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Automotive Business Review February / March / April 2021

 

  • New Ferrari Limited-Edition V12: the countdown has begun
    Apr 22, 2021 Motoring

    New Ferrari Limited-Edition V12: the countdown has begun

    The first official photographs of the special version of the 812 Superfast were made available today The model’s name and further technical information will be revealed on May 5 during a live-streamed event on Ferrari’s social media channels… more
  • ‘Let’s talk business’ discussion moderated by Olaf Mußhoff, Director of Automechanika.
    Apr 22, 2021 Buzz

    Let’s talk business: Web talk focused on alternative fuels

    The second talk in Messe Frankfurt’s new ‘Let’s talk business’ series welcomed key international players and associations to discuss alternative fuels. The digital talk took place on 14 April and dealt with the question of which mix of… more
  • IITPSA responds to government policies for digital development in SA
    Apr 22, 2021 Buzz

    IITPSA responds to government policies for digital development in SA

    The Institute of Information Technology Professionals South Africa (IITPSA) has welcomed the government’s commitment to strengthening its digital capacity and moving the country into the 4th Industrial Revolution, but has questioned the need… more
  • EARTH DAY 2021 | Keep recycling – South Africa’s paper recycling rate is on the up
    Apr 22, 2021 Buzz

    EARTH DAY 2021 | Keep recycling – South Africa’s paper recycling rate is on the up

    During 2020, South Africans recycled 1.1 million tonnes of paper and paper packaging, putting the country’s latest paper recovery rate at 73%, up from 68.5% in 2019. This is according to RecyclePaperZA, the paper recycling association, which… more
  • No Truck Left Behind: How Ford’s Vehicle Evaluation Centre Ensures Every Ranger Meets Ford’s World-Class Quality Standards
    Apr 22, 2021 Buzz

    No Truck Left Behind: How Ford’s Vehicle Evaluation Centre Ensures Every Ranger Meets…

    All Ford Rangers are built to meet stringent, world-class quality standards A dedicated team of quality auditors are focused responsible for rigorously monitoring vehicles Quality initiative are ultimately aimed at ensuring customers have an… more
  • Europcar latest to join FlexClub marketplace in car subscription revolution
    Apr 22, 2021 Mobilty Beat

    Europcar latest to join FlexClub marketplace in car subscription revolution

    Car subscriptions on the FlexClub marketplace offer members unparalleled freedom Global car rental company Europcar, is the latest partner to join FlexClub, the car subscription marketplace, which will support the car rental company to venture… more
  • CPI: Quotes from RMB Chief Economist Ettienne le Roux
    Apr 22, 2021 Buzz

    CPI: Quotes from RMB Chief Economist Ettienne le Roux

    RMB Chief Economist Ettienne le Roux has shared the below comments re CPI. CPI inflation rose from 2.9% year-on-year in February to 3.2% in March, an outcome RMB had expected. Over the month, the index climbed by 0.7 percentage points: nearly… more
  • Ad-hoc announcement: Preliminary Key Financial Performance Figures of BMW AG for the first quarter 2021 exceed market expectations
    Apr 22, 2021 Buzz

    Ad-hoc announcement: Preliminary Key Financial Performance Figures of BMW AG for the…

    BMW AG reports sales growth in all significant regions of the world, in particular in China, and all brands in the first quarter of 2021. In addition, positive price and mix effects, as well as high demand for pre-owned cars, also lead to key… more
  • Mimecast Report: 85% of SA organisations were hurt by lack of cyber preparedness in 2020
    Apr 22, 2021 Buzz

    Mimecast Report: 85% of SA organisations were hurt by lack of cyber preparedness in 2020

    Annual “The State of Email Security” report also finds 47% were infected by ransomware Mimecast Limited, a leading email security and cyber resilience company, today announced the publication of its “The State of Email Security” report. The… more
  • Don’t ignore these small complaints your car makes
    Apr 22, 2021 Mobilty Beat

    Don’t ignore these small complaints your car makes

    Although many of the modern cars will provide ample warning when something is wrong with your car, there are often a number of smaller signs that can point to tell tale niggles, which if not attended to, can develop into an inconvenient… more
  • XCEED, the new blockchain solution for the certification of vehicle compliance is moving a step further in Europe
    Apr 22, 2021 Mobilty Beat

    XCEED, the new blockchain solution for the certification of vehicle compliance is moving…

    XCEED is a new blockchain solution for the European automotive industry to certify the compliance of vehicle’s components from design to production. Developed and realised by Faurecia, Groupe Renault, Knauf Industries, Simoldes, and Coşkunöz,… more
  • COIDA Amendment Bill's ban on cessions will deepen Compensation Fund dysfunctionality
    Apr 21, 2021 Buzz

    COIDA Amendment Bill's ban on cessions will deepen Compensation Fund dysfunctionality

    The National Employers' Association of South Africa (NEASA), representing thousands of businesses and well over 300 000 employees, warned Parliament’s Portfolio Committee on Employment and Labour, that the inclusion of Section 43 of the COID… more
  • Porsche 911 Turbo – 2021 World Performance Car
    Apr 21, 2021 Motoring

    Porsche 911 Turbo – 2021 World Performance Car

    The World Car Awards recognizes the widespread impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and extends our support and recognition of the industry for rising to the many challenges it has faced. For our part, we have limited the reveal of the 2021 World… more
  • Land Rover Defender – 2021 World Car DESIGN of the Year
    Apr 21, 2021 Motoring

    Land Rover Defender – 2021 World Car DESIGN of the Year

    The World Car Awards recognizes the widespread impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and extends our support and recognition of the industry for rising to the many challenges it has faced. For our part, we have limited the reveal of the 2021 World… more
  • Mercedes-Benz S-Class – 2021 World Luxury Car
    Apr 21, 2021 Motoring

    Mercedes-Benz S-Class – 2021 World Luxury Car

    The World Car Awards recognizes the widespread impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and extends our support and recognition of the industry for rising to the many challenges it has faced. For our part, we have limited the reveal of the 2021 World… more
  • HONDA e – 2021 World Urban Car
    Apr 21, 2021 Motoring

    HONDA e – 2021 World Urban Car

    The World Car Awards recognizes the widespread impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and extends our support and recognition of the industry for rising to the many challenges it has faced. For our part, we have limited the reveal of the 2021 World… more
  • Volkswagen ID.4 – 2021 World Car of the Year
    Apr 21, 2021 Motoring

    Volkswagen ID.4 – 2021 World Car of the Year

    The World Car Awards recognizes the widespread impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and extends our support and recognition of the industry for rising to the many challenges it has faced. For our part, we have limited the reveal of the 2021 World… more
  • A Gift unwrapped
    Apr 21, 2021 Motoring

    A Gift unwrapped

    Life is complex. It has become more complex in recent months. Car buying has changed, car selling has changed. Consumer needs have changed. Consumers have changed. The world is changing every second. Isn’t it time car makers change? GWM’s… more
  • SEMA Virtual Town Hall
    Apr 21, 2021 Buzz

    SEMA Virtual Town Hall

    Media are invited to sign up and attend the following virtual event; For additional information, contact Juan Torres, juant@sema.org, 909-978-6722. WHAT: Association leaders will share firsthand details about the industry’s most pressing… more
  • Side hustles are permitted but check with your employer first
    Apr 21, 2021 Buzz

    Side hustles are permitted but check with your employer first

    In the age of pandemics and other socio-economic upheavals, relying on a single income may prove risky, especially as joblessness continues to rise, with Statistics South Africa reporting an unemployment rate of 32.5%, the highest it has been… more
  • The silicone gasket maker that’s ‘sensor-safe’
    Apr 21, 2021 Buzz

    The silicone gasket maker that’s ‘sensor-safe’

    A tough and elastic silicone for superior sealing is available from Pratley in the form of its RTV Silicone Grey Gasket Maker. This high-quality silicone-based sealing compound cures at room temperature to form a tough, superior elastic rubber… more
  • ACMA Automechanika to showcase array of aftermarket products at its maiden virtual edition
    Apr 21, 2021 Buzz

    ACMA Automechanika to showcase array of aftermarket products at its maiden virtual edition

    The virtual networking and sourcing platform will showcase latest products in automotive aftermarket. India's leading trade fair in automotive service industry, ACMA Automechanika is all set to launch its maiden virtual edition from 22 – 23… more
  • Chery’s EXEED Defines the Future at Auto Shanghai
    Apr 21, 2021 Buzz

    Chery’s EXEED Defines the Future at Auto Shanghai

    On April 19, Chery's high-end brand EXEED appeared at Auto Shanghai with all its current models on display. At the launch, the positioning of EXEED, “Extremely intelligent,” was announced, with the “4F” concept put forward for product… more
  • Vehicle sales recovery hampered by stock shortages
    Apr 21, 2021 Buzz

    Vehicle sales recovery hampered by stock shortages

    The recovery of the South African new vehicle market remains largely subdued, due to continued stock shortages, but there seems to be light at the end of the tunnel. “Consumers have an appetite for new vehicles, especially in the entry level,… more
  • Cargo Heists on the Rise – Counting the Cost of Security
    Apr 21, 2021 Buzz

    Cargo Heists on the Rise – Counting the Cost of Security

    An unprecedented surge in international freight rates of up to 700 percent is putting many companies under enormous pressure and forcing them to take drastic measures to ensure their sustainability. In some cases, organisations are left with… more
  • Storytelling Key to Transformation of The SA Automotive Industry
    Apr 21, 2021 Buzz

    Storytelling Key to Transformation of The SA Automotive Industry

    Stephen Nale launched the country’s first black owned motor dealership in 2003. He believes telling more wide-ranging personal stories is a crucial part of turning the sector’s transformation theory into reality... Although black business… more
  • Grow your business at this manufacturing industry event
    Apr 21, 2021 Buzz

    Grow your business at this manufacturing industry event

    Bookings have opened to secure your virtual exhibition booth at the 2021 Manufacturing Indaba taking place from the 22 - 26 November 2021. The virtual event will connect industry stakeholders, foster dialogue, provide leading-edge information,… more
  • Veoneer and Swiss Re enter partnership to further improve assessment and enhance development of ADAS technology
    Apr 21, 2021 Mobilty Beat

    Veoneer and Swiss Re enter partnership to further improve assessment and enhance…

    The automotive technology company Veoneer, Inc. (NYSE: VNE and SSE: VNE SDB) and insurance company Swiss Re are pooling their knowledge and vast experience on road safety technologies to further enhance the evaluation and development of… more
  • Bridget Finn of Finn Auto Repairs and Diagnostics sharing her positive experiences of working with apprentices from the College
    Apr 20, 2021 Buzz

    RMI German Chamber of Crafts partnership shines in Eastern Cape

    Last year the Retail Motor Industry Organisation (RMI) and the Chamber of Crafts Erfurt, also more popularly known as Handwerkskammer Erfurt (HWK), concluded a partnership to drive vocational training in the automotive aftermarket in the… more
  • ICT has the potential to become a solution to the problem of unemployment in Africa
    Apr 20, 2021 Covid-19

    ICT has the potential to become a solution to the problem of unemployment in Africa

    By Praba Moonsamy – Managing Director at Ikhaya Automation Systems The socio-economic impact of the Covid-19 pandemic is especially hard-hitting for younger generations in Africa. The youth are faced with multiple challenges including… more
  • NSK, the driving force behind NWG
    Apr 20, 2021 Buzz

    NSK, the driving force behind NWG

    The NSK plant in Munderkingen, Germany, specialises in manufacturing the company’s full range of double row ball bearings, around 30% of which carry the NWG (Neuweg) branding. Double row ball bearings find their way into all kinds of industrial… more
  • Navya and REE Automotive announce that they have signed an agreement to develop a level 4 autonomous system including REE corner technology and Navya self-driving solutions
    Apr 20, 2021 Mobilty Beat

    Navya and REE Automotive announce that they have signed an agreement to develop a level 4…

    Navya (FR0013018041- Navya), a leading company in autonomous driving systems and REE Automotive (“REE”), an innovator in e-Mobility, announce that they have signed an agreement to collaborate in the development of a level 4 autonomous system… more
  • Light Trucks and CUVs Secure Prominence in the Shifting Vehicle Landscape
    Apr 20, 2021 Mobilty Beat

    Light Trucks and CUVs Secure Prominence in the Shifting Vehicle Landscape

    By 2028, light trucks are expected to make up 82% of all new light vehicles sold, according to new SEMA research Sales of light trucks continue to skyrocket and are expected to reach more than 82% of all new light vehicles purchased by 2028,… more
  • World premiere of the Toyota BZ4X Concept
    Apr 20, 2021 Motoring

    World premiere of the Toyota BZ4X Concept

    Toyota concept previews a new family of battery electric vehicles Toyota bZ – “beyond Zero” – highlights Toyota’s commitment to carbon neutrality, and beyond Constructed on an all-new e-TNGA platform, optimised for electric vehicles Developed… more
  • Toyota electrification plans to boost presence in Asia-Pacific EV market, says GlobalData
    Apr 20, 2021 Mobilty Beat

    Toyota electrification plans to boost presence in Asia-Pacific EV market, says GlobalData

    Following the news that Toyota is set to unveil the concept version of the first model in its new battery electric vehicle (BEV) series, the Toyota bZ4X, in Shanghai and establish a full line-up of EVs to reduce CO2 emissions with the aim of… more
  • New cell technology for Neue Klasse: BMW Group strengthens battery expertise as part of the European Battery Innovation initiative
    Apr 20, 2021 Mobilty Beat

    New cell technology for Neue Klasse: BMW Group strengthens battery expertise as part of…

    Focus on the development of the next generation Li-ion cells for the Neue Klasse Technology leap: Further development in cell chemistry and format automotive-compatible solid-state battery by the end of the decade – demonstrator vehicle well… more
  • Avoiding the dangers of financing with balloon payments through flexible car subscriptions
    Apr 20, 2021 Mobilty Beat

    Avoiding the dangers of financing with balloon payments through flexible car subscriptions

    The pandemic has had a devastating effect on people’s lives, jobs, and finances, savvy customers are opting not to be locked into traditional car finance with balloon payments offered by banks and other financial institutions. Instead, people… more
  • Bakwena’s food security project bears fruit
    Apr 20, 2021 Buzz

