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  • Kenya - The Lion of Africa!
    Jul 27, 2021 Buzz

    Kenya - The Lion of Africa!

    We are pleased to announce that AUTO FAIR 2021, Intl Trade Exhibition on Automotive Equipment Products & Spare parts. The exhibition will be held from 26 - 28 November 2021 at Sarit Expo Centre, Nairobi, Kenya. The exhibition is covering… more
  • Zoho Invoice offered free of charge to empower SMEs to rebuild and grow
    Jul 27, 2021 Covid-19

    Zoho Invoice offered free of charge to empower SMEs to rebuild and grow

    The company's decision reinforces its support for the SME community and will allow business owners to simplify billing and payment processes, helping companies receive payments faster. Zoho Corporation, a global technology company, announced… more
  • Celebrating 3 years of Red Bull Shay’ iMoto
    Jul 27, 2021 Buzz

    Celebrating 3 years of Red Bull Shay’ iMoto

    Spin your way to the top of the virtual game leaderboard Red Bull Shay’i Moto spinning competition is back for its third edition. Once again, the best spinners across South Africa will go gusheshe-to-gusheshe for the top spot in a closed event… more
  • Demand for all-electric vehicles in the EU surges 3x in 2021
    Jul 27, 2021 Mobilty Beat

    Demand for all-electric vehicles in the EU surges 3x in 2021

    European consumers are increasingly turning to electric vehicles as focus turns to the industry. Several initiatives from governments are inspiring the demand from consumers. According to data acquired by Finbold, the demand for new passenger… more
  • No clear future roadmap by Ford for India, says GlobalData
    Jul 27, 2021 Buzz

    No clear future roadmap by Ford for India, says GlobalData

    Even after close to three decades of presence, Ford struggles to make it big in India. The American automaker has been in news recently over various speculations such as winding up operations in the country, selling its manufacturing to new… more
  • Welcome level three
    Jul 27, 2021 Buzz

    Welcome level three

    This week President Cyril Ramaphosa moved the country down to adjusted level three restrictions. South Africans heaved a respective sigh of relief as this means there will a lessening on both limitations and that the country is starting to see… more
  • E-mobility places particular demands on the assembly process
    Jul 27, 2021 Buzz

    E-mobility places particular demands on the assembly process

    Flexible system for the assembly of charging sockets DEPRAG supplies manual work station for automotive supplier Global climate protection through the reduction of dependency on fossil fuels - developments in e-mobility highlight this… more
  • Did you know about the exciting, practical and relevant courses that SAPICS offers?
    Jul 27, 2021 Mobilty Beat

    Did you know about the exciting, practical and relevant courses that SAPICS offers?

    For example - the Basics of Stores and Stock Control (BSSC) The role the store, warehouse and distribution centre places in the 21st century is often overlooked by many companies. This seems quite incomprehensible when you consider the vital… more
  • Engen’s growing footprint in the DRC
    Jul 27, 2021 Buzz

    Engen’s growing footprint in the DRC

    Engen continues to expand in the Democratic Republic of Congo and so spread its retail fuel and convenience customer experience across the country, with the recent opening of two new Engen service stations. “As always, convenience and customer… more
  • The audit committee: A critical element in a well-functioning corporate ecosystem
    Jul 26, 2021 Buzz

    The audit committee: A critical element in a well-functioning corporate ecosystem

    The audit committee is a key component of the governance structure of the modern organisation and fulfils a vital role in strengthening the internal and external auditors’ independence and ensuring they can perform their work objectively,… more
  • Stimulating ideas for urban mobility: BMW Group Research unveils innovative concepts for cargo bike and e-scooter.
    Jul 26, 2021 Mobilty Beat

    Stimulating ideas for urban mobility: BMW Group Research unveils innovative concepts for…

    Innovative design concepts for city-centre travel Electrified bicycle Concept DYNAMIC CARGO promises high variability, everyday usability and sheer cycling pleasure e-scooter Concept CLEVER COMMUTE with remarkably compact de-sign thanks to… more
  • South Africans fly the flag abroad. Local racing poised to restart soon
    Jul 26, 2021 Motorsport

    South Africans fly the flag abroad. Local racing poised to restart soon

    Toyota Gazoo Racing Week 31 may have been dead in South Africa and quiet abroad. But that did not stop SA’s international racing stars from shining in international races. More good news is that local racing was Sunday night given the green… more
  • Covid-19: Amended Regulations: Adjusted Alert Level Three
    Jul 26, 2021 Covid-19

    Covid-19: Amended Regulations: Adjusted Alert Level Three

    The President, last night, reduced the Covid-19 Alert Level to an adjusted Alert Level 3. The President has indicated that the following amended regulations remain applicable: gatherings are permitted, subject to a maximum of 50 people indoors… more
  • Priorities for Manufacturing Companies in 2021 and Beyond
    Jul 26, 2021 Buzz

    Priorities for Manufacturing Companies in 2021 and Beyond

    In the current environment, becoming a smart business and building business resilience are fundamental for manufacturing companies that are seeking ways to make themselves disruption-proof. Among the key priorities for manufacturers are:… more
  • The new Volkswagen Tiguan
    Jul 26, 2021 Motoring

    The new Volkswagen Tiguan

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  • How to Improve Your Fuel Efficiency On- and Off-Road
    Jul 26, 2021 Mobilty Beat

    How to Improve Your Fuel Efficiency On- and Off-Road

    Fuel prices continue to climb in South Africa Become a greener, more efficient driver with these simple tips The Ford Ranger won the most recent WesBank Fuel Economy Tour South African motorists are likely to be handing over more of their… more
  • Chery ranked first among Chinese brands in sales growth in the first half of the year
    Jul 26, 2021 Buzz

    Chery ranked first among Chinese brands in sales growth in the first half of the year

    Recently, data released from China Association of Automobile Manufacturers shows that Chery ranks first in year-on-year growth among the top 15 Chinese brand car sales from January to June. After ranking first in the industry in the… more
  • World’s leading theory of constraints expert at 2021 SAPICS Conference
    Jul 26, 2021 Mobilty Beat

    World’s leading theory of constraints expert at 2021 SAPICS Conference

    Kristen Cox is the world's leading authority on how to apply the Theory of Constraints to governments and non-profit organisations. In her work as the Executive Director of the Governor's Office of Management and Budget for the State of Utah,… more
  • The Automotive Show and AAAM Automotive Forum at IATF 2021
    Jul 26, 2021 Buzz

    The Automotive Show and AAAM Automotive Forum at IATF 2021

    Organised by the African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) in collaboration with the African Union (AU) and the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) Secretariat, the second Intra-African Trade Fair (IATF2021) will take place in Durban… more
  • Volvo Trucks Donates R1.68 Million to AID and Rebuild SA
    Jul 26, 2021 Buzz

    Volvo Trucks Donates R1.68 Million to AID and Rebuild SA

    Volvo Trucks South Africa, on behalf of the Volvo Group, has responded to the recent unrest and violence in the country by donating R1.68 million (SEK 1 million) to aid those severely affected, and to support the rebuilding of the region. The… more
  • 99 Days to Corolla Cross
    Jul 26, 2021 Motoring

    99 Days to Corolla Cross

    In just 99 days, one of SA's most beloved nameplates will spawn an all-new model - the much-anticipated locally-built Toyota Corolla Cross. The Corolla name has a rich and diverse history spanning 12 generations*, and while locally it has been… more
  • Save the Date: Infrastructure Africa 2022 Registrations are open!
    Jul 26, 2021 Buzz

    Save the Date: Infrastructure Africa 2022 Registrations are open!

    VIRTUAL CONFERENCE & EXPO 17 - 18 AUGUST 2022 Join us in 2022 for another exciting virtual Infrastructure Africa. Registrations are open! CLICK HERE TO ENQUIRE infrastructure-africa.com - more
  • BluePrint Engines Mustang Engine & Transmission Packages
    Jul 26, 2021 Buzz

    BluePrint Engines Mustang Engine & Transmission Packages

    With the Ford Mustang being so popular in the muscle car market, we wanted to offer a special drivetrain package specifically for these classics. BluePrint Engines' Builder Series drivetrains are manufactured and shipped as a complete package… more
  • Valentin, record holder for electric car sales
    Jul 23, 2021 Mobilty Beat

    Valentin, record holder for electric car sales

    As European pioneer and leader for electric vehicles, Renault relies on the strength of its network of expert dealers. For Valentin, the journey began 10 years ago. He took his first steps at Renault Retail Group (RRG) as a sector dealer at the… more
  • Mandela Day even more important
    Jul 23, 2021 Buzz

    Mandela Day even more important

    Mandela Day was right after unrest wreaked havoc in South Africa. Making a difference in honour of Nelson Mandela was even more important this year. MasterDrive made their contribution by delivering essential goods to KwaZulu Natal and… more
  • Engen’s footprint flourishing as company targets ambitious growth in Botswana
    Jul 23, 2021 Buzz

    Engen’s footprint flourishing as company targets ambitious growth in Botswana

    Engen continues to expand in Botswana and so spread its unique retail fuel and convenience customer experience across the country, with five new Engen Service Stations opening in the first half of 2021 and a further five in the pipeline. “As… more
  • Media invitation: The Serious Social State of the Nation: Where to from here?
    Jul 23, 2021 Buzz

    Media invitation: The Serious Social State of the Nation: Where to from here?

    A Webinar taking place next week, Wednesday 28 July, with a panel of academics and analysts discussing the long-term consequences of the recent community unrest and addressing the socio-economic disparities at the heart of so many of our… more
  • Don’t get caught by latest car recall scam
    Jul 23, 2021 Mobilty Beat

    Don’t get caught by latest car recall scam

    Don’t hand over your car keys to anyone claiming to fetch your car for a ‘safety recall’. Ever. That’s the warning from insurer King Price, which says there’s been a sharp increase in cases of theft syndicates trying to scam consumers out of… more
  • Is your car's tracking system vulnerable to cybercriminals?
    Jul 23, 2021 Mobilty Beat

    Is your car's tracking system vulnerable to cybercriminals?

    Tracking systems like anything else in life are not immune from cybercriminal attacks but choosing your device carefully can definitely make a distinct difference. Do you still have a Nokia 3310 as your telemetry device? Chances are not. With… more
  • SA car payment defaults rise – sell yours before it’s repossessed
    Jul 23, 2021 Buzz

    SA car payment defaults rise – sell yours before it’s repossessed

    According to Experian’s Q1 Consumer Default Index or CDI for 2021, 23.7 million consumers - with credit cards, personal loans, car loans, home loans and retail loans - have a total of R1.9 trillion in outstanding debt. The index shows that… more
  • NEASA: August Skills Training Program
    Jul 23, 2021 Buzz

    NEASA: August Skills Training Program

    NEASA is offering skills training by accredited training providers in the following disciplines: occupational health and safety - R845.00 excl. VAT firefighting - R660.00 excl. VAT first aid - R895.00 excl. VAT HIV/AIDS awareness - R500.00… more
  • We are the ones we've been waiting for
    Jul 23, 2021 Buzz

    We are the ones we've been waiting for

    ‘Now is the winter of our discontent…’ Shakespeare: Richard III, spoken by Gloucester 'Despair is the state we fall into when our imagination fails. When we have no stories that describe the present and guide the future, hope evaporates.… more
  • FAW Trucks expands popular 8.140FL offering with the addition of an automatic transmission
    Jul 23, 2021 Mobilty Beat

    FAW Trucks expands popular 8.140FL offering with the addition of an automatic transmission

    8.140FL now available with a six-speed automatic gearbox Addition to transmission offering bolsters performance and fuel efficiency New model represents all the key attributes of the FAW Trucks brand FAW Trucks prides itself on paying attention… more
  • SA’s e-commerce surge poised to benefit small, independent retailers
    Jul 23, 2021 Buzz

    SA’s e-commerce surge poised to benefit small, independent retailers

    Consumers head online for niche products, better service, and quick delivery South African consumers are heading online in greater numbers as the e-commerce shopping experience increasingly offers more choice and convenience than can be found… more
  • Autopromotec 2022 pre-entry numbers are growing
    Jul 23, 2021 Buzz

    Autopromotec 2022 pre-entry numbers are growing

    The Ministry of Foreign Affairs, ICE and Promotec have signed an agreement to promote abroad the 29th edition of the international automotive aftermarket exhibition, scheduled to take place in Bologna from 25 to 28 May 2022. Expectations are… more
  • The 43rd Annual SAPICS Conference offers you a world-class virtual event in 2021
    Jul 23, 2021 Mobilty Beat

    The 43rd Annual SAPICS Conference offers you a world-class virtual event in 2021

    This important and valuable conference has, for 43 years, given supply chain professionals the opportunity to grow their networks, explore solutions to challenges, discover new products and services on offer in South Africa and globally and… more
  • Bridgestone Supports Safety and Efficiency for Athletes and Operations at Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020
    Jul 23, 2021 Buzz

    Bridgestone Supports Safety and Efficiency for Athletes and Operations at Olympic and…

    The only Worldwide Partner with global headquarters in the host city reaffirms its commitment to supporting safety and efficiency for athletes and operations at Tokyo 2020. Bridgestone will create social and customer value through a variety of… more
  • Global approach is needed on battery regulation
    Jul 22, 2021 Buzz

    Global approach is needed on battery regulation

    New European Union regulations on batteries could offer a huge boost to the global decarbonisation mission – but only if it leverages its political and economic weight to ensure a fairer global marketplace. According to a team of scientists and… more
  • Covid-19: TERS benefits extended
    Jul 22, 2021 Covid-19

    Covid-19: TERS benefits extended

    The Department of Employment and Labour has extended the availability of the TERS benefits to sectors still being affected by the lockdown regulations and is limited to the following categories of employees: where the employer, listed in… more
  • Urgent Unrest Impact Survey
    Jul 22, 2021 Buzz

    Office of the Presidency - Urgent Unrest Impact Survey

    The Durban Automotive Cluster kindly requests 5 minutes of your time to complete an online survey containing 10 questions in response to a direct request from the Office of the Presidency. Online Survey link:… more
  • Securing POPIA Data Protection Agreements
    Jul 22, 2021 Buzz

    Securing POPIA Data Protection Agreements

    With the recent enforcement of the Protection of Personal Information Act (PoPIA) in South Africa, many businesses have been struggling with the logistics around getting PoPIA data protection agreements back from clients, legally signed. This… more
  • Balancing the scales in franchising
    Jul 22, 2021 Buzz

    Balancing the scales in franchising

    Among the many industry sectors in South Africa, whether agriculture, mining or manufacturing, franchising is the only one that covers a whole spectrum of business sectors (around 14) and contributes almost 14% to the country’s GDP - far above… more
  • Lyft and HERE Technologies partnership announced
    Jul 22, 2021 Mobilty Beat

    Lyft and HERE Technologies partnership announced

    Comment from James Hodgson, Smart Mobility Principal Analyst at tech market advisory firm, ABI Research: Lyft held a market share of 31.7% in 1H 2020, representing the closest competitor the dominant Uber, which held 69.1%. While the market has… more
  • Right to repair and changing your car’s engine oil
    Jul 22, 2021 Mobilty Beat

    Right to repair and changing your car’s engine oil

    By Filum Ho, CEO of Autoboys Major changes have swept across South Africa’s automotive industry from the start of this month as the Competition Commission’s guidelines on right to repair have been enacted. The automotive sector has been gearing… more
  • Do your surroundings play a pivotal part in your creativity?
    Jul 21, 2021 Covid-19

    Do your surroundings play a pivotal part in your creativity?

