 2017 Press Releases

    Metal industry – 2017 negotiations

    INDUSTRY ALERT Dear Metal Industry employer The 2017 Metal Industry negotiations commenced on 7 June. NEASA’S OFFER All NEASA's demands (as per the mandate obtained during our recent 'roadshow'), were tabled on 8 June as part of the consolidated… more
    Gerhard Papenfus - NEASA 514
  • Balancing cars and wealth
    Jun 13, 2017 Press Releases

    Balancing cars and wealth

    Most people consider their car to be an asset but in financial terms, an asset is something that generates income or grows in value. Unfortunately, few cars fit this definition. This is according to get\Worth director Colin Morgan. Owning a vehicle… more
    Editor 278
  • Invitation: Cymot 2017 Trade Show
    Jun 12, 2017 Events

    Invitation: Cymot 2017 Trade Show

    What a perfect day to visit our CYMOT Trade Show! You are invited to join the CYMOT team, together with more than 150 supplier representatives, to showcase the latest products and industry trends. There will be something exciting for everyone. I… more
    Editor 678
  • Tenneco Supplies Suspension Technology on the New PEUGEOT 3008 SUV
    Jun 12, 2017 Press Releases

    Tenneco Supplies Suspension Technology on…

    Tenneco Inc. (NYSE: TEN) announced today that its Multi-Tuned Valve (MTV) suspension technology is featured on the new PEUGEOT 3008 SUV, which was named 2017 European Car of the Year during the Geneva Motor Show in Switzerland earlier this year.… more
    Editor 265
  • How SMEs can budget for the right light commercial vehicle
    Jun 12, 2017 Press Releases

    How SMEs can budget for the right light…

    Making sure that ‘more money flows into the business than flows out’ is the basic law of survival and growth for all small business owners. However, keeping cash flow positive can be difficult when the business needs a vehicle for deliveries and… more
    Editor 245
  • The Franchise Association of South Africa (FASA) committed to  innovation as a way to tackle unemployment and create jobs
    Jun 12, 2017 Press Releases

    The Franchise Association of South Africa…

    Reacting to the Statistician-General of Statistics SA Quarterly Labour Force Survey that shows unemployment rising to a 14-year high with 27.1% of the population without a job, the Franchise Association of South Africa (FASA) believes the franchise… more
    Editor 304
  • Caring for your car engine this winter – is anti-freeze the answer?
    Jun 12, 2017 Press Releases

    Caring for your car engine this winter – is…

    With the days and nights getting cooler, car engines take longer to warm up and can be damaged if parts become frozen overnight, for example. While using anti-freeze products may be the solution to engine freeze, Vishal Premlall, Director of Motor… more
    Editor 261
  • 2016 road death toll stark warning to motorists
    Jun 12, 2017 Press Releases

    2016 road death toll stark warning to…

    The annual road fatality statistics for 2016, published recently by the Road Traffic Management Corporation (RTMC), are cause for great concern, and point to an urgent need for combined interventions from everyone involved in road safety in South… more
    Automobile Association 274
  • Masterdrive Newsletter 09 June 2017
    Jun 12, 2017 Press Releases

    Masterdrive Newsletter 09 June 2017

    Motorbike hijackings exposed Driving expressions: Opel Mokka-X MasterDrive at Airlink Adrenalin Show 2017 Friday funnies Water and love in Venice Read Newsletter more
    Editor 251
  • Continental Tyre SA recognised as Nelson Mandela Bay Top 50 Company for second year
    Jun 12, 2017 Press Releases

    Continental Tyre SA recognised as Nelson…

    Continental earns Top Employer and Long-standing Investor awards Proud local heritage spanning 70 years in Port Elizabeth One of the industry's largest employers, almost R1-billion invested in past five years Continental Tyre South Africa (CTSA)… more
    Editor 396
  • Daimler Buses fulfilling customers' individual wishes for the first time with 3D printing technology
    Jun 12, 2017 Press Releases

    Daimler Buses fulfilling customers'…

    Pioneer in the production of parts using the 3D printing process Complex and functionally integrated standard 3D parts available on demand Economical and flexible production even for small production series for buses and coaches of the Mercedes-Benz… more
    Editor 317
  • Volvo Cars celebrates the human side of safety technology in new XC60 film
    Jun 12, 2017 Press Releases

    Volvo Cars celebrates the human side of…

    "Sometimes the moments that never happen matter the most." This is the beguiling thought that lies behind Volvo Cars' new XC60 film. But what does it mean? Taking a typically human approach, Volvo has captured the essence of how advanced safety… more
    Editor 276
  • South Africa: Haval Motors Has Arrived
    Jun 12, 2017 Press Releases

    South Africa: Haval Motors Has Arrived

    Internationally renowned SUV brand Haval Motors South Africa has made its formal arrival on local shores on 31 May 2017 at a glittering event which showcased their desire to impress. And impress it did. Newly renovated Kyalami International Race… more
    Editor 286
  • Vermont Sales New Training Academy Dates 2017
    Jun 08, 2017 Press Releases

    Vermont Sales New Training Academy Dates 2017

    Vermont Sales hosts a fully equipped Training Academy with competent and qualified training personnel, Qualified Training Facilitators Qualified Assessors Qualified Moderator Learning Material Designers Experienced Training Coordinators Dedicated… more
    Editor 262
  • Volvo Cars safety experts receive prestigious award from NHTSA
    Jun 07, 2017 Press Releases

    Volvo Cars safety experts receive…

    Volvo Cars, the premium car maker synonymous with advanced safety systems, has once again been recognised for its contribution to improving traffic safety and reducing fatalities and serious injuries on the world's roads by the National Highway… more
    Editor 286
  • New Continental PremiumContact 6 - a safe and comfortable tyre with sports-bred DNA
    Jun 07, 2017 Press Releases

    New Continental PremiumContact 6 - a safe…

    New PremiumContact 6 successfully combines safety, comfort, sportiness and sustainability Continental focuses on "Safety without compromise" Superb balance between handling, comfort, rolling resistance and mileage at the highest level PORT… more
    Editor 403
  • Steadfast battery supplier at the core of South African power stations
    Jun 07, 2017 Press Releases

    Steadfast battery supplier at the core of…

    The complexity and importance of power stations across South Africa is matched only by the reliability and steadfastness required of its interconnected parts. If not run with utmost efficiency, power stations cannot and will not function at capacity… more
    Editor 285
  • Ford's Production Capacity Expands Following R125-million Upgrade to Vehicle Conveyor System at Silverton Assembly Plant
    Jun 07, 2017 Press Releases

    Ford's Production Capacity Expands Following…

    Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa has invested R125-million in a new Webb conveyor system at the Silverton Assembly Plant The 3 000-metre conveyor system carries vehicles from the plant's body shop to the paint shop and improves overall… more
    Editor 375
  • AA urges drivers to be extra vigilant in bad weather
    Jun 07, 2017 Press Releases