    Bakwena’s food security project bears fruit

    The Covid-19 pandemic highlighted once again the desperate need to address food security issues in rural communities across South Africa. As hard lockdown took its toll, the need for food security became all the more important. Bakwena Platinum… more
  • Vayyar Imaging secures FCC Waiver and JP certification, becoming the first and only globally regulated provider of automotive in-cabin 4D imaging radar
    Apr 20, 2021 Buzz

    Vayyar Imaging secures FCC Waiver and JP certification, becoming the first and only…

    With US FCC approval, EU ETSI compliance and JP TELEC certification, the tier 2 supplier’s globally regulated 4D imaging radar provides lifesaving in-cabin monitoring applications such as Child Presence Detection, while yielding significant… more
  • Toyota Gazoo Racing SA’s Van Rooyen victorious at Zwartkops
    Apr 20, 2021 Motorsport

    Toyota Gazoo Racing SA’s Van Rooyen victorious at Zwartkops

    It was a solid weekend of racing for TOYOTA GAZOO Racing SA’s Global Touring Car (GTC) team at Zwartkops, with Michael van Rooyen recording his second victory of the year during Round 2; and Mandla Mdakane finishing in second place during the… more
  • Zutari appoints Sudesh Maharaj as new Client Director: Transport
    Apr 20, 2021 Buzz

    Zutari appoints Sudesh Maharaj as new Client Director: Transport

    Engineering consultancy Zutari has appointed Sudesh Maharaj as its new Client Director: Transport. Maharaj is taking over from Phil Hendricks, who is retiring later this year. Maharaj joins Zutari after a rewarding 27-year career at Transnet,… more
  • Veoneer radar and stereovision in Mercedes EQS hands-off self-driving tech
    Apr 19, 2021 Mobilty Beat

    Veoneer radar and stereovision in Mercedes EQS hands-off self-driving tech

    The automotive technology company Veoneer, Inc. (NYSE: VNE and SSE: VNE SDB), is proud supplier of critical building blocks in the Mercedes EQS, the electric sedan equipped to offer hands-off self-driving tech. Mercedes EQS Drive Pilot system… more
  • GKN Automotive appoints new President of China business
    Apr 19, 2021 Buzz

    GKN Automotive appoints new President of China business

    GKN Automotive signals its ambitions for growth in China with new leader of China business Asia Pacific and China automotive expert Shaoling (Charlie) Qiu announced as new President GKN Automotive China GKN Automotive is the global leader in… more
  • High performance with added variety: M xDrive makes its debut in the BMW M3 and BMW M4
    Apr 19, 2021 Mobilty Beat

    High performance with added variety: M xDrive makes its debut in the BMW M3 and BMW M4

    Bespoke M all-wheel-drive system for the new BMW M3 Competition Sedan and BMW M4 Competition Coupé takes dynamics, agility and precision up another notch. Additional model variants available in South Africa from Q4 2021. More performance, more… more
  • Buying A Crate Engine – Why BluePrint Engines?
    Apr 19, 2021 Buzz

    Buying A Crate Engine – Why BluePrint Engines?

    Typically crate engines are a one-time buy and a large investment. Whether you are in the market for a small block, big block, LS or stroker engine, there are many things you will want to consider before purchasing. In our latest YouTube video,… more
  • Liqui Moly Stocks Up On Anti-rat Spray
    Apr 19, 2021 Buzz

    Liqui Moly Stocks Up On Anti-rat Spray

    A change in human behaviour in the last 12 months has led to a change in the behaviour of that destructive rodent – the rat. Where human activity has come to an end - albeit temporarily - rats have moved in and multiplied, and this can include… more
  • Mitsubishi launches Pajero “Legend 100”
    Apr 19, 2021 Motoring

    Mitsubishi launches Pajero “Legend 100”

    Mitsubishi Motors South Africa celebrates Pajero legend Only 100 Pajero “Legend 100” derivatives produced Pajero Sport Exceed takes over as Mitsubishi’s flagship 4x4 SUV Just 100 Mitsubishi owners now get the opportunity to join the exclusive… more
  • The impact of technology on the audit product
    Apr 19, 2021 Buzz

    The impact of technology on the audit product

    During SAICA’s consultation with stakeholders around audit reform and the perception of the causes of the current state of the auditing profession, the topic of the impact of technology on the audit product was raised. Specifically, with the… more
  • The 3rd Gen HAVAL H6 and JOLION Will Launch in Global Market
    Apr 19, 2021 Motoring

    The 3rd Gen HAVAL H6 and JOLION Will Launch in Global Market

    In 2020, the 3rd Gen HAVAL H6 and JOLION in China received very high market attention, not only helping HAVAL H6 to maintain one of the best-selling SUV models, but also promoting HAVAL to become one of the best-selling SUV brands in China. A… more
  • 2021 FIA Formula One Emilia Romagna Grand Prix - Race - Sunday
    Apr 19, 2021 Motorsport

    2021 FIA Formula One Emilia Romagna Grand Prix - Race - Sunday

    It would have been such a good story. If ever there would have been a case of picking up where we had left off, the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix would have been it. Our final points of the 2020 season had been in Imola, and for a long time we… more
  • TruckStore making bold moves in South Africa to accommodate current and future growth
    Apr 19, 2021 Mobilty Beat

    TruckStore making bold moves in South Africa to accommodate current and future growth

    TruckStore South Africa celebrates the official opening of its larger and more prominently located new facility The used trucks & buses retail outlet further expands its footprint across South Africa to create easy access for customers and… more
  • Practice governance: guarding against familiarity and misplaced trust
    Apr 16, 2021 Buzz

    Practice governance: guarding against familiarity and misplaced trust

    As South Africa continues to fight its way through the economic challenges posed by COVID-19, it is important that the financial market system is seen to be stable and trustworthy in order to attract investments. Providers of capital need to… more
  • The cloud-cuckooland jurisprudence of “nil compensation”
    Apr 16, 2021 Buzz

    The cloud-cuckooland jurisprudence of “nil compensation”

    Sections 25(2) and (3) of the Constitution (currently) require that, when government expropriates property, there must be “payment” of an “amount” of compensation. To any reasonable person, this means that when government expropriates property,… more
  • New SEMA Garage Planned in Michigan
    Apr 16, 2021 Buzz

    New SEMA Garage Planned in Michigan

    45,000-sq.ft. facility to include high-tech equipment, testing lab, and new services for ADAS systems The Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) purchased a 45,000-square-foot building in the Detroit, Mich., area to be used as a second… more
  • New Peugeot 3008
    Apr 16, 2021 Motoring

    New Peugeot 3008

    Since launching in 2016, the PEUGEOT 3008 has taken the lead in the compact SUV market, achieved outstanding commercial performance in Europe and internationally, and scooped the Car of The Year award in 2017. Fast forward to 2021 now and get… more
  • Ford SA Celebrates Global Mustang Day, Honours Carroll Shelby for 55 years of Supercharged Shelby Mustangs
    Apr 16, 2021 Buzz

    Ford SA Celebrates Global Mustang Day, Honours Carroll Shelby for 55 years of…

    Ford South Africa celebrates 55th anniversary of first supercharged Shelby Mustang The extremely rare Mustang was capable of 0-100km/h in under six seconds and a top speed over 240km/h Ford Mustang is the world’s best-selling sports car and… more
  • Lego plus a touch of boldness (episode 1)
    Apr 16, 2021 Mobilty Beat

    Lego plus a touch of boldness (episode 1)

    Using its expertise in electric vehicles, its experience in Formula 1 and with the enthusiasm and passion of its engineering, development and control teams, Renault has developed the innovative hybrid E-TECH powertrain. What is less well known… more
  • Rising fuel prices, costlier conventional vehicles drive CNG car sales in India, says GlobalData
    Apr 16, 2021 Mobilty Beat

    Rising fuel prices, costlier conventional vehicles drive CNG car sales in India, says…

    Following the news that Maruti Suzuki India Limited sold over 157,000 factory-fitted CNG vehicles in FY2020-21; Bakar Sadik Agwan, Senior Automotive Consulting Analyst at GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company, offers his view:… more
  • Williams Advanced Engineering (WAE) to provide batteries for all new eSkootr championship, setting new standards of eSkootr performance
    Apr 16, 2021 Motorsport

    Williams Advanced Engineering (WAE) to provide batteries for all new eSkootr…

    Williams Advanced Engineering has been announced as sole provider of batteries for the all new eSkootr race series The championship will be contested on street circuits across the world, supported by a maximum of 10 teams, racing 30 eSkootrs… more
  • The Peugeot Lion Roars Louder
    Apr 16, 2021 Buzz

    The Peugeot Lion Roars Louder

    The world’s oldest surviving automotive brand is reaffirming its personality and character with a new logo. It is turning over a new page in its history. Since 1850, PEUGEOT has had ten successive logos, all of which feature the lion’s emblem.… more
  • Yet another crippling blow for the Steel Industry
    Apr 16, 2021 Buzz

    Yet another crippling blow for the Steel Industry

    by Gerhard Papenfus AMSA’s second blast furnace is off, again. You may recall that the current critical shortage of steel in South Africa is as a direct result of AMSA’s deliberate decision not to start up the second blast furnace at… more
  • Thebe Ikalafeng, founder and chairman of Brand Africa, South Africa, was a keynote speaker at the inaugural Made In Africa Conference and Expo
    Apr 16, 2021 Mobilty Beat

    More than 3 100 professionals gather online to support “Buy Africa, For Africa” event…

    More than 3 100 registered African procurement and supply chain professionals and SMEs from 65 countries got together this week for the largest ever virtual gathering of and showcase for African buyers and sellers. Their aim is to kickstart a… more
  • New blue mixing toner for Standoblue basecoat system from Standox
    Apr 16, 2021 Buzz

    New blue mixing toner for Standoblue basecoat system from Standox

    Brilliant Blue 125 from Standox, the Wuppertal refinish brand, ensures perfect colour matching for certain blue shades. Blue is generally considered a cool colour, but according to psychologists, it stands for positive values such as harmony,… more
  • Messe Muenchen South Africa turns expos into multi-channel marketing opportunity
    Apr 16, 2021 Buzz

    Messe Muenchen South Africa turns expos into multi-channel marketing opportunity

    IFAT Africa, food & drink technology Africa, analytica Lab Africa offer exhibitors comprehensive marketing campaigns for greater ROI Messe Muenchen South Africa, organisers of IFAT Africa, food & drink technology Africa and analytica Lab… more
  • Kia and Total: a long-lasting partnership!
    Apr 16, 2021 Buzz

    Kia and Total: a long-lasting partnership!

    Kia Corporation and Total Lubrifiants have renewed their global partnership (*) in March 2021 for 5 years. Total Lubrifiants continues to be the recommended partner of Kia Corporation for the sales of lubricants in the dealership networks until… more
  • Arriver™ to start deploying software on Qualcomm Snapdragon Ride Platform – a step further towards semi-autonomous driving
    Apr 16, 2021 Mobilty Beat

    Arriver™ to start deploying software on Qualcomm Snapdragon Ride Platform – a step…

    The software company Arriver™ has started operations and taken additional steps on its journey towards providing leading software stack enabling Level 1 ADAS to Level 3 semi-autonomous driving. Arriver has started to optimize and deploy… more
  • 4IR offers significant opportunities to manufacturing sector
    Apr 16, 2021 Buzz

    4IR offers significant opportunities to manufacturing sector

    There is an argument to be made that Africa has to an extent missed out on the opportunity for large scale industrialisation given that many of the conditions that allowed for industrialisation to take place at scale in the West - and in some… more
  • The audit expectation gap
    Apr 16, 2021 Buzz

    The audit expectation gap

    The South African and other global economies have fallen victim to corporate failures that resulted in devastating effects on investors and the public. When such corporate failures do occur, the role of the auditor is often brought under… more
  • Automechanika Ho Chi Minh City 2021 defers to yield more promising exhibition results
    Apr 16, 2021 Buzz

    Automechanika Ho Chi Minh City 2021 defers to yield more promising exhibition results

    Prolonged global travel restrictions continue to hamper the entry of non-residential visitors into Vietnam. As an international meeting point for players in the local automotive community, the limitations of face-to-face business exchange have… more
  • AA relieved at potential fuel price breather for May
    Apr 16, 2021 Buzz

    AA relieved at potential fuel price breather for May

    Stability on international petroleum markets and a stronger exchange rate have given fuel prices a breather. This is according to the Automobile Association, which was commenting on unaudited mid-month fuel price data released by the Central… more
  • Toyota Gazoo Racing SA at full power for Zwartkops GTC races
    Apr 16, 2021 Motorsport

    Toyota Gazoo Racing SA at full power for Zwartkops GTC races

    This weekend will see Round 2 of the 2021 Global Touring Cars (GTC) championship take place at the Zwartkops Raceway near Pretoria, and both the TOYOTA GAZOO Racing SA Corollas will be in action again. The “Rustenburg Rocket”, Michael van… more
  • Hyper-automation ‘still in baby shoes in SA’
    Apr 15, 2021 Buzz

    Hyper-automation ‘still in baby shoes in SA’

    One of the hottest trends in enterprise software over the past few years has been Robotic Process Automation (RPA) – telling a computer to carry out repetitive tasks according to a structured set of rules. Once businesses work out how to use… more
  • Five things government must do to reduce fuel prices in SA
    Apr 15, 2021 Buzz

    Five things government must do to reduce fuel prices in SA

    No silver bullet to bringing down fuel prices Providing cheaper fuels to South African citizens will not happen with the flick of switch but will require a multi-faceted, multi-departmental approach with the involvement of the private sector.… more
  • Volta Trucks announces the appointment of new CEO and Executive Chairman
    Apr 15, 2021 Buzz

    Volta Trucks announces the appointment of new CEO and Executive Chairman

    Volta Trucks, the leading full-electric commercial vehicle manufacturer, has announced the appointment of its new Chief Executive Officer and Executive Chairman, as it prepares to move ahead with the next stage of its corporate development.… more
  • World renowned supply chain experts Carol Ptak and Dick Ling join 2021 SAPICS Conference line-up
    Apr 15, 2021 Mobilty Beat

    World renowned supply chain experts Carol Ptak and Dick Ling join 2021 SAPICS Conference…

    Two of the biggest names in the global supply chain community, Carol Ptak and Richard (Dick) Ling, who is widely regarded as the “father” of Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP), will be sharing their deep experience with South African supply… more
  • Toyota Prius - Added Tech, Safety & Functionality for Hybrid Icon
    Apr 15, 2021 Motoring