    Blue for creativity, red for performance – we look at the different ways to switch up your workspace to inspire the imagination Last year, much of the corporate world had to pivot from being office-based to working from home. Productivity may… more
  • A Top Trend to Watch in 2021 – Renewed focus on People
    Jul 21, 2021 Buzz

    A Top Trend to Watch in 2021 – Renewed focus on People

    Candice Neumann, Executive Consultant at 21st Century gives her views “We are already halfway through 2021 and life, particularly the way we work, has had to be adjusted due to the Covid-19 pandemic. While many organisational leaders have seen… more
  • All-New Mazda BT-50
    Jul 21, 2021 Motoring

    All-New Mazda BT-50

    The All-New Mazda BT-50, the third model in a new generation of Mazda vehicles is fully redesigned from the ground up. The BT-50 launched internationally in June 2020 and units that will be sold in South Africa will be produced in Thailand. The… more
  • “Women at the Wheel” - A management training programme to enhance the skills and capabilities of women in the automotive industry
    Jul 21, 2021 Buzz

    “Women at the Wheel” - A management training programme to enhance the skills and…

    Alchemy by Deloitte School of Leadership will be hosting a virtual Women at the Wheel management training programme taking place from the 14th September to the 27th October 2021. Covering extremely relevant themes effecting the automotive… more
  • Eye-catching refreshed styling on the New Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross sets to take center stage in the compact SUV market
    Jul 21, 2021 Motoring

    Eye-catching refreshed styling on the New Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross sets to take center…

    New model launched with refreshed styling, dynamic shield design, enhanced technology and dynamic performance A strong SUV heritage representing all the best attributes of the Mitsubishi brand Extensive list of standard comfort and safety… more
  • SAICA urges members to support businesses to move forward
    Jul 21, 2021 Buzz

    SAICA urges members to support businesses to move forward

    The recent looting and violence in Gauteng and KwaZulu Natal have caused havoc, injuries, conflict, loss of employment and damage to business. Images of people looting and destroying businesses have flooded the news, leaving many citizens and… more
  • Concours of Elegance welcomes the most important Rolls-Royce in the world
    Jul 21, 2021 Buzz

    Concours of Elegance welcomes the most important Rolls-Royce in the world

    Built in 1907, ‘AX 201’ is the most significant Rolls-Royce ever built, giving birth to the ‘Silver Ghost’ name and the ‘best car in the world’ moniker ‘AX 201’ has not been seen in public since 1998 The original Silver Ghost joins a selection… more
  • Revised 2021 calendar heralds in latter half of SACCS season
    Jul 21, 2021 Motorsport

    Revised 2021 calendar heralds in latter half of SACCS season

    With only three weeks remaining before the scheduled Vryburg 400, round four and five of the SA Cross Country Series (SACCS) on 13 and 14 August, SACCS adopted a proactive approach to the balance of the 2021 season. “The severity of the third… more
  • GKN Automotive accelerating advanced development of next-generation 800V eDrive technologies as EV demand increases
    Jul 21, 2021 Mobilty Beat

    GKN Automotive accelerating advanced development of next-generation 800V eDrive…

    GKN Automotive extending its leadership of eDrive technologies by rapidly developing next generation systems in response to increasing EV demand All-new technology will employ 800V systems Future eDrive systems will speed up charging times,… more
  • WeBuyCars confirms it has purchased the TicketPro Dome
    Jul 21, 2021 Buzz

    WeBuyCars confirms it has purchased the TicketPro Dome

    WeBuyCars has confirmed it has purchased the TicketPro Dome in Northgate, Johannesburg. This will allow the company to increase its footprint in the Johannesburg area as the result of the recently concluded purchase agreement between WeBuyCars… more
  • Limited-Edition Ranger Stormtrak confirmed for local introduction
    Jul 21, 2021 Motoring

    Limited-Edition Ranger Stormtrak confirmed for local introduction

    New limited-edition Ranger Stormtrak adds upmarket style and exclusivity to the range Distinctive features include black mesh front grille with red inserts, custom decals and black accents, 18-inch gloss black alloy wheels, 3D Stormtrak decals,… more
  • Surplus of ransacked tyres and automotive spare parts
    Jul 21, 2021 Buzz

    Surplus of ransacked tyres and automotive spare parts

    The Tyre Equipment Parts Association (TEPA) has sent out an urgent appeal to all tyre dealers and workshops to refuse to fit any tyres or parts that are supplied by the customer without a valid proof of purchase. Hedley Judd, national director… more
  • Online car searches top 319 million in 2021
    Jul 21, 2021 Buzz

    Online car searches top 319 million in 2021

    During the first half of 2021, an all time record high of over 319 million online vehicle searches were conducted. And over 51 million searches were conducted by body type in the same period. All this – and a lot more – is revealed in the 2021… more
  • Tesla gears up for India foray with payroll specialist listing, observes GlobalData
    Jul 21, 2021 Mobilty Beat

    Tesla gears up for India foray with payroll specialist listing, observes GlobalData

    American electric vehicle (EV) and clean energy company Tesla’s plans to make India its next destination to set up a Gigafactory and launch EVs such as Model 3 may well become true. In a first, the company listed a ‘payroll specialist’ job that… more
  • Steel industry: NEASA's Wage Model for the Steel Industry
    Jul 21, 2021 Buzz

    Steel industry: NEASA's Wage Model for the Steel Industry

    by Gerhard Papenfus To confirm your support for NEASA’s continuous campaign for an employer-friendly market dispensation, in which sound business principles prevail, click here Dear Steel Industry employer NEASA will never condone the… more
  • Is that tyre bargain a deal or a steal after SA’s looting?
    Jul 21, 2021 Buzz

    Is that tyre bargain a deal or a steal after SA’s looting?

    Hotline set up to report possession of looted tyres Bargain hunters beware: If a deal looks too good to be true, that ad on social media or online classifieds sites could actually be showing off goods stolen during the looting frenzy that took… more
  • DAB Motors presents its vision of future mobility: Concept-E.
    Jul 20, 2021 Mobilty Beat

    DAB Motors presents its vision of future mobility: Concept-E

    This project culminates months of work developing a new product identity for DAB Motors and marks an exciting step in the company’s evolution - the entry into the world of electric. The manufacturer of daring motorcycles, with the help of… more
  • Another successful 67 Logos Designathon held in celebration of Mandela Day
    Jul 20, 2021 Buzz

    Another successful 67 Logos Designathon held in celebration of Mandela Day

    South African’s helping one another in the midst of difficult times Hosted by Over The Rainbow, the 2021 67 Logos Designathon was held on 19 July and saw professionally designed logos being handed over to 69 entrepreneurial businesses and SMEs… more
  • Volkswagen announces pricing for the new Golf 8 GTI
    Jul 20, 2021 Motoring

    Volkswagen announces pricing for the new Golf 8 GTI

    The Volkswagen Golf 8 GTI will go on sale in South Africa from September 2021 The most digitally advanced Golf GTI has been given 11kW more power than its predecessor. The 2.0l turbocharged engine now develops 180kW with a torque peak of 370Nm.… more
  • It's an intense, if short and sweet Toyota Gazoo Racing Week 29 on Auto!
    Jul 20, 2021 Motorsport

    It's an intense, if short and sweet Toyota Gazoo Racing Week 29 on Auto!

    With no local motorsport to speak of as lockdown continues to pause the SA race season, it was up to live action from abroad to keep local fans happy over the past Gazoo Toyota Race Week 29. It was another great world motorsport weekend for… more
  • Robotics Training: Empowering Industries & Workforces
    Jul 20, 2021 Buzz

    Robotics Training: Empowering Industries & Workforces

    Not only do industries evolve through the use of robotics and automation, but their workforces are also capable of developing invaluable and career-enhancing skills, says Yaskawa Southern Africa Managing Director Andrew Crackett. According to… more
  • Mercedes-Benz South Africa celebrates their top performing (Dealer) Agents in a spectacular virtual event!
    Jul 20, 2021 Buzz

    Mercedes-Benz South Africa celebrates their top performing (Dealer) Agents in a…

    Mercedes-Benz (Dealer) Agents from the Western Cape have emerged as the big winners at the luxury carmaker’s annual Agent of the Year Awards, with Mercedes-Benz Cape Town Brand Centre winning the coveted Chairman’s Award for its all-round… more
  • AA resumes all services in KwaZulu-Natal
    Jul 20, 2021 Buzz

    AA resumes all services in KwaZulu-Natal

    The Automobile Association (AA) is pleased to notify its Members, corporate customers, and the public that it has resumed full operations in KwaZulu-Natal following the grounding of its fleet in the province last week. “The decision to scale… more
  • Toyota threatens to leave Durban
    Jul 20, 2021 Buzz

    Toyota threatens to leave Durban

    Toyota is concerned about the violence and looting in KwaZulu-Natal and said it is not certain if it can continue to invest in the province or the country. Netwerk24 reported that Toshimitsu Imai, Toyota’s regional officer for Africa, wrote to… more
  • The impact of not having the Road Accident Fund in place
    Jul 19, 2021 Mobilty Beat

    The impact of not having the Road Accident Fund in place

    The Road Accident Fund (RAF) is funded by the fuel levy currently paid by every motorist in South Africa and accounts for R2.18 (updated annually) for every litre of petrol and diesel sold. According to some estimates, this provides the RAF… more
  • Mercedes-Benz Sprinter takes Nelson Mandela’s legacy to the people
    Jul 19, 2021 Buzz

    Mercedes-Benz Sprinter takes Nelson Mandela’s legacy to the people

    Mercedes-Benz Vans South Africa sponsors the Nelson Mandela Museum with a Sprinter Versatile Sprinter converted into a mobile museum Nelson Mandela Museum in Mthatha to use the Sprinter for educational programmes Mandela Day used to follow in… more
  • AMSA vs the Steel Downstream: A Steel Manufacturer's Story
    Jul 19, 2021 Buzz

    AMSA vs the Steel Downstream: A Steel Manufacturer's Story

    Dear Steel Industry employer I have received the enclosed letter from a steel manufacturer. Please read it and then share your story by clicking here. XXXXXX is a 20 year old manufacturer of XXXXXXXX and related products in SA. In fact we are… more
  • New SAPICS leaders to drive supply chain management as a profession
    Jul 19, 2021 Mobilty Beat

    New SAPICS leaders to drive supply chain management as a profession

    Supply chain management is one of the world’s largest professions and plays a critical role in virtually every industry. The COVID-19 crisis has highlighted the importance of proficient supply chain management to keep essential services… more
  • The pandemic has changed the industry
    Jul 19, 2021 Mobilty Beat

    The pandemic has changed the industry

    Interview with Rolf Eiten, President & CEO Clark Europe The Corona pandemic has posed major challenges to people around the world and has had a huge impact on all areas of the global economy. Rolf Eiten, President & CEO, Clark Europe explains… more
  • SAPICS Short Course | The Basics of Manufacturing and Operations Management (BMOM) | Sign Up Now!
    Jul 19, 2021 Buzz

    SAPICS Short Course | The Basics of Manufacturing and Operations Management (BMOM) | Sign…

    Did you know about the exciting, practical and relevant courses that SAPICS offers? Here’s one - the Basics of Manufacturing and Operations Management (BMOM) While it is true that today more and more of manufacturing is being performed by… more
  • Aston Martin Vantage wins again in the USA as WEC teams shine again at Monza
    Jul 19, 2021 Motorsport

    Aston Martin Vantage wins again in the USA as WEC teams shine again at Monza

    The Heart of Racing takes IMSA GTD championship lead with another win AMR works driver Ross Gunn shines as Vantage proves peerless in USA Aston Martin Vantage GTE claims pole and double-podium at FIA WEC 6 Hours of Monza with TF Sport and… more
  • Veoneer partners with Baraja to deliver Spectrum-Scan LiDAR for next generation autonomous vehicles
    Jul 19, 2021 Mobilty Beat

    Veoneer partners with Baraja to deliver Spectrum-Scan LiDAR for next generation…

    The automotive technology company Veoneer, Inc. (NYSE: VNE and SSE: VNE SDB) has signed an agreement with pioneering LiDAR company Baraja to industrialize their Spectrum-Scan™ LiDAR technology for the next market wave of L2+ through L4… more
  • A message to South Africans now living overseas
    Jul 19, 2021 Buzz

    A message to South Africans now living overseas

    By Mike Abel Over the past few days I have received and read many notes of concern and sympathy for South Africa. Each of them is greatly appreciated. Thank you. I have also seen many messages with “I told you so”, “thank heavens we left when… more
  • Mandatory Vaccinations of Employees
    Jul 19, 2021 Covid-19

    Mandatory #Vaccinations of #Employees...