    AA urges drivers to be extra vigilant in bad…

    The bad weather affecting many parts of South Africa will require extra vigilance from motorists, and a renewed commitment from all drivers to obey the rules of the road, the Automobile Association (AA) said. “There are a lot of wet, even icy, roads… more
    Automobile Association 274
  • Toyota leads automotive in Brandz Top 100
    Jun 07, 2017 Press Releases

    Toyota leads automotive in Brandz Top 100

    Toyota has retained its title as the world's most valuable car brand in the annual BrandZ Top 100 Most Valuable Global Brands Study. This marks the ninth time that Toyota has topped the automotive category in the report's 12-year history. Conducted… more
    Editor 303
  • Tyrexpo India & GarageXpo India 2017 Show in Chennai from 11 - 13th July 2017
    Jun 06, 2017 Events

    Tyrexpo India & GarageXpo India 2017 Show in…

    According to the India Tyre Market Forecast and Opportunities, 2020 report, the tyre market in India is expected to be dominated by the two-wheeler tyre segment, in volume terms, through to 2020. Rising vehicle sales, including two wheelers,… more
    Editor 589
  • New solutions for the auto showroom cleaning challenge
    Jun 05, 2017 Press Releases

    New solutions for the auto showroom cleaning…

    Cleanliness might be next to godliness but it’s also very close to profitability in the business of selling vehicles. The auto showroom and its vehicles must be spotless as first impressions are critical for sales. This applies to vehicle servicing… more
    Editor 468
  • Engen Celebrates Youth on June 16th
    Jun 05, 2017 Press Releases

    Engen Celebrates Youth on June 16th

    This Youth Day, Engen is celebrating the bright futures of their recent graduates of the 2016 Engen Maths and Science School (EMSS). EMSS is a national initiative that addresses key skills shortages in the engineering and technical fields by… more
    Editor 345
  • Young black, female owned businesses on the fast track to success
    Jun 05, 2017 Press Releases

    Young black, female owned businesses on the…

    AccelerateHer programme concludes with lasting impact The inaugural Seed Academy/WDB AccelerateHer programme, a three-month business accelerator for female entrepreneurs, sponsored by Shell Downstream South Africa concluded by notching up a string… more
    Editor 271
  • Mahindra Dealer of the Year
    Jun 05, 2017 Press Releases

    Mahindra Dealer of the Year

    Mahindra South Africa, hosted their dealer network consisting of 57 independently owned dealers to the annual "Dealer of the Year" (DOTY) awards function that was held in Johannesburg on the 26 May 2017. The event was attended by Chief of… more
    Editor 279
  • Volkswagen recognises Top Dealers
    Jun 05, 2017 Press Releases

    Volkswagen recognises Top Dealers

    Volkswagen honours its dealers Annually Volkswagen South Africa honours the hard work of its dedicated Dealer Network who never cease in their endeavours to make Volkswagen the reputable brand that it is. This year was certainly no different.… more
    Editor 298
  • Tiger Wheel & Tyre's Award-Winning Streak Continues
    Jun 05, 2017 Press Releases

    Tiger Wheel & Tyre's Award-Winning Streak…

    Tuesday, 30 May 2017. Johannesburg, South Africa. The winning streak continues for South Africa's most awarded retail wheel and tyre company. Afrikaans daily newspaper, Die Beeld today announced that the first place "Platinum Award in its 2017… more
    Editor 373
  • Masterdrive Newsletter 02 June 2017
    Jun 05, 2017 Press Releases

    Masterdrive Newsletter 02 June 2017

    Driving expressions: the renault stepway A Distracted Driving Quiz MAKING EVERY BIKER’S DREAM A REALITY Friday funnies How to tour the Kruger National Park like a local More Here more
    Editor 279
  • The POWER of effective Intelligence sharing proven True
    Jun 05, 2017 Press Releases

    The POWER of effective Intelligence sharing…

    We have mentioned in a few publications the power of effective intelligence sharing is in the best interest of the community. This was proven true last week. An incident occurred in Johannesburg were a client was held up with his two sons. We are… more
    Editor 280
  • Ways to lower your Car Insurance premiums
    Jun 02, 2017 Press Releases

    Ways to lower your Car Insurance premiums

    The annual Kinsey report by Malcolm Kinsey provides an overview of the South African motor vehicle industry, with a focus on the cost of parts for different vehicle models. The latest 2016 report covers 69 vehicles, compares the costs of various… more
    Editor 331
  • REDISA ceases collection of tyres
    Jun 02, 2017 Press Releases

    REDISA ceases collection of tyres

    Thursday, 1 June 2017 Following the change in the REDISA funding model, based on the implementation of a Tyre Levy collected by SARS effective 1 February 2017, REDISA today confirms that it has ceased all collections with immediate effect. “We have… more
    Editor 309
  • AutObarn SuperHatch Round 4 Zwartkops Extreme Series 16/17 June
    Jun 02, 2017 Events

    AutObarn SuperHatch Round 4 Zwartkops…

    Lots of action is expected at the fourth round with a full field of entries in all classes A full action packed 2-day program of racing is set for the 16/17th June for the Extreme Festival at the popular Zwartkops Raceway, 13 great race categories… more
    Editor 616
  • Dr Dino Petrarolo appointed as board chair of AIDC Eastern Cape
    Jun 02, 2017 Press Releases

    Dr Dino Petrarolo appointed as board chair…

    Dr. Dino Petrarolo, Senior Vice President of Competitive Capabilities International (CCI) Inc., responsible for global business development and strategy, is the newly elected Chairperson of the AIDC Eastern Cape Board. Dr Petrarolo succeeds outgoing… more
    Editor 362
  • United Way South Africa launches in Johannesburg, pledging to fight for education, income and health.
    Jun 02, 2017 Press Releases

    United Way South Africa launches in…

    JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, 1 June 2017. United Way South Africa, a proudly South African Non-Profit Organisation (NPO) that is part of the global United Way Worldwide movement, held its official launch today in Johannesburg. The organization aims… more
    Editor 331
  • Standard Bank Comments on NAAMSA New Vehicle Sales Report – May 2017
    Jun 02, 2017 Press Releases

    Standard Bank Comments on NAAMSA New Vehicle…

    “New passenger vehicle sales continue to show strain with a 2.5% drop year on year driven by pressure on consumer affordability driven by new car price increases. The current pressure on new car sales is expected to remain for the remainder of… more
    Editor 308
  • Absa Commentary:  May 2017 NAAMSA New Vehicle Sales and Exports Report
    Jun 02, 2017 Press Releases

    Absa Commentary: May 2017 NAAMSA New…

    Commercial vehicle sales in May 2017, 3.5% lower than May 2016 and 23.8% higher than April 2017 Light Commercial vehicle sales in May 2017 were down by 1.5% from May 2016 and up by 26.5% in April 2017 More here more
    Editor 301
  • Naamsa Comment on the May, 2017 industry new vehicle sales statistics
    Jun 02, 2017 Press Releases

    Naamsa Comment on the May, 2017 industry new…

    Commenting on the new vehicle sales statistics for the month of May, 2017 – released today for public consumption on the website of the Department of Trade & Industry – the Association said that new vehicle sales in all segments, had registered… more
    Editor 325
  • Abarth and Alfa Romeo Track Day
    Jun 01, 2017 Events