    Toyota Prius - Added Tech, Safety & Functionality for Hybrid Icon

    The Toyota Prius needs no introduction, now in its 4th-generation, it continues to serve as Toyota’s Hybrid icon and pioneer. Combining unique, futuristic styling with a practical five-door layout, TNGA platform and 1.8-litre Hybrid powertrain… more
  • London Concours announces cars on display in 2021
    Apr 15, 2021 Motoring

    London Concours announces cars on display in 2021

    Once again, the prestigious event assembles the finest collection of cars ever, in the heart of the City of London London Concours 2021 reveals the full list of nearly 100 spectacular historic and performance cars at London’s HAC from the 8-10… more
  • Life in the fast lane: air taxis
    Apr 15, 2021 Mobilty Beat

    Life in the fast lane: air taxis

    Manufacturers worldwide are working on eyecatching models for what will soon become the latest in public transportation – air taxis. Each incorporating different technologies, features and designs. But they all have one thing in common: a… more
  • Wheel Well: Donate a car seat for a child's road safety
    Apr 15, 2021 Buzz

    Wheel Well: Donate a car seat for a child's road safety

    Join Wheel Well in advocating for Children's road safety in South Africa. How can you help? Donate your old car seat to Wheel Well or you can make a cash donation to subsidise those parents who are really battling to make ends meet. Contact us:… more
  • In-Vehicle Advertising to Fall Flat - Commerce Is The New Revenue Stream For Car Makers
    Apr 15, 2021 Buzz

    In-Vehicle Advertising to Fall Flat - Commerce Is The New Revenue Stream For Car Makers

    OEMs will make US$3.94 billion in revenues with In-vehicle payments in 2026 Connected vehicle subscriptions hardly offset the costs of providing connectivity, so OEMs are looking for strategies to extract revenue from their installed base.… more
  • The NCR and the Credit Ombud rowing together in the same boat
    Apr 15, 2021 Buzz

    The NCR and the Credit Ombud rowing together in the same boat

    The National Credit Regulator (NCR) and the Credit Ombud have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) facilitating co-operation and collaboration in achieving the objectives of the National Credit Act 34 of 2005 (the Act) and specifically… more
  • ACMA Automechanika ready to reunite aftermarket players through its first-ever virtual edition
    Apr 15, 2021 Buzz

    ACMA Automechanika ready to reunite aftermarket players through its first-ever virtual…

    Opening doors to lucrative sourcing opportunities, the virtual edition of ACMA Automechanika is all set to unite the auto component and aftermarket players through its integrated digital platform. The online trade fair will provide wider… more
  • Opinion Piece: Technology key in reaching herd immunity goals for COVID-19 vaccine roll-outs
    Apr 15, 2021 Covid-19

    Opinion Piece: Technology key in reaching herd immunity goals for COVID-19 vaccine…

    To achieve the 60% target deemed necessary for herd immunity, Africa needs to vaccinate 780 million people out of a population of 1.3 billion and in South Africa, 40 million people need to receive the vaccine. While SA’s vaccination roll-out… more
  • Shortage of Containers from the Far East
    Apr 15, 2021 Mobilty Beat

    Shortage of Containers from the Far East

    Please note that China & the Far East will be facing major container shortages in the next few days and coming weeks. A shortage of containers in key locations, especially across Asia has been a major challenge during the latter part of 2020… more
  • Hyundai enters luxury MPV segment with new Staria
    Apr 15, 2021 Motoring

    Hyundai enters luxury MPV segment with new Staria

    The Hyundai Motor Company has launched its new Staria multi-purpose vehicle (MPV) lineup via a digital world premiere, establishing a model for its future purpose-built vehicles (PBVs). The Staria’s debut furthers Hyundai Motor’s transformation… more
  • The new Mercedes-AMG GLS 63 4MATIC+: the S-Class of SUVs is here
    Apr 15, 2021 Motoring

    The new Mercedes-AMG GLS 63 4MATIC+: the S-Class of SUVs is here

    A seven-seater SUV that blasts you from zero to 100 km/h in 4,2 seconds, while wrapping you in the lap of luxury? You’d better believe it. Welcome to the new Mercedes-AMG GLS 63 4MATIC+, which is about to redefine the South African luxury SUV… more
  • Fresh momentum for extreme driving pleasure: The MINI John Cooper Works
    Apr 15, 2021 Motoring

    Fresh momentum for extreme driving pleasure: The MINI John Cooper Works

    With its purist design, extended standard equipment, new operating system and attractive equipment packages, the top sports car in the premium segment of small cars presents itself more than ever in top form. Long straights awaken its tracking… more
  • CAPAS Chengdu:  Pre-register to meet exhibitors online
    Apr 15, 2021 Buzz

    CAPAS Chengdu: Pre-register to meet exhibitors online

    The Chengdu International Trade Fair for Automotive Parts and Aftermarket Services (CAPAS) returns from 20 to 22 May 2021. The show will debut the Chengdu-Chongqing Dual-city Economic Rim zone to highlight the latest regional development… more
  • FPT industrial engines at your fingertips away: introducing the MyFPT APP
    Apr 14, 2021 Buzz

    FPT industrial engines at your fingertips away: introducing the MyFPT APP

    For all FPT Industrial engine users, and there are millions all over the world, great news is on the way: it’s called MyFPT and it is the smartphone application that not only places all the data, user's manuals and service schedules for FPT… more
  • Ford South Africa Launches New Accessories and Options to Enhance the Ford Ranger
    Apr 14, 2021 Buzz

    Ford South Africa Launches New Accessories and Options to Enhance the Ford Ranger

    Raptor-style grille adds personalisation and presence without compromising capability Power roller shutter brings added convenience to Ranger Faraday pouch anti-scan wallet provides cost-effective and convenient solution for preventing keyless… more
  • Willard Dream battery set to make a difference for children with life-threatening illnesses
    Apr 14, 2021 Buzz

    Willard Dream battery set to make a difference for children with life-threatening…

    AutoX, manufacturer of Willard Batteries, is excited to introduce another innovative and positive approach to its business community. This comes in the form of its latest campaign which involves the production of a limited-edition Willard®… more
  • POPIA: Information Officers: Guidance Note on Registration
    Apr 14, 2021 Buzz

    POPIA: Information Officers: Guidance Note on Registration

    As previously communicated, every employer who processes any personal information must register an Information Officer as per the Protection of Personal Information Act. The Information Regulator has now published a guidance note on the… more
  • The industry of Spanish automotive suppliers registers a steady increase
    Apr 14, 2021 Buzz

    The industry of Spanish automotive suppliers registers a steady increase

    With a 13.8% decrease in its exports during 2020 compared to 2019, Spanish automotive suppliers have showed a resilient and competitive position during a difficult year due to COVID-19 consequences for automotive industry worldwide Spanish… more
  • King Price Insurance’s client experience partner, Wynand van Vuuren
    Apr 14, 2021 Buzz

    Does the colour of your car affect your insurance premium?

    ‘Any customer can have a car painted any colour that he wants, so long as it is black.’ Times have certainly changed since Henry Ford made his famous statement back in 1909. Today, the most popular car colour on South Africa’s roads is white:… more
  • Dereck Sigamoney, Managing Director at LabourGenie.Net
    Apr 14, 2021 Buzz

    The Imperative Role that Technology Plays in Workforce Management

    Workforce Management has always required a highly specialised balancing act to ensure efficacy. Within the current socio-economic climate, this knife’s edge has become much more complicated than ever before. To manage this and ensure success,… more
  • Volkswagen Rwanda unveils new charging station for electric vehicles
    Apr 14, 2021 Mobilty Beat

    Volkswagen Rwanda unveils new charging station for electric vehicles

    This is second charging station in Kigali The station forms part of the e-mobility pilot project in partnership with Siemens Continuing the drive towards sustainable mobility for Sub-Saharan Africa, Volkswagen Mobility Solutions Rwanda (VWMSR)… more
  • SUV trendsetters offer even more power and precision
    Apr 14, 2021 Motoring

    SUV trendsetters offer even more power and precision

    Mercedes-AMG’s long-awaited performance offering for the GLE generation has reached South African shores, with the GLE 53 4MATIC+ and GLE 53 4MATIC+ Coupé set to liven up the mid-size SUV market with a combination of head-turning looks and… more
  • FMF Launches Socio Economic Impact Assessment (SEIA)
    Apr 14, 2021 Buzz

    FMF Launches Socio Economic Impact Assessment (SEIA)

    Government ICT Policy is Harming Consumers On Tuesday 13 April 2021, the Free Market Foundation (FMF) launched a Socio Economic Impact Assessment (SEIA) of ICT and Spectrum policy, and its impact on consumers. The findings are not good.… more
  • The ANC’s intended CONFISCATION OF PROPERTY will cause hyperinflation
    Apr 13, 2021 Buzz

    The ANC’s intended CONFISCATION OF PROPERTY will cause hyperinflation

    The Expropriation Without Compensation Bill, currently before Parliament, has the potential of devastating the South African economy. It holds the risk of setting hyperinflation, the cessation of production, and severe shortages in food, goods… more
  • Mitsubishi Motors South Africa flaunts new dealer visibility
    Apr 13, 2021 Buzz

    Mitsubishi Motors South Africa flaunts new dealer visibility

    New corporate and visual identity for all dealerships Realigning the brand’s heritage, reputation, and future New look communicates MMSA presence with visibility, distinctiveness, authenticity, transparency, and consistency Mitsubishi Motors… more
  • Chery CVT25 Wins Top 10 Transmissions in the World
    Apr 13, 2021 Mobilty Beat

    Chery CVT25 Wins Top 10 Transmissions in the World

    On March 27, the results of the 4th "Lopal Cup Top 10 Transmissions in the World” sponsored by CarBingo Academy are newly released. After strict real vehicle tests and expert reviews, Chery CVT25 stands out from many shortlisted products, gets… more
  • Is your customer service successful?
    Apr 13, 2021 Buzz

    Is your customer service successful?

    Automated kiosks and Service Stations for self-served check in and checkout have become common enough. Particularly powered by eCommerce and mobile first solutions, making people comfortable using them. The industries that have started using… more
  • Alpine X Felipe Pantone
    Apr 13, 2021 Buzz

    Alpine X Felipe Pantone

    Alpine partners with Felipe Pantone to celebrate Alpine's entry into Formula 1 and the upcoming inauguration of the Alpine floor at the Atelier Renault on the Champs-Elysées Felipe Pantone gives us his interpretation of Formula 1 with Alpine… more
  • Renewable fuel to power Continental GT3 to the clouds – Bentley’s 2021 Pikes Peak racer unveiled
    Apr 13, 2021 Mobilty Beat

    Renewable fuel to power Continental GT3 to the clouds – Bentley’s 2021 Pikes Peak racer…

    Bentley launches new sustainability initiative with return to Pikes Peak “Continental GT3 Pikes Peak” to run on renewable fuel Modified race car to be the most dynamic Bentley ever built Bentley bids for triple crown of Pikes Peak records… more
  • The viability of a domestic credit card scheme for South Africa
    Apr 13, 2021 Buzz

    The viability of a domestic credit card scheme for South Africa

    A submission to the South African Reserve Bank The statutory implementation of a domestic credit or debit card scheme would not ensure that South Africans receive either better service or lower real costs. Moreover, a card scheme that receives… more
  • REE Automotive Signs Strategic Collaboration Agreement with Magna
    Apr 13, 2021 Mobilty Beat

    REE Automotive Signs Strategic Collaboration Agreement with Magna

    Collaboration aims to bring to market fully Modular Electric Vehicles (MEVs) ‘Powered by REE’, to fulfill the growing needs for next generation EV of leading tech companies and new electric mobility players, accelerating their time-to- market… more
  •  Opinion piece: With alcohol laws getting stricter - enforcement needs to be top of mind
    Apr 13, 2021 Buzz

    Opinion piece: With alcohol laws getting stricter - enforcement needs to be top of mind

    Sin tax charged on alcohol and cigarettes went up by 8% with immediate effect recently after the Finance Minister’s 2021 Budget Speech. Although the increases are marginal, South Africans will still need to dig deeper in their pockets to enjoy… more
  • Pajero Sport conquers the Witteberg Mountains
    Apr 13, 2021 Mobilty Beat

    Pajero Sport conquers the Witteberg Mountains

    Brand ambassador still convinced Pajero Sport is the pick of the bunch Outstanding capabilities proven on notorious Moolmanshoek 4x4 trails Excellent all-round package suitable for a number of applications Any 4x4 enthusiast worth his or her… more
  • Continental Tyre SA Receives Prestigious Energy Efficiency Award
    Apr 13, 2021 Buzz

    Continental Tyre SA Receives Prestigious Energy Efficiency Award

    Continental Tyre South Africa's Sustainable Technology & Infrastructure Department wins the Industrial Corporate Project of the Year Award The prestigious award was given for a heat-recovery project which significantly reduced energy… more
  • Europieces Luxembourg is the new Clark sales partner in Luxembourg
    Apr 13, 2021 Buzz

    Europieces Luxembourg is the new Clark sales partner in Luxembourg

    Logistics solutions from a single source With Europieces Luxembourg S.A. Clark Europe has found a new sales partner for the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg and has thus further expanded its market presence in the Benelux countries. "With Europieces… more
  • Historic Racing delivers cracking action at Phakisa
    Apr 12, 2021 Motorsport

    Historic Racing delivers cracking action at Phakisa

    The Historic Racing South Africa away weekend to Phakisa in the Free State delivered some exciting and giant-killing action as Peter Bailey’s Porsche came out on top in the Sports, GT and Saloon races with an angry Escort in close attendance.… more
  • First South African CEO at the helm of BMW Group South Africa.
    Apr 12, 2021 Buzz

    First South African CEO at the helm of BMW Group South Africa.

