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  • Top achievers from the MiX Telematics Enterprise BEE Trust celebrated
    Jul 19, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Top achievers from the MiX Telematics…

    Students excel given the right support and guidance MiX Telematics, a leading global provider of fleet and mobile asset management solutions, recently celebrated and awarded the top ten South African academic achievers of 2017, at their offices in… more
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  • Liberty is the source of human progress
    Jul 19, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Liberty is the source of human progress

    Promoting his seminal book, South Africa’s war against Capitalism, the economist Professor Walter Williams averred that “The solution to South Africa’s problems is not special programmes, it’s not affirmative action, it’s not handouts, and it’s not… more
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  • Deserving Recognition? National Advanced Manufacturing Innovation Awards
    Jul 19, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Deserving Recognition? National Advanced…

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  • FASA establishes industry specific food franchise forum
    Jul 19, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    FASA establishes industry specific food…

    The Franchise Association of South Africa (FASA) is delighted to announce the establishment of a Food Franchise Forum representing the majority of the household names in the casual dining and quick service restaurants (CDQSR) sector. Based on 2016… more
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  • Data: The foundation of accelerated growth in a transformed world
    Jul 19, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Data: The foundation of accelerated growth…

    In an ever more connected world, it is essential that businesses find their footing on the transformation journey. Data is the foundation of this journey, providing the key to get the vehicle to insights moving. Through the effective use of data,… more
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  • Camp Jeep® 2018 Starring the New Jeep Wrangler Breaks All Records
    Jul 19, 2018 Motoring

    Camp Jeep® 2018 Starring the New Jeep…

    The key event for the Jeep® Owners Group (J.O.G.) held in Austria last weekend was a resounding success, attracting massive participation from all across Europe. More than 1,200 Jeep enthusiasts and 600 vehicles came together to confirm the special… more
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  • Preview - 2018 Formula One Emirates German Grand Prix
    Jul 19, 2018 Motorsport

    Preview - 2018 Formula One Emirates German…

    11th Round of the FIA Formula One World Championship, 20th to 22nd July 2018 Hinwil, 17th July 2018 - The Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 Team is heading into the last two back-to-back races before the summer break. The first stop is Hockenheim, where Marcus… more
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  • New repair technologies at Automechanika Frankfurt 2018
    Jul 19, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    New repair technologies at Automechanika…

    Connectivity, robot repair, artificial intelligence – the Frankfurt Festhalle will be transformed into a hotspot for future trends at Automechanika. From 11 to 15 September 2018, companies will be showcasing their innovative products and solutions… more
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  • National Automobile Dealers’ Association recognises need for transparency
    Jul 19, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    National Automobile Dealers’ Association…

    National Automobile Dealers’ Association (NADA) supports process of drafting industry-wide Code of Conduct for Aftermarket segment Franchised dealers remain best-placed to look after customers’ vehicles during warranty period NADA recognises need… more
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  • MasterDrive Newsletter - 17 July 2018
    Jul 19, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    MasterDrive Newsletter - 17 July 2018

    MasterTips: Training for the right reasons Most forward thinking companies agree a strong ‘safety culture’ is both crucial and necessary. But something is missing from the conversation, and that's how a company's training program can either… more
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  • Naamsa Automotive Conference
    Jul 19, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Naamsa Automotive Conference

    Date: Friday 31 August 2018 Venue: SA Festival of Motoring, Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit To reinforce the role of NAAMSA as the leading, collective voice of the automotive industry in South Africa, the inaugural NAAMSA Automotive Conference will be… more
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  • SACAA general manager, Mark Hunter with Aspasa director, Nico Pienaar. SACAA has joined forces with Aspasa to better regulate and communicate the use of coal ash products in the economy
    Jul 19, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Finding economical uses for coal ash

    Mountains of ash from our coal burning power stations can be avoided if new uses can be found to convert it from waste product to a valuable commodity. Already some of the ash is making its way into the country’s cement products to lend strength and… more
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  • SKF Automotive Online - Linking you to the SKF World
    Jul 19, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    SKF Automotive Online - Linking you to the…

    Find SKF Automotive information where ever you may go. See the links below to our on-line catalogues and videos: SKF International automotive catalogue https://www.vsm.skf.com/uk/en SKF local automotive catalogue https://skf.jackcat.co.za/catalogue/… more
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  • NAACAM Show latest exhibitors
  • Marcus Hörberg
    Jul 19, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    New head of Volvo Group Southern Africa…

    Volvo Group Southern Africa has announced the appointment of Marcus Hörberg as the company’s new vice president to lead the company’s local operations, with effect 1 July 2018. Hörberg was the vice president of Volvo Peru and Region North for the… more
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  • Better performance, longer service life: 22 new references for the flex disc in MEYLE-HD quality
    Jul 19, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Better performance, longer service life: 22…

    The Hamburg-based spare parts manufacturer MEYLE AG is presenting new references for the flex disc in MEYLE-HD quality, resulting from collaboration with BOGE Elastmetall GmbH, a leading manufacturer of automotive vibration technology. Through the… more
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  • Consumer beware
    Jul 19, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Consumer beware

    “Consumer beware.” That, in a nutshell, is the advice from Johan van Vreden, the ombud for the motor industry of South Africa (MIOSA). According to the Consumer Protection Act number 68 of 2008 all businesses operating within the automotive and… more
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  • Oil change - What happens to used lubricating oil in South Africa?
    Jul 17, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Oil change - What happens to used…

    Global warming and environmental pollution has intensified our need to recycle our limited natural resources and to extend the lifespan of the manufactured products we use. The lubricants industry is no exception and currently in South Africa most… more
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  • Scintilating Engen Polo Cup racing at wet Aldo Scribante circuit
    Jul 17, 2018 Motorsport

    Scintilating Engen Polo Cup racing at wet…

    Both races held in wet conditions Rain master Jeffrey Kruger retains his overall championship lead Multiple shunt sees second race finish behind Safety Car Repeated rain showers changed the complexion of the Engen Polo Cup races at the Aldo… more
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  • Home heroes deliver at PE national
    Jul 17, 2018 Motorsport

    Home heroes deliver at PE national

    Wet conditions throughout Friday practice gave teams enough time to prepare for a sodden Extreme Festival raceday at Port Elizabeth’s newly surfaced Aldo Scribante Racetrack, but that did not deter local race fans from turning up in their numbers to… more
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  • 	Detlev von Platen, Member of the Executive Board, Sales and Marketing
    Jul 17, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Porsche sets new delivery record in the…

    Iconic 911 sports cars up by almost 30 per cent Dubai. The positive trend continues: With 130,598 vehicles delivered worldwide in the first six months of 2018, Porsche AG has exceeded the previous record set last year by another three per cent. With… more
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  • Isuzu Motors South Africa: 40 years of bakkie
    Jul 17, 2018 Motoring

    Isuzu Motors South Africa: 40 years of bakkie

    WHAT do former Springbok Rugby Captain John Smit, the first test tube baby, the Walkman and the movie Grease have in common? They were all introduced to the world in the same year that the first Isuzu bakkie went into local production in South… more
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  • Mazda SA launches the enhanced Mazda CX-3
    Jul 17, 2018 Motoring

    Mazda SA launches the enhanced Mazda CX-3

    Mazda Southern Africa has begun accepting orders for the updated Mazda CX-3 at dealerships throughout Southern Africa. An ideal crossover; the CX-3 has received interior and exterior updates. Design improvements include front fog lamp bezel colour… more
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  • Jaguar chooses new Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 3 SUV as OE fitment for Jaguar E-PACE
    Jul 17, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Jaguar chooses new Goodyear Eagle F1…

    Goodyear proudly announces that it has been chosen by Jaguar to supply original equipment tyres for the Jaguar E-PACE, the medium-sized SUV of the British vehicle manufacturer. Goodyear will supply Jaguar's new SUV with Eagle F1 Asymmetric 3 SUV and… more
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  • Michael Stephen from Engen Audi takes GTC Championship Lead
    Jul 17, 2018 Motorsport

    Michael Stephen from Engen Audi takes GTC…

    Fourth consecutive full front lockdown of the 2018 GTC season for Engen Audi team Fastest lap by Michael Stephen at the Aldo Scribante Racetrack 1 -2 victory for Engen Audi in GTC race 1 First and second place positions for Engen Audi in overall GTC… more
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  • Champion and Ferodo MINI John Cooper Works win in the rain
    Jul 17, 2018 Motorsport

    Champion and Ferodo MINI John Cooper Works…

    Signature Motorsport enjoyed their most successful weekend of the 2018 Sasol GTC2 Championship when Devin Robertson won the opening race and Brad Liebenberg won the second race at a soaking wet Aldo Scribante raceway in Port Elizabeth on Saturday.… more
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  • Refinish tips for electric vehicles
    Jul 17, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Refinish tips for electric vehicles

    Exceptional repair results at low temperatures is the challenge for refinishers when they carry out paint repairs on electric and hybrid vehicles. And coordinated product solutions from Spies Hecker provide the answer. The number of registrations of… more
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  • Impressive speaker line-up at the NAAMSA Automotive Conference
    Jul 17, 2018 Motoring

    Impressive speaker line-up at the NAAMSA…

    The NAAMSA Automotive Conference in association with the Innovation Group takes place in the AutoTrader roof terrace alongside the Festival of Motoring presented by WesBank at the Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit on 31 August 2018. The conference, titled… more
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  • Fuel set to rise on Rand weakness
    Jul 17, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Fuel set to rise on Rand weakness

    Fuel prices are likely to rise again at the end of July going into August. This is according to the Automobile Association (AA), which was commenting on unaudited mid-month fuel price data released by the Central Energy Fund. "International oil… more
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  • Nomination Deadline Fast Approaching - National Advanced Manufacturing Innovation Awards
  • Artificial intelligence and the future firm
    Jul 17, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Artificial intelligence and the future firm

    “Artificial intelligence is here to stay. It’s changing our lives and creating new opportunities for businesses and engagement. It’s now up to our profession to embrace these new opportunities,” says Chris Thatcher, Partner & Leader of Global… more
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  • The FUCHS Lubricants South Africa managers and supervisors who completed the GIBS leadership development programme
    Jul 17, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    FUCHS Lubricants employees graduate on GIBS…

    Twenty seven FUCHS Lubricants South Africa (FLSA) managers and supervisors have graduated on a GIBS leadership development programme that included topics such as working under pressure and employee relationships. Annelia Tshabalala, Human Resources… more
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  • Celebrating the title sponsorship announcement are from left Craig Uren, Isuzu Executive Officer, Sales, Service and Marketing, Michael Sacke, Isuzu Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director and Keith Bowler, Managing Director, IRONMAN South Africa
    Jul 17, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Isuzu announced as title sponsor for the…

    The two-day Isuzu IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship event to take place on September 1 and 2, 2018 in Nelson Mandela Bay, South Africa IRONMAN, a Wanda Sports Holdings company, is proud to announce that Isuzu will be the title sponsor for the 2018… more
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  • Chris Kambouris, Founder and MD TurboDirect S.A
    Jul 17, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Who and What is TurboDirect SA

    TurboDirect SA is the leading and the most experienced turbo operator in Southern Africa having the official agency for the Original (OEM) turbos that is currently fitted to your vehicle. This being the legendary Honeywell Garrett turbos and… more
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  • Opel's new
    Jul 17, 2018 Motoring

    Opel's new "Grandland X" takes two…

    Practical, full of innovative technologies and every model with its own distinctive character - this is the Opel X-Family consisting of the Grandland X, Crossland X and Mokka X. However, the Opel SUV family is not only impressing customers with its… more
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  • Porsche Studio Cape Town Waterfront inaugurated
    Jul 16, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Porsche Studio Cape Town Waterfront…

    First Porsche Studio in the Southern Hemisphere Cape Town. Porsche is strengthening its presence in South Africa with the official opening of a Porsche Studio in Cape Town. The first of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere, this new site was… more
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  • SEMA eNews, Vol. 21, No. 28
    Jul 16, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    SEMA eNews, Vol. 21, No. 28

    SEMA Seeks Up-and-Coming Vehicle Builders New Tax Required for U.S. Companies Selling More Than $56,000 USD Annually to Australian Consumers Free Publication Opportunities for SEMA Show Exhibitors SEMA Garage to Host ’19 Hyundai Veloster Turbo… more
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  • Pepson team after Piggs Peak glory
    Jul 16, 2018 Motorsport

    Pepson team after Piggs Peak glory

    Pepson Plastics Husqvarna Racing heads to Swaziland for the fourth round of the MSA South African Cross Country Moto Championship at the Mhlibhi Piggs Peak 400, keen to continue the team’s impressive form in the first half of the season. All four… more
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  • Brett Hendricks is General Manager at Thebe Tourism Group.
    Jul 16, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Petrol increase and tourism - how much…

    As South Africans begin to process the after-effects of yet another fuel price hike, our first thoughts focus sharply on the things we feel we can do without, the things we can cut out of our lives to keep our households and businesses afloat. In… more
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  • Upcoming Events 16 July - 6 August 2018
    Jul 16, 2018 Motorsport