    Abarth and Alfa Romeo Track Day

    Midrand, South Africa - Fiat Chrysler Automobile's Abarth and Alfa Romeo brands will be participating in the 'Corse Italiana' track day at Zwartkops Raceway in Pretoria West on Sunday 4th June 2017. Gauteng dealers will be hosting invited guests in… more
    Editor 383
  • Haval hits the South African market
    Jun 01, 2017 Press Releases

    Haval hits the South African market

    Five stars. That's what the Chinese buying public have given Haval - which has been the best-selling SUV in its home country for 14 consecutive years, with over one-million units finding new homes last year. Five stars - that's what the H2… more
    Editor 339
  • Things you should definitely do before buying a used car
    Jun 01, 2017 Press Releases

    Things you should definitely do before…

    Prices are rising and for many of us buying a new car at this point is not an option. But before you buy a second-hand car, make sure you put your emotions aside and do some clear-headed thinking about your purchase. “Buying a car in South Africa is… more
    Editor 290
  • GarageXpo India 2017 - Pre Register Your Visit!
    Jun 01, 2017 Events

    GarageXpo India 2017 - Pre Register Your…

    Seize business opportunities of Indian automotive aftermarket @ GarageXpo India 2017! The Indian automotive aftermarket has been growing at a steady pace and is expected to expand rapidly over the next five years. The value chain in India remains… more
    Editor 753
  • SKF Product Information - Nissan Juke
    Jun 01, 2017 Press Releases

    SKF Product Information - Nissan Juke

    SKF is offering a consistent range for the Nissan Juke on our roads since 2011. Download Production Information Sheet for more information. Production Information Sheet more
    Editor 688
  • Gauteng Township Economy Business Week 2017
    May 31, 2017 Events

    Gauteng Township Economy Business Week 2017

    Info on the Convention and programme here Standard Bank and SABEF support township entrepreneurs for economic growth In its journey to drive the growth of the African economy through entrepreneurship, Standard Bank will be the headline sponsor of… more
    Editor 790
  • Car Seat Buyer Beware - Illegal and deadly “Car Seat” has made its way to South Africa
    May 31, 2017 Press Releases

    Car Seat Buyer Beware - Illegal and deadly…

    All parents want to protect their children as best they can. When it comes to child car safety, the correct child car seat can seem extremely expensive and some parents may be tempted to choose a cheaper alternative. This had led to thousands of… more
    Editor 344
  • Volkswagen Bursars on the road to success!
    May 31, 2017 Press Releases

    Volkswagen Bursars on the road to success!

    Volkswagen funds 22 school learners and 10 University Students Volkswagen bursars passing with distinction Volkswagen Group South Africa under the banner of the Volkswagen for Good initiative have been funding and supporting children of VWSA… more
    Editor 304
  • Want the key to a good night’s sleep?
    May 31, 2017 Press Releases

    Want the key to a good night’s sleep?

    Most of us take our car keys for granted. It’s not something to which we attach much value – until they gone that is. Without the key your car is pretty much useless, and keys go missing each and every day … they’re almost as prone to wandering as… more
    Editor 297
  • The magic of colours
    May 31, 2017 Press Releases

    The magic of colours

    A look behind the scenes: the "Colour and Trim" department at Volkswagen headquarters in Germany "We waited a long time for this kind of yellow." Designer Astrid Göring carefully pushes a small bowl of the spice turmeric aside to make space for the… more
    Editor 294
  • Find out how to target brands to Youth and Kasi markets
    May 31, 2017 Press Releases

    Find out how to target brands to Youth and…

    Out of all the market segments in South Africa, the township and youth markets are possibly the trickiest for brand owners to understand and marketers to target. To this end, market research company, Ask Afrika will be sharing top-line trends and… more
    Editor 309
  • SKF Product Information - SKF CV Joint Grease
    May 31, 2017 Press Releases

    SKF Product Information - SKF CV Joint Grease

    SKF Grease Multi Packs SKF is now supplying SKF grease for CV Joints in separate multi pack kits.Product Code: VKG 1001 The kit is composed of 6 grease bags of 80 grams each. For more information, please contact your local Automotive Dealer or SKF’s… more
    Editor 342
  • One for all: Versatile control arm in MEYLE-HD quality, now catering for even more BMW models
    May 30, 2017 Press Releases

    One for all: Versatile control arm in…

    New MEYLE-HD control arm for all three OE control arm designs to fit BMW X5 and X6 models built from 2007 onwards Continuously variable guiding suspension ball joint helps maximise repair efficiency Hamburg, May 2017. One for all – true to this… more
    Editor 392
  • Next generation tech tackles pollution
    May 30, 2017 Events

    Next generation tech tackles pollution

    Next generation technologies present advanced new ways for both public and private sector to address waste and pollution challenges, experts say. Speaking ahead of the upcoming workshops at Pollution and Waste Technology Africa showcase, experts… more
    Editor 574
  • First China-built Volvo S90 sedans arrive in Europe via ground-breaking rail link
    May 30, 2017 Press Releases

    First China-built Volvo S90 sedans arrive in…

    Volvo Cars has become the first automaker in the world to export China-built cars to Europe by train via China's new 'One Belt, One Road' trade initiative. The first S90 premium sedans, built at Volvo's Daqing plant in China, will arrive at a… more
    Editor 306
  • Is your security partner curbing or creating crime?
    May 30, 2017 Press Releases

    Is your security partner curbing or creating…

    South Africa has the fourth largest private security industry in the world per capita, with registered security officials outnumbering sworn-in police officers and active soldiers in the army. Arnoux Maré, Group CEO of Innovative Solutions Group and… more
    Editor 375
  • Collaborative approach to solve SA’s housing crisis
    May 30, 2017 Press Releases

    Collaborative approach to solve SA’s housing…

    Habitat for Humanity to build homes for Mandela Day Cape Town, May 2017– Habitat for Humanity South Africa in partnership with the Nelson Mandela Foundation will be hosting their Nelson Mandela International Build Week from 17 to 21 July in Orange… more
    Editor 324
  • Fuel relief beckons
    May 30, 2017 Press Releases

    Fuel relief beckons

    South African motorists are in for some fuel price relief in June. This is according to the Automobile Association (AA), which was commenting on unaudited month-end fuel price data released by the Central Energy Fund (CEF). “Our expectation for June… more
    Automobile Association 285
  • New Distributor Heralds Better Availability of Complete Metzeler Tyre Range
    May 30, 2017 Press Releases

    New Distributor Heralds Better Availability…

    In the high stakes motorcycle tyre world, one name has commanded riders’ fierce loyalty for more than 120 years – Metzeler. Until now, however, the German brand has not enjoyed the widespread availability that local motorcyclists would prefer, but… more
    Editor 304
  • Mitsubishi Outlander wins top value accolade
    May 30, 2017 Press Releases