    BMW Group South Africa & Sub-Saharan Africa announced the appointment of new CEO Peter van Binsbergen, who officially took over the reins from Tim Abbott in January 2021. Mr van Binsbergen brings a unique and international perspective as the… more
  • Volkswagens galore as Round 2 of the national circuit racing series reaches Pretoria’s Zwartkops Raceway
    Apr 12, 2021 Motorsport

    Volkswagens galore as Round 2 of the national circuit racing series reaches Pretoria’s…

    Zwartkops to host Round 2 of the 2021 Xtreme Festival Full field of more than 20 Polos expected on the grid for the Volkswagen Polo Cup In excess of 10 more Polos to ensure close racing in the SupaCup category of the Global Touring Car series… more
  • The ‘Software République’: a new open ecosystem for intelligent and sustainable mobility
    Apr 12, 2021 Mobilty Beat

    The ‘Software République’: a new open ecosystem for intelligent and sustainable mobility

    Atos, Dassault Systèmes, Groupe Renault, STMicroelectronics and Thales join forces to create the ‘Software République’: a new open ecosystem for intelligent and sustainable mobility. Five leaders in their domains have laid the foundations for… more
  • EVs finally beginning to fulfil prophecies in 2020 as sales grew 40.9% YOY, says GlobalData
    Apr 12, 2021 Mobilty Beat

    EVs finally beginning to fulfil prophecies in 2020 as sales grew 40.9% YOY, says…

    Despite the COVID-19 pandemic causing a decline in the global auto industry, sales of electric vehicles (EVs) grew 40.9% year-on-year (YOY) and accounted for 4% of car sales in 2020, according to GlobalData, a leading data and analytics… more
  • Buy your new Hyundai online all the way without leaving the comfort of your home
    Apr 12, 2021 Motoring

    Buy your new Hyundai online all the way without leaving the comfort of your home

    Hyundai has entered the realm of complete online shopping with Cl!ck to Buy ¬¬in South Africa – giving you the comfort of selecting and buying your car online from the comfort of your couch, up to the point of having your new vehicle delivered… more
  • Motor vehicle safety: Keeping windscreen ADAS in check
    Apr 12, 2021 Buzz

    Motor vehicle safety: Keeping windscreen ADAS in check

    By Jacques Harmse, National Franchise and Technical Manager at Autoboys Driving a car in 2021 is an increasingly autonomous experience thanks to a wide array of hi-tech Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS). ADAS comprises electronic… more
  • SAPICS Webinar | Learn how successful businesses Connect
    Apr 12, 2021 Buzz

    SAPICS Webinar | Learn how successful businesses Connect

    SAPICS and OpenText are proud to bring you this highly captivating webinar titled "How Successful Businesses Use EDI To Connect, Communicate And Collaborate Around The World" Online via Zoom Tuesday, 13 April 2021 15h00 - 16h00 SAST, CAT, GMT+2… more
  • BMW Group scaling artificial intelligence for data privacy in production – with innovative anonymisation algorithms
    Apr 12, 2021 Mobilty Beat

    BMW Group scaling artificial intelligence for data privacy in production – with…

    AI innovation and data privacy go hand in hand BMW Group publishes AI anonymisation algorithms No-code AI: Users with no programming skills can create AI applications, including data privacy, in a short time The BMW Group is publishing an… more
  • Siemens offers significant e-mobility opportunities for Ashok Leyland in India, says GlobalData
    Apr 12, 2021 Mobilty Beat

    Siemens offers significant e-mobility opportunities for Ashok Leyland in India, says…

    Following the news that Ashok Leyland’s Switch Mobility Automotive and Siemens have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to execute e-mobility projects in India; Bakar Sadik Agwan, Senior Automotive Consulting Analyst at GlobalData, a… more
  • Easter road statistics don’t add up
    Apr 09, 2021 Buzz

    Easter road statistics don’t add up

    Official numbers give false view of road safety in SA Easter road safety statistics released by Minister of Transport Fikile Mbalula yesterday (SUBS: 8 April) would be encouraging if the broader Easter statistics from previous years aligned… more
  • Powerful Amarok V6 now bullet-resistant!
    Apr 09, 2021 Buzz

    Powerful Amarok V6 now bullet-resistant!

    The new 190 kW Amarok becomes the most powerful standard armoured double-cab bakkie in South Africa! Full B6 (assault rifle including AK47 and R1) protection. SVI has completed the first of three units. 12 weeks conversion time. With 190 kW and… more
  • FAW leads the pack in heavy commercial vehicle market
    Apr 09, 2021 Buzz

    FAW leads the pack in heavy commercial vehicle market

    FAW Trucks dominates sales in Heavy Commercial Vehicle (HCV) sector FAW 8.140FL 5-tonne and 15.180FL 8-tonne trucks drive sales in HCV segment Upgrade to models expected in second quarter of 2021 FAW Trucks achieved a significant milestone in… more
  • Akio Toyoda – 2021 World Car PERSON of the Year
    Apr 09, 2021 Buzz

    Akio Toyoda – 2021 World Car PERSON of the Year

    Ninety-three distinguished international journalists on the World Car Awards jury panel have voted AKIO TOYODA, President and CEO, Toyota Motor Corporation, as the 2021 World Car PERSON of the Year. Akio Toyoda is the charismatic President and… more
  • Botterill / Vacy-Lyle to start title defence in Delmas
    Apr 09, 2021 Motorsport

    Botterill / Vacy-Lyle to start title defence in Delmas

    The two opening rounds of the 2021 South African National Rally Championship (NRC) are due to take place this weekend, and TOYOTA GAZOO Racing SA’s Guy Botterill and navigator Simon Vacy-Lyle will be starting the defence of the title they won… more
  • JAC Motors' X200 1.5-tonne bakkie a popular choice among business owners
    Apr 09, 2021 Motoring

    JAC Motors' X200 1.5-tonne bakkie a popular choice among business owners

    Compact and manoeuvrable workhorse to go where big trucks cannot. Reliable 2.8-litre turbo-diesel engine for harsh working conditions. Robust suspension with a large payload to comfortably transport heavy loads. Affordability and low running… more
  • 5 retail categories that will lead the sector’s recovery in 2021
    Apr 09, 2021 Buzz

    5 retail categories that will lead the sector’s recovery in 2021

    While StatsSA’s latest figures show retail trade falling 3.5% year-on-year from 2019 to 2020, continuing a 10-month downward spiral, South Africa’s retailers are starting to show signs of adapting to the needs of the changing market. Dov… more
  • Mahindra opens new state-of-the-art warehouse in Linbro Park
    Apr 09, 2021 Buzz

    Mahindra opens new state-of-the-art warehouse in Linbro Park

    Mahindra South Africa today opened the doors to its new national parts warehouse in Linbro Business Park in Gauteng. The new warehouse, situated near the intersection of the N1, M1 and N3 highways in Johannesburg, is more than 30% larger than… more
  • Chemical Logistics Toyota racing on top as GTC heads to Zwartkops
    Apr 09, 2021 Motorsport

    Chemical Logistics Toyota racing on top as GTC heads to Zwartkops

    Investchem Racing heads to Zwartkops with two of its Global Touring Car drivers on top in the title chase and the third man tied in fourth as the series descends on Pretoria fully intent on delivering the race of the day at Saturday 17 April's… more
  • Renault colours the world
    Apr 09, 2021 Buzz

    Renault colours the world

    The figures are relentless! Despite an increasingly wide range of body colours, it is the so-called ’neutral’ colours such as white, black, and gray that are by far the most popular for new car buyers. In this context, Renault is the brand that… more
  • Thousandfold tested with DEPRAG: fast, safe and gentle
    Apr 09, 2021 Buzz

    Thousandfold tested with DEPRAG: fast, safe and gentle

    Screwdriver Function Module with electronic stroke DEPRAG supplies test bench for leading fuel tank system manufacturer The automotive technology company Blau, subsidiary of MAGNA Energy Storage Systems GesmbH in Weiz, Austria relies on… more
  • Do you use adaptive cruise control?
    Apr 09, 2021 Buzz

    Do you use adaptive cruise control?

    MasterDrive is a firm advocate of ensuring you understand the safety technology in your vehicle. This includes knowing how to use it properly to ensure it provides extra safety and does not become a hazard. The below article on a study on… more
  • E-Fuels: building block in the drive mix
    Apr 09, 2021 Mobilty Beat

    E-Fuels: building block in the drive mix

    Electromobility is gaining momentum, especially when it comes to individual transport. Despite this, it does not have to be the only drive type when it comes to the emissions-free mobility mix of the future. Synthetic fuels, i.e. E-Fuels, could… more
  • Volkswagen leads the passenger car market in the first three months of 2021
    Apr 09, 2021 Buzz

    Volkswagen leads the passenger car market in the first three months of 2021

    The Volkswagen brand sold over 17 000 units in the first three months of 2021. The Uitenhage manufacturing plant has exported over 26 000 Polos to international markets in the first quarter of 2021. The Volkswagen brand in South Africa recorded… more
  • Ford Adds Eye-catching Style and Personality to Segment-leading EcoSport
    Apr 09, 2021 Motoring

    Ford Adds Eye-catching Style and Personality to Segment-leading EcoSport

    Ford EcoSport Black added to EcoSport line-up Exclusive, dynamic appearance with black treatment for the grille, front skid plate, roof, integrated roof rails, bonnet and side decals, 16-inch alloy wheels and spare wheel cover Based on Ambiente… more
  • Howard Gabriels appointed as the Credit Ombud
    Apr 09, 2021 Buzz

    Howard Gabriels appointed as the Credit Ombud

    Howard Gabriels who was previously the Interim Ombud since November 2019 was officially appointed as the Credit Ombud in February 2021. It is his long career in the public sector and various leadership positions that gives us the confidence… more
  • Benefit from Skills Development
    Apr 09, 2021 Buzz

    Benefit from Skills Development

    Increase productivity, morale, and profitability Efficiency, optimism, and an improved bottom line are some of the benefits a company with strategic focus on skills development obtains. Regulatory authorities have set in place regulated… more
  • Efforts from all stakeholders strengthening electric vehicle ecosystem in India, says GlobalData
    Apr 09, 2021 Mobilty Beat

    Efforts from all stakeholders strengthening electric vehicle ecosystem in India, says…

    Concentrated efforts from the government and other stakeholders will boost the supply and demand of electric vehicles (EVs) and subsequently drive the adoption of the EVs in India, says GlobalData, a leading research and analytics company.… more
  • Perseverance Rover on Mars Uses Specially Formulated Barrier Film
    Apr 09, 2021 Buzz

    Perseverance Rover on Mars Uses Specially Formulated Barrier Film

    The Mars Perseverance Rover now operational on Mars is using a barrier film from FUCHS Lubricants member company, Nye Lubricants, a manufacturer of specialty lubricants for space applications and critical applications in the automotive, medical… more
  • Noelan Vandayar MD and Owner of the AA Auto Centre, Mercia Jansen MD of Motul SA, Willem Groenewald CEO of AA
    Apr 09, 2021 Buzz

    AA Auto Centre Appoints Motul as Their Oil and Lubricant Partner

    The AA Auto Centre, South Africa’s first Automobile Association-backed workshop, has now opened to meet the needs of vehicle owners and fleet operators. Based in Commercial City, Strydom Park, Johannesburg, the AA Auto Centre is already raising… more
  • Showcase your Business at the Virtual Infrastructure Africa Exhibition
    Apr 09, 2021 Buzz

    Showcase your Business at the Virtual Infrastructure Africa Exhibition

    We are excited to announce that we will host a virtual exhibition as part of the upcoming Infrastructure Africa on 22 - 23 June 2021. Our virtual event will allow companies and clients to interact safely with each other and keep their business… more
  • Road maintenance in SA: challenges, progress and solutions
    Apr 09, 2021 Buzz

    Road maintenance in SA: challenges, progress and solutions

    “On international road maintenance day today, it is important to recognise challenges around road maintenance but also to acknowledge progress being made and offer solutions to accelerate the delivery of road maintenance projects.” This is… more
  • Rolls-Royce Motor Cars reports record first quarter results
    Apr 09, 2021 Mobilty Beat

    Rolls-Royce Motor Cars reports record first quarter results

    Rolls-Royce reports record first quarter sales, up 62% on the same period in 2020 Total exceeds previous record set in 2019 and is the highest in the marque's 116-year history Sales growth was seen in all markets, with the strongest in China,… more
  • How telematics is driving e-commerce in South Africa during Covid-19
    Apr 09, 2021 Buzz

    How telematics is driving e-commerce in South Africa during Covid-19

    By Justin Manson, Sales Director at Webfleet Solutions If ever there was a time for the e-commerce sector to adopt telematics technology, it would be now: COVID-19 has disrupted the retail landscape, with more South Africans now choosing… more
  • BMW Group on clear growth path with record first-quarter sales
    Apr 09, 2021 Buzz

    BMW Group on clear growth path with record first-quarter sales

    BMW Group sells 636,606 vehicles in Q1 (+33.5%) Sales higher in all major regions of the world Sales growth at BMW, MINI and Rolls-Royce Electrified vehicle sales more than double Pieter Nota: “All-time sales high in first quarter underlines… more
  • POPIA: Registration of information officers commences
    Apr 09, 2021 Buzz

    POPIA: Registration of information officers commences

    As per the POPI Act and Information Regulator, the date for compliance with the POPI Act remains 30 June 2021. However, the Information Regulator has published a notice indicating that the date for the registration of Information Officers,… more
  • Engen and Caring4Girls visit Tshedimosetso and Kanana Secondary schools
    Apr 09, 2021 Buzz

    Engen and Caring4Girls visit Tshedimosetso and Kanana Secondary schools

    On April 7th, 550 learners at Kanana Secondary School in Orkney in the North West Province and 323 female learners at Tshedimosetso Secondary in Klerksdorp received hygiene hampers, ensuring that the girl learners remain in school during their… more
  • Steel industry: Does AMSA bully its customers?
    Apr 09, 2021 Buzz

    Steel industry: Does AMSA bully its customers?

    by Gerhard Papenfus NEASA recently received complaints from numerous AMSA customers to the effect that AMSA is employing bullying tactics towards them. The following examples were listed: one AMSA customer complained that they haven’t received… more
  • The cryptocurrency revolution, what is the outlook for 2021?
    Apr 09, 2021 Buzz

    The cryptocurrency revolution, what is the outlook for 2021?