    Upcoming Events 16 July - 6 August 2018

    21.07.2018 FIM TRIAL WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP, COMBLAIN AU POINT, BELGIUM, BELGIQUE 22.07.2018 FIM MXGP/MX2 MOTOCROSS WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP, LOKET, CZECH REP, REP. TCHEQUE 22.07.2018 FIA FORMULA ONE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP, GERMAN GRAND PRIX, HOCKENHEIM, GRAND… more
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  • Retro Rewind will increase all your motor racing film coverage by posting it on their live streaming site permanently where it can be viewed 24/7 at no cost
    Jul 16, 2018 Motorsport

    Retro Rewind will increase all your motor…

    Giving you additional film coverage for all your race meetings both past, current, and future events All current series and race sponsors have their TV covered with the various packages available such as the Extreme Festival Events this TV coverage… more
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  • Automechanika Ho Chi Minh City 2019 – now is your chance to join !
  • FICO Forum Africa to Unpack the Future of Analytics and Decision Making
    Jul 13, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    FICO Forum Africa to Unpack the Future of…

    Business leaders from financial services and other firms will explore the future of analytics in decision making at the FICO Forum Africa, on 17 and 18 July at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Sandton. Hosted by analytics software firm FICO, which has a… more
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  • Driver behaviour – have you looked in the mirror lately?
    Jul 13, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Driver behaviour – have you looked in the…

    The funny thing about driver behaviour is that we all think we are excellent drivers and everyone else isn’t. There’s also a strange way of thinking that because other drivers are breaking the road rules, we can to. “It’s time we brought order back… more
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  • The ins and outs of public transport while traveling abroad
    Jul 13, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    The ins and outs of public transport while…

    Using public transport in a foreign country can be a bit daunting if you don’t know your way around the transport services provided. Chubb Travel Insurance offers some practical tips when using public transport that will have you commuting like a… more
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  • Tenneco supplies suspension on new Suzuki Swift Sport & Maruti Suzuki India Dzire
    Jul 12, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Tenneco supplies suspension on new Suzuki…

    Tenneco Inc. (NYSE:TEN), a global supplier of Ride Performance and Clean Air products and systems is supplying its Multi-Tuned Valve (MTV) suspension technology on the Swift Sport Manufactured in Japan, as well as the Dzire compact-sedan passenger… more
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  • Caption: Goodwood Festival of Speed Central Feature Source newspress
    Jul 12, 2018 Motoring

    Goodwood Festival of Speed 2018 starts…

    The Goodwood Festival of Speed (FoS) starts today and runs until 15 July. It is one of the world’s largest car culture events which brings together a powerful mix of cars, celebrities and motoring royalty. Besides the iconic 1.16-mile Hill Climb… more
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  • 5GAA, BMW Group, Ford and Groupe PSA Exhibit First European C-V2X Direct Communication Interoperability Between Multiple Automakers
    Jul 12, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    5GAA, BMW Group, Ford and Groupe PSA Exhibit…

    Companies team up with Qualcomm and Savari to showcase C-V2X’s advanced performance for safety, traffic efficiency and autonomy Exhibition includes communication between vehicles, motorcycles and infrastructure, showing commercial readiness for… more
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  • Acceleration of the NEV Strategy - Joint Venture Contract Signed by GWM and BMW
    Jul 12, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Acceleration of the NEV Strategy - Joint…

    Chinese Premier Li Keqiang and German Chancellor Angela Merkel presided over the fifth round of Chinese-German inter-governmental consultation in Berlin. Witnessed by Chinese and German government officials, the joint venture contract is entered… more
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  • Selling Your Car: Your Paperwork Questions Answered
    Jul 12, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Selling Your Car: Your Paperwork Questions…

    Car owners are increasingly taking the sale of their vehicles into their own hands, but the paperwork can be a little daunting. Jeff Osborne, Head of Gumtree Autos, explains what you will need to buy or sell your next car. Settling the car If the… more
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  • The 2018 edition of Camp Jeep® gets under way
    Jul 12, 2018 Motoring

    The 2018 edition of Camp Jeep® gets under way

    · Camp Jeep® 2018 will take place in Styria, Austria, from July 13 to 15. · Annual event is the largest in the Jeep® Owners Group (J.O.G.) calendar. · Stunning venue is currently playing host to the international media launch of the all-new Jeep… more
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  • CONMESA: Construction and mining equipment sales rise
    Jul 12, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    CONMESA: Construction and mining equipment…

    Sales of construction and mining equipment continued to improve during the first quarter of 2018, with sales of new equipment reaching levels last seen in the first quarter of 2015. According to figures released by the Construction and Mining… more
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  • Jeremy Potgieter, Eseye, SADC regional head
    Jul 12, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    IIoT set to drive African manufacturing to…

    The manufacturing sector is set to evolve thanks to the rise of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). Specifically focused on industries with machinery and production processes, Jeremy Potgieter, Eseye, SADC regional head, says IIoT will… more
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  • Here's how you lower the fuel price
    Jul 12, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Here's how you lower the fuel price

    The African National Congress and President Cyril Ramaphosa appear determined to lower the fuel price – in the midst of raising it – with Business Tech reporting that government is “actively seeking ways” to find a solution to the problem. The… more
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  • Total and Citroën celebrate a 50-year partnership
    Jul 12, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Total and Citroën celebrate a 50-year…

    Total and Citroën have put in many miles together since 1968. Their success story, built on innovation and passion for motorsports, has taken the two brands all the way to the top of podiums. We look back at 50 years of a partnership studded with… more
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  • New AAPEX 2018 Forum to Spotlight Retrofitting ADAS on Existing Cars to Save Lives
    Jul 12, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    New AAPEX 2018 Forum to Spotlight…

    AAPEX 2018 has lined up leading experts of Advanced Driver-Assistance Systems (ADAS) to discuss the growing number of technologies and products that can be installed on millions of vehicles in the car parc that will significantly increase safety… more
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  • How Haval scored instant applause
    Jul 12, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    How Haval scored instant applause

    Excellence is seldom instant and immediate. Especially in the auto world. But there are a couple of exceptions, including Haval - the luxury sub-brand of GWM. We'll get there in just a minute. Now anyone old enough might remember that when Japanese… more
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  • Anything can still happen in the production vehicle championships
    Jul 12, 2018 Motorsport

    Anything can still happen in the production…

    With three of the six rounds of the 2018 South African Cross-Country Series (SACCS), including the recent Toyota Kalahari Botswana 1000 Desert Race where double points were up for grabs now something of the past, teams will have to strategise and… more
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  • MasterDrive Newsletter - 10 July 2018
    Jul 11, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    MasterDrive Newsletter - 10 July 2018

    MasterTips: Drug driving dangers The number of drug driving deaths on the roads surpasses the number of drink driving deaths for the first time in New Zealand. MasterTest: Sam says it’s the Queen B The popular Nissan Qashqai has had a facelift in… more
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  • Time is running out! Cape Automotive Forum 2018
    Jul 11, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Already booked your space? Cape Automotive…

    Time is running out to book your space at the Cape Automotive Forum, supported by Automechanika, the Western Cape's premier conference and exhibition for the Automotive Aftermarket. The event takes place on the 17-18 October 2018, at the Cape Town… more
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  • Considerations before filling up your business portfolio with a service station
    Jul 11, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Considerations before filling up your…

    One of the more resilient industries capable of delivering healthy profits during times of slow national economic growth is the fuel retail industry. The industry proved itself to be recession proof. This makes the sector a worthwhile consideration… more
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  • Giving opportunities and hope to the Deaf community
    Jul 11, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Giving opportunities and hope to the Deaf…

    At Probe Corporation, we engage in the transformation of South Africa at every possible opportunity presented to us. One of our major initiatives is the training and development of our own employees and that of unemployed learners. But we are intent… more
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  • BMW Group expands footprint in China with BMW Brilliance Automotive joint venture
    Jul 11, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    BMW Group expands footprint in China with…

    Long-term framework for expansion of BMW Brilliance Automotive (BBA) joint venture Signing in presence of Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang and German Chancellor Angela Merkel Further step in the growth of BMW brand in China BBA expands production… more
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  • TITAN Cargo MAXX SAE 10W-40 for exhaust systems and turbochargers
    Jul 11, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    TITAN Cargo MAXX SAE 10W-40 for exhaust…

    FUCHS Lubricants Premium MAXX Performance engine oil now includes FUCHS XTL-Technology, specially developed for vehicles with modern exhaust after-treatment systems and turbochargers. It provides ageing stability and improved fuel-economy over the… more
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  • The Bobcat T870 track loader was supplied with a skeleton bucket for bulk waste collection.
    Jul 10, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Goscor Group assists in WESSA clean-up of…

    Goscor Cleaning Equipment (GCE) and Bobcat Equipment South Africa, both part of the Goscor Group, were proud sponsors and partners to Wildlife and Environment Society of South Africa’s (WESSA’s) Big Treasure Beach Clean-Up in KwaZulu-Natal from 5 to… more
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  • The Parent Trap: could flexible work solutions provide an escape?
    Jul 10, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    The Parent Trap: could flexible work…

    Parenting and work often feels incompatible -- what with kids' sick days, projects, last-minute meetings that clash with pre-school pickups, soccer games, ballet classes, and the whole pumping-at-the-office thing - but working outside of the home is… more
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  • The Port Elizabeth facility produces Payen gaskets and seals for the aftermarket.
    Jul 10, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Local manufacturing boosts Federal-Mogul…

    High quality gasket and seal brands such as Payen® are manufactured locally by Federal-Mogul Motorparts at its Port Elizabeth facility When end users fit gaskets onto their vehicles’ engines, they don’t expect them to fail prematurely; each gasket… more
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  • Bridgestone returns as Title sponsor of the 2019 Bridgestone World Solar Challenge
    Jul 10, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Bridgestone returns as Title sponsor of the…

    Bridgestone Corporate yesterday (09-07-2018) announced that the company will be the title sponsor of the 2019 Bridgestone World Solar Challenge, the world’s foremost solar technology and advanced engineering challenge, which will be held in… more
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  • Standox supports Austrian racing team in Formula Student series
    Jul 10, 2018 Motorsport

    Standox supports Austrian racing team in…

    Standox, one of the global refinish brands of Axalta, has been supporting the OS.Car student racing team from the University of Applied Sciences (FH) Campus Wien for the last five years. The more than 40 team members have designed a race car to… more
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  • Meet today's automotive retail professional
    Jul 10, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Meet today's automotive retail professional

    The speed at which automotive technology is advancing means that today’s innovation is tomorrow’s standard and OEMs (Original Equipment Manufacturers) can no longer be market leaders just by differentiating on the latest technology trends. “However,… more
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  • Lesley Williams - Tshimologong CEO
    Jul 10, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Digital and Audiovisual Content Hub launched…

    Tshimologong Digital Innovation Precinct, founded by Wits University has today launched a Digital Content Hub, an incubator of innovative and creative audio-visual content, in partnership with Agence Française de Développement (AFD) and the French… more
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  • Ford Appoints New Director of Marketing, Sales & Service for South Africa and SSA
    Jul 10, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Ford Appoints New Director of Marketing,…

    Ford Motor Company announced that Conrad Groenewald, 43, has been appointed the Director of Marketing, Sales & Service for South Africa and Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA), effective 1 July. Groenewald takes over the position from Neale Hill, who moved… more
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  • Engen Polo Cup title chase moves to Port Elizabeth
    Jul 10, 2018 Motorsport

    Engen Polo Cup title chase moves to Port…

    Three-way championship fight to resume Revamped circuit to aid blistering lap times Minimal tyre wear to enable close racing The Engen Polo Cup championship brigade will visit the Aldo Scribante Raceway near Port Elizabeth next weekend (July 13 and… more
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  • aBr is proud to announce its partnership with the NAACAM Show
    Jul 09, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    aBr is proud to announce its partnership…

    As South Africa’s leading automotive aftermarket magazine, we at aBr are very passionate about all things “automotive,” especially when it comes to trend-setters and shows like the ones NAACAM (The National Association of Automotive Component and… more
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  • NAACAM Show: Heading for Durban in 2019
    Jul 09, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    NAACAM Show: Heading for Durban in 2019

    The National Association of Automotive Component and Allied Manufacturers (NAACAM) is delighted to announce that, following a competitive host city bidding process, the NAACAM Show 2019 will be hosted by the eThekwini Municipality in partnership… more
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  • Opel Corsa Sport 1.4 T
    Jul 09, 2018 Motoring

    Opel Corsa Sport 1.4 T

    Bound to astound with its sporty, funky good looks, connectivity and power sunroof as standard. Designed to impress, with power and features beyond what is to be expected from a vehicle in this segment and at this price, the Opel Corsa Sport 1.4T is… more
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  • Jeep® Wrangler, sponsor of the Rolling Stones No Filter Tour, in Warsaw for tour finale
    Jul 09, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Jeep® Wrangler, sponsor of the Rolling…