    By Thornton van Wyngaardt A controversial issue on the table at the moment is the Department of Employment and Labour recently amended directive on Occupational Health and Safety measures in certain workplaces published in Government Gazette… more
  • Message from Paul Hanratty, Sanlam Group CEO
    Jul 19, 2021 Buzz

    Message from Paul Hanratty, Sanlam Group CEO

    Dear Client As one of South Africa’s established corporate citizens, Sanlam is watching and reading the news on the violence unfolding in South Africa with great concern. Understandably, we are all anxious about the impact on our daily lives,… more
  • With traditional sporting spirit in the name of John Cooper: The MINI Anniversary Edition.
    Jul 19, 2021 Motoring

    With traditional sporting spirit in the name of John Cooper: The MINI Anniversary Edition.

    MINI celebrates 60 years of collaboration with the Cooper Family. Joint commitment for maximum driving pleasure on the road and legendary success in racing. Edition vehicles are produced in a limited number of 740 units worldwide as MINI… more
  • The new CAT® Brand of Professional portable power tools feature the latest technology in Graphene batteries and Brushless motors
    Jul 19, 2021 Buzz

    The new CAT® Brand of Professional portable power tools feature the latest technology in…

    The new CAT® Brand of Professional portable power tools feature the latest technology in Graphene batteries and Brushless motors - Now at Makro and Builders Warehouse outlets 25% more power, 50% more run-time and 10% longer life than comparable… more
  • Insurer to fast track civil unrest claims to help rebuild SA
    Jul 19, 2021 Buzz

    Insurer to fast track civil unrest claims to help rebuild SA

    While Sasria, the public enterprise that provides non-life insurance cover for loss or damage to insured property caused by special risks such as politically motivated malicious acts, riots, strikes, terrorism and public disorders, has… more
  • Mandela Month Inspires the Donation of Blankets and Food to Touws River Community
    Jul 19, 2021 Buzz

    Mandela Month Inspires the Donation of Blankets and Food to Touws River Community

    Ford South Africa, Gift of Givers and Cars.co.za provide relief to community of Touws River A decline in tourism, caused by COVID-19, has contributed to the town’s low unemployment levels Additional donations made on the day will boost… more
  • #UnrestSA: affected South Africans, what are your immediate essential needs?
    Jul 19, 2021 Buzz

    #UnrestSA: affected South Africans, what are your immediate essential needs?

    As you know, the recent spate of lootings, violence and destruction of property has affected millions of innocent South Africans and left many destitute and without access to food, daily essentials and means to generate daily income. Many… more
  • Jumpstart your vehicle the right way
    Jul 19, 2021 Buzz

    Jumpstart your vehicle the right way

    With many of us not using our cars as much as usual or with students having left their cars at university during lockdown, being left stranded with a flat car battery is a real possibility – even if you drive the most modern of cars. As they… more
  • 35 million cars and counting: VNC Automotive celebrates its third birthday
    Jul 19, 2021 Mobilty Beat

    35 million cars and counting: VNC Automotive celebrates its third birthday

    Connectivity software pioneer VNC Automotive marks anniversary Unprecedented period of development of in-vehicle technology Third birthday coincides with launch of Cobalt Cube™ Company looking to non-automotive sectors going forward Perfectly… more
  • Worldwide sales results 1st half 2021
    Jul 19, 2021 Buzz

    Worldwide sales results 1st half 2021

    Renault Group's worldwide sales are up 18.7% in the first half of 2021 compared with 2020. Renault Group confirms the continuation of a selective sales policy favouring growth in profitable volumes. The Renault brand recorded an 18.5% increase.… more
  • Supply Chains in South Africa are currently under strain and being tested like never before
    Jul 16, 2021 Buzz

    Supply Chains in South Africa are currently under strain and being tested like never…

    SAPICS’s role in facilitating knowledge and resource sharing and in disseminating information and education to supply chain professionals has been absolutely vital during the COVID-19 crisis. It will be needed even more now following this… more
  • N3 Corridor – Open Again for Business
    Jul 16, 2021 Buzz

    N3 Corridor – Open Again for Business

    The Road Freight Association is delighted that the N3 highway has re-opened to all traffic. Whilst we anticipate some delays and congestion due to the high traffic volumes, we are now able to resume the vital task of delivering goods both… more
  • SAICA calls for rapid, decisive action from the South African Government
    Jul 16, 2021 Buzz

    SAICA calls for rapid, decisive action from the South African Government

    Following six days of ongoing rioting and violence, which is impacting innocent citizens’ lives and livelihoods, the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA) calls on the South African Government to implement its recent decision… more
  • Open letter from the CEO of the Automobile Association (AA)
    Jul 16, 2021 Buzz

    Open letter from the CEO of the Automobile Association (AA)

    The events of the past few days are shocking, saddening and concerning. We mourn the loss of innocent lives and we share the pain of the thousands of people whose businesses and livelihoods have been destroyed by the senseless acts which have… more
  • Three rules for unrest
    Jul 16, 2021 Buzz

    Three rules for unrest

    With the recent unrest affecting South Africa, travelling to essential destinations has become a hazard for many people. While it is impossible to know what to expect, drivers need to know what to do to best handle any dangerous situations. The… more
  • Fuel hammered from all sides
    Jul 16, 2021 Buzz

    Fuel hammered from all sides

    Association advises journey limits as refinery shuts down Is your journey really necessary? The Automobile Association (AA) calls on South Africans to limit all non-essential travel as road transport comes under pressure from unrest and the… more
  • Valhalla: Sensational hybrid supercar defines the mastery of driving
    Jul 16, 2021 Motoring

    Valhalla: Sensational hybrid supercar defines the mastery of driving

    Valhalla concept evolvedinto a truly driver focused, production reality supercar Intense performance combined with pinpoint dynamics for unprecedented driver involvement and driving experience New 950PS Hybrid powertrain mates bespoke 750PS… more
  • A fireman at Renault Group engineering
    Jul 16, 2021 Buzz

    A fireman at Renault Group engineering

    The unique collaboration between Renault Group and fire-fighter services started in 2010, with both parties committed to improving safety of all. Renault Group is the only car manufacturer to work hand in hand with road rescue teams to… more
  • Volkswagen improves year-on-year sales to remain South Africa’s leading passenger car brand
    Jul 16, 2021 Buzz

    Volkswagen improves year-on-year sales to remain South Africa’s leading passenger car…

    Volkswagen sold over 32 600 vehicles in the first half of 2021 Polo Vivo continues to be South Africa’s best-selling passenger car The Volkswagen brand (Passenger Cars and Commercial Vehicles) sold a combined 32 603 vehicles in the first six… more
  • Together South African supply chain professionals will rise to the challenges caused by riots and looting says professional body
    Jul 16, 2021 Mobilty Beat

    Together South African supply chain professionals will rise to the challenges caused by…

    Amid concerns about supply chain disruptions and shortages in the wake of the riots and looting in parts of South Africa, SAPICS (The Professional Body for Supply Chain Management) has urged consumers not to resort to panic buying and… more
  • The pace quickens at Monza
    Jul 16, 2021 Motorsport

    The pace quickens at Monza

    Round three of the FIA World Endurance Championship takes place this weekend at the Autodromo Nazionale di Monza (Italy). With two podium finishes in the first two races of the season, Alpine Elf Matmut Endurance Team will aim to make it three… more
  • POPIA deadline reached - is your business compliant?
    Jul 15, 2021 Buzz

    POPIA deadline reached - is your business compliant?

    On 1 July 2021, the deadline for all businesses to be fully POPIA compliant expired. Companies now need to ensure that all their information processing activities comply with POPIA and that their Information Officers take up their… more
  • Alfa Romeo and Sauber Motorsport extend partnership in multi-year agreement
    Jul 15, 2021 Motorsport

    Alfa Romeo and Sauber Motorsport extend partnership in multi-year agreement

    Alfa Romeo and Sauber Motorsport will continue to join forces, with a reinforced team spirit, at the highest level of motorsport as the Swiss team and the historical Italian brand announce an extension period of their partnership in a… more
  • Survival of black businesses sabotaged by political unrest
    Jul 15, 2021 Buzz

    Survival of black businesses sabotaged by political unrest

    The National African Federated Chamber of Commerce and Industry (NAFCOC) condemns the political unrest that has raged across South Africa in the last few days. “We are very saddened to see the destruction of businesses, property and threats to… more
  • Out of Harm’s Way – Ford Wildlife Foundation Celebrates World Snake Day
    Jul 15, 2021 Buzz

    Out of Harm’s Way – Ford Wildlife Foundation Celebrates World Snake Day

    Snakes are very misunderstood reptiles – an issue that is highlighted on Word Snake Day, 16 July Snake sightings are on the rise due to encroachment on their habitats Get to know the snake handler in your area and learn about the different… more
  • COVID-19: Impacting More Than Just Your Health!
    Jul 15, 2021 Covid-19

    COVID-19: Impacting More Than Just Your Health!

    Evolving Supply Chains | SAPICS Webinar Online via Zoom Wednesday, 28 July 2021 15h00 - 16h00 SAST, CAT, GMT+2 COVID-19 has significantly impacted the technology and high value sector since early 2020, affecting the supply of raw materials,… more
  • Biometrics for the vehicle
    Jul 15, 2021 Mobilty Beat

    Biometrics for the vehicle

    South Africa has a big problem with crime at petrol stations. Drivers are frequently driving off without paying for their fuel. Payment24’s has a new development, FastLane. FastLane works by pre-authorising the fuel transaction as soon as the… more
  • Supply Chain Interrupted
    Jul 15, 2021 Mobilty Beat

    Supply Chain Interrupted

    With trade already heavily challenged by the COVID-19 pandemic, the current wave of riots and looting in parts of the country is exacerbating matters further, presenting a tipping point for many businesses as to whether they survive or not. The… more
  • Virtual Energy Exhibition: Connect with approximately 2,950 registered energy participants from across the continent
    Jul 15, 2021 Buzz

    Virtual Energy Exhibition: Connect with approximately 2,950 registered energy…

    Each confirmed exhibitor will be entitled to connect to the participants before the event & invite them to their booth or to Live Chat with them and host virtual meetings! Book Your Virtual Exhibition Booth more
  • BluePrint Engines New Product Development
    Jul 15, 2021 Buzz

    BluePrint Engines New Product Development

    In our latest crate engine tech video, Steve Magnante sits down with BluePrint Engines’ Director of Product Development, Chris Larson, Sales Manager, Pete Stout, and Product Manager, Johnny McDevitt, to talk about how the company decides which… more
  • Driving through unrest
    Jul 15, 2021 Buzz

    Driving through unrest

    Motorists are facing some of the most challenging times on the road during the current unrest plaguing South Africa. The stoning of vehicles and movement through large groups of people involved in the unrest is resulting in damages to vehicles,… more
  • Counting the Ever-increasing Cost: Impact of the Ongoing Attacks and Looting in KZN and Gauteng
    Jul 15, 2021 Buzz

    Counting the Ever-increasing Cost: Impact of the Ongoing Attacks and Looting in KZN and…

    Road carries 80% of South Africa’s goods. Simply put: when trucks stop, South Africa stops. The opportunistic mass looting occurring in KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng and the wanton destruction of trucks and goods has spread to the wholesale and… more
  • Open letter to President Cyril Ramaphosa
    Jul 15, 2021 Buzz

    Open letter to President Cyril Ramaphosa

    Dear President Ramaphosa, It has been a week since your predecessor, Jacob Zuma, was jailed for his contempt of the highest court in the land. In the days following Zuma's incarceration, sporadic outbreaks of violence started in KwaZulu-Natal,… more
  • Land Cruiser and the Voetspore Team Embark on a 12 000km Expedition
    Jul 14, 2021 Buzz

    Land Cruiser and the Voetspore Team Embark on a 12 000km Expedition

    A trio of Toyota Land Cruiser 70-Series is currently embarking on Voetspore’s 15th expedition in 21 years. The initial route takes the crew from South Africa to the source of the Zambezi – the fourth biggest river on the continent. They are… more
  • Volta Trucks confirms Ian Collins as Chief Product Officer
    Jul 14, 2021 Buzz

    Volta Trucks confirms Ian Collins as Chief Product Officer

    Volta Trucks, a leading and disruptive full-electric commercial vehicle manufacturer and services provider, has confirmed the promotion and appointment of Ian Collins as its new Chief Product Officer, with immediate effect. Ian Collins joined… more
  • Aston Martin’s world champion Nicki Thiim joins Paul Dalla Lana at 24 hours of Le Mans with Northwest AMR
    Jul 14, 2021 Motorsport

    Aston Martin’s world champion Nicki Thiim joins Paul Dalla Lana at 24 hours of Le Mans…

    Reigning GTE Pro title holder Nicki Thiim returns to the FIA World Endurance Championship for Le Mans Danish works driver replaces Augusto Farfus alongside Paul Dalla Lana Four Aston Martin Vantage GTEs to defend Le Mans GTE Am victory… more
  •  SARS Binding Private Ruling confirms concerns regarding the abuse of the Employment Tax Incentive
    Jul 13, 2021 Buzz

    SARS Binding Private Ruling confirms concerns regarding the abuse of the Employment Tax…

    The Employment Tax Incentive (ETI) was introduced in 2014 to encourage the employment of younger workers – 18 to 29 years old – by offering an incentive which is set-off against the employees’ tax due each month, thereby reducing the related… more
  • South Africa's current state of anarchy
    Jul 13, 2021 Buzz

    South Africa's current state of anarchy

    In this communique, we will not express ourselves on the underlying causes of, or respond to the current political violence, mindless criminality and looting taking place in many parts of the country, nor will we, for now, lay any blame for… more
  • Fiat is close to the Azzurri
    Jul 13, 2021 Buzz

    Fiat is close to the Azzurri

    When we made our “The British are Coming” commercial to launch the new 500L in America in 2013, we didn’t expect it to become a viral favourite years later. At the time, the commercial was successful in the States, with millions of views. But… more
  • Automotive Specialty-Equipment Retail Sales Reach New High
    Jul 13, 2021 Buzz