    Mitsubishi Outlander wins top value accolade

    Mitsubishi's Outlander seven-seater has notched up yet another accolade - this time for value for money. This latest international fourth consecutive praise for the 2017 Mitsubishi Outlander emphasises its value as one of the "10 Most Affordable… more
    Editor 289
  • SKF Product Information - Volkswagen Amarok
    May 30, 2017 Press Releases

    SKF Product Information - Volkswagen Amarok

    SKF is offering a consistent range for the Volkswagen Amarok on our roads since 2011. Download the Production Information Sheet for more information. SKF Product Information more
    Editor 698
  • Volkswagen continues to support local NGO's
    May 30, 2017 Press Releases

    Volkswagen continues to support local NGO's

    Three NGO's are the latest beneficiaries of the Volkswagen for Good initiative The latest cheque handover by Volkswagen brings the total amount donated to NGO's to R2.8 million in 2017 Three additional local organisations have received funding… more
    Editor 420
  • Thought Leadership: New era for Eastern Cape auto industry
    May 29, 2017 Press Releases

    Thought Leadership: New era for Eastern Cape…

    The US company, whose vehicles have been built in SA since 1926, said it was selling its Struandale vehicle assembly plant in Port Elizabeth to Japanese commercial vehicle company Isuzu, said David Furlonger of the Business Day. The decision by… more
    Editor 411
  • Mix of fortune holds us back
    May 29, 2017 Press Releases

    Mix of fortune holds us back

    We can't claim a lack of luck favouring us of late. A near doubling of the maize harvest as a more normal summer rain season favoured us. A stronger 1Q17 mining output has export prices favoured us. A major decline in CPI inflation to 5.3% in April,… more
    Cees Bruggemans 291
  • Fiat Brand Receives Awards for Advertisements
    May 29, 2017 Press Releases

    Fiat Brand Receives Awards for Advertisements

    Midrand, South Africa - The Fiat brand achieved five prestigious awards for advertising this week. Made in collaboration with the Leo Burnett creative agency, the winning campaigns are the result of the constantly innovative approach of the brand in… more
    Editor 322
  • Cymot Weekly Specials 29 May
    May 29, 2017 Press Releases

    Cymot Weekly Specials 29 May

    This weeks special is all about keeping fit and active... more
    Editor 692
  • Virtual Reality - a technological evolution
    May 29, 2017 Press Releases

    Virtual Reality - a technological evolution

    An 'experience' that fully engages the senses and appeals to the heart In recent months, Mercedes-Benz South Africa (MBSA) has embarked on a number of virtual reality campaigns through their visual effects and animation agency, Sinister Studio. The… more
    Editor 333
  • May 29, 2017 Events

    South Africa Bike Festival – it’s a wrap!

    SA’s premier motorcycle, music & lifestyle festival 2017 26-28 May, Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit It’s a wrap – the second instalment of South Africa Bike Festival, powered by Discovery Channel, took place at the Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit this past… more
    Editor 770
  • Automechanika and AICA plan new alliance
    May 29, 2017 Events

    Automechanika and AICA plan new alliance

    Pilot projects in 2017: Trade fairs in Shanghai and Johannesburg The world's biggest B2B trade fair brand, “Automechanika”, and the “Italian Garage Equipment Manufacturers Association” (AICA) would like to work together more closely in future. The… more
    Editor 690
  • Here We Go Again
    May 26, 2017 The Phoenix

    Here We Go Again

    15 August 1985 is seared in my memory. This was the day that PW Botha made his infamous Rubicon speech, which while cocking a snook at the international community and world markets, it precipitated the decline of the National Party, the unbanning of… more
    Editor 335
  • Latest in automation technology goes on show in Johannesburg
    May 25, 2017 Events

    Latest in automation technology goes on show…

    Advanced automation solutions for every area of process control will go on show at the Africa Automation Fair and Connected Industries conference from 6-8 June 2017 at the Ticketpro Dome in North Riding. Africa Automation Fair and the Connected… more
    Editor 692
  • Meet Tyre Majors at Tyrexpo India & GarageXpo India 2017
    May 25, 2017 Events

    Meet Tyre Majors at Tyrexpo India &…

    In view of favourable growth outlook for tyres, the Indian tyre majors are planning to embark on massive capacity expansion at about Rs.250 billion within the country and abroad (source: Rubber Asia). The Indian Tyre industry has become one of the… more
    Editor 660
  • Fabrice Cambolive Senior Vice President, Chairman of the Africa-Middle-East-India (AMI) region
    May 25, 2017 Press Releases

    Groupe Renault senior management appointment

    Boulogne Billancourt - Groupe Renault today announced a senior management appointment. As of July 1st, 2017, Fabrice Cambolive will become Senior Vice President, Chairman of the Africa-Middle-East-India (AMI) region. He will report to Stefan… more
    Editor 340
  • AA welcomes 24/7 moves for traffic law enforcement
    May 25, 2017 Press Releases

    AA welcomes 24/7 moves for traffic law…

    Plans to declare traffic law enforcement an essential service, and thereby enable a 24-hour working schedule for traffic law enforcers, is a positive development to be welcomed by all motorists in South Africa. This is the view of the Automobile… more
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  • Volvo design chief Thomas Ingenlath voted 'Design Hero' at Autocar Awards
    May 25, 2017 Events

    Volvo design chief Thomas Ingenlath voted…

    Volvo Cars' Senior Vice President of Design, Thomas Ingenlath, has won the 'Design Hero' award at the 2017 Autocar Awards in England. Ingenlath has been at Volvo since 2012 and has led a team of designers that have revolutionised Volvo design - and… more
    Editor 677
  • Alfa Romeo Giulia is a
    May 24, 2017 Events

    Alfa Romeo Giulia is a "Game Changer" UK…

    The Alfa Romeo Giulia, recently launched in South Africa, has been named a 'Game Changer' at the prestigious UK Autocar Awards as it has signaled 'a transformation for one of the most loved names in motoring'. Mark Tisshaw, Editor of Autocar,… more
    Editor 627
  • Transporters enabling effective waste management
    May 24, 2017 Press Releases

    Transporters enabling effective waste…

    According to Stats SA, in quarter four of 2016, year-on-year employment gains were found in the transport, agriculture and finance industries which grew by 61 000, 59 000 and 56 000 jobs respectively. Through its work with transporters, the… more
    Editor 551
  • Standard Bank Consumer Trends Report: 2016 income estimates
    May 24, 2017 Press Releases

    Standard Bank Consumer Trends Report: 2016…

    Higher income growth for lower income groups; signs of population migration up the income groups We present the 2016 income estimates for South Africa’s population. We also measure income changes across different income groups since 2011. We rely on… more
    Editor 438
  • Continental to Receive Two CES Asia 2017 Innovation Awards
    May 24, 2017 Events

    Continental to Receive Two CES Asia 2017…

    Continental wins awards in the category Mobile for its 3D Display Surface and in the category Vehicle Technology for its Intelligent Glass ControlThe CES Asia Innovation Awards celebrate outstanding product design and engineering in brand-new… more
    Editor 691
  • Haval
    May 24, 2017 Press Releases