    The partnership between the British band and the legendary SUV brand began in 2014. Rolling Stones concert-goers have since enjoyed the Jeep® experience on each of the band's European tours. Latest 'Rolling Stones - No Filter' 2018 tour has featured… more
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  • Half-year commercial vehicle sales just slightly off the pace
    Jul 09, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Half-year commercial vehicle sales just…

    The South African commercial vehicle market once again showed resilience amidst challenging economic conditions, to end the first half of 2018 with just a slight year-on-year decline of 1.3%. A total of 12 555 commercial vehicles has been sold so… more
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  • Alfa Romeos of the past and present take to the stage at Goodwood
    Jul 09, 2018 Motoring

    Alfa Romeos of the past and present take to…

    Stelvio Quadrifoglio makes its United Kingdom debut at the twenty-fifth "Festival of Speed 2018". By its side will be the showcar of the Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 Team currently competing in the Formula 1 FIA World Championship with Marcus Ericsson and… more
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  • Ford Calls on Drivers, Cyclists to ‘Share The Road’, Virtual Reality Experience Shows How
    Jul 09, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Ford Calls on Drivers, Cyclists to ‘Share…

    Ford’s ‘Share The Road’ campaign promotes understanding on city streets ‘Share The Road’ promotes driver and cyclist harmony in increasingly congested cities, targeting changes in behaviour to help make urban areas safer, reduce pollution,… more
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  • Roskill: Fuelling the Electric Car Revolution
    Jul 09, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Roskill: Fuelling the Electric Car Revolution

    The global transition to electric vehicles is expected to drive demand for lithium aggressively over the next decade and beyond. This will require lithium mine supply to increase substantially, and by 2027 Roskill forecasts that the industry will… more
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  • Transgroup Logistics says FAW is a perfect fit
    Jul 09, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Transgroup Logistics says FAW is a perfect…

    Transgroup Logistics, a Black Economic Empowerment company with offices in Durban, Northern Natal and Gauteng, recently took delivery of four FAW 16.240FT truck tractors and one FAW 15.180FL. The company, with a mixed fleet, has also been approved… more
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  • Advanced Manufacturing Awards to recognise and inspire South Africa's manufacturers
    Jul 09, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Advanced Manufacturing Awards to recognise…

    National awards officially recognising innovation and excellence in Advanced Manufacturing will be made for the first time in South Africa during November. The National Advanced Manufacturing Innovation Awards, is hosted under the auspices of the… more
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  • The New Jeep® Wrangler is ready to amaze at Camp Jeep
    Jul 09, 2018 Motoring

    The New Jeep® Wrangler is ready to amaze at…

    The first exclusive images of the stunning venue for Camp Jeep® 2018 have been released. The annual event - the most important in the Jeep® Owners Group (J.O.G.) calendar - will be held in Styria, Austria, from 13 to 15 July and will attract more… more
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  • Think you know what to expect in 2018? Think again!
    Jul 09, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Think you know what to expect in 2018? Think…

    Over the last 46 years, the industry has come to count on ELECTRA MINING AFRICA for a world-class showcase of the latest and greatest innovations and technologies, leading products and services, and the most cutting-edge machinery, equipment and… more
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  • SEMA eNews, Vol. 21, No. 27
    Jul 09, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    SEMA eNews, Vol. 21, No. 27

    Scholarships Available to First 25 SEMA Members Who Register for Export Workshop Student-Built ’15 Jeep Wrangler Fetches $53,500 at Auction 7 SEMA Show Hotels for Less Than $150 Per Night SEMA Industry Award Nominations Due July 13 Last Chance for… more
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  • Continued expansion for BestDrive network in SA and Sub-Saharan Africa
    Jul 09, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Continued expansion for BestDrive network in…

    ContiTrade Africa, the retail division of Continental Tyre South Africa, is continuing its expansion of the BestDrive dealer network across South Africa and the Sub-Saharan Africa region, and plans to welcome 17 new dealers during 2018. "Our… more
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  •  Signature Motorsport ready to apply MINI magic at Aldo Scribante
    Jul 09, 2018 Motorsport

    Signature Motorsport ready to apply MINI…

    Preview: Sasol GTC2 Championship – Rd 5, Port Elizabeth, 14th July The Sasol GTC2 Championship heads into the season mid-point with Brad Liebenberg lying second in the title race, two points ahead of Devin Robertson following the Champion MINI John… more
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  • Government and other entities are advised to reject B-BBEE certificates issued by verification agencies that are not accredited by SANAS
    Jul 06, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Government and other entities are advised to…

    The B-BBEE Commission advises entities and organs of state to reject B-BBEE certificates that have been issued by verification agencies or professionals who are not accredited by South African National Accreditation Systems (“SANAS”) as such B-BBEE… more
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  • Director-General Trade And Industry Addresses The Manufacturing Indaba 2018
    Jul 06, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Director-General Trade And Industry…

    Lionel October, the Director-General Trade and Industry, recently addressed the delegates of the Manufacturing Indaba 2018 at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg. Some key topics from in his address include: The importance of manufacturing… more
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  • Tiger Wheel & Tyre to Motorists - Inflate Tyres & Give Yourself a Salary Increase
    Jul 06, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Tiger Wheel & Tyre to Motorists - Inflate…

    Company Reminds Motorists that Under-Inflated Tyres Increase Fuel Consumption With one petrol price increase after another, it's turning out to be a bleak winter. The knock-on effect of these increases means the price of just about everything goes… more
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  • Turbo Direct new building at 40 Electron Avenue, Isando
    Jul 06, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    SA’s leading Turbo Company, TurboDirect SA…

    SA’s leading Turbo Company, TurboDirect SA now have a new state of the art home for its blue-chip brand’s Honeywell/Garrett, BorgWarner Mitsubishi and Holset turbochargers. The group have moved into their new tailor-made premises which will now… more
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  • Exclusive Fiat 500
    Jul 06, 2018 Motoring

    Exclusive Fiat 500 "Spiaggina '58" is the…

    Today marks both the birthday of the Fiat icon and the 60th anniversary of the famous 500 Jolly Spiaggina, the legendary little car's first special series and symbol of the "Dolce Vita". For the dual celebration, the Fiat brand presents the new 500… more
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  • Jeep® Brand Celebrates 115th Anniversary of Harley-Davidson®in Prague
    Jul 06, 2018 Motoring

    Jeep® Brand Celebrates 115th Anniversary of…

    The two brands share enthusiasm, freedom and sense of belonging and will be teaming up in Prague from July 5 to 8 for the most important International Harley-Davidson event of the year. On display the new Jeep® Cherokee- the next generation of the… more
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  • Ferraris, Lambos & Porsches set for PE debut
    Jul 06, 2018 Motorsport

    Ferraris, Lambos & Porsches set for PE debut

    Port Elizabeth race fans can look forward to a special treat when the G&H Transport Extreme Supercars take to the newly resurfaced Aldo Scribante Racetrack, Nelson Mandela Bay in anger for the first time as the Extreme Festival South African… more
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  • Volvo Cars reports best ever first half sales
    Jul 05, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Volvo Cars reports best ever first half sales

    Volvo Cars has reported record sales for the first half of 2018 of 317,639 cars, an increase of 14.4 per cent compared to the same period last year. The robust first half performance places the company firmly on course to report another year of… more
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  • IT and engineering: bringing it all together
    Jul 05, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    IT and engineering: bringing it all together

    The maintenance of infrastructure is a vital role for engineers worldwide – to mitigate risks for our industries and for society at large. With recent advances in information technology (IT), possibilities have opened up to ensure that this… more
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  • Preview - 2018 Formula 1 Rolex British Grand Prix
    Jul 05, 2018 Motorsport

    Preview - 2018 Formula 1 Rolex British Grand…

    10th Round of the FIA Formula 1 World Championship, 6th to 8th July 2018 Hinwil, 4th July 2018 - After the team's first double-points finish of the season at the Austrian Grand Prix last weekend, the Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 Team moves on to compete in… more
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  • AAMCS 2018 -  Book Now and get the Early Bird Rate
    Jul 05, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    AAMCS 2018 - Book Now and get the Early…

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  • Malema – leave the South African Reserve Bank alone
    Jul 05, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Malema – leave the South African Reserve…

    Recent calls to “nationalise” the South African Reserve Bank imply that the Bank is a private entity, thereby raising questions about the correspondence between legal definitions and the realities of control, policymaking, and administration. In… more
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  • Keith Cunningham head of Driver Assess.
    Jul 05, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Are you at risk of road rage asks driving…

    South Africa has some alarming road accident statistics – more than 18 000 people die on South African roads each year, more than 150 000 people are severely injured and 8 500 people are paralysed and and the cost to the nation is north of R300… more
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  • Attending today's official announcement of Isuzu's partnership with Propella are from left, Gregory Wood, Isuzu Purchasing Manager, Anita Palmer, Propella Business Incubation Manager, Professor Andrew Leitch, Chairman of the Propella Board and Denise van Huyssteen, Isuzu Executive Corporate Affairs.
    Jul 04, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Isuzu supports Propella Industrial Hub

    From 3D-printing, industrial prototyping to robotics - this is just some of the technology you will find being developed and pushed to new limits at the Isuzu Industrial Hub, situated at the Propella Business Incubator in Port Elizabeth. Isuzu… more
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  • The ins and outs of battery warranty claims and policy claims
    Jul 04, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    The ins and outs of battery warranty claims…

    “I don’t believe it; they refuse to give me a warranty replacement for my dead battery but instead tell me they are giving me a policy claim. I don't even know what a policy claim is!” Many customers do not understand what the difference between a… more
    391
  • The new MINI 3 door, MINI 5 door and MINI Convertible now available in South Africa
    Jul 04, 2018 Motoring

    The new MINI 3 door, MINI 5 door and MINI…

    The British premium automobile manufacturer strengthens the progressive character and appeal of its models in the small car segment with a stylishly refined visual appearance and extensive technological advancements. The update for the MINI 3 door,… more
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  • MasterDrive Newsletter - 03 July 2018
    Jul 04, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    MasterDrive Newsletter - 03 July 2018

    MasterTips: Should you wear a bike helmet? [Watch] Are there benefits to wearing a bicycle helmet? We weigh up the argument both for and against helmet use whilst cycling. MasterTest: New prototype vehicle Nissan and Italdesign have created a new… more
    324
  • FibreCo to Boost Broadband Connectivity in Kroonstad
    Jul 04, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    FibreCo to Boost Broadband Connectivity in…

    Internet connectivity in Kroonstad will benefit from a substantial enhancement as FibreCo Telecommunications completes its roll out of fibre in the town, making reliable high-speed broadband connectivity more accessible to the community. Given that… more
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  • Hagai Zyss,  Autotalks CEO. Photo credit - Yariv Dagan
    Jul 04, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Hyundai Motor Company Partners with…

    Hyundai Motor invests in Autotalks to accelerate the development and deployment of the next generation V2X chipset for connected cars V2X technology improves vehicle and road safety, mobility and is vital for autonomous driving Hyundai Motor… more
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  • Come and 'Meet the Beetles' at the National Arts Festival
    Jul 04, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Come and 'Meet the Beetles' at the National…

    The Volkswagen AutoPavilion museum is calling all Bug lovers to come and ,Meet the Beetles' this week The oldest Beetle, the last Beetle built in Uitenhage as well as the most beautiful Beetle are on display at the National Arts Festival Nestled on… more
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  • Advanced Manufacturing and Composites Show - Factory Tours Available
  • Brabham BT62 roars into global public debut at Goodwood
    Jul 04, 2018 Motorsport

    Brabham BT62 roars into global public debut…

    The sensational Brabham BT62 will make its global debut at this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed (12-15 July), powering its way up the Hillclimb course in its first ever dynamic appearance in public. Unveiled to the world for the first time in… more
    392
  • Hyundai shines in JD Power car quality study
    Jul 04, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Hyundai shines in JD Power car quality study

    Hyundai's new-vehicle quality is among the best in the industry, as the company ranked as the second-highest non-premium brand in J.D. Power's 2018 Initial Quality Study (IQS) in the United States of America. Hyundai was one of the most improved… more
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  • SARS Services Charter and Communication enhancements
    Jul 04, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    SARS Services Charter and Communication…

    The South African Revenue Services (SARS) has today, 2 July 2018, issued the long awaited service charter which has been outstanding since 2005. “SAICA welcomes the commitments expressed therein as well as the quick actions resulting from the Acting… more
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  • NAACAM Show latest exhibitors
  • The winning dealers. From left: Hans Greyling, national head of sales for Mahindra South Africa, Avinash Bapat, Chief Financial Officer, Mahindra, Pratyush Bose, head of the Mahindra South Africa After Sales division, Leoni Nicholas, dealer principal Mahindra Brits, Franco Kalp, dealer principal Mahindra Pretoria North, John-William Vosloo, past dealer principal of Mahindra Montana, Rajesh Gupta, CEO of Mahindra SA, Pavan Nair, head of new business development and Jacques Mellet, head of logistics for Mahindra SA.
    Jul 04, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Mahindra recognises its top-performing…