    With recent Bitcoin price performance on a high, Fred Razak, Chief Trading Strategist from CMTrading, discusses the cryptocurrency market outlook for 2021. “The Bitcoin price has surged up to $60 000. And there are a few influencing factors… more
  • Hyundai strengthening EV presence with innovative products, says GlobalData
    Apr 09, 2021 Mobilty Beat

    Hyundai strengthening EV presence with innovative products, says GlobalData

    Following the news that South Korean auto giant Hyundai is promoting its new electric car Ioniq 5, which has bidirectional charging technology and can power home appliances; Bakar Sadik Agwan, Senior Automotive Consulting Analyst at GlobalData,… more
  • Momentum Metropolitan’s Cyber Security Team issue cautionary to consumers to be alert to not get taken by scammers
    Apr 08, 2021 Buzz

    Momentum Metropolitan’s Cyber Security Team issue cautionary to consumers to be alert to…

    As times get tougher scammers are becoming more determined and craftier at cheating people out of their money. Globally security experts are seeing up to a 155% increase in certain types of scams. Momentum Metropolitan’s security teams have… more
  • bauma CONEXPO AFRICA 2021 cancelled
    Apr 08, 2021 Buzz

    bauma CONEXPO AFRICA 2021 cancelled

    bauma CONEXPO AFRICA, the key trade show for construction, building material, mining, agriculture & forestry machinery and vehicles, has been cancelled for 2021. Suzette Scheepers, CEO of event organisers Messe Muenchen South Africa, said the… more
  • SKF bearings help Mars Rover collect rock and regolith samples on the planet’s surface
    Apr 08, 2021 Mobilty Beat

    SKF bearings help Mars Rover collect rock and regolith samples on the planet’s surface

    Each time the Perseverance Mars Rover collects or handles rock and regolith samples in Jezero Crater during its multiple-year mission on the surface of the red planet, key components from SKF will facilitate that those activities successfully… more
  • Toyota Gazoo Racing Driving Academy wants you to be a better driver
    Apr 08, 2021 Mobilty Beat

    Toyota Gazoo Racing Driving Academy wants you to be a better driver

    Years of experience alone are not enough to make you the safest driver on the road. We all need to polish up on our driving from time to time, and this applies to both seasoned and novice drivers. There will always be room for improvement, and… more
  • Technical apprentices: Employ the Best: NEASA Employers to benefit
    Apr 08, 2021 Buzz

    Technical apprentices: Employ the Best: NEASA Employers to benefit

    A historic 'growth agreement' has been signed between NEASA and the trade union Solidarity, for the explicit purpose of promoting training and job opportunities for young apprentices. In terms of the agreement, Solidarity, through Sol-Tech… more
  • Preventative controls are key to support roll out of vaccines
    Apr 08, 2021 Covid-19

    Preventative controls are key to support roll out of vaccines

    In response to the pandemic in 2020, and to support and protect its citizens, the South African government took swift action to approve a multibillion-rand relief package. This relief package was meant to, amongst others, assist vulnerable… more
  • Covid-19: TERS-funding/UIF: survey changes
    Apr 08, 2021 Covid-19

    Covid-19: TERS-funding/UIF: survey changes

    As previously communicated, the UIF TERS Fund survey will be performed on a monthly basis only in future, in order to ensure optimal participation and reliable statistics. We hereby request all employers, who have ever applied for the TERS Fund… more
  • POPIA prior authorisation applications are open
    Apr 08, 2021 Buzz

    POPIA prior authorisation applications are open

    The POPIA Information Regulator has published guidelines in respect of applications to obtain approval to process certain personal information for which “prior approval” is specifically required in terms of the POPI Act. In terms of POPIA,… more
  • MEIBC mandate required
    Apr 08, 2021 Buzz

    MEIBC mandate required

    Dear Steel Industry employer The trade union parties to the MEIBC have requested that NEASA should agree to the following demands: sign a new Registration and Administration Levy Agreement which will increase the administration levy payable by… more
  • Festool on the dangers, safety and importance of filtration and classes of dust. For health reasons, longer tool life and work quality
    Apr 07, 2021 Buzz

    Festool on the dangers, safety and importance of filtration and classes of dust. For…

    Festool have the largest comprehensive range of technically advanced dust extractors available knowing how important dust free sites and workplaces are to the industry Festool Dust Extractors keep the workplace safe and healthy for all workers,… more
  • 21YM Honda CRF300L
    Apr 07, 2021 Mobilty Beat

    21YM Honda CRF300L

    1. Introduction The essence of what makes a true dual-purpose motorcycle has long been in Honda’s DNA. In the late 1970s the XL250S was launched - a bike providing genuine on-road usability with excellent off-road performance. The entire XL… more
  • Ford Wildlife Foundation expands its support for EWT through the People in Conservation Programme
    Apr 07, 2021 Buzz

    Ford Wildlife Foundation expands its support for EWT through the People in Conservation…

    The Ford Wildlife Foundation is extending its support to the Endangered Wildlife Trust by providing its People in Conservation (PIC) Programme with a locally-built Ford Ranger Initiative implements critically important projects to address… more
  • World premiere of the all-new Toyota GR 86
    Apr 07, 2021 Motoring

    World premiere of the all-new Toyota GR 86

    New coupe faithful to the fun-to-drive characteristics of its GT86 predecessor Light weight and low centre of gravity secure agile handling Third model in Toyota’s line-up of global GR sports cars, joining GR Supra and GR Yaris New 2.4-litre… more
  • Are you ready for POPIA enforcement?
    Apr 07, 2021 Buzz

    Are you ready for POPIA enforcement?

    The Protection of Personal Information Act (POPIA) was proclaimed by the President on July 2020 and from 1 July 2021, any person or organisation that keeps any type of records relating to the personal information of anyone, including companies… more
  • McLaren Automotive appoints Mohamed Fawzi as Market Director for Middle East and Africa
    Apr 07, 2021 Buzz

    McLaren Automotive appoints Mohamed Fawzi as Market Director for Middle East and Africa

    McLaren Automotive, the British creator of luxury, high-performance supercars, has announced the appointment of Mohamed Fawzi, as Market Director for Middle East and Africa. With more than two decades of automotive experience, Mohamed will be… more
  • Representative Earnings Research in the Loss of Earnings Field – Jaen Beelders from 21st Century weighs in on this research.
    Apr 07, 2021 Buzz

    Representative Earnings Research in the Loss of Earnings Field – Jaen Beelders from 21st…

    Since Analytico’s publication in the Koch Quantum Yearbook (QYB), Analytico, a 21st Century company, has had numerous requests about their research in the Loss of Earnings field, that is published and used widely by experts in the field. This… more
  • Beyond infrastructure plans – SA needs action, regulation to overcome water and waste crises
    Apr 07, 2021 Buzz

    Beyond infrastructure plans – SA needs action, regulation to overcome water and waste…

    Major long-term infrastructure plans are necessary, but South Africa also needs to take immediate action to overcome current water and waste management problems and looming crises. This is according to industry experts helping inform the IFAT… more
  • Local Cathcart EP hero in charge after second round
    Apr 06, 2021 Motorsport

    Local Cathcart EP hero in charge after second round

    Eastern Province home hero Tristan Purdon and his Red Bull KTM stamped authority on the second round of the Cannabis Energy Drink & TRP Distributors South African National Motocross Championship at the Rover Raceway in Port Elizabeth Saturday.… more
  • Battery innovation key for renewable energy
    Apr 06, 2021 Mobilty Beat

    Battery innovation key for renewable energy

    The International Energy Agency predicts that almost 50% of sub-Saharan Africa will rely on renewable energy sources by 2040.1 While reliable energy will be critical for the continent’s economic growth, reliable battery storage will play an… more
  • NADA Comment: South African vehicle sales change up a gear
    Apr 06, 2021 Buzz

    NADA Comment: South African vehicle sales change up a gear

    “Stronger retail sales in the South African vehicle market in March are most encouraging, and this year may be better than expected for the local motor industry,” commented Mark Dommisse, Chairperson of the National Automobile Dealers’… more
  • ATI Performance Products announces its first Chief Transmission Technology Officer
    Apr 06, 2021 Motorsport

    ATI Performance Products announces its first Chief Transmission Technology Officer

    ATI Performance Products, Inc. (ATI) announces the appointment of Vince Fourcade as Chief Transmission Technology Officer (CTTO). Effective March 1, Fourcade joined ATI, bringing with him three decades of performance racing and automatic… more
  • Building a Better World – Ford Announces Steps Towards Carbon Neutrality, Sets Significant Emissions Goals for 2035
    Apr 06, 2021 Buzz

    Building a Better World – Ford Announces Steps Towards Carbon Neutrality, Sets…

    On the road to carbon neutrality by 2050, Ford outlines two new science-based CO2 interim emissions targets, helping build a better world The Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) endorses Ford’s global 2035 targets for reducing absolute… more
  • Audit outcome indicates an urgency for accountability
    Apr 06, 2021 Buzz

    Audit outcome indicates an urgency for accountability

    The Auditor General (AG), Ms. Tsakani Maluleke, released the 2019-20 national and provincial audit outcomes on Wednesday, 31 March 2021. The overall audit outcome reflects an improvement despite the challenges experienced by the impact of the… more
  • Looking at food franchising options through a new, affordable and mobile lens
    Apr 06, 2021 Buzz

    Looking at food franchising options through a new, affordable and mobile lens

    The Franchise Co., which has some of South Africa’s leading food brands in its stable, has set its sights on developing a whole new category of entrepreneurs by offering the country’s first franchised mobile restaurant. The travelling… more
  • On the Green Curve: Unpacking priority investment areas for growth
    Apr 06, 2021 Buzz

    On the Green Curve: Unpacking priority investment areas for growth

    The automotive industry stands upon the precipice of significant disruption. We have identified the factors driving success and growth in the sector. Don't miss out on the opportunity to join our discussion with an esteemed panel of industry… more
  • The new Audi RS Q3 and RS Q3 Sportback: compact power packs have arrived
    Apr 06, 2021 Motoring

    The new Audi RS Q3 and RS Q3 Sportback: compact power packs have arrived

    Compact SUV range now includes two performance derivatives Offering high performance, athletic design and everyday usability Including the iconic five cylinder, 294 kW, 480 Nm and quattro all-wheel drive Audi presents the new edition of the RS… more
  • Hilux posts close to 4 000 sales in March
    Apr 02, 2021 Buzz

    Hilux posts close to 4 000 sales in March

    TOTAL TOYOTA SALES: 10 797 HILUX SALES: 3 941 HIACE SES’FIKILE: 1 348 URBAN CRUISER: 977 FORTUNER: 966 Toyota South Africa Motors (TSAM) registered a total of 10 797 vehicles sold in the month of March 2021. Last month’s aggregate total is 2… more
  • Essential car maintenance before and after a roadtrip
    Apr 02, 2021 Mobilty Beat

    Essential car maintenance before and after a roadtrip

    It’s one of the most exciting times in the South African calendar — long weekends galore (that’s if you plan your leave days right). And extra holiday time means more time to travel, explore Mzansi, and visit family and friends. No matter your… more
  • Easter road safety
    Apr 02, 2021 Buzz

    Easter road safety

    As we enter the Easter period drivers should raise their awareness of these common causes of crashes from previous years and be prepared to handle it should they encounter a similar scenario. The CEO of MasterDrive, Eugene Herbert, says, “With… more
  • Get the basics right this holiday season and enjoy a well-earned rest
    Apr 02, 2021 Covid-19

    Get the basics right this holiday season and enjoy a well-earned rest

    Many South Africans breathed a sigh of relief when the President, in his address to the ‘family meeting’, this past Tuesday evening, did not announce any additional travelling restrictions for the coming Easter weekend. For many of us this will… more
  • naamsa announces new vehicle sales turnaround for March 2021
    Apr 02, 2021 Buzz

    naamsa announces new vehicle sales turnaround for March 2021

    naamsa wishes all SA road users a safe and a peaceful Easter Weekend The Automotive Business Council, as it has become a monthly national ritual, released the March 2021 new vehicle statistics and said that the expected new vehicle market… more
  • The Suez Canal blockage – lessons to be learned
    Apr 01, 2021 Mobilty Beat

    The Suez Canal blockage – lessons to be learned

    Insurers have been warning for years that the increasing size of vessels is leading to a higher accumulation of risk when something goes wrong. These fears are now being realized, with the MS Ever Given having blocked the Suez Canal for several… more
  • MINI Sharing plugs into MINI Electric in South Africa
    Apr 01, 2021 Mobilty Beat

    MINI Sharing plugs into MINI Electric in South Africa

    MINI South Africa will launch MINI Sharing with the first all-electric MINI in May 2021. Starting in Sandton, Johannesburg, the service will be available to both MINI and non-MINI drivers who register to use the service at the pilot site. The… more
  • High-flow Ultramid® Advanced for connectors in electronic applications
    Apr 01, 2021 Buzz

    High-flow Ultramid® Advanced for connectors in electronic applications

    Extremely low moisture uptake, excellent toughness and dimensional stability at high temperatures of new BASF polyphthalamide ensure stable performance during post-processing by surface mount technology Tailor-made, stable colored material for… more
  •  ABB and Amazon Web Services steer fleets to an all-electric future
    Apr 01, 2021 Mobilty Beat

    ABB and Amazon Web Services steer fleets to an all-electric future

    ABB and Amazon Web Services (AWS), an Amazon.com, Inc. company, announced a collaboration to jointly develop a cloud-based digital solution for the real-time fleet management of electric vehicles (EVs). The solution will optimise the efficient… more
  • First Refrigerated Vehicle for Vaccine in the World to Obtain WHO's Performance, Quality and Safety Prequalification
    Apr 01, 2021 Covid-19

    First Refrigerated Vehicle for Vaccine in the World to Obtain WHO's Performance, Quality…

    Partnership for Establishing methods for refrigerated vaccine transportation Contributing toward improving the rate of vaccine use in developing countries Land Cruiser 78 used as base for refrigerated vaccine transportation First refrigerated… more
  • ENHALO - 7 Simple Steps to keep your SME Cyber Safe
    Apr 01, 2021 Buzz

    ENHALO - 7 Simple Steps to keep your SME Cyber Safe

    Cybersecurity for Small Business has come to the fore as more SME’s shifted towards digitalisation to survive in the unstable by Covid-19 circumstances. Yet, shockingly, according to research from IBM and the Ponemon Institute released in 2020,… more
  • DiDi expands to Cape Town
    Apr 01, 2021 Mobilty Beat

    DiDi expands to Cape Town

    DiDi enters the Cape Town market with a commitment to bringing entrepreneurship opportunities and safer, more accessible mobility options. DiDi, the world’s leading mobility platform, has started its registration process for drivers in Cape… more
  • Automobile Association CEO, Willem Groenewald, (left), and AA Auto Centre owner, Noelan Vandayar, officially opening the first AA Auto Centre in Johannesburg.
    Apr 01, 2021 Buzz

    AA launches its first Auto Centre in Gauteng

    As part of its mission to provide motorists with cost-effective, reliable, and trusted services, the Automobile Association (AA) has launched its first AA Auto Centre. The first centre is in Gauteng, and the Association plans to open several… more
  • The countdown to Tyrexpo Asia 2021 continues with confidence
    Apr 01, 2021 Buzz