    Automotive Specialty-Equipment Retail Sales Reach New High

    U.S. retail sales grow to $47.89 billion in 2020, with early evidence suggesting stronger sales in 2021 While some sectors were badly hampered by pandemic restrictions, others report record sales in the latter half of 2020 The year 2020 was a… more
  • Vehicle owners should have SASRIA cover for civil unrest
    Jul 13, 2021 Buzz

    Vehicle owners should have SASRIA cover for civil unrest

    With an average of 2.26 protests per day over 7 years - for anything from labour issues to municipal services, corruption and governance – South Africans are no strangers to protests and riots. While 62% of protests are peaceful, recent protest… more
  • Toyota celebrates winners of the 15th Dream Car Contest
    Jul 13, 2021 Buzz

    Toyota celebrates winners of the 15th Dream Car Contest

    The winners of the 15th annual Toyota Dream Car Art Contest were announced at a virtual event hosted by Toyota South Africa Motors (TSAM) on Friday evening (09 July 2021). Earlier this year, TSAM had invited children up to the age of 15 years… more
  • Have private security option in place if you must travel
    Jul 13, 2021 Buzz

    Have private security option in place if you must travel

    Motorists and other road users in parts of KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng are advised to plan their trips with care, avoid areas where civil unrest has been reported, and ensure they have access to security back-up if they need it. The Automobile… more
  • 720S GT3X storms to victory in Goodwood Festival of Speed Timed Shootout Final following dynamic debut of all-new McLaren Artura
    Jul 13, 2021 Motorsport

    720S GT3X storms to victory in Goodwood Festival of Speed Timed Shootout Final following…

    720S GT3X is victorious in the Goodwood Festival of Speed Timed Shootout Final McLaren Artura makes its public dynamic debut as crowds return to the event Kenny Bräck and Bruno Senna entertain in the McLaren Elva, 765LT and 620R McLaren… more
  • C-Suite compensation: challenges in the “New Normal”
    Jul 13, 2021 Buzz

    C-Suite compensation: challenges in the “New Normal”

    Chris Blair, CEO and Craig Raath, Executive Director of 21st Century, a specialist Remuneration and Human Capital consultancy, in partnership with Mindcor, leading executive search and recruitment professionals, recently participated in a… more
  • Personal Data Protection compliance made easy
    Jul 13, 2021 Buzz

    Personal Data Protection compliance made easy

    Much like the Protection of Personal Information ACT (POPIA), which became fully operational from 1 July 2021, and substantially impacts the recording and disclosure of personal information, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a… more
  • South African motorsportsmen starred abroad, brought local lockdown relief
    Jul 13, 2021 Motorsport

    South African motorsportsmen starred abroad, brought local lockdown relief

    This past weekend was big for South African motorsportsmen abroad and local regional racing alike. SA race heroes starred overseas, while live-streamed regional racing from around the country brought some welcome lockdown relief for local fans.… more
  • Toyota co-brands zero-emission buses with CaetanoBus
    Jul 12, 2021 Mobilty Beat

    Toyota co-brands zero-emission buses with CaetanoBus

    Zero-emission buses, manufactured by CaetanoBus in Portugal, will be co-branded with Toyota Toyota strengthened its strategic alliance with CaetanoBus in Dec 2020 for further expansion of sustainable mobility solutions Toyota Motor Europe (TME)… more
  • 2021 Employment Equity: When to deregister
    Jul 12, 2021 Buzz

    2021 Employment Equity: When to deregister

    Between 1 September 2021 and 15 January 2022, all designated employers must submit their annual Employment Equity reports to the Department of Employment and Labour. However, employers who have fallen below the industry threshold (to view click… more
  • COVID-19: Amended Regulations: Adjusted Alert Level 4 Extended
    Jul 12, 2021 Covid-19

    COVID-19: Amended Regulations: Adjusted Alert Level 4 Extended

    The President, last night, extended the Covid-19 adjusted Alert Level 4 for another 14 days. The President has indicated that the following amended regulations remain applicable:- all indoor and outdoor gatherings, including religious,… more
  • Attractive new Hyundai Kona arrives, adding new engine, N Line trim to range
    Jul 12, 2021 Motoring

    Attractive new Hyundai Kona arrives, adding new engine, N Line trim to range

    A very attractive new Hyundai Kona with a variety of upgrades, dynamic new looks and – for the first time – a sporty N Line trim, has arrived in South Africa. The Kona has been a success story for Hyundai since its global introduction in 2017,… more
  • Giulia GTA: momentous return to SA of an Alfa Romeo legend
    Jul 12, 2021 Motoring

    Giulia GTA: momentous return to SA of an Alfa Romeo legend

    The iconic Alfa Romeo GTA is the ultimate version of the ultimate four-door sports sedan. And it’s heading to South Africa. Based on Giulia Quadrifoglio, Giulia GTA is fitted with a more powerful version of the Alfa Romeo 2.9 V6 Bi-Turbo… more
  • Renault moves forward to a new beat with IDOLS SA
    Jul 12, 2021 Buzz

    Renault moves forward to a new beat with IDOLS SA

    The formidable RENAULT GROUPE announced a very strong strategic shift to the RENAULT brand globally late in 2020, and RENAULT SA has embraced these future-forward changes to further elevate and progress the brand within the local market. The… more
  • Ford South Africa Partners with Gift of the Givers Foundation to Help Tackle Devastating Drought in Nelson Mandela Bay
    Jul 12, 2021 Buzz

    Ford South Africa Partners with Gift of the Givers Foundation to Help Tackle Devastating…

    Ford has donated R2.5-million to Gift of the Givers to address the ongoing water crisis, with the Nelson Mandela Bay metro’s combined dam levels currently at 10.5 percent Funding will cover the cost of drilling and installing boreholes at three… more
  • Beware of traders selling off expired tyres as new
    Jul 12, 2021 Buzz

    Beware of traders selling off expired tyres as new

    Did you know that tyres have a five-year product liability warranty expiry date? “Most vehicle owners probably don’t know this fact and wouldn’t even consider it to be an issue,” says Hedley Judd, national director of the Tyre, Equipment and… more
  • Insurance Tips for First-Time Vehicle Buyers
    Jul 12, 2021 Mobilty Beat

    Insurance Tips for First-Time Vehicle Buyers

    There's nothing quite like buying your first car. While it is exciting, it could also be overwhelming to address the insurance aspect of securing your vehicle against theft, loss or damage. There are so many variations of cover and costs… more
  • Invitation to free webinar on green hydrogen
    Jul 12, 2021 Buzz

    Invitation to free webinar on green hydrogen

    EE Business Intelligence, in conjunction with the Embassy of the United States/USAID, is hosting a free webinar on policies, business cases, technologies and opportunities provided by green hydrogen and derivatives in the mining, chemicals,… more
  • JAC Motors' N55 EV truck plugs into an electric future
    Jul 12, 2021 Mobilty Beat

    JAC Motors' N55 EV truck plugs into an electric future

    The arrival of the first electric N-series truck on local shores marks the start of JAC Motors South Africa's local electric vehicle programme. The newcomer to the local product range, the N55 EV, is a thoroughly tested electric vehicle from… more
  • Stellantis Intensifies Electrification While Targeting Sustainable Double-Digit Adjusted Operating Income Margins in the Mid-term
    Jul 12, 2021 Mobilty Beat

    Stellantis Intensifies Electrification While Targeting Sustainable Double-Digit Adjusted…

    Plans to invest more than €30 billion through 2025 in electrification and software, while continuing to be the automotive efficiency frontrunner, with investment efficiency 30 percent better than industry average Targeting over 70 percent of… more
  • Over 10 000 road defects fixed by The Pothole Patrol
    Jul 12, 2021 Buzz

    Over 10 000 road defects fixed by The Pothole Patrol

    Since its launch in May, steady progress is being made by The Pothole Patrol project, with over 2 500 potholes filled. Commenting on the journey so far, Anneli Retief, Head of Dialdirect says: “We are pleased with the progress and difference… more
  • Axalta to acquire U-POL, a leading paint, protective coatings, and accessories manufacturer for the automotive aftermarket
    Jul 09, 2021 Buzz

    Axalta to acquire U-POL, a leading paint, protective coatings, and accessories…

    Highly complementary acquisition strengthens global Refinish leadership position Accelerates growth and expands addressable markets with mainstream and economy product offerings Immediately accretive to adjusted EBITDA margin; acquisition… more
  • Alpine F1 Team launches “Prost in the Paddock”, the first podcast series dedicated to Alain Prost
    Jul 09, 2021 Motorsport

    Alpine F1 Team launches “Prost in the Paddock”, the first podcast series dedicated to…

    Alpine F1 Team is pleased to announce the launch of its brand-new "Prost in the Paddock" podcast series on 14 July, Bastille Day, the French national holiday. In this audio series, Alain Prost, the only French Formula 1 World Champion and… more
  • William Simpson expands Stellantis brand representation
    Jul 09, 2021 Buzz

    William Simpson expands Stellantis brand representation

    Cape Town customers can look forward to expanding their brand insights into the Stellantis stable with the addition of the Peugeot and Citroën brands onto the showroom floor at William Simpson’s Tokai dealership. The existing facility has… more
  • Confidence is up and Buying is Back, Industry Sales Data Indicates
    Jul 09, 2021 Covid-19

    Confidence is up and Buying is Back, Industry Sales Data Indicates

    Aggregated monthly sales data from over 600 South African companies reports that 20 business sectors outperformed the pre-Covid first quarter of 2020. Numerous business sectors saw increased order volumes in the first half of 2021 with larger… more
  • Ford and M-Sport Reveal New Puma Rally1 WRC Prototype; Electrifying Hybrid Performance Breaks Cover at Goodwood
    Jul 09, 2021 Motorsport

    Ford and M-Sport Reveal New Puma Rally1 WRC Prototype; Electrifying Hybrid Performance…

    M-Sport Ford World Rally Team unveils new, hybrid Puma Rally1 car that will compete in the FIA World Rally Championship from 2022 New WRC challenger reflects the electrified, fun-to-drive appeal of the road-going Ford Puma compact SUV with… more
  • Sanitising fleet vehicles
    Jul 09, 2021 Buzz

    Sanitising fleet vehicles

    As South Africa battles the third wave of COVID-19 infections, companies need to recommit to the policies put in place to prevent the spread of the virus within their organisations. For fleet managers this means ensuring their sanitisation… more
  • Active Safety Features – your car’s way of protecting you
    Jul 09, 2021 Mobilty Beat

    Active Safety Features – your car’s way of protecting you

    Today’s modern cars, even the more budget-priced cars, incorporate a number of safety features to protect passengers and reduce the severity of motor accidents, or even to avoid them entirely. In the US for example close to 60 million vehicles… more
  • 2021 Employment Equity: Reporting and other duties
    Jul 09, 2021 Buzz

    2021 Employment Equity: Reporting and other duties

    In terms of the Employment Equity Act (EEA), a ‘designated employer’ must comply with all the duties contained in the Act. An employer is a ‘designated employer’ if he/she employs 50 employees or more; or employs less than 50 employees but has… more
  • Level 4 alcohol ban may be in full force, but smokers are breathing a little easier it seems!
    Jul 09, 2021 Covid-19

    Level 4 alcohol ban may be in full force, but smokers are breathing a little easier it…

    1Life research shows 54% of smokers started smoking less than they used to, following the initial tobacco ban. 1Life, through their recent Covid-19 Sentiment Report, set out to understand the general attitudes of the South African market,… more
  • The combined assurance model: Designed to improve accountability?
    Jul 09, 2021 Buzz

    The combined assurance model: Designed to improve accountability?

    Accountability and trust are the cornerstones of the accounting profession. The International Federation of Accountants (IFAC) recently issued several calls to the profession to strengthen and uplift public trust. By doing so, the accountancy… more
  • Rolls-Royce Motor Cars celebrates bespoke at the Goodwood Festival of Speed
    Jul 09, 2021 Buzz

    Rolls-Royce Motor Cars celebrates bespoke at the Goodwood Festival of Speed

    Global public debut of Rolls-Royce Wraith Black Badge Landspeed Collection Bespoke expressions of full product portfolio presented to the public Collection presented on Festival’s Laundry Green Visitors attending the Goodwood Festival of Speed… more
  • Innovative products and trends, professional development and networking – Automechanika Frankfurt prioritises personal interaction and digital networking
    Jul 09, 2021 Buzz

    Innovative products and trends, professional development and networking – Automechanika…

    What are the current issues and trends in the aftermarket? What are the future challenges for car repair shops, e.g. due to the fast increase in alternative drive systems? This year’s Automechanika Frankfurt Digital Plus will be held in a more… more
  • International Pro cycling Team Qhubeka NextHash chooses Biodx for Covid protection
    Jul 08, 2021 Covid-19

    International Pro cycling Team Qhubeka NextHash chooses Biodx for Covid protection

    In an effort to make sure leading South African registered international cycling Team Qhubeka NextHash are protected during the upcoming Tour de France and beyond, Biodx has signed a partnership agreement to supply the team with disinfectants… more
  • Toyota Commits to Carbon Neutrality and Establishes Climate Change Fund
    Jul 08, 2021 Buzz

    Toyota Commits to Carbon Neutrality and Establishes Climate Change Fund

    The message is clear – Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) wholeheartedly supports the Paris Agreement and accepts the challenge to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050. The Paris Agreement is a legally-binding international treaty on climate change… more
  • SAPICS 43rd Annual Conference 24 – 26 August 2021
    Jul 08, 2021 Buzz

    SAPICS 43rd Annual Conference 24 – 26 August 2021

    Once upon a time, someone in education coined the 3Rs, which stood for reading, writing and arithmetic. The annual SAPICS Conference offers unrivalled learning, skills development and knowledge sharing opportunities, so we decided to build on… more
  • Volkswagen adds two derivatives to Crafter 35 model range
    Jul 08, 2021 Motoring

    Volkswagen adds two derivatives to Crafter 35 model range

    Updates to the Volkswagen Crafter 35 model range include automatic and 4MOTION derivatives With over 11 500 units sold since its introduction in the South African market in 2007, the Volkswagen Crafter has been updated with the addition of the… more
  • New logo, new emblem, new colours… still Dacia!
    Jul 08, 2021 Motoring

    New logo, new emblem, new colours… still Dacia!