    Mahindra South Africa recognised its top-performing dealers at a gala event in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal recently. The event coincided with the dealers' visit to the new assembly facility for Mahindra vehicles at the Dube TradePort at the King Shaka… more
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  • Continental’s Tire Division Announces Three New Business Unit Heads
    Jul 04, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Continental’s Tire Division Announces Three…

    Christian Koetz is new Head of Business Unit Commercial Vehicle Tires Philipp von Hirschheydt takes over as Head of Passenger and Light Truck Replacement Tires in Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) Ferdinand Hoyos is new Head of Passenger and… more
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  • Opinion Piece: Government departments undermining the president's agenda
    Jul 04, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Opinion Piece: Government departments…

    In his SONA-address on 16 February 2018, the State President emphasised the importance of SMMEs in establishing sustained growth in the South African economy, in job creation and consequently the alleviation of unemployment and poverty. In… more
    413
  • Advanced Driving Tips for the Urban Jungle
    Jul 04, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Advanced Driving Tips for the Urban Jungle

    City living might seem like a breeze compared to country off-roading, but there are plenty of hazards in urban areas that need to be navigated, says Jeff Osborne, Head of Gumtree Autos. Here is what to do if the urban jungle surprises you with an… more
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  • Old School Stalwart Retires
    Jul 03, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Old School Stalwart Retires

    Shane Stevens, group procurement director at Africa Automotive Aftermarket Solutions (AS), retired at the end of June 2018. An industry stalwart, Shane epitomised all the characteristics of old school values, such as punctuality, honesty, integrity,… more
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  •  The 50th Anniversary Wide body Shelby Super Snake is here!
    Jul 03, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    The 50th Anniversary Wide body Shelby Super…

    Commemorating the launch of the first ever Super Snake in the late 1960s, during the height of their racing success under Carroll Shelby himself. The limited-edition Wide Body kits hit our shores in late June and headed straight to our Malmesbury… more
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  • How to survive increasing costs without losing out on insurance protection
    Jul 03, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    How to survive increasing costs without…

    The increase in the value-added-tax rate to 15% in April has South Africans tightening their belts a little more, overall the economic mood is lifting and opening the door to improved sentiment and business confidence. “The remainder of the year… more
    414
  • CAPAS 2018 closes, supporting the transformation of Southwest China’s automotive industry
    Jul 03, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    CAPAS 2018 closes, supporting the…

    The fifth edition of The Chengdu International Trade Fair for Automotive Parts and Aftermarket Services (CAPAS) successfully concluded on 26 May 2018, at the Chengdu Century City New International Convention and Exhibition Center in China. As a… more
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  • New PE track surface 'to test drivers'
    Jul 03, 2018 Motorsport

    New PE track surface 'to test drivers'

    With two weeks to go before the Extreme Festival national championship motor racing roadshow hits Port Elizabeth for its fifth round at Aldo Scribante, not only do local race officials predict that the newly resurfaced racetrack will challenge teams… more
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  • CEO of AutoTrader, George Mienie
    Jul 03, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Strategic Alliance Between VW and Ford

    CEO of AutoTrader, George Mienie, comments on the announcement of Volkswagen and Ford exploring the prospect of a strategic alliance. The news of an alliance between Volkswagen and Ford, two competitors, may come as a surprise to some. However the… more
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  • Audi is the progressive partner to the Marie Claire Power Summit
    Jul 03, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Audi is the progressive partner to the Marie…

    First of its kind power conference for South African women to be hosted by Marie Claire and Audi South Africa The Power Summit aims to celebrate and profile trailblazing women in South Africa Includes a collaboration with the Nelson Mandela… more
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  • Medium- and long-term prospects of SA motor industry will be an important topic at Cape Automotive Forum 2018
    Jul 03, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Medium- and long-term prospects of SA motor…

    The South African motor industry is in a state of flux at present as it waits to hear the government's final master plan for the industry for the period 2020-2035. An announcement is expected later this year. In the meantime, Nico Vermeulen, the… more
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  • The ECO Mode allows the operator to easily change the driving mode by the touch of a switch at the dashboard.
    Jul 03, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Doosan 7 Series lifts in

    The new Doosan 7-Series forklift range, now available in southern Africa through exclusive distributor Goscor Lift Truck Company, ticks all the right boxes, from maximum productivity to cost-effective and safe operation across an array of… more
    369
  • Do SA a favour: Close down SAA and pay all staff one year’s retrenchment package. Bargain!
    Jul 03, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Do SA a favour: Close down SAA and pay all…

    There is much hype and little logic in the hysteria surrounding what to do with SAA. A national asset? A flag carrier? A development tool, a bringer of tourists, a gateway into Africa – all fanciful ideas to keep SAA flying at the expense of the… more
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  • Long-lost '68
    Jul 03, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Long-lost '68 "Bullitt" Movie Mustang, New…

    Iconic "Bullitt" movie Mustang as driven by Steve McQueen in the Warner Bros. classic to make debut outside U.S. at 2018 Goodwood Festival of Speed alongside all-new Ford Mustang BULLITT special edition Champion drifter Vaughn Gittins Jr. will pay… more
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  • Vehicle Market remains steady amidst economic challenges, says Standard Bank
    Jul 03, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Vehicle Market remains steady amidst…

    South Africa’s vehicle market remains buoyant despite economic headwinds, with the positive growth in heavy commercial and passenger vehicles in June, a sign of steady consumer and corporate demand, says Standard Bank Vehicle and Asset Finance. This… more
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  • Volkswagen Golf celebrates 40 years in South Africa
    Jul 03, 2018 Motoring

    Volkswagen Golf celebrates 40 years in South…

    Production of Volkswagen's first front-wheel-drive hatch back commenced in South Africa in 1978 In 2008, production of the Golf ceased in South Africa with a sum of 813 000 locally-built cars produced since launch The Volkswagen Golf Mk1 was… more
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  • Toyota shares 800 localisation opportunities with South African suppliers
    Jul 03, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Toyota shares 800 localisation opportunities…

    The Durban Automotive Cluster (DAC) was pleased to attend the Toyota South Africa Motors (TSAM) International Multipurpose Vehicle (IMV) Imported Parts Exhibition held on 21 June 2018 in Durban. Over 40 suppliers viewed over 800 components that are… more
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  • NAAMSA comment on the June 2018 industry new vehicle sales statistics
    Jul 03, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    NAAMSA comment on the June 2018 industry new…

    Commenting on the latest new vehicle sales statistics for the month of June, 2018 – the Association said that the latest domestic sales figures had exceeded industry expectations but that export sales had disappointed. In the event, new vehicle… more
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  • The Land Cruiser Festival and Africa record 2018 - Sondela Nature Reserve and Spa, Bela Bela - 17 to 19 August 2018
  • Nordschleife record of Timo Bernhard and the Porsche 919 Hybrid Evo – all details
    Jul 02, 2018 Motorsport

    Nordschleife record of Timo Bernhard and the…

    Porsche achieves fabulous Nürburgring lap time with hybrid prototype race car Stuttgart. Last Friday morning Timo Bernhard (D) lapped the 20.832 kilometre (12.94 miles) Nürburgring Nordschleife race circuit in 5 minutes and 19.55 seconds – a new… more
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  • Photographs of the Bridgestone Tarlton Tar Autocross at Tarlton on 2018-06-24
    Jul 02, 2018 Motorsport

    Photographs of the Bridgestone Tarlton Tar…

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  • NAACAM Show 2019: Stand a chance to win a conference delegate ticket
    Jul 02, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    NAACAM Show 2019: Stand a chance to win a…

    The event where SA’s automotive manufacturing industry comes together to showcase its capability and engage in current issues relevant to the sector domestically and globally. Amplify our call for widespread industry participation and stand to be… more
    442
  • Over R1bn invested in Opel South Africa
    Jul 02, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Over R1bn invested in Opel South Africa

    OPEL GERMANY has set up a wholly owned subsidiary – OPEL SOUTH AFRICA (PTY)LTD – who has invested over R700 million into parts, warranty and service plans for Opel customers in Southern Africa. IN addition to the German investment, OPEL’s South… more
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  • 2018 Formula 1 Eyetime Austrian Grand Prix
    Jul 02, 2018 Motorsport

    2018 Formula 1 Eyetime Austrian Grand Prix

    Double points-finish for the Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 Team with Charles Leclerc in P9 and Marcus Ericsson in P10 Weather: sunny and dry, 22-24°C air, 44-49°C track The Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 Team gave a strong performance at the 2018 FIA Formula 1… more
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  • SEMA eNews, Vol. 21, No. 26
    Jul 02, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    SEMA eNews, Vol. 21, No. 26

    To read the latest news from SEMA, please click here more
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  • Oil price a lifeline as Rand slides
    Jul 02, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Oil price a lifeline as Rand slides

    South Africans have been thrown a lifeline by declining oil prices in June. This is according to the Automobile Association (AA), which was commenting on unaudited month-end fuel price data released by the Central Energy Fund (CEF). The AA says that… more
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  • Arnold Chatz Track Day 29 July 2018 at Zwartkops Raceway
  • His Excellency, Paul Kagame, President of the Republic of Rwanda with Thomas Schaefer, Volkswagen Group South Africa Chairman, Managing Director and head of the Volkswagen Sub-Saharan region.
    Jul 02, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Milestone in Africa: Volkswagen launches…

    Africa's first Integrated Mobility Solutions New facility incorporates sales and service retail outlet, vehicle assembly, training centre and mobility company Local assembly of up to 5,000 vehicles per year Car sharing started, ride hailing and… more
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  • The Phoenix July 2018
    Jun 30, 2018 The Phoenix

    The Phoenix July 2018

    Ever since our February 2018 issue, I have been dishing out political advice to all and sundry, albeit with the knowledge that I am just a kibitzer, or as many of my acquaintances call me, a space cadet. I accept that I am only a bit player, and as… more
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  • Auto Alert July 2018
    Jun 30, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Auto Alert July 2018

    A PROBING REVIEW OF SIGNIFICANT GLOBAL MOTOR INDUSTRY NEWS Volkswagen and Hino – Strange Bedfellows? The recent announcement that Hino Motors and Volkswagen Truck & Bus had agreed to form a technology partnership covering hybrids, electric vehicles,… more
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  • Equipping Africa's Manufacturers to Boost Productivity
    Jun 29, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Equipping Africa's Manufacturers to Boost…

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  • Open skies over South Africa
    Jun 29, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Open skies over South Africa

    Israel approved the ‘Open Skies’ agreement with the European Union in 2013. The goals were to increase the number of foreign airlines operating in the country, expand the number of routes served, lower fares and stimulate tourism. An Open Skies… more
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  • Italian Carabinieri takes delivery of liveried Jeep® Wrangler
    Jun 29, 2018 Motoring

    Italian Carabinieri takes delivery of…

    The delivery further reinforces the strong bond between the Carabinieri State Police and the FCA Group. A special relationship focused on security. The brand's most iconic model will patrol the beaches between Cattolica and Bellaria day and night. A… more
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  • Are you responding to your online leads in under 60 seconds?
    Jun 29, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Are you responding to your online leads in…

    Effective sales lead management can make or break a dealership. Call centres and dealer sales floors will benefit greatly from implementing fully integrated lead management software, i.e. e-LMS. Not only can the CMS e-LMS software track electronic… more
    357
  • The Projecta IDC25 ‘Intelli-Charge’ 25A 9-32V, 3 Stage DC/Solar Battery Charger
    Jun 29, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    The ‘Crocodile Dundee’ of battery chargers

    DC-DC Battery chargers on steroids There is nothing better than heading out of the city, taking the back roads and finding a remote location to commune with nature. But, many of us still enjoy some home comforts while camping or bush whacking.… more
    399
  • Sam Lewitt to create BMW Open Work 2018. Artwork inspired by BMW technology to premiere at Frieze London
    Jun 29, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Sam Lewitt to create BMW Open Work 2018.…

    BMW and Frieze continue their long-term partnership with the major artistic initiative BMW Open Work by Frieze. Curated by Attilia Fattori Franchini, the initiative brings together art, design and technology in pioneering multi-platform formats. The… more
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  • New Ford EcoSport SUV Enhances Quality, Technology and Capability to Deliver More Confidence and Comfort
    Jun 29, 2018 Motoring

    New Ford EcoSport SUV Enhances Quality,…

    New Ford EcoSport offers rugged, stylish new exterior that builds on Ford's SUV heritage Refined, ergonomic interior features floating central touchscreens up to 8-inches Powerful, fuel-efficient and award-winning 1.0 EcoBoost engine, new six-speed… more
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  • Wins on two continents for 570S GT4 as the 12C GT3 takes on the legendary Pikes Peak
    Jun 29, 2018 Motorsport

    Wins on two continents for 570S GT4 as the…

    On a weekend which saw McLaren Automotive customer teams competing in both Europe and North America in the GT4 European Series, Pirelli World Challenge and at the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, the 570S GT4 managed to pick up yet more wins to… more
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  • Jun 28, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Ford Names New Managing Director for South…