    Haval has landed

    China's best-selling SUV hits South Africa... GWM is dead. Long live GWM. But wait - don't stop reading. Let's qualify that. Great Wall Motors' vehicles are alive and well in South Africa, as GWM now enters its 10th year on the local market. And… more
    Editor 314
  • BMW PGA Championship: Star line-up, revamped golf course and prize money record.
    May 24, 2017 Events

    BMW PGA Championship: Star line-up, revamped…

    Olympic champion Rose, Open winner Stenson, multiple major champion Kaymer other stars get the Rolex Series underway at the BMW PGA Championship (23rd to 28th May). Title defender Chris Wood sings the praises of the Wentworth Club’s revamped West… more
    Editor 610
  • Junk status and your car
    May 24, 2017 Press Releases

    Junk status and your car

    South Africans are starting to feel the pinch following the junk status announcement and now is the time to be savvy about car purchases, believes Vishal Premlall, Director of the Motor Industry Workshop Association (MIWA). “Don’t commit to a new… more
    Editor 286
  • AutObarn Jonnesway SuperHatch Race series photographic competition open to all photographers
    May 24, 2017 Events

    AutObarn Jonnesway SuperHatch Race series…

    Winner gets a Jonnesway 6 drawer Black Edition 196-piece professional tool chest valued at R28 000 AutObarn and Jonnesway have created an exciting photographic competition for their SuperHatch race series. The competition is open to all… more
    Editor 630
  • Abarth - A Unique History; 1949 - 2017
    May 24, 2017 Press Releases

    Abarth - A Unique History; 1949 - 2017

    Abarth is a racing and road-car maker founded by Italo-Austrian Carlo Abarth in 1949. The performance brand of Fiat originally built exhaust systems for vehicles and the now-famous association with Fiat began in 1952 when the Abarth 1500 Biposto was… more
    Editor 214
  • VWSA CEO Thomas Schaefer joins Wilderness Foundation in Vietnam
    May 24, 2017 Press Releases

    VWSA CEO Thomas Schaefer joins Wilderness…

    Volkswagen Group South Africa have been a staunch supporter of Wilderness Foundation Africa since June 2011, with an initial sponsorship of six Volkswagen Amarok bakkies to the Forever Wild Rhino Protection Initiative. The formal relationship… more
    Editor 360
  • Magidigidi Primary celebrates new library
    May 23, 2017 Press Releases

    Magidigidi Primary celebrates new library

    Learners from Magidigidi Primary celebrated their new school library sponsored by G.U.D. Holdings on 11 May 2017. The school is situated in rural Ixopo, KwaZulu Natal where the closest library is over 20km away. G.U.D. Holdings responded to the… more
    Editor 299
  • proud graduates embark on their new careers at Engen
    May 23, 2017 Press Releases

    Engen’s investment in grass-root talent…

    Engen’s recent graduate induction marked another major step in the business’ talent development strategy, and a proud day for the 20 graduates who gathered in Cape Town-along with their Engen-appointed mentors-to begin their orientation into the… more
    Editor 351
  • Tshilidzi Ramuedzisi, Peter Tshitigona, Toivo Thomas, Collin Uirab, Themba Sehawu, Bathabile Mpofu, Michelle Charlie
    May 23, 2017 Press Releases

    Total South Africa’s startupper challenge…

    Winners of the South African leg of the Startupper Challenge were each officially awarded a Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS) Enterprise Development Academy (EDA) Certificate of Completion during a ceremony held at GIBS in Illovo,… more
    Editor 349
  •  Upcoming Events 26 May - 3 June 2017
    May 22, 2017 Events

    Upcoming Events 26 May - 3 June 2017

    INTERNATIONAL EVENTS 26.05.2017 FIA WORLD RALLYCROSS CHAMPIONSHIP, WORLDRX OF GREAT BRITAIN 26.05.2017 FIM WORLD SUPERBIKE CHAMPIONSHIP, DONINGTON PARK 26.05.2017 FIM WORLD SUPERSPORT CHAMPIONSHIP, DONINGTON PARK 26.05.2017 FIM WORLD SUPERSPORT 300… more
    Editor 404
  • Just what can be recycled?
    May 22, 2017 Press Releases

    Just what can be recycled?

    Recyclable, non-recyclable, biodegradable, hazardous…there are so many buzz terms out there around waste and what you should or shouldn’t be doing with it. Knowing just what can be recycled means you can play your part in reducing the amount of… more
    Editor 329
  • Masterdrive Newsletter 19 May 2017
    May 22, 2017 Press Releases

    Masterdrive Newsletter 19 May 2017

    In the United States, May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month. This is a time when law enforcement agencies and safety advocates team up to remind drivers that the warmer weather means more motorcyclists are hitting the road. More here more
    Editor 311
  • FCA Heritage at the Mille Miglia 2017
    May 22, 2017 Events

    FCA Heritage at the Mille Miglia 2017

    The historical re-enactment of the Mille Miglia - the race famously defined by Enzo Ferrari as "the most beautiful travelling museum in the world" - will be held from 18 to 21 May 2017. Staged for the 35th time, the event welcomes several rare… more
    Editor 745
  • Scuderia South Africa announces 2017 Internship Program for young, dynamic Ferrari enthusiasts
    May 22, 2017 Press Releases

    Scuderia South Africa announces 2017…

    Scuderia South Africa, the official Ferrari dealer proudly announces their 2017 Internship Program. The exhilarating new project was launched officially on Scuderia South Africa's social media pages last week. "This program promises to be the start… more
    Editor 365
  • Register Today: Kasi Star Brands and Youth Brands Combined Insights conference 2017
    May 22, 2017 Events

    Register Today: Kasi Star Brands and Youth…

    Kasi Star Brands are brands that are used most loyally by South Africa’s township consumers, irrespective of background or living standard. The survey measures brands across hundreds of sub product categories.In 2017 a total of 144 categories were… more
    Editor 826
  • Acquisition of Top Class Automotive by Torre Parts and Components
    May 19, 2017 Press Releases

    Acquisition of Top Class Automotive by Torre…

    Torre Parts and Components has acquired 100% of the share capital of Top Class Automotive. Torre Parts and Components manufactures and distributes branded parts and components. Established in 1948, the company owns or represents a basket of… more
    Editor 446
  • Hijacking Safety Tips
    May 19, 2017 Press Releases

    Hijacking Safety Tips

    The article in Wheels24 on the 17 of May 2017 - 1 car hijacked every 32 minutes (http://www.wheels24.co.za/News/Guides_and_Lists/1-car-hijacked-every-32-minutes-in-sa-20170517) published by Janine van der Post reached over a 100 000 readers through… more
    Editor 322
  • This weeks special is all about keeping it clean.
    May 19, 2017 Press Releases

    Cymot Specials

    This weeks special is all about keeping it clean. more
    Editor 334
  • Automechanika Johannesburg 2017 Innovation Awards Competition
    May 19, 2017 Events

    Automechanika Johannesburg 2017 Innovation…

    Innovation Driving Business in a competitive market Invitation to Innovators to enter this Prestigious Competition Entries are open for Automechanika Johannesburg’s 2017 Innovation Awards. Winning products will receive winning treatment at the… more
    Editor 740
  • Tenneco ‘4T’ Program Surpasses 360,000 Trainees
    May 19, 2017 Press Releases