    Dacia is once again shaking up the rule book. This time, by changing its visual identity. Increasingly assertive and authentic, the brand embraces symbols of simplicity and sturdiness with a brand-new logo and emblem, and an additional new… more
  • Volvo Trucks invests R130 million in new Durban dealership
    Jul 08, 2021 Mobilty Beat

    Volvo Trucks invests R130 million in new Durban dealership

    Volvo Trucks South Africa has opened a new R130 million dealership facility in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, to support the growth of the brand’s vehicle parc in the region. The new facility is strategically located in the Riverhorse Valley Business… more
  • Thesele Consortium acquisition of Bidvest Car Rental Group concluded
    Jul 08, 2021 Buzz

    Thesele Consortium acquisition of Bidvest Car Rental Group concluded

    Following the approval from the Competition Commission, it has been announced that Thesele Consortium, led by the 100% black-owned Thesele Group, has concluded their acquisition of Bidvest Car Rental (BCR) from the listed Bidvest Group. Thesele… more
  • Stellantis SA’s most admired OEM
    Jul 08, 2021 Buzz

    Stellantis SA’s most admired OEM

    Stellantis South Africa has been recognised as the most-admired car company in the country by the South Africa Guild of Mobility Journalists (SAGMJ). The accolade was announced at the media group’s Annual General Meeting on 26 June. Awarded for… more
  • New Renault Kangoo gets 4 stars Euro NCAP
    Jul 08, 2021 Buzz

    New Renault Kangoo gets 4 stars Euro NCAP

    KANGOO PASSES THE EURO NCAP 2021 TEST WITH SUCCESS On sale since June 2021, the New Kangoo meets the needs of families and dynamic tribes with space, volume and modularity. Safety is not forgotten, with a reinforced body structure, new driving… more
  • Parkopedia partners with ThinxNet to provide seamless in-car fuelling payments across Europe
    Jul 08, 2021 Mobilty Beat

    Parkopedia partners with ThinxNet to provide seamless in-car fuelling payments across…

    The partnership of industry-leading connected car solution providers promotes in-car payments across Europe The solution is available at more than 1400 fuelling stations in Europe and is integrated into Parkopedia’s new multi-domain payment… more
  • The importance of a well-functioning corporate reporting ecosystem
    Jul 08, 2021 Buzz

    The importance of a well-functioning corporate reporting ecosystem

    The establishment of the Sustainability Standards Board (SSB), which will have consistency in environmental, social and governance (ESG) reporting in 144 jurisdictions, will be the beginning of a comprehensive corporate reporting system.… more
  • The world’s best luxury sedan made greener: Introducing the new Flying Spur Hybrid
    Jul 07, 2021 Mobilty Beat

    The world’s best luxury sedan made greener: Introducing the new Flying Spur Hybrid

    Bentley’s Hybrid range expands with the addition of the Flying Spur Next step in Beyond100 strategy to achieve an end-to-end carbon neutral organisation and journey towards electrification New powertrain delivers the renowned luxury and… more
  • The all-new BMW 2 Series Coupé
    Jul 07, 2021 Motoring

    The all-new BMW 2 Series Coupé

    BMW is opening a new chapter in its tradition of super-sporty compact models. In the process it will set a new benchmark for driving pleasure – a brand speciality – at the premium end of this vehicle class. The new BMW 2 Series Coupé embodies… more
  • HYVIA: The new path to green hydrogen mobility
    Jul 07, 2021 Mobilty Beat

    HYVIA: The new path to green hydrogen mobility

    ‘HY’ for hydrogen, ‘VIA’ for road: HYVIA paves a new way forward for the carbon-free mobility ecosystem. Green hydrogen from electrolysis of water enables mobility with zero CO2 emissions, increased range, and a short refuelling time. HYVIA… more
  • New generation of smart materials
    Jul 07, 2021 Buzz

    New generation of smart materials

    Porcher industries is a world leader in high-performance thermoplastic composites and technical textiles. With 2,000 employees on 3 continents (Europe, China, the United States and Brazil), Porcher Industries designs and produces innovative… more
  • Credit Ombud Annual Report 2020
    Jul 07, 2021 Buzz

    Credit Ombud Annual Report 2020

    In these trying times, the Credit Ombud continues to save money for consumers! “I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.” –… more
  • New PEUGEOT 9X8 Hypercar – Designed to race
    Jul 07, 2021 Motorsport

    New PEUGEOT 9X8 Hypercar – Designed to race

    PEUGEOT has taken the wraps off the new 9X8, its latest-generation Hypercar challenger which is poised to make its competitive debut in the FIA World Endurance Championship (FIA WEC) in 2022. Powered by a hybrid power unit which drives through… more
  • Going the Distance: Ford Ranger with Over 455 000 Kilometers Still ‘Drives Like New’
    Jul 07, 2021 Motoring

    Going the Distance: Ford Ranger with Over 455 000 Kilometers Still ‘Drives Like New’

    Louis du Toit’s Ford Ranger XLS averages 60 000km per year on tar and dirt roads Vehicle has been serviced exclusively at Ford dealership and is on its second service book Ford Ranger is a Built Ford Tough bakkie that can be used for work and… more
  • Durban Announced as the New Host of Intra-African Trade Fair (IATF2021)
    Jul 07, 2021 Buzz

    Durban Announced as the New Host of Intra-African Trade Fair (IATF2021)

    Dates rescheduled to 15-21 November 2021 The second Intra-African Trade Fair (IATF2021) has been rescheduled to take place in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa from 15 to 21 November 2021. The Trade Fair was previously due to be held in… more
  • The Fresh Connection Global Pro Challenge 2021
    Jul 07, 2021 Mobilty Beat

    The Fresh Connection Global Pro Challenge 2021 - The Serious Game

    Unlocking the value of a global supply chain simulated experience | The Serious Game From Friday, 13 August 2021 - To Sunday, 3 October 2021 The Fresh Connection simulation tool is not only extremely valuable as a learning tool but challenging… more
  • The Fresh Connection Global Pro Challenge 2021
    Jul 07, 2021 Mobilty Beat

    The Fresh Connection Global Pro Challenge 2021

    Unlocking the value of a global supply chain simulated experience | The Serious Game From Friday, 13 August 2021 - To Sunday, 3 October 2021 A team comprises of 4 people - You have the option to sign up as an individual/s or with a team of 4… more
  • Peace-of-mind driving with Volkswagen EasyDrive Vehicle Plans
    Jul 07, 2021 Mobilty Beat

    Peace-of-mind driving with Volkswagen EasyDrive Vehicle Plans

    Volkswagen’s EasyDrive Vehicle Plans, parts supply across South Africa as well as extensive Dealer Network footprint ensure seamless after sales experience for customers. EasyDrive Maintenance and Service Plans can be extended to 10 years/ 300… more
  • Opinion piece: Electric Vehicles will benefit everyone in Africa
    Jul 07, 2021 Buzz

    Opinion piece: Electric Vehicles will benefit everyone in Africa

    By Amel Chadli, Vice President Strategy & Digital Energy for Middle East & Africa, Schneider Electric There’s a common misconception about how electric vehicles are for those who are well off. It’s understandable; in many markets, electric… more
  • Join us for the first ever Edition of E-Mobility India Forum 2021 - Register Now
    Jul 07, 2021 Buzz

    Join us for the first ever Edition of E-Mobility India Forum 2021 - Register Now

    The Electric Vehicle (EV) market in India has started gaining considerable momentum in recent years. India’s EV market is expected to reach nearly $206 billion (around Rs 14.24 trillion) in the coming decade, if India were to achieve its 2030… more
  • Chery's new EQ1 defines the new miniature electric vehicles
    Jul 07, 2021 Mobilty Beat

    Chery's new EQ1 defines the new miniature electric vehicles

    Recently, Chery's new EQ1 was launched in China. As a popular model among China's mini electric vehicles, EQ1 was first launched in 2017. After several iterations of evolution, its sales volume exceeded 200,000 in four years and it ranks No.1… more
  • Bakwena N1N4 provides valuable safety advice for motorists traveling the N1N4 route
    Jul 06, 2021 Buzz

    Bakwena N1N4 provides valuable safety advice for motorists traveling the N1N4 route

    Bakwena Platinum Corridor Concessionaire (Pty) Ltd, (Bakwena’s) would like to alert motorists to various criminal activities taking place not only along the N1N4 route but surrounding provincial and national routes as well. Recently, a warning… more
  • Nissan South Africa rolls out COVID-19 vaccines to employees and service providers
    Jul 06, 2021 Covid-19

    Nissan South Africa rolls out COVID-19 vaccines to employees and service providers

    Nissan South Africa (NSA), in its bid to help curb the spread of the third wave of the COVID-19 pandemic in parts of the country, the automotive manufacturer will vaccinate its employees and service providers at its Rosslyn-based plant. The… more
  • Covid-19 lockdown: Denying a person the right to earn a living is immoral
    Jul 06, 2021 Covid-19

    Covid-19 lockdown: Denying a person the right to earn a living is immoral

    The President, receiving his full salary, and enjoying normal benefits during the national Covid-19 predicament, on 27 June 2021, made an announcement which resulted in the suspension of economic activities, denying many South Africans the… more
  • Introducing Tracker Dashboards & Analytics
    Jul 06, 2021 Mobilty Beat

    Introducing Tracker Dashboards & Analytics

    A holistic, real-time fleet management system Tracker has introduced a new addition to its fleet management system, Tracker Dashboards & Analytics. These dashboards provide a holistic, real-time overview of fleet performance, categorised in… more
  • Salary Increase Trends in Volatile Times
    Jul 06, 2021 Buzz

    Salary Increase Trends in Volatile Times

    Theresa Blake, Manager of niche projects at 21st Century explains why… 21st Century conducts bi-annual surveys on salary increase trends and projections, across the national market. There is always a lot of interest in these results, but the… more
  • AARTO: Full implementation delayed by a year – no surprise
    Jul 06, 2021 Buzz

    AARTO: Full implementation delayed by a year – no surprise

    Despite the planned implementation date of the Administrative Adjudication of Road Traffic Offences Act (AARTO) having been 1 July 2021, no such implementation has been effected and any future plans to roll out this Act, in its current format,… more
  • Bakwena’s N4 construction project on track
    Jul 06, 2021 Mobilty Beat

    Bakwena’s N4 construction project on track

    Bakwena Platinum Corridor Concessionaire (Pty) Ltd, (Bakwena’s) R582 million N4 dualling project is on track, a small portion between the M17 and Brits plaza (approximately 9km) was opened Thursday 1st July ahead of the expected completion date… more
  • The corporate reporting ecosystem’s contract with society
    Jul 06, 2021 Buzz

    The corporate reporting ecosystem’s contract with society

    The world of accounting is rapidly changing as South Africa scrambles to regain its status as one of the world’s leaders in terms of corporate reporting. But the profession has been marred by enormous scandals involving fraud, corruption, and… more
  • 2021 FIA Formula One Austrian Grand Prix – Race – Sunday
    Jul 06, 2021 Motorsport

    2021 FIA Formula One Austrian Grand Prix – Race – Sunday

    Alfa Romeo Racing ORLEN went really close to a points finish once again, only for the Austrian Grand Prix to end in frustration for the team. Kimi Räikkönen, who had been in a fight for P10 until the final lap of the race, crossed the line in… more
  • Axalta showcases advanced coating innovation for autonomous vehicles at SURCAR 2021 in Cannes
    Jul 06, 2021 Buzz

    Axalta showcases advanced coating innovation for autonomous vehicles at SURCAR 2021 in…

    Mercedes-Benz and Axalta co-present session on automotive plastic and paint system optimisation for 77 GHz radar sensor Axalta (NYSE: AXTA), a leading global supplier of liquid and powder coatings, is showcasing its automotive coatings… more
  • Series production of BMW iX gets underway at Plant Dingolfing
    Jul 05, 2021 Motoring

    Series production of BMW iX gets underway at Plant Dingolfing

    Highest standards of flexibility: All drivetrain variants on one line Successful transformation of BMW Group plants towards e-mobility and digitalisation Half of Dingolfing's production volume will be electrified by mid-decade Nedeljković:… more
  • Self-Driving Taxi for People with Restricted Mobility Wins Ford ‘New Designers’ Award
    Jul 05, 2021 Mobilty Beat

    Self-Driving Taxi for People with Restricted Mobility Wins Ford ‘New Designers’ Award

    The Ford Award challenged design students to take a human-centric approach to autonomous vehicle concepts The user hails the vehicle with the app, then enters via a side door ramp The vehicle would also be connected with other autonomous… more
  • Paradise found in the Mitsubishi Pajero Sport
    Jul 05, 2021 Motoring

    Paradise found in the Mitsubishi Pajero Sport

    Mitsubishi brand ambassador explores Mozambique in his Pajero Sport Exceed Loose sand and beach driving no match for Mitsubishi’s Super Select 4WD II system Designed and built for those with an adventurous spirit Golden beaches, the warm and… more
  • Is hydrogen a game-changer for future mobility? Messe Frankfurt expands ‘Energy4Mobility’ series of talks
    Jul 05, 2021 Mobilty Beat

    Is hydrogen a game-changer for future mobility? Messe Frankfurt expands ‘Energy4Mobility’…

    Game-changer or ‘rock star’ of the alternative energy scene? Hydrogen is a topic that is occupying policymakers, industry and researchers alike – reason enough for Messe Frankfurt to invite hydrogen experts to take part in a digital panel… more
  • Taking an unexpected off-road to adventure has never looked this good
    Jul 05, 2021 Buzz

    Taking an unexpected off-road to adventure has never looked this good

    We have seen trends come and go in the motoring industry over the past century. Early industry moves put cars on the fast track with assembly line production and the freeway system creating a driving culture that gives us the freedom to take… more
  • Dealer sales holding up as South Africa’s vehicle market continues its rebound
    Jul 02, 2021 Buzz

    Dealer sales holding up as South Africa’s vehicle market continues its rebound

    “The fact that 86.3% of the 38 030 new vehicles sold in South Africa in June went through the retail dealer channels is a strong indicator of growing confidence in buying capital assets by both the business and consumer sectors of the market,”… more
  • Enhance your car performance with regular battery checks
    Jul 02, 2021 Buzz