    The countdown to Tyrexpo Asia 2021 continues with confidence

    With just under eight months to go, Tarsus Group are set to stage their very first Tyrexpo Asia 2021 show in Singapore. It is very much ‘Business as Usual’ thanks to the company’s extremely positive attitude and momentum throughout the current… more
  • MasterDrive trains throughout holiday period
    Apr 01, 2021 Buzz

    MasterDrive trains throughout holiday period

    MasterDrive will remain open throughout the Easter school holidays to continue delivering training to any businesses that need to continue meeting their health and safety requirements. We hope to minimise the effect COVID-19 has had on the… more
  • Tesla is the Fastest Growing Brand Globally; Brand Value Surged by 158% YoY to $32B in 2021
    Apr 01, 2021 Buzz

    Tesla is the Fastest Growing Brand Globally; Brand Value Surged by 158% YoY to $32B in…

    The year 2020 has been a fantastic year for Tesla, despite the COVID-19 effects on the global automotive industry. The company's stock price surged by 500% on the year, while the market cap hit $594bn this week, seven times more than a year… more
  • Cummins and Isuzu announce global mid-range powertrain and advanced engineering collaboration
    Apr 01, 2021 Mobilty Beat

    Cummins and Isuzu announce global mid-range powertrain and advanced engineering…

    Cummins Inc. (NYSE: CMI) and Isuzu Motors Limited (Isuzu) have announced agreements for a global mid-range diesel powertrain and an advanced engineering collaboration, marking another step forward in the Isuzu Cummins Powertrain Partnership… more
  • Volta Zero makes its Spanish debut as it continues its European Tour
    Apr 01, 2021 Mobilty Beat

    Volta Zero makes its Spanish debut as it continues its European Tour

    Volta Trucks, the leading full-electric commercial vehicle manufacturer, has confirmed that the Volta Zero will make its Spanish debut as it continues its tour of important, sustainability-focused European cities. The touch-down in Spain… more
  • The new HP series offers spacious operator platform or panoramic cabin with maximum visibility over the machine and the construction site
    Apr 01, 2021 Mobilty Beat

    Wirtgen Group SA launches HP Series pneumatic tyre rollers

    Wirtgen Group South Africa has introduced its HP Series, a totally new generation of pneumatic tyre rollers from its HAMM brand. Key talking points on the new range include the technically advanced operator station, the innovative water and… more
  • What a save! Tembaletu learners are loving their new soccer field
    Apr 01, 2021 Buzz

    Engen steps up again to support Gugulethu school for differently abled learners

    Engen has again stepped up to support Tembaletu School for Learners with Special Education Needs, this time by contributing to the renovation of the school’s play area and soccer field. In 2020, Engen answered a call from the office of the… more
  • Top three in the world finalists – 2021 World Car Awards
    Apr 01, 2021 Motoring

    Top three in the world finalists – 2021 World Car Awards

    The WORLD CAR FINALS countdown excitement continues with today’s announcement of the TOP THREE IN THE WORLD finalists for the 2021 edition of the World Car Awards. A jury of 93 distinguished international automotive journalists selected the… more
  • The dangers of driving in the heat - how to stay safe on the road over the Easter bank holiday
    Apr 01, 2021 Mobilty Beat

    The dangers of driving in the heat - how to stay safe on the road over the Easter bank…

    With the long Easter bank holiday approaching, the clocks having changed and the weather warming up, many drivers are unaware that summer driving can pose similar risks to winter driving. Uswitch have put together a checklist on things to do in… more
  • State governments facilitating electric two-wheeler financing will boost EV adoption in India, says GlobalData
    Apr 01, 2021 Mobilty Beat

    State governments facilitating electric two-wheeler financing will boost EV adoption in…

    Following the news that New and Renewable Energy Development Corporation of Andhra Pradesh (NREDCAP) has sought expressions of interest from prospective electric vehicle (EV) suppliers to buy over 100,000 electric two-wheelers; Bakar Sadik… more
  • GP TEK, The World’s Lightest Motorcycle Wheel, Exceeds Expectations
    Apr 01, 2021 Mobilty Beat

    GP TEK, The World’s Lightest Motorcycle Wheel, Exceeds Expectations

    Motorcycle racers and track day enthusiasts can now add a new weapon to their armoury: the GP TEK wheelset, the lightest and most advanced motorcycle wheels in the world. With a combined mass approaching 3.8 kg/nine pounds (depending on… more
  • Transformation and Inclusivity Vital for the Transport Industry
    Apr 01, 2021 Buzz

    Transformation and Inclusivity Vital for the Transport Industry

    Bringing more female commercial drivers into the transport industry makes business, economic and social sense. The industry is willing and eager to transform. To do this successfully however, requires a concerted drive: with proper planning and… more
  • Vuyani Jarana – Leon Louw SAA Wager Joint Statement
    Apr 01, 2021 Buzz

    Vuyani Jarana – Leon Louw SAA Wager Joint Statement

    “I’m very excited,” said Leon Louw, Free Market Foundation (FMF) President, “about the final outcome of our wager on South African Airways (SAA) profitability. Everyone knows SAA has not become profitable by the end of March as hoped three… more
  • Covid-19 lockdown: amended regulations announced
    Mar 31, 2021 Covid-19

    Covid-19 lockdown: amended regulations announced

    The President, last night, amended the Covid-19 Alert Level 1 regulations. The President has indicated that the following amended regulations remain applicable:- all indoor and outdoor gatherings, including religious, political and cultural… more
  • Happy birthday, Abarth!
    Mar 31, 2021 Motoring

    Happy birthday, Abarth!

    March 31 marks the 72nd anniversary of the founding of Abarth, the brand that has always been the by-word for performance and style. The brand’s badge has also developed over time while remaining true to its core values from the realistic… more
  • Plan your journey this Easter holiday season
    Mar 31, 2021 Mobilty Beat

    Plan your journey this Easter holiday season

    The Easter weekend and school holiday break is coming up. After a busy start to the year, most people will choose to either take a short break over Easter or take advantage of the school holidays and long weekends to relax and unwind. Bakwena… more
  • Hybrid By Nature: the campaign for the all new Renault Arkana
    Mar 31, 2021 Motoring

    Hybrid By Nature: the campaign for the all new Renault Arkana

    A campaign for the All New Renault Arkana, a hybrid, thanks to its E-Tech engine, but also with its sporty and racy design. Renault Arkana is a hybrid by nature: a sporty, sleek design, a large cargo capacity, and a full range of micro-hybrid… more
  • Fuel could reach record highs in April -  Easter travel budgets hit hard
    Mar 31, 2021 Buzz

    Fuel could reach record highs in April - Easter travel budgets hit hard

    The Automobile Association (AA) says it expects a further hefty hike in fuel prices in April with 95 ULP heading into record territory when the Department of Mineral Resources and Energy makes the official adjustment next Wednesday. The AA was… more
  • The Five Ws to a safer journey these Easter Holidays
    Mar 31, 2021 Mobilty Beat

    The Five Ws to a safer journey these Easter Holidays

    In the last decade approximately 2469 people have died on SA roads over the Easter period Road safety is not just specific to drivers. Passengers and pedestrians must also play their part Ford South Africa with Driving Skills For Life have been… more
  • Semiconductor shortage will halt development of connected car technologies says VNC Automotive
    Mar 31, 2021 Buzz

    Semiconductor shortage will halt development of connected car technologies says VNC…

    Auto industry ‘Perfect Storm’ through growing supply chain issues A generation of cars quickly out of date with upcoming technology Longer term impact on adoption of EVS and autonomous tech The dwindling supplies of the semiconductors relied… more
  • Panasonic and McAfee agree to jointly start building Vehicle SOC for commercialisation of Vehicle Security Monitoring Services
    Mar 31, 2021 Mobilty Beat

    Panasonic and McAfee agree to jointly start building Vehicle SOC for commercialisation of…

    Panasonic Corporation and McAfee Corp. (Nasdaq: MCFE), have agreed to jointly start building a Vehicle Security Operation Centre (hereinafter, Vehicle SOC) to commercialise vehicle security monitoring services. To protect connected vehicles… more
  • IMSAf Group CFO bows out after 40 years
    Mar 31, 2021 Buzz

    IMSAf Group CFO bows out after 40 years

    Isuzu Motors South Africa (IMSAf) Group Chief Financial Officer (CFO) will be laying down his tools after 40 years at Isuzu. Mitsuteru Yageta (64) was deployed by Isuzu Japan as an expatriate at IMSAf in 2018 as the Group CFO after Isuzu Motors… more
  • The new Mercedes-Benz Vito facelift offers value-adding enhancements
    Mar 31, 2021 Motoring

    The new Mercedes-Benz Vito facelift offers value-adding enhancements

    Vito available in Panel Van, Mixto and Tourer variants New look radiator grille adds eye-catching appeal Comfortable and durable interior Latest infotainment offering Centurion – Tshwane. This year, the Mercedes-Benz Vito turns 25 and to… more
  • Why data backups are in the spotlight in 2021
    Mar 31, 2021 Buzz

    Why data backups are in the spotlight in 2021

    By Mikey Molfessis, cybersecurity expert at Mimecast In light of the growing volume of cyberattacks - especially since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic - it has never been more important to ensure business continuity and recovery in the event… more
  • The all-new Renault Kangoo: the elegant and spacious combispace
    Mar 31, 2021 Motoring

    The all-new Renault Kangoo: the elegant and spacious combispace

    A true icon ever since its release in 1997, Kangoo won over the hearts of its customers with its spacious, modular design with plenty of storage options. The All-New Kangoo, it is Kangoo and more! It has improved on all the original features… more
  • Financial behaviours SMME’s need to adopt during times of crisis.
    Mar 31, 2021 Buzz

    Financial behaviours SMME’s need to adopt during times of crisis.

    An emergency or unexpected occurrence can have a negative impact on your business. The COVID-19 pandemic has demonstrated the need for SMMEs to adopt new ways of doing things and has pushed businesses to try and become more financially… more
  • Chery Ranks First in China in the Export of Passenger Vehicles Globally for 18 Consecutive Years
    Mar 31, 2021 Buzz

    Chery Ranks First in China in the Export of Passenger Vehicles Globally for 18…

    Chery recently released its sales results for 2020. Amid the global spread of COVID-19, Chery achieved exports of 114,000 units, up by 18.7% year on year and ranking first among Chinese passenger vehicle brands for 18 consecutive years. Chery's… more
  • On a Quest for More Convenience
    Mar 31, 2021 Motoring

    On a Quest for More Convenience

    For 2021 Toyota has bolstered the Corolla Quest product offering to offer enhanced convenience. While retaining the familiar 1.8-litre, single-engine line-up, the previously un-badged entry grade has been renamed Plus, while the Prestige and… more
  • Last call for the webinar to explore the automotive market of China's rising super-region
    Mar 31, 2021 Buzz

    Last call for the webinar to explore the automotive market of China's rising super-region

    On 31 March (This Wednesday), CAPAS will host a webinar to help players capitalise on the automotive industry’s potential in China’s new super-region (the Chengdu-Chongqing Economic Rim). Representatives and experts from Sichuan's government… more
  • South African Motocross Championship heads to Nelson Mandela Bay
    Mar 31, 2021 Motorsport

    South African Motocross Championship heads to Nelson Mandela Bay

    What South African National Motocross Round 2 Preview Where Rover, Gqebehra, EP When Saturday 3 April 2021 Community South Africa National If the opening round of the 2021 Cannabis Energy Drink & TRP Distributors South African National… more
  • BMW Group steps up sustainable sourcing of lithium for battery cell production to ensure rapid e-mobility expansion.
    Mar 31, 2021 Mobilty Beat

    BMW Group steps up sustainable sourcing of lithium for battery cell production to ensure…

    The BMW Group will be accelerating its expansion of e-mobility in the coming years. This will also increase the need for lithium, an important raw material for production of battery cells. For this reason, the company will source lithium from a… more
  • Williams Hunt Isuzu 2021 Tuna Classic is going to be BIG
    Mar 31, 2021 Buzz

    Williams Hunt Isuzu 2021 Tuna Classic is going to be BIG

    This year the Williams Hunt Isuzu Tuna Classic seems to be heading for a big one in Algoa Bay with over R200 000 worth of prizes up for grabs. Some large Tuna catches are expected over the fishing period of Thursday, April 22 to Saturday, April… more
  • MiWay launches fully digital car insurance that covers you in the blink of an eye
    Mar 30, 2021 Mobilty Beat

    MiWay launches fully digital car insurance that covers you in the blink of an eye

    Leading short-term insurer and financial services provider, MiWay launches MiWay Blink, a fully digital car insurance app, with monthly cashback benefits to incentivise safe driving and reflect actual distance travelled. The app was developed… more
  • Reversing the Move to Cities Explained by IDTechEx
    Mar 30, 2021 Mobilty Beat

    Reversing the Move to Cities Explained by IDTechEx

    While technologies are emerging for cities to be independent in food, water and energy, safe and pleasant, progress is mostly poor and global warming threatens migrants overwhelming cities. By all means, let us see the smart city advances take… more
  • BMW Group Midrand Campus lends itself as a canvas for Wits School of Arts students.
    Mar 30, 2021 Buzz

    BMW Group Midrand Campus lends itself as a canvas for Wits School of Arts students.