    Tenneco ‘4T’ Program Surpasses 360,000…

    Brussels – Tenneco’s “4T” (Tenneco Train the Trainers) program turned out its 360,000th trainee in what was only the tenth year of the program. In all, the company’s 4T Master Trainer Team from EMEA added another 11,363 trainees in 2016. Since its… more
    Editor 340
  • Welcome to Our TV Revolution
    May 19, 2017 Press Releases

    Welcome to Our TV Revolution

    By Hans Geldenhuys, Managing Sales Director, Intelsat Africa is projected to be one of the world’s fastest growing television markets over the next decade. To cement that position, cable distributors are banking on population surges in some of the… more
    Editor 319
  • Goodyear South Africa and Malas score a goal for team building
    May 19, 2017 Press Releases

    Goodyear South Africa and Malas score a goal…

    Port Elizabeth - The Goodyear vs. Malas Soccer Challenge took place on Saturday, May 13 at the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University 2nd Avenue Campus in Port Elizabeth. Malas is a tyre dealer based in Pretoria. This being the fourth game between… more
    Editor 380
  • The first FIA/JCDecaux worldwide outdoor communication campaign dedicated to road safety comes to South Africa
    May 19, 2017 Press Releases

    The first FIA/JCDecaux worldwide outdoor…

    The first FIA/JCDecaux worldwide outdoor communication campaign dedicated to road safety comes to South Africa This week South Africa will become part of the first FIA/JCDecaux worldwide outdoor communication campaign dedicated to road safety.… more
    Editor 335
  • Accelerated growth in composites expected
    May 19, 2017 Press Releases

    Accelerated growth in composites expected

    The development and application of composites in manufacturing in South Africa is accelerating up a steep growth curve, according to the country's national composites collective, The Mandela Bay Composites Cluster. Created with support from South… more
    Editor 331
  • General Motors and Isuzu Motors Announce Future Plans for Operations in South Africa
    May 19, 2017 Press Releases

    General Motors and Isuzu Motors Announce…

    Port Elizabeth, South Africa: General Motors and Isuzu Motors today announced their respective future plans for the Isuzu, Chevrolet and Opel brands in South Africa, subject to local regulatory requirements. With this announcement, Isuzu Motors… more
    Editor 385
  • Volvo Cars to start assembly operations in India in 2017
    May 19, 2017 Press Releases

    Volvo Cars to start assembly operations in…

    Volvo Cars has announced that it will start vehicle assembly operations in India in 2017. This positions the company for further growth in the fast-expanding premium car segment in India. The assembly operations will be located near Bangalore in… more
    Editor 332
  • Opinion piece: What's behind the steel levies?
    May 18, 2017 Press Releases

    Opinion piece: What's behind the steel…

    Is this a case of steel capture? According to Minister Rob Davies, Minister of Trade and Industry, South Africa has 'no choice' but to impose emergency safeguard tariffs on certain flat hot-rolled steel products – this follows the 10 percent customs… more
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  • What is wanted?
    May 18, 2017 Press Releases

    What is wanted?

    The British were ultimately the most straightforward about it. Some 51% voted yes for Brexit last year. By 8 June coming, one line of thinking is that Theresa May will find her Conservative majority in parliament substantially increased. By one… more
    Cees Bruggemans 295
  • FUCHS Foundation Trust Sponsors Mathematics Skills Programme in Tembisa
    May 18, 2017 Press Releases

    FUCHS Foundation Trust Sponsors Mathematics…

    Following its successful launch in 2016, The FUCHS Foundation Trust will again sponsor the grade 9 Mathematics Foundational Skills Programme in Tembisa. The project’s goal is to increase the pool of candidates available for STEM-related (science,… more
    Editor 348
  • How to safely jump-start your vehicle
    May 18, 2017 Press Releases

    How to safely jump-start your vehicle

    Although jump-starting is the go-to solution for a flat battery, most drivers don’t know it can be dangerous if done incorrectly. Before hauling out the cables, consult Battery Centre’s step-by-step guide on how to jump-start your car the right way:… more
    Editor 340
  • The favourite brands in South African townships revealed
    May 17, 2017 Press Releases

    The favourite brands in South African…

    Grab The Latest Kasi Newsletter Here The top brands in South Africa’s townships were revealed in a Daily Sun supplement on 16 May 2017. Market research company, Ask Afrika, conducted a comprehensive nationwide survey with a sample that is… more
    Editor 575
  • Red carpet for Renault TRAFIC SpaceClass at the Cannes Film Festival
    May 17, 2017 Press Releases

    Red carpet for Renault TRAFIC SpaceClass at…

    Renault adds TRAFIC SpaceClass, a high-end shuttle for professional and private customers with room for up to nine people. Renault TRAFIC SpaceClass debuts as transportation for customers, VIPs at Cannes Film Festival. Cannes, France – The 70th… more
    Editor 349
  • Handy repair kit for Porsche models: MEYLE offers Porsche control arm kit complete with mounting parts
    May 17, 2017 Press Releases

    Handy repair kit for Porsche models: MEYLE…

    Full-service kit includes all mounting parts required for professional control arm replacement Significant repair time savings on exclusive brands MEYLE is currently the only aftermarket supplier to offer these full-service kits for the Porsche… more
    Editor 483
  • Economic Insights: Favourable winds, steady drift
    May 17, 2017 Press Releases

    Economic Insights: Favourable winds, steady…

    There is so much we have had to get used to this past decade. One of them the separation between financial conditions and the performance of the economy. For decades we were known as a windfall economy, strongly correlating commodity price booms and… more
    Cees Bruggemans 436
  • Oil, Rand see-saw continues
    May 17, 2017 Press Releases

    Oil, Rand see-saw continues

    Ongoing volatility in international oil prices has been matched by swings in the Rand / US dollar exchange rate, making fuel price predictions as tricky as ever. This is according to the Automobile Association (AA) which was commenting on unaudited… more
    Automobile Association 458
  • AutoTrader SA Axe Online Car Scams
    May 16, 2017 Press Releases

    AutoTrader SA Axe Online Car Scams

    South Africans can now enjoy a new, safer way to buy and sell cars online AutoTrader Marketplace is a fresh extension to the AutoTrader SA website. The new platform is up-rooting the scams, dishonest trading and sometimes straight robbery… more
    Editor 456
  • Monroe releases its latest catalogue in digital and print format
    May 16, 2017 Press Releases

    Monroe releases its latest catalogue in…

    Local South African shock-absorber manufacturer Monroe has released its 2017/2018-product catalogue in digital and print format, as well as via the Monroe SA Catalogue - a free mobile application for Android platforms. The move to the digital format… more
    Editor 441
  • Valeo Service on the road to expansion in Africa and overseas
    May 16, 2017 Press Releases

    Valeo Service on the road to expansion in…

    Capitalising on its experience and enriched by its differences, Valeo Service opens more local offices to conquer new territories and to provide a better user centric service for all customers. This fast expansion is perfectly in line with the Valeo… more
    Editor 381
  • UN Global Road Safety Week: #SlowDown
    May 15, 2017 Press Releases