    Enhance your car performance with regular battery checks

    Many motorists don’t give their battery a second thought until it fails to power their vehicle. Although cars can struggle to start for several reasons, such as an empty petrol tank, or a malfunctioning alternator or starter, a faulty battery… more
  • Continental Drives Basic Research on Tyre and Road Wear Particles with the Help of a Supercomputer
    Jul 02, 2021 Buzz

    Continental Drives Basic Research on Tyre and Road Wear Particles with the Help of a…

    Joint research project receives 43 million core hours of supercomputer time to further research decomposition of rubber polymers Project helps advance fundamental research for tyre and road wear particles Results of this research will help… more
  • AARTO process gets underway with phased-in process
    Jul 02, 2021 Buzz

    AARTO process gets underway with phased-in process

    Automobile Association (AA) says more still needs to be done to address root cause of poor driving behaviour in SA The Automobile Association (AA) is pleased that government has heeded calls to clarify issues relating to the implementation of… more
  • Toyota marks mid-year total with 56 460 units sold to date
    Jul 02, 2021 Buzz

    Toyota marks mid-year total with 56 460 units sold to date

    Hilux Sales YTD: 19 818 Hiace Sales YTD: 7 009 Fortuner Sales YTD: 4 798 Urban Cruiser Sales YTD: 3 081 Corolla Quest Sales YTD: 4 240 Starlet Sales YTD: 4 702 Toyota South Africa Motors (TSAM) marks the end of the second quarter with a total… more
  • Heartbreak for Hyundai in Safari Rally Kenya, and 3rd place as consolation
    Jul 02, 2021 Motorsport

    Heartbreak for Hyundai in Safari Rally Kenya, and 3rd place as consolation

    Hyundai Motorsport endured a heart-breaking final day at Safari Rally Kenya as rally leaders Thierry Neuville and Martijn Wydaeghe had to retire from the event in Sunday’s opening stage. The Belgian crew had built up a 57,4-second advantage… more
  • Manzù’s prototype for the Fiat City Taxi stars in the
    Jul 02, 2021 Motoring

    Manzù’s prototype for the Fiat City Taxi stars in the "Che macchina!" (“What a car!”)…

    MAUTO celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Fiat 127 and pays tribute to its designer, Pio Manzù. Alongside 6 models of the legendary car – over 5 million units of which were produced, on display are drawings, models and plans by the designer… more
  • Toyota Connect now available to SME Fleet Owners
    Jul 02, 2021 Mobilty Beat

    Toyota Connect now available to SME Fleet Owners

    Toyota South Africa Motors (TSAM) is pleased to announce that its pioneering connectivity hub Toyota Connect is now being extended to small and medium fleet owners. Known as MyToyota Fleet Lite, the new platform allows SME owners with more than… more
  • The aftermath of a hijacking
    Jul 02, 2021 Mobilty Beat

    The aftermath of a hijacking

    What you can expect to experience if you’ve been the victim of violent vehicle crime Hijackings are increasing. The latest Tracker Vehicle Crime Index revealed that hijackings now attribute a higher percentage of vehicle crime than theft,… more
  • Be a road hero
    Jul 02, 2021 Buzz

    Be a road hero

    The CEO of MasterDrive, Eugene Herbert, says this truck driver should be an example to all motorists. “During a time when many people are facing personal difficulties because of the havoc that the pandemic has wrecked, we can all be kinder to… more
  • naamsa releases June 2021 new vehicle stats
    Jul 02, 2021 Buzz

    naamsa releases June 2021 new vehicle stats

    Reflecting on the new vehicle sales statistics for the month of June 2021 naamsa said that the recovery in the new vehicle market is gaining momentum and in line with industry expectations, notwithstanding the country moving from level 2 to… more
  • Are Car Subscriptions better than Vehicle Financing?
    Jul 02, 2021 Mobilty Beat

    Are Car Subscriptions better than Vehicle Financing?

    By Tinashe Ruzane, Co-Founder and CEO of FlexClub In 2020, the average price of a new car in South Africa was R321,715, way beyond the budget of the average wage earner without the use of vehicle finance. Driven by strong social pressure to own… more
  • Motorsport Next: the first edition of the global forum on motorsport innovation and technology has ended
    Jul 02, 2021 Buzz

    Motorsport Next: the first edition of the global forum on motorsport innovation and…

    The two conference sessions were filled of interesting insights from the speakers. Meetings and business opportunities for participating sponsor companies 30 June 2021, was the end of the first edition of Motorsport Next - Industry Innovation… more
  • SVI Armoured Vehicles Cape Town delivers first bakkie
    Jul 02, 2021 Buzz

    SVI Armoured Vehicles Cape Town delivers first bakkie

    SVI Cape Town delivers first armoured bakkie only week after opening The B6 Stopgun V2.0 was built at SVI’s new Cape Town branch Bradford Wood from K9 Law Enforcement is the first client SVI Engineering, specialist manufacturer of armoured… more
  • Steel Industry: Beware! Seifsa's latest scam
    Jul 02, 2021 Buzz

    Steel Industry: Beware! Seifsa's latest scam

    To confirm your support for NEASA’s continuous campaign for an employer-friendly market dispensation, in which sound business principles prevail, click here Over many decades Seifsa, through weak negotiations, painted their affiliated employer… more
  • Toyota GR Yaris - Rally Car for the Road
    Jul 02, 2021 Motoring

    Toyota GR Yaris - Rally Car for the Road

    Developed directly from World Rally activity, with Tommi Mäkinen Racing Toyota’s second global GR model and a homologation model for future WRC activity New 1.6-litre three-cylinder turbo engine producing 198 kW Aerodynamic and lightweight body… more
  • The Volvo Concept Recharge is a manifesto for Volvo Cars’ pure electric future
    Jul 01, 2021 Mobilty Beat

    The Volvo Concept Recharge is a manifesto for Volvo Cars’ pure electric future

    For Volvo Cars, electrification is more than simply a shift in powertrains. It represents a new paradigm in car design and the Volvo Concept Recharge is a manifesto for the next generation of all-electric Volvos. True to the heritage of… more
  • Future Volvo cars to run on Volvo operating system as company takes software development in-house
    Jul 01, 2021 Mobilty Beat

    Future Volvo cars to run on Volvo operating system as company takes software development…

    Volvo Cars will take software development in-house as a car’s appeal increasingly becomes more defined by software-driven functions and features, rather than traditional automotive attributes. The next generation of pure electric Volvo models,… more
  • The Information Regulator recently released information on POPIA
    Jul 01, 2021 Buzz

    The Information Regulator recently released information on POPIA

    Compliance to the Protection of Personal Information Act (POPI Act / POPIA) will be required from 1 July 2021. The road to the implementation has been long and is finally here as the POPI Act was signed in 2013, writes Juanita Steenekamp… more
  • City Logistics enters into a long-term partnership with MiX Telematics
    Jul 01, 2021 Mobilty Beat

    City Logistics enters into a long-term partnership with MiX Telematics

    MiX Telematics (NYSE:MIXT, JSE:MIX), a leading global provider of connected fleet and mobile asset management solutions, have recently signed a long-term strategic partnership contract with City Logistics that will add value to the company’s… more
  • Cummins ReCon® Parts and Engines reduce downtime and running costs
    Jul 01, 2021 Mobilty Beat

    Cummins ReCon® Parts and Engines reduce downtime and running costs

    Engines from Cummins have a global reputation for delivering exceptional value over the entire lifespan of the equipment. However, a time is eventually reached when major components need to be replaced or overhauls performed. Here is where… more
  • The NHI and ‘Blatant Elite Enrichment’ ('BEE')
    Jul 01, 2021 Buzz

    The NHI and ‘Blatant Elite Enrichment’ ('BEE')

    According to reports, a group led by the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA), has calculated that South Africa has lost over R1.5 trillion to corruption between 2014 and 2019. After looting and mismanaging each and every… more
  • KYBURZ chooses Spies Hecker to deliver bold finishing touch for its new electric vehicles
    Jul 01, 2021 Buzz

    KYBURZ chooses Spies Hecker to deliver bold finishing touch for its new electric vehicles

    Swiss electric car manufacturer KYBURZ Switzerland AG continues its ongoing co-operation with Spies Hecker by painting two new vehicles in Axalta’s 2021 Global Automotive Colour of the Year, ElectroLight. The ongoing successful collaboration… more
  • Renault eWays ElectroPop: a historic acceleration of Renault Group’s EV strategy to offer competitive, sustainable & popular electric vehicles
    Jul 01, 2021 Mobilty Beat

    Renault eWays ElectroPop: a historic acceleration of Renault Group’s EV strategy to offer…

    Renault Group makes a historic acceleration in its EV strategy, leveraging its technological and industrial assets along with 10 years of experience in electric mobility to make bold choices and offer competitive, sustainable, and popular… more
  • Volta Trucks reveals the first running Volta Zero prototype chassis, uniquely designed and built at industry-leading pace
    Jul 01, 2021 Mobilty Beat

    Volta Trucks reveals the first running Volta Zero prototype chassis, uniquely designed…

    Volta Trucks unveils its running prototype chassis using production specification components. Running prototype chassis designed and developed in just six months. The chassis is the foundation of Volta Trucks unique design and functionality,… more
  • Youth Get a Head Start in the Tyre Industry
    Jul 01, 2021 Buzz

    Youth Get a Head Start in the Tyre Industry

    Bridgestone Southern Africa increases intake of graduates. Training Programme expands its breadth and depth. Graduates learn world-class skills with multi-national manufacturer. Youth graduates looking for a strong start to their careers have… more
  • Gas conversion gains momentum
    Jul 01, 2021 Buzz

    Gas conversion gains momentum

    The growing sense of urgency in the automotive industry for more to be done to curtail dependency on fossil fuels and to reduce harmful CO2 emissions has spearheaded the drive to find an alternative energy option for motorists. At present South… more
  • An open letter to SCOPA Chairperson & Mr Bheki Hadebe: SCOPA’s intervention in The Compensation Fund debacle.
    Jul 01, 2021 Buzz

    An open letter to SCOPA Chairperson & Mr Bheki Hadebe: SCOPA’s intervention in The…

    OPEN LETTER 30 June 2021 Mr Mkhuleko Hlengwa The SCOPA Chairperson and Mr Bheki Hadebe ANC Member of Parliament Dear Sirs SCOPA’s INTERVENTION IN THE COMPENSATION FUND DEBACLE The National Employers’ Association of South Africa (NEASA) wishes… more
  • MINI Vision Urbanaut. The virtual vision becomes a tangible reality.
    Jul 01, 2021 Mobilty Beat

    MINI Vision Urbanaut. The virtual vision becomes a tangible reality.

    With the presentation of the MINI Vision Urbanaut virtual vision vehicle in November 2020, the MINI brand revealed an all-new interpretation of mobility through an innovative vision of space. And now the BMW Group is set to unveil a physical… more
  • How to Make Safe Even Safer: Advanced Driver Assistance Systems in the Ford Ranger Aid Driver and Passenger Safety
    Jun 30, 2021 Mobilty Beat

    How to Make Safe Even Safer: Advanced Driver Assistance Systems in the Ford Ranger Aid…

    Ranger comes with comprehensive crash avoidance technology Technologies help give drivers a safer and more confident driving experience Features like pre-collision assist with automatic emergency braking (AEB) are available in the Ranger When… more
  • Firmer oil pushes fuel higher
    Jun 30, 2021 Buzz

    Firmer oil pushes fuel higher

    Users of all grades of fuel will be paying more in July when the Department of Mineral Resources and Energy officially adjusts the prices of fuels later this week. This is according to the Automobile Association, which was commenting on… more
  • The recovery continues, but cost increases could hurt the freight sector
    Jun 30, 2021 Mobilty Beat

    The recovery continues, but cost increases could hurt the freight sector

    May 2021 records the fastest growth in the Ctrack Freight and Transport Index of 22.7%. Most sub-sectors in the Ctrack Freight and Transport Index are moving from a recovery phase to a growth phase. A big concern is the price increases in both… more
  • New partnership between trade show companies Messe Frankfurt and Messe Friedrichshafen focuses on innovative mobility
    Jun 30, 2021 Mobilty Beat

    New partnership between trade show companies Messe Frankfurt and Messe Friedrichshafen…

    Friedrichshafen and Frankfurt am Main, Germany – The Messe Frankfurt and Messe Friedrichshafen trade show companies are planning a new joint venture to strengthen their collective market position and further develop their leading trade shows in… more
  • High Performance Tools for High Tech Industries
    Jun 30, 2021 Buzz

    High Performance Tools for High Tech Industries

    Aviation, gas turbine and power generation are industries synonymous with specialised materials, high safety standards and strict protocols, especially with the sensitive materials involved and critical components that require extreme precision… more
  • Roll-out of AARTO mired in confusion
    Jun 30, 2021 Buzz

    Roll-out of AARTO mired in confusion

    With 1 July now just a day away, details of the planned roll-out of the Administrative Adjudication of Road Traffic Offences (AARTO) are still lacking and it is becoming increasingly urgent for government, and the Road Traffic Infringement… more
  • Technology and Transformation Supporting Distribution Organisations for Global Success
    Jun 30, 2021 Mobilty Beat

    Technology and Transformation Supporting Distribution Organisations for Global Success

    Achieving sound local or global distribution reach is imperative for any distributor hoping to survive and thrive in today’s socio-economic climate. Many organisations are failing as they cling to old and outdated legacy systems. These systems… more
  • Developing SMMEs Through Supply Chain Best Practice | SAPICS Webinars
    Jun 30, 2021 Buzz

    Developing SMMEs Through Supply Chain Best Practice | SAPICS Webinars

    Small Medium Micro Enterprises (SMMEs) have the ability to be the backbone of South Africa’s economy and to completely change the dynamics of the country's employment rate, given the right circumstances. However, in many cases, they are… more
  • Improved fleet efficiency and reduced costs make EVs the smart choice
    Jun 30, 2021 Mobilty Beat