    Dr. Casper Kruger, a seasoned automotive professional with over 20 years' experience in the market, has decided to leave and take on a new personal endeavor. "We thank Casper for his commitment to Ford and wish him the very best in his new role,"… more
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  • Tiger Wheel & Tyre's Top 5 Tips to Increase the Longevity of Tyres
    Jun 28, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Tiger Wheel & Tyre's Top 5 Tips to Increase…

    Tyres, love them or hate them, every car needs them. Wait a minute, nobody hates tyres. At worst we might be indifferent to them, but we don't hate them, unless we have to replace them unexpectedly - then maybe we hate them. The truth is, nobody… more
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  • Hyundai's popular H1 Bus gets a bold, fresh new look
    Jun 28, 2018 Motoring

    Hyundai's popular H1 Bus gets a bold, fresh…

    Hyundai's popular H1 Bus has received a bold new face in a make-over that is bound to elevate this market-leader as an even bigger favourite among customers in need of a competent people-carrier that offers great value for money. The whole nose… more
    467
  • Transformation will save the automotive industry, not kill it
    Jun 28, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Transformation will save the automotive…

    The autos industry has traditionally been a "boys club", but women and people of colour are entering the ranks in droves. Some naysayers are worried that "employee equity" hires are going to be the death of the industry. Luckily, research is showing… more
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  • Announcement of TRI Africa Environmental Services Pty. Ltd.
    Jun 28, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Announcement of TRI Africa Environmental…

    TRI is very pleased to announce the establishment of TRI Africa Environmental Services (Pty) Ltd. (TRI Africa) headquartered in Johannesburg, South Africa. TRI is a global independent third party geosynthetics / geotechnical testing and research… more
    437
  • The second edition of Autopromotec conference – 2018 state of the industry comes to a close.
    Jun 28, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    The second edition of Autopromotec…

    RENZO SERVADEI (CEO AUTOPROMOTEC): “READY TO MEET THE CHALLENGE OF CHANGE” “The future imposes the need to share and make quick decisions to meet the challenges of change. This is done by stimulating the market of technology, which we must expand by… more
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  • 5th annual Green Youth Indaba 2018
    Jun 28, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    5th annual Green Youth Indaba 2018

    Young People Creating Tomorrow Today through Climate Innovation and Sustainable Skills Development towards a socio-economically empowered Youth. Green Youth Indaba is an annual conference, scheduled to take place on the 28th and 29th June 2018 in… more
    499
  • Three-hundred and sixty-five Pandas welcome Panda Waze - It's a record!
    Jun 28, 2018 Motoring

    Three-hundred and sixty-five Pandas welcome…

    The Fiat Panda gathering in Pandino beats all records and becomes the biggest Panda meeting in the world. The guest of honour was the new Panda Waze, the first city car to proudly display the Waze name and integrate the Waze navigation app into the… more
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  • Who's driving the customer experience?
    Jun 28, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Who's driving the customer experience?

    Forget everything you know about manufacturing, marketing, and selling cars. It’s all changing right now, according to Rob van Rijswijk, Global Director Business Development in the MSXI Global Solutions Team. Writing in Benchmarker, the… more
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  • MasterDrive Newsletter - 26 June 2018
    Jun 28, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    MasterDrive Newsletter - 26 June 2018

    MasterTips: The danger of hanging objects from rear-view mirrors You may want to think twice before hanging something from your rear-view mirror for decorative purposes as it poses a risk to road safety. MasterTest: Sam says it’s the best of both… more
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  • Rotary Classic car Meander 22 July 2018
    Jun 26, 2018 Motoring

    Rotary Classic car Meander 22 July 2018

    The first ever Rotary Hartebeespoort Classic Car Meander will take place around the Hartebeespoort Dam on Sunday 22 July 2018. Entry Form Here more
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  • The DTI is not protecting the steel downstream
    Jun 26, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    The DTI is not protecting the steel…

    Engineering News recently reported that officials from the Department of Trade and Industry briefed the Portfolio Committee on Trade and Industry on the status of the Steel Industry and interventions that government was deploying to assist ‘the… more
    517
  • Flexible Workspace is at it’s tipping point and South Africa is leading the way
    Jun 26, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Flexible Workspace is at it’s tipping point…

    At the start of 2018, over 18,000 professionals from a range of different industries in 96 countries spoke to IWG (International Workplace Group) about how they use flexible workspace. What they had to say suggests that a tipping point is coming .and… more
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  • Mazda CX-3 2.0L Individual has the best value retention irrespective of category in the 2018 Gumtree pre-owned contest
    Jun 26, 2018 Motoring

    Mazda CX-3 2.0L Individual has the best…

    The 2018 Gumtree Pre-Owned Vehicle contest finalists have been announced and at 91.34%, the Mazda CX-3 2.0L Individual dominates as the car model with the best value retention irrespective of category. This model is also the most prevalent in its… more
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  • Local People, Local Success
    Jun 26, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Local People, Local Success

    With a local Plant just over 60 minutes from Pretoria in Hammanskraal, KLT Automotive and Tubular Products South Africa, a Chassis manufacturing company that produces Chassis Frames to meet the requirements of Ford Southern Africa with the… more
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    Jun 26, 2018 Mobilty Beat

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  • Short film: Audi welcomes Saudi Arabian women as they take the wheel
    Jun 26, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

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    Jun 26, 2018 Mobilty Beat

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  • Toyota and De Villiers conquer the Botswana desert race as many fell by the wayside
    Jun 26, 2018 Motorsport

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  • Father and daughter beat the Botswana desert to claim first victory
    Jun 26, 2018 Motorsport

    Father and daughter beat the Botswana desert…

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  • Terence Marsh wins the 2018 Road to Dakar at dramatic Toyota Kalahari Botswana 1000 desert race
    Jun 26, 2018 Motorsport

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  • Never again – property rights must be protected
    Jun 26, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Never again – property rights must be…

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    Jun 26, 2018 Motorsport

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  • Dana Incorporated and Hydro-Québec Announce Strategic Joint Venture
    Jun 25, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

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    Jun 25, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

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  • Roskill: Refined lithium supply expected to treble to 900kt by 2027, driven by use in batteries
    Jun 25, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Roskill: Refined lithium supply expected to…

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  • SEMA eNews, Vol. 21, No. 25
    Jun 25, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    SEMA eNews, Vol. 21, No. 25

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  • An extraordinary birthday for the Alfa Romeo brand
    Jun 25, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    An extraordinary birthday for the Alfa Romeo…

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  • BPI Launch Marks a New Era in Battery Driven Mining Technology in SA
    Jun 25, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    BPI Launch Marks a New Era in Battery Driven…

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  • A twice-yearly battery check is all it takes to keep moving
    Jun 25, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

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  • Why are so many cars being recalled?
    Jun 25, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Why are so many cars being recalled?

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  • SKF Product Information - Audi Q2
    Jun 25, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    SKF Product Information - Audi Q2

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  • CYMOT 70th Anniversary
    Jun 25, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

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  • Special needs schools get a digital helping hand
    Jun 25, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Special needs schools get a digital helping…

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  • SA history of disrespect for property rights
    Jun 25, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    SA history of disrespect for property rights

    Tragedies, such as legislated racism and disrespect for individual and property rights are generally manufactured by individuals with malign political intentions. The adoption of The Natives’ Land Act, 1913, is a historical example of this kind of… more
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  • New ADAS Forum at AAPEX 2018
    Jun 25, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    New ADAS Forum at AAPEX 2018

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  • Volvo Cars launch new S60 sports sedan - the first Volvo car made in the USA
    Jun 22, 2018 Motoring

    Volvo Cars launch new S60 sports sedan - the…

    Volvo Cars today revealed the new S60 mid-size premium sports sedan at the company's first US manufacturing plant in Charleston, South Carolina. The combined car launch and factory opening reinforce Volvo Cars' commitment to the US, an important… more
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  • The new Serco repair facility in Boksburg, Gauteng.
    Jun 22, 2018 Mobilty Beat

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  • Alfa Romeo Giulia Wins the 25th Edition of the
    Jun 22, 2018 Motoring

    Alfa Romeo Giulia Wins the 25th Edition of…

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  • Vehicle manufacturers start opening up after-sales market to independent providers
    Jun 22, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Vehicle manufacturers start opening up…

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  • Goscor Lift Truck relocates PE branch to a larger facility
    Jun 22, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Goscor Lift Truck relocates PE branch to a…

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  • FROM LEFT TO RIGHT : Geoff Jooste, Jeff Osborne and Brand Pretorius.
    Jun 22, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

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  • Volkswagen shines in terms of retained value in 2018 Gumtree Pre-Owned Awards contest
    Jun 22, 2018 Motoring

    Volkswagen shines in terms of retained value…

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  • Winning Business in Africa - a Focus of the SAAFF Congress 2018
    Jun 22, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Winning Business in Africa - a Focus of the…

    Africa is a challenging continent in which to do business: with 54 countries, almost 2 000 languages spoken and a population of 1.2 billion, it is a complex and challenging place. But with the huge growth of the middle-class, it also offers massive… more
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  • Ask Afrika announces 2018/2019 Kasi Star Brands Awards
    Jun 22, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Ask Afrika announces 2018/2019 Kasi Star…

    Ask Afrika today announced the winners of their annual Kasi Star Brands Awards 2018/2019, recognising those brands that are most loyally used by South Africa’s township consumers and highlighting key trends emerging in what is rapidly becoming an… more
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  • MTN South Africa and Ericsson fuel the 5G racing line
    Jun 22, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    MTN South Africa and Ericsson fuel the 5G…

    The first automotive use case demonstrating 5G mobility in Africa Over 1.6Gbps throughput achieved in 100MHz TDD spectrum with ~5ms latency in a moving vehicle Industry partners, MTN South Africa and Ericsson (NASDAQ:ERIC), have validated the… more
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  • Tired Tyres, make sure you’re not caught out this school holiday
    Jun 22, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Tired Tyres, make sure you’re not caught out…

    AutoTrader advises on what to look for and how to ensure you stay insured When it comes to safety features on a car, the tyre is probably the biggest unsung hero, especially when you consider that your tyres are the only point of contact between… more
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  • Professional body for supply chain management launched at 40TH SAPICS Conference
    Jun 22, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Professional body for supply chain…

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  • Upcoming Events 22 June - 9 July 2018
    Jun 22, 2018 Motorsport

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  • Jun 22, 2018 Motoring

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  • Volkswagen Group South Africa Managing Director and Chairman Thomas Schaefer and Minister of Finance Nhlanhla Nene
    Jun 20, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Minister of Finance, Nhlanhla Nene recently…

    Minister of Finance, Nhlanhla Nene recently visited Volkswagen Group South Africa in Uitenhage to see the operations of one of the leading automotive manufacturers in South Africa. Volkswagen has been the passenger market leader in South Africa for… more
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  • The indefensibility of the ‘one size fits all’ wage approach
    Jun 20, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    The indefensibility of the ‘one size fits…

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  • Volvo Cars aims for 25 per cent recycled plastics in every new car from 2025
    Jun 20, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Volvo Cars aims for 25 per cent recycled…

    Volvo Cars, the premium car maker, today announced its ambition that from 2025, at least 25 per cent of the plastics used in every newly launched Volvo will be made from recycled material. Volvo Cars also urged auto industry suppliers to work more… more
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  • Messe Frankfurt aiming for €700 million in sales
    Jun 20, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Messe Frankfurt aiming for €700 million in…

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  • Get the car and kids ready for mid-year holiday road trips
    Jun 20, 2018 Motoring

    Get the car and kids ready for mid-year…

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  • Top tips to keep safe on SA roads
    Jun 20, 2018 Motoring

    Top tips to keep safe on SA roads

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  • Honda to supply F1 Power Units to Red Bull Racing
    Jun 20, 2018 Motorsport

    Honda to supply F1 Power Units to Red Bull…

    Honda and Red Bull Group have signed an agreement whereby Honda will enter into a partnership with Red Bull Racing to supply it with power units for two years from the start of the 2019 FIA Formula One* World Championship. This will be in addition… more
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  • Panda Waze: The Most Social City Car Ever
    Jun 20, 2018 Motoring

    Panda Waze: The Most Social City Car Ever

    New milestone for the record-breaking Panda: Panda Waze is the first city car to bear the Waze name, integrating the Waze navigation app as well as being the most social media savvy Panda ever. Waze is much more than just a navigator: it avoids… more
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  • MasterDrive Newsletter - 19 June 2018
    Jun 20, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    MasterDrive Newsletter - 19 June 2018

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  • Violation of the Rule of Law gave SA the Guptas and Zuma corruption
    Jun 19, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Violation of the Rule of Law gave SA the…

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  • What it takes to build an award-winning team
    Jun 19, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Audi Centre Acadia - What it takes to build…

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  • Series: Understanding the lifespan of your car parts -  Part 5
    Jun 19, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Series: Understanding the lifespan of your…

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  • True customized logistics can drive your business goals
    Jun 19, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    True customized logistics can drive your…

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  • Gauteng government is undermining constitutional democracy
    Jun 19, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Gauteng government is undermining…

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  • New Ford Figo Gains Sophisticated, Upmarket Appeal
    Jun 19, 2018 Motoring