    UN Global Road Safety Week: #SlowDown

    The fourth United Nations Global Safety Week is drawing to a close. This year, the focus is on the role excessive or inappropriate speed plays in the number of road fatalities under the slogan of ‘Save lives #SlowDown. MasterDrive is playing their… more
    Editor 329
  • Sichuan automotive industry looks forward to a strong year following a successful 2016
    May 15, 2017 Events

    Sichuan automotive industry looks forward to…

    CAPAS 2017 caters to the industry needs; six brand new zones bring highly-efficient sourcing experience The fourth edition of the Chengdu International Trade Fair for Automotive Parts and Aftermarket Services (CAPAS) will open its door from 25 – 27… more
    Editor 641
  • Mercedes-Benz Cars Dealer of the Year Awards 2017
    May 15, 2017 Events

    Mercedes-Benz Cars Dealer of the Year Awards…

    Mercedes-Benz Cars ups the ante with their Dealer of the Year Awards (DOTY) 2017. The coveted annual awards were handed over yesterday evening at a glitzy ceremony in magical Berlin - "the city of tomorrow" - against the backdrop of a superb… more
    Editor 821
  • get\Worth disrupts the traditional used car market
    May 12, 2017 Press Releases

    get\Worth disrupts the traditional used car…

    A new entrant in the used car market is disrupting the way business is done with its innovative approach. Get\Worth is changing perceptions by providing car sellers with tools to ensure their vehicles are traded at true value. Technology is… more
    Editor 388
  • Make sure the franchise you choose is a FASA accredited member
    May 12, 2017 Press Releases

    Make sure the franchise you choose is a FASA…

    At the recent World Franchise Council meeting in London, of which the Franchise Association of South Africa (FASA) is a member, the focus was on sustaining the growth of franchising worldwide in continuing turbulent times through ethical franchise… more
    Editor 369
  • Suit and tie or jeans and a T-shirt – the procedural fairness of an informal disciplinary hearing
    May 12, 2017 Press Releases

    Suit and tie or jeans and a T-shirt – the…

    In the recent judgment of Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa v Moreki and Others (J190/15, JR2361/16) [2017] ZALCJHB 114 (28 March 2017), the Labour Court had to determine whether a disciplinary hearing not conducted in the usual formal manner… more
    Editor 365
  • Toyota celebrates cars that dreams are made of
    May 12, 2017 Events

    Toyota celebrates cars that dreams are made…

    Toyota South Africa encouraged children to dream big upon announcing the national winners of its annual Dream Car Art Contest at an award ceremony held at FCB in Sandton on 5 May. The contest, which is one of the largest globally, invites children… more
    Editor 685
  • SKF Product Information - Mitsubishi Triton
    May 12, 2017 Press Releases

    SKF Product Information - Mitsubishi Triton

    SKF is offering a consistent range for the Mitsubishi Triton on our roads since 2005. Download Production Information Sheet for more information. more
    Editor 845
  • Goodyear Tyres for 'The Most Spectacular Truck Competition on the Planet'
    May 12, 2017 Press Releases

    Goodyear Tyres for 'The Most Spectacular…

    FIA European Truck Racing Championship on Goodyear tyres again Port Elizabeth, May 2017 - Announced as 'the most spectacular truck competition on the planet', the 2017 FIA European Truck Racing Championship will again see Goodyear supply its… more
    Editor 394
  • 1st ever Copperbelt Mining Auto Show
    May 11, 2017 Events

    1st ever Copperbelt Mining Auto Show

    Venue : Makuba Mall Kitwe Date : 9,10&11th June 2017 Entrance: 💯 % FREE. Time 08hrs till 16:30 hrs Vip: Officating / the Hon Copperbelt Minster with a possibility of his Excellency the President of Zambia 🇿🇲 Mr .Edgar Lungu. Exhibitors-58 attending… more
    Editor 824
  • New law on bakkie transport for school children a step in the right direction
    May 11, 2017 Press Releases

    New law on bakkie transport for school…

    Regulation 250 comes into effect on Thursday, 11 May On Thursday (SUBS: 11 May), a major regulation governing the transportation of school children comes into force in South Africa. In terms of Regulation 250 of the National Road Traffic Act (NRTA),… more
    Automobile Association 365
  • The Gigaba factor
    May 09, 2017 Press Releases

    The Gigaba factor

    Iast week I came across something striking, at least to me. Finance minister Gigaba was being interviewed at the world economic forum in Durban, and he was asked a serious question. Either the question was poorly formulated (it wasn't) or Gigaba… more
    Editor 338
  • How many more must die or be injured?
    May 09, 2017 Press Releases

    How many more must die or be injured?

    Poor condition of vehicles contributes to death toll on roads The recent road accidents that left 20 children dead in Bronkhorstspruit and 16 children injured in Durban should be a major wake-up call, says Vishal Premlall, Director of the Motor… more
    Editor 339
  • Two SA Schools in ‘F1 in Schools’ World Finals in Malaysia
    May 09, 2017 Press Releases

    Two SA Schools in ‘F1 in Schools’ World…

    Fourways High in Sandton and Jabulani Technical High will represent South Africa at the ‘F1 in Schools’ World Championships in Malaysia in September this year where a number of countries will compete. Both teams made it to the finals this weekend at… more
    Editor 406
  • Steel Industry: Safeguard Duties Looming?
    May 09, 2017 Press Releases

    Steel Industry: Safeguard Duties Looming?

    In a surprise move Government notified the World Trade Organization that it intends to introduce a 12 percent safeguard duty on top of the existing 10 percent customs duty – totalling a 22 percent tax on imported hot rolled steel. This decision by… more
    Gerhard Papenfus - NEASA 377
  • Total Lubrifiants announces a distribution partnership with Nexus
    May 08, 2017 Press Releases

    Total Lubrifiants announces a distribution…

    Total Lubrifiants, a leading player in the global lubricants market and NEXUS Automotive International (N!), a leading international group of automotive and heavy-duty parts distributors, have announced a three-year strategic global partnership that… more
    Editor 397
  • New Victoria Falls Store is Tiger Wheel & Tyre's Fifth in Zimbabwe
    May 08, 2017 Press Releases

    New Victoria Falls Store is Tiger Wheel &…

    A new Tiger Wheel & Tyre store has opened at 414 Clarke Road, Victoria Falls, bringing the beloved brand's store count to five in Zimbabwe. The store is owned by Atish Naran & Rishi Magecha and managed by Shepherd Nyathi, who is ably assisted by a… more
    Editor 364
  • Gordhan urges business leaders to take ownership of SA’s future
    May 08, 2017 Press Releases

    Gordhan urges business leaders to take…

    JOHANNESBURG - Former Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan urged business leaders in the retail motor industry to take collective ownership of the country’s economic future by educating their staff on the scourge of state capture, promoting integrity,… more
    Editor 2311
  • Automechanika Shanghai’s scale, exhibitor and visitor figures continue to expand
    May 08, 2017 Events