    The BMW Group celebrates 50 years of global cultural engagement. BMW Group South Africa supports the Fine Arts through a unique collaboration with the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits) School of Arts in Johannesburg. The BMW Group Midrand… more
  • Ford’s Commitment to Promoting Literacy as Strong as Ever
    Mar 30, 2021 Buzz

    Ford’s Commitment to Promoting Literacy as Strong as Ever

    Ford South Africa celebrates a 22-year partnership with Rally to Read Ford continues support for disadvantaged primary schools in Mpumalanga R1.3 million donated for final year of three-year programme Bringing the gift of literacy on World… more
  • Telematics and Intelligent Mobility Conference
    Mar 30, 2021 Mobilty Beat

    Telematics and Intelligent Mobility Conference

    Hosted by Pinkerton Advanced Trading 22- 23 April 2021 Emperors Palace, Johannesburg, South Africa Top reasons to attend: To understand the fundamentals in eet management best practices, and lessons learned during the pandemic period Learn… more
  • Engen Settlers Way offers a brand new Woolies and a slice of Andiccio24
    Mar 30, 2021 Buzz

    Engen Settlers Way offers a brand new Woolies and a slice of Andiccio24

    Engen’s fast-food convenience offering is flourishing, and Cape Town customers can now enjoy a slice of Andiccio24’s delicious pizza at the newly opened Engen Settler’s Way Convenience Centre in Mowbray. Opened officially on 25 March 2021,… more
  • Mr. Supply Chain Daniel Stanton at 2021 SAPICS Conference
    Mar 30, 2021 Mobilty Beat

    Mr. Supply Chain Daniel Stanton at 2021 SAPICS Conference

    Daniel Stanton is the well-known author of “Supply Chain Management For Dummies”. He is a supply chain executive, entrepreneur, and educator popularly known as “Mr. Supply Chain”. Stanton will share his insights with African supply chain… more
  • A small decline hides massive winners and losers in freight sub-sectors
    Mar 30, 2021 Mobilty Beat

    A small decline hides massive winners and losers in freight sub-sectors

    The month of February was the 18th consecutive month in which the Ctrack Freight Transport Index showed a decline. Like January, the February year on year decline was marginal, although greater than that of January. A decline of 1,6% after a… more
  • AAAM hosts Vehicle Component Suppliers in Ghana
    Mar 30, 2021 Buzz

    AAAM hosts Vehicle Component Suppliers in Ghana

    The African Association of Automotive Manufacturers (AAAM) hosted an exploratory visit by automotive component manufacturers to Ghana in the first week of March. The objective was to introduce potential investors to the Ghanaian automotive… more
  • New name, same peace of mind shopping experience
    Mar 30, 2021 Buzz

    New name, same peace of mind shopping experience

    Motus Select, previously known as Imperial Select, has a reputation for offering good quality used vehicles to the South African market and aims to continue doing so under this new brand, alongside a new website. The name Motus might be new but… more
  •  Open drains and the devastating repercussions in vulnerable areas
    Mar 30, 2021 Mobilty Beat

    Open drains and the devastating repercussions in vulnerable areas

    Taking a tour along the roads of some densely populated estates and slum areas in Nairobi and there is usually one common feature, open drainage channels. Open drainage channels are mostly found in urbanised areas and used for the discharge of… more
  • Solid second place for TGRSA at Mpumalanga 400
    Mar 30, 2021 Motorsport

    Solid second place for TGRSA at Mpumalanga 400

    2nd overall for Botterill / Cummings 5th place for De Villiers / Murphy The opening round of the 2021 South African Cross-Country Series (SACCS) took place in the area around Dullstroom on 26 and 27 March, and saw Guy Botterill record a solid… more
  • Jaguar Land Rover helps to ready the AA for the future of electric mobility in South Africa
    Mar 30, 2021 Mobilty Beat

    Jaguar Land Rover helps to ready the AA for the future of electric mobility in South…

    Jaguar Land Rover Training Academy opens its doors to the AA for specialised EV training Focus on safety and convenience for EV-related roadside assistance and vehicle recovery services A group of AA Line Managers were trained on jump-starting,… more
  • NTT Toyota Groblersdal was placed at the top of the podium in the 2020 MSX NADA BOTY Dealer of the Year Award, for the second consecutive year. “Thank you, MSX and the other sponsors, for this honour,” said Neille Faber
    Mar 29, 2021 Buzz

    MSX NADA Business of the Year Awards finalists and winners announced

    The winners of the annual MSX NADA Business of the Year 2020 Awards (BOTY) were announced via live broadcast on YouTube recently. Now in its 22nd year, the MSX NADA Business of the Year Awards honour the exceptional performance of managers and… more
  • 2021 FIA Formula One Bahrain Grand Prix – Race – Sunday
    Mar 29, 2021 Motorsport

    2021 FIA Formula One Bahrain Grand Prix – Race – Sunday

    11th and 12th are probably the cruellest positions in Formula One – just outside the points. To be tantalisingly close to the top ten but still to miss out hurts, but we can take pride in the way we raced tonight. On an evening with only two… more
  • Tough Mpumalanga 400 delivers new winners
    Mar 29, 2021 Motorsport

    Tough Mpumalanga 400 delivers new winners

    After an extremely tough and challenging Mpumalanga 400, the opening round of the 2021 South African National Cross Country Series (SACCS) that played off at Dullstroom this weekend, 26 and 27 March, it was the brand new Ford Castrol Cross… more
  • SACCS announce Eurol as new partner for 2021
    Mar 29, 2021 Motorsport

    SACCS announce Eurol as new partner for 2021

    The South African Cross Country Series (SACCS) is delighted to announce a new partnership for the 2021 season. Eurol the biggest independent Dutch producer of lubricants and technical fluids for over 40 years, have decided to partner with South… more
  • GENRIC Insurance Company appoints Bosch Services as preferred supplier on its Mechanical Warranty Insurance
    Mar 29, 2021 Motoring

    GENRIC Insurance Company appoints Bosch Services as preferred supplier on its Mechanical…

    GENRIC Insurance Company Limited (GENRIC) has appointed Bosch Services as a preferred supplier under its Mechanical Warranty insurance product. The appointment of Bosch, which has a well-established pedigree in vehicle services and repairs,… more
  • Bentley celebrates manufacturing milestone of 200,000th luxury car
    Mar 29, 2021 Motoring

    Bentley celebrates manufacturing milestone of 200,000th luxury car

    200,000th Bentley since the birth of the marque in 1919, commemorated at the home of company in Crewe Over 75 per cent of 101 years of production hand-built at Crewe factory in last 18 years Landmark vehicle is appropriately a Bentayga Hybrid –… more
  • 2021 Global Automotive Consumer Study: Insights for South Africa
    Mar 29, 2021 Buzz

    2021 Global Automotive Consumer Study: Insights for South Africa

    From September through October 2020, Deloitte surveyed more than 24,000 consumers in 23 countries to explore opinions regarding a variety of critical issues affecting the automotive sector, including the development of advanced technologies.… more
  •  Informal Workshop Webinar: Initiator Training
    Mar 29, 2021 Buzz

    Informal Workshop Webinar: Initiator Training

    NEASA will be conducting an informal workshop webinar to ensure that business owners, managers, HR- and IR managers are adequately trained to initiate disciplinary hearings successfully. OBJECTIVES The objectives include providing delegates… more
  • Innovation Drives Compliance, Enhances Performance
    Mar 29, 2021 Buzz

    Innovation Drives Compliance, Enhances Performance

    South African businesses operate in a highly legislated landscape. With this comes immense pressure to ensure compliance or face heavy penalties. The need for regulatory and legal compliance increases with every new or amended piece of… more
  • AAAM and the German Cooperation partner to develop an Ethiopian Automotive Industry Development Policy and a Center of Excellence Pilot Programme
    Mar 29, 2021 Buzz

    AAAM and the German Cooperation partner to develop an Ethiopian Automotive Industry…

    The African Association of Automotive Manufacturers (AAAM) has been appointed by the Special Initiative on Training and Job Creation to develop an Automotive policy for the Ethiopian government that will encourage global Original Equipment… more
  • In honour of Human Rights Week, the Free Market Foundation demands that government not cancel Easter Weekend with another hard lockdown
    Mar 29, 2021 Buzz

    In honour of Human Rights Week, the Free Market Foundation demands that government not…

    27 March 2021 marks one year of lockdown in South Africa. It also lies at the end of Human Rights Week. In the fight against COVID-19, the South African government chose to embrace its most authoritarian tendencies, with the concomitant result… more
  • The new faaThe new face of French chicce of French Chic
    Mar 29, 2021 Motoring

    The new face of French chic

    All the bells and whistles with no compromise on comfort, and still the best way for you to get noticed. The Citroën C3 facelift has come to play – rules will be broken. Once again, we find ourselves ogling over looks that cause weak knees and… more
  •  A message from Adrian Gore on the COVID-19 vaccination programme
    Mar 27, 2021 Covid-19

    A message from Adrian Gore on the COVID-19 vaccination programme

    I am reaching out to update you on the national vaccination programme, following the Cabinet address on 25 March, and to describe plans at Discovery to ensure that members of the medical schemes we administer are vaccinated at speed and scale.… more
  • Long weekend travels
    Mar 26, 2021 Buzz

    Long weekend travels

    This weekend marked the first of a number of long weekends to come over the next few weeks. With lockdown restrictions lowered to level one many South Africans may take advantage of this by travelling to a holiday destination during one of the… more
  • Decision on e-tolls cannot be delayed again
    Mar 26, 2021 Buzz

    Decision on e-tolls cannot be delayed again

    The long-awaited announcement by government on the future of e-tolls cannot be delayed any further and must provide a clear way forward for Gauteng road users. The Automobile Association (AA) believes any decision which does not end the tolling… more
  • Nicolas Maure is appointed CEO of Groupe Renault Operations in Russia and CIS
    Mar 26, 2021 Buzz

    Nicolas Maure is appointed CEO of Groupe Renault Operations in Russia and CIS

    As of May 1, 2021, Nicolas Maure, currently EVP, Chief Turnaround Officer and member of Groupe Renault Board of Management (BoM), is appointed CEO of Groupe Renault Operations in Russia and CIS. He will report to Luca de Meo, CEO Groupe… more
  • Giulia GTA kicks off the F1 Championship by taking to the track with Alfa Romeo drivers
    Mar 26, 2021 Motorsport

    Giulia GTA kicks off the F1 Championship by taking to the track with Alfa Romeo drivers

    On Sunday, March 28th, the 2021 Formula 1 World Championship begins on the Bahrain International Circuit in Sakhir. The Alfa Romeo drivers’ suits feature the car names, GTA for Kimi Räikkönen and GTAm for Antonio Giovinazzi, as a tribute to the… more
  • Vishal Premlall, national director of the South African Petrol Retailers Association (SAPRA)
    Mar 26, 2021 Buzz

    Stakeholder collaboration key to success of Public Petroleum Product Act Compliance Forum

    Key representatives in the retail, petroleum, oil and gas sectors of the South African fuel retailing industry have come out strongly in support of the recent establishment of the Public Petroleum Products Act Compliance Forum (PCF), by the… more
  • New solar roof deployed in LS-EV prototype. Source: Teijin.
    Mar 26, 2021 Mobilty Beat

    Polycarbonate Solar Vehicle Success, Reports IDTechEx

    Photovoltaics is now a key enabling technology for land vehicles and boats. The favorite type is single crystal silicon which is even viable on the sides now. On boats, it used to be protected by an acrylic sheet on either side, making it… more
  • Testing in full swing: BMW M4 GT3 has already completed more than 12,000 kilometres.
    Mar 26, 2021 Motoring

    Testing in full swing: BMW M4 GT3 has already completed more than 12,000 kilometres.

    2021 is the final year in the development phase of the BMW M4 GT3, due to do battle for wins and titles in GT races around the world for BMW M Motorsport teams as of 2022. The new flagship in the BMW M Motorsport portfolio of cars has been… more
  • SA’s SMME emergency: BeyondCOVID business survey reveals that small businesses plan to retrench 1.2million staff over the next six months
    Mar 26, 2021 Covid-19

    SA’s SMME emergency: BeyondCOVID business survey reveals that small businesses plan to…

    New research from the BeyondCOVID Business Survey paints a bleak picture for the future of South Africa’s small business sector one year on from when the COVID-19 pandemic hit the country: 26% of SMMEs report being forced to close their doors,… more
  • The new T8 double-cab the bestseller in the local JAC Motors stable
    Mar 26, 2021 Motoring

    The new T8 double-cab the bestseller in the local JAC Motors stable

    All-new T8 the most advanced pick-up developed by JAC Motors. Eye-catching T8 aimed at leisure-orientated double-cab buyers. Luxurious appointments for a comfortable and relaxing drive. Efficient and reliable powertrain to suit lifestyle- and… more
  • Explore Gqeberha and SA’s other renamed destinations in the Ford EcoSport
    Mar 25, 2021 Motoring

    Explore Gqeberha and SA’s other renamed destinations in the Ford EcoSport

    Areas of the Eastern Cape undergo several name changes Ford South Africa’s Struandale Engine Plant is situated in Gqeberha Ford’s SYNC®3 system can use navigation apps like WAZE and Google Maps to stay up to date with these changes South… more
  • Operations management skills needed as South Africa prepares to bare arms in fight against Covid-19
    Mar 25, 2021 Covid-19

    Operations management skills needed as South Africa prepares to bare arms in fight…

    While the Government and healthcare sector are currently focused on securing a steady supply of Covid-19 vaccines, supply chain and operations managers should be planning the processes that must be put in place to ensure a successful mass… more
  • The Adventure Begins – Nine Teams Start the First Extreme E Season
    Mar 25, 2021 Buzz

    The Adventure Begins – Nine Teams Start the First Extreme E Season

    Three Formula 1 world champions will be entering the competition with their own teams The first racing series with equal gender representation in the cockpit Continental’s tuning partner ABT Sportsline from Germany is also involved Immediately… more
  • Webinar for capitalising on the Chengdu-Chongqing Economic Rim
    Mar 25, 2021 Buzz

    Webinar for capitalising on the Chengdu-Chongqing Economic Rim

    On 31 March (Wednesday), CAPAS will host a webinar to help players capitalise on the automotive industry’s potential in China’s new super-region (the Chengdu-Chongqing Economic Rim). Representatives and experts from Sichuan's government bodies,… more
  • Ensure Easter joy does not turn to Easter horror on SA roads this festive season
    Mar 25, 2021 Buzz

    Ensure Easter joy does not turn to Easter horror on SA roads this festive season

    For the first time in more than a year, many South Africans will taking an Easter vacation away from their homes, travelling again on national roads, and enjoying the wonderful sights the country has to offer. Easter 2021 falls on the first… more
  • Bringing water to where it is most needed
    Mar 25, 2021 Mobilty Beat

    Bringing water to where it is most needed

    Water is a scarce and precious commodity, and access to reliable and clean source is a basic human right. Unfortunately, many communities around South Africa must do without this essential resource. For this reason, Volvo Trucks South Africa… more
  • 7th edition of Automechanika Johannesburg
    Mar 25, 2021 Buzz

    7th edition of Automechanika Johannesburg

    South Africa’s leading international trade fair for the automotive service industry, Automechanika Johannesburg, targeting trade visitors from the Sub-Saharan Region is set to return to the Jhb Expo Centre, from 15-18 March 2022. The global… more
  • Road travel gains popularity as the COVID-19 pandemic continues
    Mar 25, 2021 Covid-19