    Improved fleet efficiency and reduced costs make EVs the smart choice

    By Justin Manson, Sales Director at Webfleet Solutions Eskom’s Chief Executive Officer, Andre de Ruyter, has warned that South Africa can expect another five years of load shedding as the country continues to face a shortfall of 4 000… more
  • POPIA and the Information Regulator latest updates
    Jun 30, 2021 Buzz

    POPIA and the Information Regulator latest updates

    Please take note of the following POPIA updates: Registration of Information Officers: the registration of Information Officers will be accepted after the due date of 30 June 2021, to compensate for the delay caused on the part of the… more
  • Accenture, Global Opportunity Youth Network and SA Youth join forces to reduce youth unemployment by 10% in the next 10 years
    Jun 30, 2021 Buzz

    Accenture, Global Opportunity Youth Network and SA Youth join forces to reduce youth…

    Accenture (NYSE:ACN) is proud to announce a partnership with Global Opportunity Youth Network (GOYN) that aims to give youth increased access to the economy and address youth unemployement at scale. The formation of the initiative is welcomed… more
  • MasterDrive operations during Alert Level four
    Jun 29, 2021 Covid-19

    MasterDrive operations during Alert Level four

    The change to adjusted Alert Level Four appears to be a necessity as the infection rate continues to climb across the country, particularly in Gauteng. MasterDrive would like to reassure their clients business will continue as normal except… more
  • The Future of Auto Retailing – A New Digital Realm
    Jun 29, 2021 Buzz

    The Future of Auto Retailing – A New Digital Realm

    The COVID 19 pandemic has accelerated the adoption of digital technology within the South African automotive retail industry, with similar trends being observed globally. The impact of the pandemic has influenced how traditional vehicle finance… more
  • Water is the Foundation of the Big Four Agenda
    Jun 29, 2021 Buzz

    Water is the Foundation of the Big Four Agenda

    By Simon Thomas, international consultant and board member of Megapipes Solutions Limited The Big Four Agenda, announced by President Uhuru Kenyatta in late 2017, has four main pillars. Enhancing Manufacturing, Food Security and Nutrition,… more
  • Apprenticeships can open exciting doors for young people
    Jun 29, 2021 Buzz

    Apprenticeships can open exciting doors for young people

    There is no doubt Covid-19 has impacted opportunities for young people trying to enter the job market and may continue to do so for years to come. In light of this, Richard Green, National Director of SAMBRA (the South African Motor Body… more
  • Chery's sales growth rate from January to May ranked first among Chinese brands
    Jun 29, 2021 Buzz

    Chery's sales growth rate from January to May ranked first among Chinese brands

    Recently, the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers (CAAM) released sales data. In May 2021, China's domestic automobile sales volume was 2.128 million units, down 3.1% year on year. From January to May, the cumulative sales volume was… more
  • Messe Frankfurt aiming for €500 million in sales in 2022
    Jun 29, 2021 Buzz

    Messe Frankfurt aiming for €500 million in sales in 2022

    Messe Frankfurt is ready to start up again. Speaking at the Corporate Press Conference earlier today, Wolfgang Marzin, President and Chief Executive Officer of Messe Frankfurt, said: “If the pandemic situation continues to improve, we have… more
  • Toyota GR Yaris - FIVEDRIVES - Part 4
    Jun 29, 2021 Motoring

    Toyota GR Yaris - FIVEDRIVES - Part 4

    Part 4: Zwartkops Karting Circuit & Leeroy Poulter An often-used cliché among the motoring press is the phrase 'it handles like a go-kart'. Well we combined South African karting champion Leeroy Poulter, the intricate Zwartkops Karting Circuit… more
  • Finishers earned good points in the desert resulting in a new look to the special vehicle standings
    Jun 29, 2021 Motorsport

    Finishers earned good points in the desert resulting in a new look to the special vehicle…

    The recent Toyota Gazoo Racing SA (TGRSA) 1000 Desert Race, round three of the South African National Cross Country Series (SACCS) that took place over three days and almost a thousand gruelling kilometres in the Northern Cape, took its toll on… more
  • Covid-19: Adjusted Alert Level 4 Permit to perform a service
    Jun 29, 2021 Covid-19

    Covid-19: Adjusted Alert Level 4 Permit to perform a service

    The amended Covid-19 Alert Level 4 requires employees, who need to travel during the curfew hours between 21:00 and 04:00, or in and out of Gauteng, to carry a permit issued by their employer. The required permit is similar to the permit used… more
  • Imperial donates R1 million to Unjani Clinics for wireless ultrasound devices
    Jun 28, 2021 Buzz

    Imperial donates R1 million to Unjani Clinics for wireless ultrasound devices

    Imperial is proud to continue its support of the Unjani Clinic network (Unjani Clinics) in South Africa through the donation of R1 million towards the purchase of 15 wireless handheld ultrasound devices, and including the training of 120 nurses… more
  • Opinion: Transformative leadership: doing your part to prevent employee burnout
    Jun 28, 2021 Covid-19

    Opinion: Transformative leadership: doing your part to prevent employee burnout

    “Since the first case of COVID-19 was confirmed in South Africa in March 2020; and subsequent variations of lockdowns implemented across Africa, life as we know it has drastically changed. The lines between home and work have been blurred and it… more
  • The original icon gets a local twist: BMW 3 Series Mzansi Edition.
    Jun 28, 2021 Motoring

    The original icon gets a local twist: BMW 3 Series Mzansi Edition.

    The perennial South African favourite and long a source of local pride, the BMW 3 Series is the latest model from the Munich-based firm to be festooned in special Mzansi Edition flavours. The perennial South African favourite and long a source… more
  • Covid-19: Amended Regulations Announced: Adjusted Alert Level Four
    Jun 28, 2021 Covid-19

    Covid-19: Amended Regulations Announced: Adjusted Alert Level Four

    The President, last night, raised the Covid-19 Alert Level to adjusted Level 4. The President has indicated that the following amended regulations remain applicable, for the next fourteen (14) days:- all indoor and outdoor gatherings, including… more
  • SAAFF Summit Embraces Industry Connectivity
    Jun 28, 2021 Buzz

    SAAFF Summit Embraces Industry Connectivity

    The South African Association of Freight Forwarders (SAAFF) has announced that it will host its annual event online this year, on 16 and 17 September 2021. Themed “Creating Industry Connectivity”, the Summit will explore the opportunities and… more
  • Entries Flood in for #ThankYouTrucker Competition
    Jun 28, 2021 Buzz

    Entries Flood in for #ThankYouTrucker Competition

    Inspirational and heartwarming stories are streaming in for the inaugural #ThankYouTrucker competition, as fleet owners and managers from around the country nominate their top freight drivers for the prestigious award. An initiative of IVECO SA… more
  • Renault Group places France at the heart of its industrial strategy for EV batteries
    Jun 28, 2021 Mobilty Beat

    Renault Group places France at the heart of its industrial strategy for EV batteries

    Renault Group announces the signing of two major partnerships in the field of the design and production of Electric Vehicles batteries: Renault Group enters into a strategic partnership with Envision AESC as it sets up a gigafactory in Douai,… more
  • 2021 FIA Formula One Styrian Grand Prix – Race – Sunday
    Jun 28, 2021 Buzz

    2021 FIA Formula One Styrian Grand Prix – Race – Sunday

    Alfa Romeo Racing ORLEN just missed out on the points in the Styrian Grand Prix, with Kimi Räikkönen nearly completing a memorable comeback as he raced from 18th to 11th, within sight of a point and just a few seconds down the road from eighth.… more
  • Toyota's Last-gasp WRC Safari WRC Win as Local Racing Faces Lockdown Again
    Jun 28, 2021 Motorsport

    Toyota's Last-gasp WRC Safari WRC Win as Local Racing Faces Lockdown Again

    Gazoo Toyota Yaris World Rally Champion Sebastien Ogier’s comeback charge on a gruelling Safari rally was among the highlights of a varied past weekend's international racing, while the South African sport enjoyed a quiet weekend in the face of… more
  • Toyota Coaster - More Mobility for Mzansi
    Jun 28, 2021 Motoring

    Toyota Coaster - More Mobility for Mzansi

    For the first time in South Africa; Toyota's medium-sized people mover, the Coaster, makes its market debut. The Coaster fills the gap in the line-up left between the LWB Quantum (16-seater) and Hino 300-based bus conversions, and provides South… more
  • Stop driving - save a life
    Jun 28, 2021 Buzz

    Stop driving - save a life

    The third wave of the COVID-19 pandemic in South Africa is inundating hospitals and creating serious difficulties for the healthcare system. MasterDrive is encouraging drivers to do their bit in alleviating the pressure by staying off the… more
  • FAW Trucks committed to keeping up with market trends
    Jun 28, 2021 Mobilty Beat

    FAW Trucks committed to keeping up with market trends

    Unique African requirements met through continued research and development New products to strengthen FAW’s position in local markets South African customers reap the benefits of a clear vision for the future Ongoing research and development… more
  • Toyota C-HR - Luxury Upgraded
    Jun 28, 2021 Motoring

    Toyota C-HR - Luxury Upgraded

    The Toyota C-HR crossover is well known for its Avant Garde styling, high-specification level and ultra-refined turbocharged powertrain. Following the facelift in 2020, the top-of-the-line Luxury grade has received some notable aesthetic and… more
  • Keep Connected to your SAPICS Supply Chain Community
    Jun 28, 2021 Mobilty Beat

    Keep Connected to your SAPICS Supply Chain Community

    Bring along a buddy who could use some motivation, positivity and community networking. Join us for more SAPICS Community get togethers via Zoom! While we try to keep our community safe at this time we made the decision to keep all events… more
  • Ford Awards Exclusive Alan Mulally Scholarship to Promising University of Pretoria Engineering Student
    Jun 28, 2021 Buzz

    Ford Awards Exclusive Alan Mulally Scholarship to Promising University of Pretoria…

    Natalie Hanekom, a second-year electronics engineering student at University of Pretoria, awarded an Alan Mulally Leadership in Engineering Scholarship for 2021 Just 10 scholarships are awarded globally each year, in honour of Alan Mulally,… more
  • The 200,000th Chery EQ1 is put on market under the guidance of advanced technologies
    Jun 28, 2021 Mobilty Beat

    The 200,000th Chery EQ1 is put on market under the guidance of advanced technologies

    Recently, the 200,000th mini battery electric vehicle Chery EQ1 is put on market officially. As a pioneer of China's mini BEVs, Chery launched this model in 2017, with sales exceeding 200,000 in four years, becoming the cumulative sales… more
  • Miles Nürnberger joins Dacia & Lada as design director
    Jun 28, 2021 Buzz

    Miles Nürnberger joins Dacia & Lada as design director

    Miles Nürnberger will join the DACIA & LADA Business unit as Design Director starting September 1st, 2021. He will join its Management Committee under the guidance of Denis Le Vot, CEO of DACIA and LADA brands. He will report to Laurens van den… more
  • 296 GTB: defining fun to drive
    Jun 28, 2021 Motoring

    296 GTB: defining fun to drive

    Unveiled today the 296 GTB, Ferrari’s new mid-rear-engined berlinetta sports car New Ferrari V6 hybrid architecture capable of delivering up to 830 cv The 296 GTB’s plug-in hybrid system maximises usability and driving pleasure The 296 GTB is… more
  • All-new Honda FIT offers outstanding efficiency, comfort and class-leading specification
    Jun 28, 2021 Motoring

    All-new Honda FIT offers outstanding efficiency, comfort and class-leading specification

    Advanced hybrid powertrain delivers optimum efficiency and performance* Contemporary design is an evolution of the iconic Jazz silhouette Class-leading interior space and outstanding practicality Suspension enhancements deliver a dynamic… more
  • Are consultancy fees and municipal salaries fruitless and wasteful expenditure?
    Jun 28, 2021 Buzz

    Are consultancy fees and municipal salaries fruitless and wasteful expenditure?

    The municipal skills shortage has reared its nasty head again. This was identified by the Auditor General (AG), Ms. Tsakani Maluleke, who briefed parliamentary committees on the 2019/20 local government audit outcomes and the Covid-19 relief… more
  • Brazilian Auto Parts Under The Spotlight
    Jun 28, 2021 Buzz

    Brazilian Auto Parts Under The Spotlight

    Sindipeças’s Yearbook, the most comprehensive publication of official data on the Brazilian auto parts industry, is now available for consultation This issue reports the performance and main indicators of the auto parts industry, based on data… more
  • The E-CUBE momentum continues to prosper around the world
    Jun 28, 2021 Buzz

    The E-CUBE momentum continues to prosper around the world

    Since 2018 the revolutionary E-CUBE, a totally unique 48 volt lightweight and innovative tyre servicing unit was launched by Netherlands based TechnoMarketing Group (TMG) into the increasingly expanding mobile tyre fitment market around the… more
  • Motus makes valuable donations to Gift of the Givers
    Jun 26, 2021 Buzz

    Motus makes valuable donations to Gift of the Givers

    Motus Holdings Limited (Motus) has made a monetary donation of R250 000 to Gift of the Givers, which will enable the foundation to source 20 oxygen concentrators. These machines will assist patients who are suffering from the symptoms of… more
  • THE TIRE COLOGNE 2022: Register now for a successful restart
    Jun 25, 2021 Buzz

    THE TIRE COLOGNE 2022: Register now for a successful restart

    Early-bird discount until 30 June 2021 Next year’s THE TIRE COLOGNE 2022 will be the first opportunity for the global industry to gather at an international communication and business platform since the introduction of restrictions due to the… more
  • There's Very Good Reason Why Charlies SuperSpar Pursuit is Attracting the Lady Racers
    Jun 25, 2021 Motorsport

    There's Very Good Reason Why Charlies SuperSpar Pursuit is Attracting the Lady Racers

    Motor racing is a man’s sport, Right? Well, not really. Ladies have always raced too, even if they are in the minority. But that’s not always the case, as the Charlies SuperSpar Pursuit Series is very clearly proving. Maria Teresa de Filipis… more
  • TVET teacher training gains momentum
    Jun 25, 2021 Buzz