    Automechanika Shanghai’s scale, exhibitor…

    Organisers set sights on growing future of industry Keeping the finger on the pulse of the automotive market, more e-mobility, connectivity, electronics & systems solutions displayed Big plans are underway for the next Automechanika Shanghai,… more
    Editor 765
  • Survey results reveal driver attitude remains poor in SA
    May 08, 2017 Press Releases

    Survey results reveal driver attitude…

    Close on 90 percent of South African motorists believe compliance with the laws of the road has worsened over the past two years. And, according to a recent survey by the Automobile Association (AA), nearly 75 percent of people also believe the… more
    Automobile Association 355
  • Disruptive new digital entertainment model breaks traditional broadcast and Pay-TV mould
    May 08, 2017 Press Releases

    Disruptive new digital entertainment model…

    DEOD brings new freedom of choice to viewers Digital Entertainment on Demand (DEOD) is going live in South Africa, offering a selection of rental and subscription video entertainment on-demand services, including news and sports Internet TV… more
    Editor 370
  • Budding mechanics challenged to restore a Vintage Stationary Engine back to life
    May 08, 2017 Press Releases

    Budding mechanics challenged to restore a…

    Entries for the Engen Engine Restoration Challenge 2017 are now open. Engen, a leading supplier of fuels and lubricants to the agricultural sector, has once again partnered with the South African Federation of Vintage Tractor and Engine Clubs… more
    Editor 383
  • Automechanika Frankfurt: Car Wash is moving into Hall 12
    May 08, 2017 Events

    Automechanika Frankfurt: Car Wash is moving…

    Car wash area expands with addition of vehicle care and reconditioning Automechanika Frankfurt’s 25th anniversary also marks a new milestone for the Car Wash area. Until now, car wash manufacturers and car wash products had been housed in… more
    Editor 735
  • Toyota leads despite tough conditions
    May 04, 2017 Press Releases

    Toyota leads despite tough conditions

    Toyota South Africa has retained its position as market leader with 7 528 unit sales recorded during the holiday month of April. This gives Toyota a margin of 1 767 units ahead of its closest contender, and has resulted in a market share of 21,5%… more
    Editor 502
  • Brasil Auto Parts > Automechanika Dubai 2017
    May 04, 2017 Events

    Brasil Auto Parts at Automechanika Dubai 2017

    Meet the participating companies: more
    Editor 892
  • Ford is investigating the use of bamboo in vehicle interiors
    May 04, 2017 Press Releases

    Ford is investigating the use of bamboo in…

    What's Super Strong, Fast Growing, and Potentially Part of Your Next Car? Bamboo! You’ve probably sat on it, built with it, and maybe even eaten it, but did you know that your car could be next to benefit from bamboo – one of the world’s strongest… more
    Editor 396
  • Economic Insights: The Zuma effect runs deep
    May 04, 2017 Press Releases

    Economic Insights: The Zuma effect runs deep

    From early April I understand short-term commercial bank deposits to have shot up, indicative of a pullback by average SA businesses in their economic activity. Yesterday there were more impressions about activity levels in April in the SA economy.… more
    Cees Bruggemans 461
  • Mercedes-Benz Financial Services celebrates 20 golden years
    May 04, 2017 Press Releases

    Mercedes-Benz Financial Services celebrates…

    Mercedes-Benz Financial Services (MBFS), a wholly-owned subsidiary of automotive giant, Mercedes-Benz South Africa (MBSA) celebrates 20 successful years this year. MBFS first opened its doors on 01 April 1997. The company started out small with no… more
    Editor 387
  • Advanced technology both on and off the track
    May 04, 2017 Press Releases

    Advanced technology both on and off the track

    The flagship PETRONAS Syntium lubricants range that is available exclusively at all Engen forecourts, uses the same technology that powers the Formula One world champion team. When motorists choose the PETRONAS Syntium range, they will experience… more
    Editor 397
  • May 04, 2017 Press Releases

    "tankpool24" team to rely on MEYLE in the…

    Resuming technology partnership for the upcoming FIA European Truck Racing Championship MEYLE to equip race trucks with high-performance parts Hamburg, May 2017. Restating its commitment to truck racing, MEYLE AG will again be partnering with the… more
    Editor 416
  • This is what will cause the demise of centralised bargaining
    May 03, 2017 Press Releases

    This is what will cause the demise of…

    On Workers’ Day, 1 May 2017, the trade union NUMSA orchestrated protest action against what they call the 'all-out assault' by the National Employers' Association of South Africa (NEASA) against centralised bargaining in South Africa. As a result of… more
    Editor 352
  • Pro-Active Partnership with MasterDrive
    May 03, 2017 Press Releases

    Pro-Active Partnership with MasterDrive

    Pro-Active South Africa has partnered up with MasterDrive and in conjunction with MasterDrive offer Corporate Advance Driver Training. South African businesses stand to benefit in many ways by undertaking employee training. Yet, with the many… more
    Editor 352
  • Gumtree launches new vintage car category
    May 03, 2017 Press Releases

    Gumtree launches new vintage car category

    Buying and selling vintage cars is a booming business in South Africa. In response to increased demand, online classifieds site Gumtree SA has introduced a special vintage car category which already boasts over 350 listings of classic and vintage… more
    Editor 451
  • Steel industry: Another court victory against rogue centralised bargaining wages
    May 03, 2017 Press Releases

    Steel industry: Another court victory…

    Following a review application lodged by the National Employers’ Association of South Africa (NEASA) [supported by the Plastic Convertors’ Association of South Africa (PCASA)], the Labour Court, on 26 April 2017, set aside the extension of the… more
    Gerhard Papenfus - NEASA 340
  • SKF Product Information - SKF Drive Shafts!
    May 03, 2017 Press Releases

    SKF Product Information - SKF Drive Shafts!

    SKF offers complete drive shaft for the vehicle aftermarket. More more
    Editor 883
  •  Economic Insights: Changing configurations
    May 03, 2017 Press Releases

    Economic Insights: Changing configurations

    We (at least some off us) tend to have fixed inclinations as to the structure of things, both globally and locally. In other words, capitalist/market economy with public oversight, through free trade working towards resource maximization and growth,… more
    Cees Bruggemans 443
  • Tyrexpo India 2017 - Pre register your visit!
    May 03, 2017 Events

    Tyrexpo India 2017 - Pre register your visit!

    INDIAN SUB-CONTINENT'S PREMIER TRADE EXHIBITION FOR THE TYRES, AUTOMOTIVE REPAIR & MAINTENANCE AND TYRE ACCESSORIES Tyrexpo India 2017, taking place on 11 - 13 July 2017 at Chennai Trade Centre, Chennai, is the only tyre trade event in Indian Sub-… more
    Editor 703
  • ABSA commentary on April 2017 vehicle sales
    May 03, 2017 Press Releases

    ABSA commentary on April 2017 vehicle sales

    22,452 - The number of passenger vehicles sold in april 2017, down by 3,560 units or 13.7% on 26,012 vehicles sold in april 2016. Clcik here for more more
    Editor 901