    New Ford Figo Gains Sophisticated, Upmarket…

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  • Michael Stephen takes overall victory for Engen Audi
    Jun 19, 2018 Motorsport

    Michael Stephen takes overall victory for…

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  •  Robertson’s champion drive nets maiden victory in East London
    Jun 18, 2018 Motorsport

    Robertson’s champion drive nets maiden…

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  •  The all-new BMW 8 Series Coupe
    Jun 18, 2018 Motoring

    The all-new BMW 8 Series Coupe

    BMW presents the redefinition of the sports car. The new BMW 8 Series Coupe combines imposing lateral and longitudinal dynamic performance with poise, assurance and luxury over long distances. The new BMW 8 Series Coupe opens a further chapter in… more
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  • Ferrari chooses Bridgestone for Portofino convertible sports car
    Jun 18, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Ferrari chooses Bridgestone for Portofino…

    Bridgestone has been selected by Ferrari to supply optional Run-Flat tyres for the 600-cv 2+2-seater Ferrari Portofino convertible sports car. Potenza S007 Run-Flat tyres will be supplied to the Ferrari plant in Maranello in size 245/35ZRF20 (91Y)… more
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  • Oil down but Rand pummels fuel price
    Jun 18, 2018 Motoring

    Oil down but Rand pummels fuel price

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  • Sarabdeep Hanspal, Chief Operating Officer for KLT South Africa
    Jun 18, 2018 Motoring

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  • New application round for Growth Fund
    Jun 18, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    New application round for Growth Fund

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  • Volkswagen returns to Alexandra to give the gift of motion
    Jun 18, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Volkswagen returns to Alexandra to give the…

    School children, Community Policing Forum and health workers are beneficiaries of 300 Blue Bikes donated to community in Alexandra As the maker of people's cars', Volkswagen puts people at the heart of what we do, by playing a vital role in driving… more
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  • Think Like a Racing Driver? Quiz: Find Out How YOUR Skills Would Help the Team
    Jun 18, 2018 Motorsport

    Think Like a Racing Driver? Quiz: Find Out…

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  • Barloworld Equipment Celebrates 54 years as CAT Dealer in Botswana
    Jun 18, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Barloworld Equipment Celebrates 54 years as…

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  • Take a safe trip
    Jun 18, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Take a safe trip

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  • Turbo Direct new building
    Jun 18, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    South Africa’s leading and largest Turbo…

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  • Dana Introduces Spicer® Select™ Drivetrain Products for All-Makes in North American Commercial-Vehicle Aftermarket
    Jun 18, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Dana Introduces Spicer® Select™ Drivetrain…

    Dana Incorporated (NYSE: DAN) announced today the launch of Spicer® Select™ drivetrain products, a new line of all-makes coverage for the North American commercial-vehicle aftermarket. Ideally suited for aging vehicles, the new portfolio features… more
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  • (from left) Luna Malan, Dorcas Bonokwane and Frikkie Smit from Gearbox and Diff celebrate the accolades following the audit.
    Jun 18, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Local workshop receives accolades for health…

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  • Total: The track is our laboratory - 24 hours of Le Mans
    Jun 15, 2018 Motorsport

    Total: The track is our laboratory - 24…

    Thanks to the partnership signed with the Automobile Club de l’Ouest (ACO), which runs until the end of May 2023, Total is the official fuel supplier to the FIA World Endurance Championship, which includes the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Regarding the new… more
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  • Volvo Cars and Polestar launch new Polestar Engineered electrified performance offer
    Jun 15, 2018 Motoring

    Volvo Cars and Polestar launch new Polestar…

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  • Get the most ZAR for your car with CarZar’s competitive online car seller platform
    Jun 15, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Get the most ZAR for your car with CarZar’s…

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  • Tenneco Announces New Advanced Options for CVSA2/Kinetic® Suspension Technology
    Jun 15, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Tenneco Announces New Advanced Options for…

    Latest Enhancements Offer Improved Performance in SUV and Off-Road Applications Tenneco Inc. (NYSE:TEN), a global supplier of Ride Performance and Clean Air products and systems, has announced today that its CVSA2 semi-active suspension technology –… more
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  • World class tarmac laid at PE racetrack
    Jun 15, 2018 Motorsport

    World class tarmac laid at PE racetrack

    National championship race drivers and teams have a wonderful surprise awaiting them when they arrive at Port Elizabeth’s Aldo Scribante race track for the fifth round of the Extreme Festival roadshow Saturday 14 July. The circuit renowned for its… more
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  • Lance Woolridge and Ward Huxtable
    Jun 15, 2018 Motorsport

    Ford NWM Aiming for Hat-Trick of Wins in the…

    Lance Woolridge and Ward Huxtable lead Class T after winning first two rounds of the championship Gareth Woolridge and Boyd Dreyer look to transform impressive qualifying pace into strong points haul in Botswana Brazilian crew of Marcos Baumgart and… more
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  • Audi connects the electric car with the house
    Jun 15, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Audi connects the electric car with the house

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  • SKF Product Information Mazda 3 II
    Jun 15, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    SKF Product Information Mazda 3 II

    SKF is offering a consistent range for the Mazda 3 II. Download SKF Product Information for more information more
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  • B-BBEE rating recognises Avis transformation journey
    Jun 15, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    B-BBEE rating recognises Avis transformation…

    Avis Rent a Car’s latest Level 3 B-BBEE rating reflects the company’s continued progress on its empowerment objectives to grow black ownership and its commitment to socio-economic investment and skills development. Avis, Rent a Car division of… more
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  • Fisker Inc.'s Futuristic 'Orbit' Smart Shuttle to Feature Protean Electric's World-Leading In-Wheel eDrive
    Jun 15, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Fisker Inc.'s Futuristic 'Orbit' Smart…

    The world’s most appealing electric autonomous shuttle, the Fisker Orbit, will feature Protean Electric’s In-Wheel eDrive Technology to maximize interior space and enhance passenger experience A new era in exciting and stylish short shared trips:… more
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  • Come and see Scott Ambler & Mark Lines live in South Africa at IndigoCube's Business Agility Event
    Jun 15, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Come and see Scott Ambler & Mark Lines live…

    Join IndigoCube, an IBM Business Partner, for an informative talk to learn more about business agility. This talk is aimed at business people curious about modern management practices for the digital enterprise and how that affects all divisions… more
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  • The truth behind cash in transit heists
    Jun 15, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    The truth behind cash in transit heists

    Many South Africans are still reeling from recent bout of Cash In Transit heists in and around Johannesburg. The violence is unspeakable, the targets are often left for dead, and although some arrests have been made, no real action has been taken to… more
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  • Africa’s Foremost Advanced Manufacturing Trade Platform
    Jun 15, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Africa’s Foremost Advanced Manufacturing…

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  • Up-skill yourself at the Cape Automotive Forum
    Jun 14, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Up-skill yourself at the Cape Automotive…

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  • Mission E: Porsche’s first fully electric sports car is named Taycan
    Jun 14, 2018 Motoring

    Mission E: Porsche’s first fully electric…

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  • Roskill: Cobalt demand in batteries set to grow at 14.5%py to 2027
    Jun 14, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

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    Jun 14, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

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    Jun 14, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

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    Jun 14, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Over a million BMW Group vehicles delivered…

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    Jun 14, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

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    Jun 14, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

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    Jun 14, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

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  • FMF Executive Director, Leon Louw, welcomes CEO Vuyani Jarana’s acceptance of his wager that SAA cannot be saved
    Jun 14, 2018 Mobilty Beat

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    Jun 14, 2018 Mobilty Beat

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    Jun 14, 2018 Motoring

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    Jun 14, 2018 Motoring

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    Jun 14, 2018 Motorsport

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    Jun 13, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

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  • AA CEO Collins Khumalo signing the AA Service Charter
    Jun 13, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

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  • MasterDrive Newsletter - 12 June 2018
    Jun 13, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    MasterDrive Newsletter - 12 June 2018

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    Jun 13, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    The Millionth Engine rolls of the assembly…

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  • Let's Give Them Something to Taco 'Bout: Enabling Self-Driving Food Delivery with Postmates
    Jun 13, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Let's Give Them Something to Taco 'Bout:…

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  • Road Safety Essentials
    Jun 13, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Road Safety Essentials

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  • Jamie Surkont, director at used car retailer getWorth
    Jun 13, 2018 Motoring

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    Jun 13, 2018 Mobilty Beat

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    Jun 13, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Virtual Driving School: Continental Uses AI…

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  • Africa Sustainability Challenge 2018 – for innovators who can change the continent - #ChallengeAccepted
    Jun 12, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Africa Sustainability Challenge 2018 – for…

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  • Honda Urban EV Concept named 'Best Concept Car' by global judging panel
    Jun 12, 2018 Motoring

    Honda Urban EV Concept named 'Best Concept…

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  • Barloworld Equipment makes two new senior appointments
    Jun 12, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Barloworld Equipment makes two new senior…

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  • Regional Connectivity Conference: Making Inter-State Transport Work in Africa
    Jun 12, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Regional Connectivity Conference: Making…

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  • Toyota Traigo80 equipped with Continental SC20+
    Jun 12, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Joint cooperation between Continental and…

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  • Ceremonial opening of the “70 Years Porsche Sportscar” special exhibition
    Jun 12, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Ceremonial opening of the “70 Years Porsche…

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  • Engen Polo Cup war moves to country's fastest battlefield
    Jun 11, 2018 Motorsport

    Engen Polo Cup war moves to country's…

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  • Jeep® Brand Wins Big at the 2018 OFF ROAD Magazine Awards
    Jun 11, 2018 Motoring

    Jeep® Brand Wins Big at the 2018 OFF ROAD…

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  • FASA Awards Winners
    Jun 11, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    FASA Awards Winners

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  • FIA World Motor Sport council approves Electric World Rallycross
    Jun 11, 2018 Motorsport

    FIA World Motor Sport council approves…

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  • The Porsche 911 Speedster Concept: open-top, pure and with over 500 hp
    Jun 11, 2018 Motoring

    The Porsche 911 Speedster Concept: open-top,…

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  • The world's fastest cars get their beauty in southern Sweden
    Jun 11, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    The world's fastest cars get their beauty in…

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  • The new Volkswagen Polo GTI
    Jun 11, 2018 Motoring

    The new Volkswagen Polo GTI

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  • Volvo FH 25 year Anniversary
    Jun 08, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Volvo FH 25 year Anniversary

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  • Round 4 Autobarn Superhatch Midvaal June 2nd
    Jun 08, 2018 Motorsport

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  • You’ll kick yourself if you miss out Africa Rail 2018 #africarail
    Jun 08, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    You’ll kick yourself if you miss out Africa…

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  • Volvo Cars announces new business ambitions
    Jun 08, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Volvo Cars announces new business ambitions

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  • New generation Sasol GTC cars set for top-notch motorsport entertainment at East London circuit
    Jun 07, 2018 Motorsport

    New generation Sasol GTC cars set for…

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  • Booth Schoch Future Success Fund established at Ford Resource and Engagement Centre
    Jun 07, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Booth Schoch Future Success Fund established…

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  • SKF Product Information - Nissan X-Trail T32
    Jun 07, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    SKF Product Information - Nissan X-Trail T32

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  • Minister of Trade and Industry, Dr Rob Davies to be a Keynote Speaker
    Jun 07, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    The NAAMSA automotive conference in…

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  • Auto industry embraces technology in every sector – except the one that matters
    Jun 07, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Auto industry embraces technology in every…

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  • Ninth victory in a row: Audi 2.5 TFSI engine named
    Jun 07, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Ninth victory in a row: Audi 2.5 TFSI engine…

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  • Mr Cyril Zhungu, Head of Automotive Retail at Standard Bank Vehicle and Asset Finance
    Jun 07, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Talk to us when your vehicle finance…

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  • Petrol goes up again – get fuel efficient and maintain your car for less, says MIWA
    Jun 07, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Petrol goes up again – get fuel efficient…

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  • Winter-proof your battery in 5 easy steps
    Jun 07, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Winter-proof your battery in 5 easy steps

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  • Source: 2018 Ford Ranger 3.2 Double Cab Wildtrak Auto. Credit: Platinum Wheels on AutoTrader
    Jun 07, 2018 Motoring

    SA’s car colour preferences revealed in…

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  • NAACAM Show 2019 - Book Now, Save & Take Advantage of Early Bird Discounts
    Jun 06, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    NAACAM Show 2019 - Book Now, Save & Take…

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  • Call for Conference Papers: International Conference on Composites, Biocomposites and Nanocomposites
    Jun 06, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Call for Conference Papers: International…

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  • Ferrari's turbo-charged V8 is voted the best engine of the last 20 years
    Jun 06, 2018 Motoring

    Ferrari's turbo-charged V8 is voted the best…

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  • Bosch strengthens its operations in Africa with acquisition in industrial technology
    Jun 06, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Bosch strengthens its operations in Africa…

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  • Expropriation without compensation would affect the rule of law
    Jun 06, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Expropriation without compensation would…

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  • Transatel to Offer Infotainment Services and On-Board Wi-Fi for Jaguar Land Rover
    Jun 06, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Transatel to Offer Infotainment Services and…