    TVET teacher training gains momentum

    In spite of all the disruptions caused by the third Covid wave, training for TVET teachers participating in the TVET partnership project between the Chamber of Crafts Erfurt (HWK Erfurt), the Retail Motor Industry Organisation (RMI) and TVET… more
  • Rolls-Royce Landspeed Collection: Recalling a forgotten hero
    Jun 25, 2021 Motorsport

    Rolls-Royce Landspeed Collection: Recalling a forgotten hero

    New Rolls-Royce Collection of Wraith and Dawn Black Badge Landspeed Collection celebrates the records set by British engineer Captain George Eyston in Thunderbolt, powered by two Rolls-Royce R V12 aero engines Interior details recall the… more
  • Renault Kiger, heading for the Himalayas
    Jun 25, 2021 Buzz

    Renault Kiger, heading for the Himalayas

    Last February, Kiger, Renault's small Indian SUV, tackled the demanding roads of the mountainous state of Sikkim on the edge of the Himalayas. Eleven employees from the Renault Nissan India technical centre participated in planning this… more
  • Happy birthday, Alfa Romeo: celebrating its 111-year history
    Jun 25, 2021 Buzz

    Happy birthday, Alfa Romeo: celebrating its 111-year history

    Parades, a dress code and a special exhibition at the Museum: Arese will be tinged with red to celebrate the 111-year history of Alfa Romeo, with 4 days of events dedicated to the Clubs and to the entire Alfisti fandom The highlight of the day… more
  • Check for Accreditation
    Jun 25, 2021 Buzz

    Check for Accreditation

    As the motoring aftermarket opens up from 1 July, the Motor Industry Workshop Association has pledged its support in ensuring the integrity of servicing vehicles under warranty. Dewald Ranft, Chairman of the Motor Industry Workshop Association… more
  • World’s food sustainability leaders launch the Demand Generation Alliance to put tight focus on sustainable and nutritious food
    Jun 25, 2021 Buzz

    World’s food sustainability leaders launch the Demand Generation Alliance to put tight…

    The Demand Generation Alliance (DGA) was launched this week at the SDG Tent. The DGA’s objective is to encourage pressure from consumers, and wider society, to demand the urgent shift to more sustainable and nutritious foods. The alliance has… more
  • AMSA vs the Steel Downstream: Breaking News: Out-of-court settlement stops safeguard duties
    Jun 25, 2021 Buzz

    AMSA vs the Steel Downstream: Breaking News: Out-of-court settlement stops safeguard…

    AMSA is not party to and, needless to say, has not agreed to the settlement. Although this is an out-of-court settlement, it is, at least for the foreseeable future, and perhaps beyond, a victory and a breakthrough for the steel downstream.… more
  • Promising start for Hyundai Motorsport at first-ever PURE Electric Touring Car Racing
    Jun 25, 2021 Motorsport

    Promising start for Hyundai Motorsport at first-ever PURE Electric Touring Car Racing

    Hyundai Motorsport has claimed multiple wins in highly competitive battles at the first-ever PURE ETCR (Electric Touring Car Racing) round at Vallelunga in Italy. On a weekend of close racing from 18 to 20 June, Hyundai’s Veloster N ETCR with… more
  • Mercedes-Benz Cars invests an additional R3 Billion into Mercedes-Benz South Africa as the East London Plant starts production of the New Generation C-Class
    Jun 25, 2021 Buzz

    Mercedes-Benz Cars invests an additional R3 Billion into Mercedes-Benz South Africa as…

    Mercedes-Benz East London Plant starts production of the New Generation C-Class. Following the R10 billion investment announcement event in 2018 Mercedes-Benz Cars announced an additional R3 billion investment into the East London Plant. The… more
  • Creating factories of the future
    Jun 25, 2021 Buzz

    Creating factories of the future

    Industry 4.0 technologies will increasingly be incorporated into the design of factories of the future. Digitalisation, intelligent automation and smartisation will allow these factories to operate more productivity, efficiently and… more
  • Gordon Cumming Body Repairs and Spies Hecker – a partnership with its eye on the future
    Jun 24, 2021 Buzz

    Gordon Cumming Body Repairs and Spies Hecker – a partnership with its eye on the future

    Training young apprentices with easy-to-use paint systems, customised support and highest values Gordon Cumming Body Repairs is a state-of-the-art body repair centre in East London, South Africa, with a robust heritage and a long-standing… more
  • Ensuring Confidence with Cloud-based Warehouse Management
    Jun 24, 2021 Buzz

    Ensuring Confidence with Cloud-based Warehouse Management

    When companies rely on a dated warehouse management system (WMS) to run distribution centers, it’s not uncommon for the IT staff familiar with the system to move on. Unfortunately, this leaves the company without an in-house expert to manage… more
  • Local Motors and Protean Electric Extend Strategic Partnership to Accelerate Adoption of Olli Electric Autonomous Vehicles
    Jun 24, 2021 Mobilty Beat

    Local Motors and Protean Electric Extend Strategic Partnership to Accelerate Adoption of…

    Local Motors, a leader in the design, manufacturing, and deployment of autonomous vehicles, and Protean Electric, the world leader of in-wheel motor technology for passenger cars, light commercial vehicles and future transport solutions, have… more
  • Tianjin Commission of Commerce, Messe Frankfurt and the National Convention & Exhibition Center (Tianjin) form a strategic agreement to expand exhibition business in Northern China
    Jun 24, 2021 Buzz

    Tianjin Commission of Commerce, Messe Frankfurt and the National Convention & Exhibition…

    On 24 June 2021 at the National Convention & Exhibition Center (Tianjin), the Tianjin Commission of Commerce, Messe Frankfurt Asia Holdings and the National Convention & Exhibition Center (Tianjin) announced the establishment of a new strategic… more
  • Toyota Sponsors Conservation Crusader Dingo with Hilux Double-Cab
    Jun 24, 2021 Buzz

    Toyota Sponsors Conservation Crusader Dingo with Hilux Double-Cab

    In South Africa, Toyota arguably offers the most front-row seats to wildlife enthusiasts than any other vehicle brand. The Land Cruiser 70-Series has become synonymous with unrivalled off-road reliability in the game viewing community while the… more
  • Opinion piece: Let’s look to International Cooperation and Technology to train our youth
    Jun 24, 2021 Buzz

    Opinion piece: Let’s look to International Cooperation and Technology to train our youth

    This Youth Month and in the wake of Youth Day, I’d like to start with a stark fact; we have a youth unemployment problem. Even before last year, when the pandemic hit, we’ve had an unemployment rate of over fifty percent according to the… more
  • FASA Conference maps the way forward for franchising
    Jun 24, 2021 Buzz

    FASA Conference maps the way forward for franchising

    Franchising has come to a crossroad as it looks back on the last year of upheaval. The Franchise Association of South Africa (FASA) felt that the time was right to call on its members, its stakeholders and the public to join them in a key… more
  • Achema in Frankfurt until at least 2027
    Jun 24, 2021 Buzz

    Achema in Frankfurt until at least 2027

    Messe Frankfurt and Dechema are extending their cooperation. The Frankfurt exhibition grounds will remain the venue for Achema, World Forum and Leading International Trade Fair for the Process Industry, until at least 2027. As the organiser of… more
  • Q by Aston Martin Vantage Roadster celebrates 100 years of ‘A3’ – the oldest surviving Aston Martin sports car
    Jun 24, 2021 Motoring

    Q by Aston Martin Vantage Roadster celebrates 100 years of ‘A3’ – the oldest surviving…

    Unique Q by Aston Martin: Commission Vantage Roadster pays homage to only the third sports car created by the then fledgling British maker 2021 sees centenary celebrations for ‘A3’ – the oldest Aston Martin in existence with huge festival of… more
  • SVI Armoured Vehicles opens Cape Town office
    Jun 24, 2021 Mobilty Beat

    SVI Armoured Vehicles opens Cape Town office

    Rapid growth in the armoured vehicle market nationally SVI supports current client base in the Western Cape Sales, maintenance, rental and installation capabilities First Toyota Hilux Double Cab B6 Stopgun V2.0 completed SVI Engineering,… more
  • Power Outage Notification
    Jun 24, 2021 Buzz

    Power Outage Notification

    We like to inform you that the entire Nigel area is experiencing a total power outage since early Monday morning. We come to you with this notice as we now have confirmation that the repair is going to take approximately two weeks, as Eskom has… more
  • Jun 24, 2021 Buzz

    "Inclusive growth?" With these policies?

    First published in Daily Friend on 31 May 2021 by John Kane-Berman In his recent budget-vote speech, Ebrahim Patel, minister of trade, industry and competition, said that the Covid-19 pandemic had “deeply scarred” the South African economy.… more
  • Consumers do not have to apply for credit to check their credit report
    Jun 24, 2021 Buzz

    Consumers do not have to apply for credit to check their credit report

    This is an exercise performed by many consumers, to check whether they are in right standing with their credit. The purpose of the credit bureaux is to not only keep a record of your credit activity but to also provide you with a copy of your… more
  • Toyota Joins Forces with CRYO RDT Elite eSports Racing Team
    Jun 24, 2021 Motorsport

    Toyota Joins Forces with CRYO RDT Elite eSports Racing Team

    Toyota South Africa announces a new partnership with elite eSports racing team to form Toyota CRYO RDT for the 2021/22 season Born out of Team CRYO-GEN, one of the largest Zwift community teams on the planet, CRYO RDT will from today, be… more
  • Short-term insurers manage to navigate through COVID-19 uncertainty and meet higher customer expectations
    Jun 24, 2021 Mobilty Beat

    Short-term insurers manage to navigate through COVID-19 uncertainty and meet higher…

    Consulta releases latest 2020 Customer Satisfaction Index for Short-Term Insurance The short-term insurance industry has managed to navigate unchartered risk territory in a year thrown into chaos by the COVID-19 pandemic. Not all players… more
  • Informal Workshop Webinar: Discipline, Absenteeism and Desertion
    Jun 23, 2021 Buzz

    Informal Workshop Webinar: Discipline, Absenteeism and Desertion

    NEASA will be conducting an informal workshop webinar to ensure that business owners, managers, HR- and IR managers are sufficiently trained in the practical and legal implications of absenteeism and desertion in the workplace. OBJECTIVES The… more
  • Bentley launches New Excellence Centre at celebrated Crewe factory
    Jun 23, 2021 Buzz

    Bentley launches New Excellence Centre at celebrated Crewe factory

    New Excellence Centre for Vehicle Finish to further drive imperious quality of every hand-built Bentley All cars now finished and checked in modern, dedicated quality assurance facility, the former home of Mulsanne production More than 80 per… more
  • Tshwane Economic Development Agency and the City of Tshwane to host and online seminar in support of entrepreneurs
    Jun 23, 2021 Buzz

    Tshwane Economic Development Agency and the City of Tshwane to host and online seminar in…

    The Tshwane Economic Development Agency Ltd (TEDA), in partnership with the Department of Economic Development within the City of Tshwane, will host an insightful online seminar (webinar) to assist entrepreneurs to gain and grow market share in… more
  • Million km Fiat Fiorino
    Jun 23, 2021 Mobilty Beat

    Million km Fiat Fiorino

    When it comes to commercial vehicles, two major factors chart the success for profitability: low running costs and downtime. One Fiat Professional customer has reaped both rewards as their Fiat Fiorino clocked over 1,000,000km in just six years… more
  • NEASA does not support infringing mandatory vaccinations
    Jun 23, 2021 Covid-19

    NEASA does not support infringing mandatory vaccinations

    The Department of Employment and Labour, on 11 June 2021, published consolidated directions on measures to prevent and combat the spread of Covid-19 in workplaces. The directions are, to a large extent, simply a consolidation of previous… more
  • Alejandro Mesonero-Romanos appointed Head of Alfa Romeo Design
    Jun 23, 2021 Buzz

    Alejandro Mesonero-Romanos appointed Head of Alfa Romeo Design

    Having learned his craft in Spain, South Korea and France, Alejandro Mesonero-Romanos will be placing his international experience at the service of the Stellantis Group as of July 1st, 2021. He will report to Jean-Pierre Ploué, Chief Design… more
  • 5 ways Google is changing the face of in-car infotainment
    Jun 23, 2021 Mobilty Beat

    5 ways Google is changing the face of in-car infotainment

    You might be familiar with Android Auto, the wireless interface that links your Google-powered smartphone to your vehicle’s infotainment system? But did you know the multinational technology giant has also developed something called Android… more
  • The best of the 1000 Miglia 2021
    Jun 23, 2021 Motorsport

    The best of the 1000 Miglia 2021

    The remarkable 1000 Miglia 2021 has come to an end, flying the flag of Alfa Romeo: let alone overall victory, emotions and indelible memories remain while we wait for the next edition, from the vintage Alfa Romeos entered by the Heritage… more
  • Basson/Schutte victorious in 2021 Road To Dakar
    Jun 22, 2021 Motorsport

    Basson/Schutte victorious in 2021 Road To Dakar

    The 2021 TOYOTA GAZOO Racing SA 1000 Desert Race again played host to the Road to Dakar – a race-within-a-race that offers privateer crews the opportunity to win a free entry to the world’s toughest automotive race, the Dakar Rally. This year… more
  • New Dacia Duster: the authentic SUV
    Jun 22, 2021 Mobilty Beat

    New Dacia Duster: the authentic SUV

    Dacia is renewing Duster, the iconic vehicle that made the SUV accessible to all. Following on from earlier generations, the New Duster is aimed both at customers who are looking for a comfortable, attractively designed SUV and those who want a… more
  • Supply chain gaps intensify warehouse demand
    Jun 22, 2021 Mobilty Beat

    Supply chain gaps intensify warehouse demand

    Scarcely one year since moving into its 16,152 square metre state-of-the-art warehousing facility in Durban, Rhenus South Africa is expanding its storage space and diversifying its warehouse operations. Its Durban warehouse space has grown by a… more
  • A must read: At least something is being done about the rot at the Compensation Fund
    Jun 22, 2021 Buzz

    A must read: At least something is being done about the rot at the Compensation Fund

    NEASA has, for years, reported on and campaigned against the rot that has permeated the Compensation Fund. Consequently, NEASA is cautiously optimistic to see that the tireless campaigning against the demise of the Fund and the endless looting… more
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