    Road travel gains popularity as the COVID-19 pandemic continues

    South Africans are known for their love of adventure and the outdoors; we are a nation of travellers. Due to the pandemic, however, fewer people are travelling abroad and prefer to travel domestically instead. This, added to the fact that we're… more
  • SAIA calls on drivers to review policies ahead of holiday travels
    Mar 25, 2021 Mobilty Beat

    SAIA calls on drivers to review policies ahead of holiday travels

    At the end of March last year, the Government, responding to the global outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, placed the country at Level 5 lockdown. Only essential workers could move about. Here we are, 12 months down the line, and the country… more
  • Renault LCV opens new doors: new line-up and zero emission solutions
    Mar 25, 2021 Mobilty Beat

    Renault LCV opens new doors: new line-up and zero emission solutions

    Renault presents a strategic extension and renewal of its LCV line-up to answer to all professional needs with a complementary dual offer in the small van segment: The All-New Kangoo Van introduces a major exclusive innovation ‘Open Sesame by… more
  • Goodyear and Voyomotive collaborate on tyre intelligence for vehicle efficiency
    Mar 25, 2021 Buzz

    Goodyear and Voyomotive collaborate on tyre intelligence for vehicle efficiency

    The Goodyear Tyre & Rubber Company is collaborating with Voyomotive, a connected car technology company, to provide tyre monitoring solutions for more efficient operation of vehicles in the United States. This Goodyear-enabled service captures… more
  • 5 money tips to take small businesses to the next level
    Mar 25, 2021 Buzz

    5 money tips to take small businesses to the next level

    Running a small business is tough at the best of times. During Covid-19, it got a whole lot tougher, with money at the top of the list of concerns for most small business owners. So how do you start, and manage, a small business in turbulent… more
  • 2021 SEMA Board of Directors election candidates announced
    Mar 25, 2021 Buzz

    2021 SEMA Board of Directors election candidates announced

    The following candidates are vying for a seat on the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Board of Directors: Chairman-elect (one open seat) • Kyle Fickler – Director, Driven Racing Oil • Les Rudd – President, Bob Cook Sales… more
  • The Stellantis plant in Tychy, Poland celebrates its latest achievement: 2.5 million Fiat 500s produced
    Mar 25, 2021 Buzz

    The Stellantis plant in Tychy, Poland celebrates its latest achievement: 2.5 million Fiat…

    The number of 500s made in Poland reaches 2.5 million: a record figure for a single model produced at the Stellantis plant in Tychy. The record-breaking model is a Mild Hybrid version: fitted with an efficient, compact, lightweight hybrid… more
  • Private security sector: National Bargaining Council for the Private Security Sector: Application for Exemption due to Covid-19
    Mar 24, 2021 Covid-19

    Private security sector: National Bargaining Council for the Private Security Sector:…

    Dear Private Security Industry employer The parties to the National Bargaining Council for the Private Security Sector have been granted an exemption from the increase to the security officer premium allowance, as set out in clause 4(4) of the… more
  • Motus Isuzu supports farmers in need
    Mar 24, 2021 Mobilty Beat

    Motus Isuzu supports farmers in need

    The drought in South Africa has threatened the livelihood of many farmers but Motus Isuzu in partnership with Isuzu South Africa and various farming assistance programmes are working together to ease this burden. Motus Isuzu Franchise Managing… more
  • Craig Raath, Executive Director at 21st Centur
    Mar 24, 2021 Buzz

    Are you “just an employee” or are you the “owner of your job”?

    Craig Raath, Executive Director at 21st Century explains… “Now this may seem like an arbitrary question but there is a fundamental shift in attitude if you are an owner of something. Anyone who owns a car will understand that you cannot fix… more
  • A Collaborative Approach to the Future of Water In SA
    Mar 24, 2021 Buzz

    A Collaborative Approach to the Future of Water In SA

    Kader Asmal put it so eloquently when he said, “Water runs through our every aspiration as a society.” It is essential to the health of our population, the socio-economic growth of our country and the basic human dignity of our people. Yet as… more
  • Imperial to Implement One Network Enterprises’ Demand and Supply Planning Solution for MTN in South Africa
    Mar 24, 2021 Buzz

    Imperial to Implement One Network Enterprises’ Demand and Supply Planning Solution for…

    Imperial has been awarded the contract to implement an optimal handset demand, supply planning and balancing process that is aligned to best practices for mobile telecommunications network provider, MTN, in South Africa. The scoping phase of… more
  • From
    Mar 24, 2021 Buzz

    From "Quantitative Change" to "Qualitative Change": Chery Speeds into New Stage of…

    J.D. Power released its 2020 China Initial Quality Study (IQS) report and 2020 China Vehicle Dependability Study (VDS) report in late 2020. According to the reports, Chery has reached industrial levels whether in new vehicle quality or in… more
  • Heavy fuel price hike in April – get fuel efficient and maintain your car for less, says MIWA
    Mar 24, 2021 Mobilty Beat

    Heavy fuel price hike in April – get fuel efficient and maintain your car for less, says…

    With another round of heavy fuel levy increases predicted leading to extremely high fuel price increases at the end of March going into April many vehicle owners are definitely going to start feeling the pressure of owning a vehicle. “Every… more
  • New Roush Mustang, with More Power and Style, Confirmed for SA
    Mar 24, 2021 Motoring

    New Roush Mustang, with More Power and Style, Confirmed for SA

    The standard 5.0 V8 Mustang GT is equipped with a high-performance supercharger kit to produce 560kW Output can be raised to 578kW, which makes it the most powerful Stage 3 Roush Mustang yet The 2021 Roush Mustang comes with a certificate of… more
  • Permahyd HiTEC Mixing Colour 480 WT 318 Brilliant Blue
    Mar 24, 2021 Buzz

    Spies Hecker introduces new Brilliant Blue mixing tint

    Blue is the most popular chromatic colour on new cars. Spies Hecker launches a new mixing tint to reproduce certain shades of blue perfectly. Colours are never just colours - each one stands for something and triggers associations in those who… more
  • New operating system and additional digital services for the MINI Hatch and MINI Convertible
    Mar 24, 2021 Motoring

    New operating system and additional digital services for the MINI Hatch and MINI…

    Centre instrument with 8.8-inch touch display as standard, individually configurable Live Widgets, "Lounge" and "Sport" modes for the centre and multifunctional instrument display, and MINI App with extended functions: With the new edition of… more
  • TGRSA primed for SACCS action in Mpumulanga
    Mar 24, 2021 Motorsport

    TGRSA primed for SACCS action in Mpumulanga

    Round 1 of the 2021 South African Cross-Country Series (SACCS) is set to take place around the Mpumalanga town of Dullstroom this weekend, with the Mpumalanga 400, and TOYOTA GAZOO Racing SA is primed for action. Two of the team’s Class FIA… more
  • The sportiest Q: the new Audi RS Q8
    Mar 24, 2021 Motoring

    The sportiest Q: the new Audi RS Q8

    The most powerful SUV coupé from Audi touches down in South Africa Offering high performance, variability and everyday usability 441 kW, 800 Nm, from 0 to 100 km/h in 3.8 seconds Retails from 1 April 2021 The new Audi RS Q8 is the top model in… more
  • 2021 Season now well under way for Volkswagen Motorsport
    Mar 24, 2021 Motorsport

    2021 Season now well under way for Volkswagen Motorsport

    Great excitement during Round 1 of both the Volkswagen Polo Cup and SupaCup at Cape Town’s Killarney racetrack Popular Volkswagen Polo Cup celebrates 25 years in the sport SupaCup category attracted record amount of entries for season-opener… more
  • ENHALO - 7 Simple Steps to keep your SME Cyber Safe
    Mar 24, 2021 Buzz

    ENHALO - 7 Simple Steps to keep your SME Cyber Safe

    Cybersecurity for Small Business has come to the fore as more SME’s shifted towards digitalisation to survive in the unstable by Covid-19 circumstances. Yet, shockingly, according to research from IBM and the Ponemon Institute released in 2020,… more
  • Growing demand sees WeBuyCars moving to bigger warehouse in Phumelela Park
    Mar 24, 2021 Mobilty Beat

    Growing demand sees WeBuyCars moving to bigger warehouse in Phumelela Park

    Due to the growing demand for used cars, WeBuyCars has moved its Phumelela Park warehouse to bigger premises just up the road in Cape Town. Apart from meeting the growing interest from customers, the space has the capacity to hold 550 vehicles,… more
  • Employers can dismiss their employees for Covid-19 related conduct
    Mar 24, 2021 Covid-19

    Employers can dismiss their employees for Covid-19 related conduct

    Employers can discipline employees who flout COVID-19 regulations outside of work, which could even result in dismissals says Justin Hattingh, Senior Legal Advisor at Strata-g Labour Solutions. “While employers are obligated under the… more
  • The most dynamic Bentley road car in history: The New Continental GT Speed
    Mar 24, 2021 Motoring

    The most dynamic Bentley road car in history: The New Continental GT Speed

    The Continental GT Speed is the most capable, performance-focused Bentley ever – with no compromise to comfort or luxury Highly advanced chassis – with four new technologies - increases sporting ability yet maintains ride comfort All-wheel… more
  • Piloted battery eVTOL cost per passenger vs trip length with four passengers. Source IDTechEx report, “Air Taxis: Electric Vertical Take-Off and Landing Aircraft 2021-2041”.
    Mar 23, 2021 Buzz

    Second Generation Robot Shuttles Analyzed by IDTechEx

    The IDTechEx report, “Robot Shuttles and Autonomous Buses 2020-2040,” predicted second-generation robot shuttles, and here they come - vectored traction and steering, smart windows, robotic fast charging, and solar bodywork, so 10-40% less… more
  • The international tire and wheel industry is counting on THE TIRE COLOGNE 2022 for fresh momentum
    Mar 23, 2021 Buzz

    The international tire and wheel industry is counting on THE TIRE COLOGNE 2022 for fresh…

    #thetirecologne TTC @home will generate additional digital added value THE TIRE COLOGNE is starting its intensive preparations for the forthcoming edition of the trade fair, which will be hosted from 24 to 26 May 2022 in line with its usual… more
  • Daniel Härter will take over as new Head of the Off-Highway and Test Systems Business Unit as of April 1
    Mar 23, 2021 Buzz

    New Head for ZF’s Off-Highway Business

    As of April 1 2021, a change in the management of the Off-Highway and Test Systems Business Unit of ZF will come into effect: Daniel Härter will become new Head of the largest Business Unit within the Industrial Technology Division of ZF.… more
  • Opinion by Teresa Settas, Marketing Director of the One Energy Group
    Mar 23, 2021 Buzz

    This is how to get off the grid, step-by step…and what it will cost for a phased approach

    Taking a long-term view of SA’s dire Eskom predicament Many people are looking for back-up power solutions for their homes and businesses to see them through unpredictable and productivity-killing Eskom load shedding. They are also fed up with… more
  • Local hero Andrew untouchable in Cape Town season opener
    Mar 23, 2021 Motorsport

    Local hero Andrew untouchable in Cape Town season opener

    The opening round of the 2021 Investchem Formula 1600 championship at Killarney was all about one man. Cape Town local hero Andrew Rackstraw utterly dominated as he laid claim to the quarter-million rand champion's prize and test drives in a… more
  • Gazoo Racing takes opening race, Corolla the day
    Mar 23, 2021 Motorsport

    Gazoo Racing takes opening race, Corolla the day

    Some will say that the opening Global Touring Car heat was the race of the day at Killarney’s South African National Championship Extreme Festival in Cape Town on Saturday. Michael van Rooyen’s Gazoo Racing Toyota Corolla won a close and… more
  • Impressive entry for Mpumalanga 400 predicts exciting cross country racing action at season opener
    Mar 22, 2021 Motorsport

    Impressive entry for Mpumalanga 400 predicts exciting cross country racing action at…

    An impressive entry in the Production Vehicle Category of the Mpumalanga 400 Super Event, the opening round of the 2021 South African National Cross Country Series (SACCS) that takes place on 26 and 27 March in the Dullstroom area, predicts… more
  • Spotlight on Ford’s Drive for Zero Water Consumption in Manufacturing for World Water Day
    Mar 22, 2021 Buzz

    Spotlight on Ford’s Drive for Zero Water Consumption in Manufacturing for World Water Day

    Ford’s aspirational long-term target of using zero fresh water in its manufacturing around the globe continues to get closer Sophisticated technology upgrades and smart water efficiency processes have been introduced, contributing to billions… more
  • Survey highlights important role of plastic recycling in South Africa
    Mar 22, 2021 Buzz

    Survey highlights important role of plastic recycling in South Africa

    In the survey period: R 2 065 billion was injected into the informal sector through the purchasing of recyclable plastics waste in 2019, creating 58 750 income opportunities. Plastics recycling also saved an estimated 244 300 tonnes of CO2 in… more
  • Volta Trucks launches its latest customer and media website, reflecting its people-focused approach to decarbonising logistics
    Mar 22, 2021 Buzz

    Volta Trucks launches its latest customer and media website, reflecting its…

    Volta Trucks, the leading full-electric commercial vehicle manufacturer, has launched its latest customer and media website, as it transitions from a start-up and the launch of the Volta Zero, to a scale-up company with Pilot Fleet vehicles… more
  • Aygo X prologue - A new vision for the A-Segment
    Mar 22, 2021 Motoring

    Aygo X prologue - A new vision for the A-Segment

    Located near Nice on the French Côte d’Azur, ED² is Toyota’s European Design studio. For most of the 21st century, Toyota has been a leader in the A-segment in Europe. Committed to the future of this segment, it tasked ED² with the challenge of… more
  • SA National Karting Championship set to rock & roll at Killarney
    Mar 22, 2021 Motorsport

    SA National Karting Championship set to rock & roll at Killarney

    Rotax Max Challenge South Africa 2021 will not only explode into extreme karting action at its opening round at Killarney in Cape Town Saturday 27 March, but the series kicks off a new era of cohesion summed up by the slogan 'Together We Race'.… more
  • Is Harley-Davidson Heading for a Crash?
    Mar 22, 2021 Buzz

    Is Harley-Davidson Heading for a Crash?

    Could the Legendary Motorcycle Manufacturer be in Trouble? Company Debt published exclusive insights about the motorcycle industry and the challenging road ahead for Harley-Davidson. Will the World's most famous motorcycle manufacturer have to… more