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  • Dürr building smart and resource-efficient paint shop in Mexico
    Jun 06, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Dürr building smart and resource-efficient…

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  • Ford Honors Dürr Assembly Products at 20th Annual World Excellence Awards
    Jun 06, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Ford Honors Dürr Assembly Products at 20th…

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  • MasterDrive Newsletter - 5 June 2018
    Jun 06, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    MasterDrive Newsletter - 5 June 2018

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  • Winter Road Conditions Are No Joke - Time for Motorists to Step Up Their Game
    Jun 06, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Winter Road Conditions Are No Joke - Time…

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  • New 2019 Jeep® Renegade to Receive European Preview at Torino Motor Show
    Jun 06, 2018 Motoring

    New 2019 Jeep® Renegade to Receive European…

    The Jeep® brand will reveal the new 2019 Jeep Renegade for Europe at the opening day of the Torino Motor Show on June 6. In the spectacular Valentino Park, enthusiasts will be able to see the most recent version of the Jeep Renegade at this… more
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  • FAW South Africa makes big strides in aftersales customer satisfaction
    Jun 06, 2018 Motoring

    FAW South Africa makes big strides in…

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  • Monopoly Capital vs the Entrepreneur
    Jun 06, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Monopoly Capital vs the Entrepreneur

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  • How fleet owners can easily offset impact of higher VAT rate by harnessing strategic alliances, big data and analytics
    Jun 06, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    How fleet owners can easily offset impact of…

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  • CYMOT Loyalty Card
    Jun 06, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    CYMOT Loyalty Card

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  • Isuzu Beats Plastic Pollution
    Jun 06, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Isuzu Beats Plastic Pollution

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  • Geely Holding announces management change at Group Lotus
    Jun 05, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Geely Holding announces management change at…

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  • Orders open for 565kW Shelby F150
    Jun 05, 2018 Motoring

    Orders open for 565kW Shelby F150

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  • Information Briefing Sessions - African Advanced Manufacturing and Composites Show
    Jun 05, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Information Briefing Sessions - African…

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  • Jacques Brent & Mark Ovenden
    Jun 05, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Ford Names New Leaders for Middle East &…

    As part of the company's transformation of its marketing organisation, Ford Middle East and Africa President Jacques Brent assumes new global role as Ford director, Product Marketing Mark Ovenden, current president Marketing, Sales and Service, Asia… more
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  • Build your own electricity connection to the power grid
    Jun 05, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Build your own electricity connection to the…

    The huge demand for new electricity connections in the business sector caused a backlog in infrastructure delivery at Eskom in the past and, resulting in longer waiting periods for some customers. Having now addressed the backlog, and committed to… more
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  • Cassie Lessing, MD, Strato IT Group
    Jun 05, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Supply chain is about service first - Strato…

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  • THE TIRE COLOGNE:
    Jun 05, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    THE TIRE COLOGNE: "Tire change" successfully…

    Good performance for the start, visitor quality convincingTrade fair scores points with clear event concept, new themes and top services THE TIRE COLOGNE delivered a successful performance. For the premiere of the international industry trade fair… more
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  • FMF’s executive director Leon Louw issues wager to SAA CEO Vuyani Jarana – R100K to charity if SAA profitable by 2021
    Jun 05, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    FMF’s executive director Leon Louw issues…

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  • Massive demand for true price sees website swamped with enquiries!
    Jun 05, 2018 Motoring

    Massive demand for true price sees website…

    The launch of True Price has exceeded all expectations! The website has, quite literally, been swamped with enquiries. Darryl Jacobson, managing director of True Price, says he has been absolutely amazed at the reaction to the launch on June 1.… more
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  • The new Volkswagen Polo Vivo Maxx
    Jun 05, 2018 Motoring

    The new Volkswagen Polo Vivo Maxx

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  • Metair Investments Limited - Potential Transactions And Cautionary Announcement
    Jun 05, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Metair Investments Limited - Potential…

    Metair notes the recent media reports regarding the potential acquisition by Metair of Tovarna Akumulatorskih Baterij d.d. (“TAB”), a manufacturer of batteries based in Mežica, Slovenia within the European Union (the “Potential Transaction”). Metair… more
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  • Building digital concepts through transformation in manufacturing, property & facilities management
    Jun 05, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Building digital concepts through…

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  • SAPICS 2018; A Supply Chain Conference for Every Industry - Last Mile Logistics and how to make sure all goes according to plan
    Jun 05, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    SAPICS 2018; A Supply Chain Conference for…

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    Jun 05, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    CAPAS 2018 records elevated figures to serve…

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  • Debut podium for Bentley Boy Pepper
    Jun 04, 2018 Motorsport

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  • Hyundai tackles Rally Italia in the lead and on a high after victory in Portugal
    Jun 04, 2018 Motorsport

    Hyundai tackles Rally Italia in the lead and…

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    Jun 04, 2018 Motorsport

    McLaren special operations recreates…

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    Jun 04, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    New app for African farmers will help…

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  • Have you heard about the Chrysler Rumour?
    Jun 04, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Have you heard about the Chrysler Rumour?

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  • Fuel to jump again on oil, April deficit
    Jun 04, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Fuel to jump again on oil, April deficit

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  • Goodyear presents top technologies at The Tyre Cologne 2018
    Jun 04, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Goodyear presents top technologies at The…

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  • Know Your Towing Rights
    Jun 04, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Know Your Towing Rights

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  • SKF Product Information - BMW X5/X6
    Jun 04, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    SKF Product Information - BMW X5/X6

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  • Record Automechanika in anniversary year with new trend theme Classic Cars
    Jun 04, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Record Automechanika in anniversary year…

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  • Auto Alert June 2018
    Jun 04, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Auto Alert June 2018

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  • Some Advice to Cyril Ramaphosa – from Kipling and Sunter
    Jun 04, 2018 The Phoenix

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    My editorials in the March, April, and May 2018 issues of aBr clearly spelt out the failings and even worse of our esteemed governing party over the past ten years. These editorials, titled “Our Bloated Ship of Sate”, “The First Step – with a Long… more
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    Jun 04, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Vehicle insurance claim rejected? This is…

    The Ombudsman for Short-Term Insurance has published her annual report for the 2017 calendar year, and almost half of the complaints received were for motor vehicle claims. Consumers should take note that one of the leading causes for a rejected… more
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    Jun 04, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Mercedes-Benz revisits Chapmans Peak crash…

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  • New cylinder components and gaskets primed for use on 6090 PowerTech™ engines
    Jun 04, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    New cylinder components and gaskets primed…

    Federal-Mogul Motorparts adds to existing cylinder and gasket range Federal-Mogul Motorparts has launched a new product line of FP Diesel® cylinder components and gaskets for use on the John Deere 6090 PowerTech™ Tier 2, 3, IT4 & FT4 engines, used… more
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  • First British GT victory of 2018 for Osborne as McLaren 570S GT4 scores wins and podiums at Snetterton
    Jun 04, 2018 Motorsport

    First British GT victory of 2018 for Osborne…

    MSO Bespoke commission delivers personalised McLaren 675LT in 1,000 hour-plus project Striking Gulf Racing exterior colour scheme is a tribute to the 1997 Gulf-Davidoff GTC team McLaren F1 GTR ‘Longtail’ Bespoke cabin finish, 20-spoke wheels and MSO… more
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  • SA vehicle market to remain positive in 2018, driven by stable inflation, low interest rates and manufacturing sales incentives, says Standard Bank
    Jun 02, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    SA vehicle market to remain positive in…

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  • NAAMSA comment on the May 2018 industry new vehicle sales statistics
    Jun 02, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    NAAMSA comment on the May 2018 industry new…

    Commenting on the new vehicle sales statistics for the month of May, 2018 – the Association said that the latest vehicle sales and export numbers had continued in line with general industry expectations. In the event new vehicle sales at 42984 had… more
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  • The end of the traditional 9-5?
    May 31, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    The end of the traditional 9-5?

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  • Honda Aircraft Company unveils the HondaJet Elite
    May 31, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Honda Aircraft Company unveils the HondaJet…

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    May 31, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Audi South Africa employee is driving…

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  • The Tire Cologne: The winners of the Kreativpreis 2018
    May 31, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    The Tire Cologne: The winners of the…

    To be honoured in the context of the Grand Opening Even before THE TIRE COLOGNE opens the exhibition halls on 29 May 2018, the first highlight was already on the programme: the Grand Opening event on the evening prior to the event with the… more
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  • Jeff Osborne is head of Gumtree Automotive
    May 31, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    A sign of good times? SA car buyers are…

    A long golden run for used vehicle sales in South Africa is slowing down noticeably. The second hand market has been a “buy-at-any-price” space for quite some time due to macro-economic pressures on consumers, over-priced new cars and online trading… more
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  • MasterDrive Newsletter - 29 May 2018
    May 30, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    MasterDrive Newsletter - 29 May 2018

    MasterTips: Fuel prices soar Fuel prices reached an all time high in May 2018 as prices neared the R15 mark. Motorists will not be breathing a sigh of relief any time soon as another, even higher, increase is expected for June. MasterTest: The SA… more
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  • The road ahead for SA Express
    May 30, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    The road ahead for SA Express

    The SA Express team, board of directors and Minster Pravin Gordhan’s Intervention Team have a total commitment to quality and safety and keep this obligation top of mind as we carry out our operations. While the grounding of SA Express has been an… more
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  • Kobus Pretorius -  Engen False Bay builds a water desalination plant
    May 30, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Digging deep to provide refreshing water at…

    Kobus Pretorius is a man with the customer at heart. As the owner of the Engen False Bay 1 Stop, Kobus has just installed a water desalination plant that converts borehole water into purified water. False Bay 1 Stop is an Engen flagship highway site… more
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  • Advanced Manufacturing opportunities in Africa
    May 30, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Advanced Manufacturing opportunities in…

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  • FAW meets its customers on their turf
    May 30, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    FAW meets its customers on their turf

    FAW South Africa has once again met and interacted with its customers at the Nampo Harvest Day in Bothaville, Free State. The company’s stand at the popular annual agricultural show featured an impressive ‘showroom’ of FAW models, including the… more
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  • Volvo Cars to expand production following overwhelming demand for XC40
    May 30, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Volvo Cars to expand production following…

    Volvo Cars, the premium car maker, has received almost 80,000 orders for the new award-winning XC40 small SUV and is expanding production in Europe and China in order to meet demand. Production will be expanded at its Ghent manufacturing plant and… more
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  • New Renault Clio R.S. 18 brings f1 to South African shores
    May 30, 2018 Motoring

    New Renault Clio R.S. 18 brings f1 to South…

    The exclusive New Clio R.S. 18 F1 proudly boasts redefined levels of race technology, superlative performance and unique F1-inspired R.S. styling. Collectors' Edition built from the Clio R.S. 220 EDC Trophy, celebrating Renault's 40-year-long F1… more
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  • Mazda Celebrates 50 Million Vehicles Made in Japan
    May 30, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Mazda Celebrates 50 Million Vehicles Made in…

    Mazda Motor Corporation has announced that cumulative production in Japan reached 50 million units on May 15. The company held a commemorative ceremony at its Hofu Plant in Yamaguchi prefecture. Representative Director, President and CEO Masamichi… more
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  • By Dumisani Bengu Head of Franchising at Absa
    May 30, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Franchise industry continues to drive value…

    Mergers and acquisitions (M&A) have become an important driver of value in the South African franchise industry sector, which continues to grow in both volume and value for investors in this low risk high return sector of the economy. This is… more
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  • Beeld Readers' Rate Tiger Wheel & Tyre Tops in Readers' Choice Awards
    May 30, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Beeld Readers' Rate Tiger Wheel & Tyre Tops…

    Tiger Wheel & Tyre, the most award-winning brand in Southern Africa's retail wheel and tyre industry, today announced that it has won the Beeld newspaper's "Leserskeuse" (Readers' Choice) Award for the sixth consecutive year, in the Tyre Suppliers… more
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  • Reigning championship Giniel de Villiers hopes to make it three in a row. Image Nadia Jordaan
    May 28, 2018 Motorsport

    Midas touch route for Toyota Kalahari…

    The old and the new combine for challenging weekend of world-class motor racing Route director Adri Roets and a team from the Botswana Tourist Organisation (BTO) has again displayed a Midas touch with the route for this year’s Toyota Kalahari… more
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  • Julian van der Watt impresses on oval debut
    May 28, 2018 Motorsport

    Julian van der Watt impresses on oval debut

    Cape Town’s US Formula 2000 driver Julian van der Watt was quick, but out of luck at the weekend’s fifth round US Formula 2000 series race at Indianapolis. Van der Watt enjoyed a positive oval track debut on the kilometre-long Lucas Oil Raceway… more
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  • Autopromotec Blog News - May 2018
    May 28, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Autopromotec Blog News - May 2018

    Autopromotec Conference presents a space dedicated to innovation On the occasion of the 2018 edition, Autopromotec Conference, scheduled from 13 to 14 June at the Unipol Arena in Casalecchio di Reno (Bologna), has foreseen an important novelty: the… more
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  • Contemporary sculptor-painter David Gerstein relies on Standox
    May 28, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Contemporary sculptor-painter David Gerstein…

    David Gerstein‘s colourful 3D metal sculptures are designed to look fantastic for decades, which is why the Israeli pop art artist trusts Standox. David Gerstein’s works of art are famous in galleries and public spaces around the world, and they all… more
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  • #FirestoneINDY500 Competition Winners
    May 28, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    #FirestoneINDY500 Competition Winners

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  • Meet the Movers and Shakers of the Manufacturing Industry
    May 28, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Meet the Movers and Shakers of the…

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  • 2018 Honda GL1800 Gold Wing
    May 28, 2018 Motoring

    2018 Honda GL1800 Gold Wing

    Model updates: Redesigned from the wheels up, the new Honda Gold Wing is sharper, more compact and lighter; its monumental flat six-cylinder engine now features 4-valves per cylinder and comes equipped with Throttle By Wire, 4 riding modes, Honda… more
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  • The new Volkswagen Crafter
    May 28, 2018 Motoring

    The new Volkswagen Crafter

    Economical, functional and reliable like never before Front or rear wheel drive with a manual gearbox The new Crafter, the '2017 International Van of the Year', sets entirely new standards for assistance systems in the segment for large vans With a… more
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  • SA Express provides more information
    May 28, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    SA Express provides more information

    Johannesburg, 25 May 2018: Following the South African Civil Aviation Authority’s (SACAA) decision to temporarily suspend SA Express’ Air Operator’s Certificate (AOC), as well as its certification as an Approved Maintenance Organisation (AMO), the… more
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  • (Left) Mark Handley to Head up Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles & (Right) Ryan Searle appointed as Volkswagen’s National Sales Manager
    May 28, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Volkswagen Group South Africa announces…

    Volkswagen Group South Africa has announced two senior appointments in two of its Brands. Mark Handley has been appointed as Head of Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles, which is one of the three brands currently operating in South Africa under the… more
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  • Eric Snyder (right), SEMA’s congressional affairs director, received the “E” Star Award from U.S. Department of Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross.
    May 28, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    SEMA eNews, Vol. 21, No. 21

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  • Born Free pleads with Zambian President to spare the lives of 2,000 wild hippos
    May 28, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Born Free pleads with Zambian President to…

    Hippo massacre could be bloody reality if government-approved cull goes ahead In a shocking and secretive move, Zambian authorities have overturned their 2016 decision to suspend the brutal culling of up to 2,000 hippos in the world-famous Luangwa… more
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  • Isuzu launches exclusive X-Rider Black edition
    May 28, 2018 Motoring

    Isuzu launches exclusive X-Rider Black…

    Isuzu Motors South Africa (IMSA) is adding a further dash of exclusivity and appeal to its bakkie range with the introduction of the X-Rider Black - a limited edition all-black model available as part of its popular Double Cab line-up. "The X-Rider… more
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  • SA Express responds to SA CAA Grounding
    May 28, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    SA Express responds to SA CAA Grounding

    SA Express confirms that the South African Civil Aviation Authority (SACAA) has suspended the airline’s Air Operator’s Certificate (AOC) as well as the certification for an Approved Maintenance Organisation (AMO). The SACAA finding relates, amongst… more
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  • How to unlock R50 billion pf private sector investment to build Africa’s first Auto City.
    May 28, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    How to unlock R50 billion pf private sector…

    Rosslyn Hub, a R3-billion, mixed use development, that will enable the city of Tshwane to become the automotive capital of Africa, was launched at the African Construction and Totally Concrete Expo on Wednesday, 16 May 2018 at the Gallagher… more
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  • Ryan Hunt Alpen ASAP Racing puts his Austrian Erzberg Enduro race on hold after a serious crash while training
    May 25, 2018 Motorsport

    Ryan Hunt Alpen ASAP Racing puts his…

    Team mate Guillaume Hardy will go ahead and compete with support from Hunt at the event After months of preparation, training and building the Husky’s for the worlds toughest Enduro, the Austrian Erzberg Rodeo, a recent crash while training saw Ryan… more
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  • Upcoming Events 25 May - 18 June 2018
    May 25, 2018 Motorsport

    Upcoming Events 25 May - 18 June 2018

    25.05.2018 FIM WORLD SUPERSPORT 300 CHAMPIONSHIP, DONINGTON PARK, GREAT BRITAIN 01.06.2018 FIM ENDURO WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP, TALLINN, ESTONIA 02.06.2018 FIM MOTOGP ROOKIES CUP, MUGELLO, ITALY 02.06.2018 FIM TRIAL WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP, JAPAN 03.06.2018… more
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  • New tech from Ford could be the answer to finding parking spaces
    May 25, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    New tech from Ford could be the answer to…

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  • Imperial Logistics enjoys sweet success in premium chocolate contract
    May 25, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Imperial Logistics enjoys sweet success in…

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  • As blockchain grows in usage, there are intriguing opportunities for AI to work with it to transform the driving experience
    May 25, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    As blockchain grows in usage, there are…

    Renting a car can be a time-consuming process. You have to go to the rental agency, wait for the attendant to fill out the leasing forms, which you must then check and sign before even getting sight of the keys. It’s a hassle and that’s even when… more
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  • 2019 Honda CRF450L
    May 25, 2018 Motoring

    2019 Honda CRF450L

    New model updates: Using the CRF450R moto-crosser as a base, Honda's new road-legal dual-purpose motorcycle has a tough, lightweight chassis built to find all the available grip, powered by an engine that delivers strong, usable power right from the… more
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  • Quarterly review of business conditions: new vehicle manufacturing industry / Automotive sector: quarter ended 31st March, 2018
    May 25, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Quarterly review of business conditions: new…

    NAAMSA submits the following report on business conditions in the South African new motor vehicle manufacturing Industry and the automotive sector during the first quarter of 2018. 1. EMPLOYMENT LEVELS AND TRENDS The number of persons employed by… more
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  • Cummins and Komatsu launch Technical Education for Communities (TEC) programme in South Africa
    May 25, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Cummins and Komatsu launch Technical…

    Engine, filtration, and genset manufacturer Cummins Africa Middle East, in conjunction with earthmoving, mining, construction, and utility equipment supplier and aftermarket provider Komatsu Africa Holdings have inaugurated a new Technical Education… more
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  • Securex South Africa and A-OSH EXPO 2018 show record numbers on opening day
    May 25, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Securex South Africa and A-OSH EXPO 2018…

    Opening day numbers were up by more than one thousand visitors in total yesterday as Africa’s leading security and fire focused trade show, Securex South Africa, and the continent’s leading occupational safety and health exhibition, A-OSH EXPO,… more
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  • Advanced Manufacturing Innovation Awards - Recognising Excellence and Innovation
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    May 25, 2018 Motoring

    All-New Volvo XC60 launches in SA

    The much anticipated all-new Volvo XC60 - and current 2018 World Car of the Year - is now available in South Africa. The new car replaces Volvo's highly-successful original XC60, which in the nine years since its launch became the best-selling… more
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  • Dana Inaugurates New Facility to Support Automakers with Thermal-Management and New-Energy Solutions in Yancheng, China
    May 25, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Dana Inaugurates New Facility to Support…

    Dana Incorporated (NYSE: DAN) today inaugurated a facility in Yancheng, China, that will manufacture thermal-management products for conventional and new-energy vehicles. Dana repurposed an 8,000 square-meter (86,000 square-foot) plant with an… more
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  • Avis Van Rental Movement Report 2018: Movement and the economy intimately linked
    May 25, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Avis Van Rental Movement Report 2018

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  • WOULDWOOD develops systems for environmentally friendly construction and vehicle manufacturing
    May 25, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    WOULDWOOD develops systems for…

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  • Fifth edition of CAPAS opens, welcoming flourishing Southwest China’s automotive prospects
    May 25, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Fifth edition of CAPAS opens, welcoming…

    The fifth edition of Chengdu International Trade Fair for Automotive Parts and Aftermarket Services (CAPAS) is opening its doors from 24 May 2018. Keeping a strong foothold in the fast-evolving automotive industry in China, CAPAS has established… more
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  • Rally To Read
    May 24, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Rally To Read

    How would you spend R35,000? A deposit on a new car? A smart TV? A couple of days in a luxury game reserve? What about this as an alternative: a weekend away that could change the lives not only of you and your family or colleagues, but also those… more
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  • Conference at Cape Automotive Forum will deal with many burning issues
    May 24, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Conference at Cape Automotive Forum will…

    All aspects of the motor industry are in flux, both internationally and locally. The variables range from electricity becoming an important power source for cars, while diesel engines face bans, autonomous driving vehicles and a total rethink in… more
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  • MiX Telematics invests towards the long–term prospects of small, black–owned fitment centres
    May 24, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    MiX Telematics invests towards the long–term…

    23 May 2018; Beame, a brand by MiX Telematics, announced plans to roll out its first Enterprise Development based, mobile fitment centre which will be exhibited at the South Africa Bike Festival, taking place at the Kyalami Grand Prix from the 25 – 27… more
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  • Fiat Brand Advertising Wins Awards At The
    May 24, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Fiat Brand Advertising Wins Awards At The…

    Fiat won the coveted "GrandPrix 2018" trophy, Italy's top advertising award, for the first time with its "Tribute to 500 - Integrated Mktg Communication Campaign". Comprising three projects created to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the iconic… more
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  • JEC Group sets the stage for composites materials at upcoming international motor shows
    May 24, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    JEC Group sets the stage for composites…

    In its aim to promote composites materials, JEC Group will highlight the latest technologies that enable the automotive industry to innovate in product design, emission reductions and production. In its mission to address composites end-use… more
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  • African Development Bank and Korea launch the Korea-Africa Energy Investment Facility
    May 24, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    African Development Bank and Korea launch…

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  • FRAM Filters goes full throttle in Australia
    May 23, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    FRAM Filters goes full throttle in Australia

    2017 saw the FRAM Filters brand launched to the Australian automotive aftermarket, through the global partnership between G.U.D. Holdings and Filpro Automotive. Filpro Automotive markets and distributes G.U.D. Holdings leading brands, FRAM Filters,… more
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  • MasterDrive Newsletter - 22 May 2018
    May 23, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    MasterDrive Newsletter - 22 May 2018

    MasterTips: What is advanced driving? Average driving causes much of our problems on the road. Therefore one’s driving should be better than the average driver in order to be considered advanced. MasterTest: Driving expressions: Alfa Stelvio SUVs… more
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  • KSB Pumps for University of Pretoria laboratory
    May 23, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    KSB Pumps for University of Pretoria…

    KSB Pumps and Valves has assisted the University of Pretoria in the construction of a large controlled-temperature test unit, which will form the backbone of ongoing research into heat transfer, fluid mechanics and thermodynamics. The impressive… more
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  • The Festival of Motoring, presented by WesBank, returns to the Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit for its third annual motoring extravaganza
    May 23, 2018 Motoring

    The Festival of Motoring, presented by…

    The Festival of Motoring, presented by WesBank, is back and bigger than ever! The Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit will once again host the only national, industry-supported, auto show from 31st of August to 2nd of September 2018, brought to you by Messe… more
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  • CYMOT Loyalty Card
    May 23, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

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  • Hyundai's i20 gets smarter, with a refreshed design and new flagship derivative
    May 23, 2018 Motoring

    Hyundai's i20 gets smarter, with a refreshed…

    Hyundai Automotive South Africa is continuing its success in the segment for mid-sized hatchbacks by introducing a refreshed i20 line-up with a more modern design, and the addition of a 1.4 Active flagship derivative. "The i20 is one of our… more
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  • MAHLE ramps up production for large automotive OEM
    May 22, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    MAHLE ramps up production for large…

    Durban, South Africa - MAHLE Behr South Africa (MBZA), a specialist for automotive air conditioning and engine cooling in both passenger and commercial vehicles, recently launched their new production line to manufacture and supply engine cooling… more
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  • Will European diesel and petrol car bans kill the autos industry?
    May 22, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Will European diesel and petrol car bans…

    The UK and France have put plans in motion to eliminate petrol and diesel cars by 2040 in a bid to improve air quality. While these bans are still largely conceptual, it’s suspected that they will make both the private and professional sale of pure… more
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  • Safer cars a better choice for new buyers
    May 22, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Safer cars a better choice for new buyers

    Almost 75% of prospective new car owners say their purchase decision will be influenced by whether a car has been crash tested – and safety rated. This is one of the findings of a new survey recently conducted by the Automobile Association (AA).… more
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  • The 2018 Mille Miglia is a triumph for Alfa Romeo
    May 22, 2018 Motorsport

    The 2018 Mille Miglia is a triumph for Alfa…

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  • Strong growth predicted for the second hand car market
    May 22, 2018 Mobilty Beat

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  • Renault Sandero range even more attractive with the launch of the new Sandero Stepway Plus
    May 22, 2018 Motoring

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  • SA leisure car rentals show solid growth
    May 22, 2018 Mobilty Beat

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  • Volvo drives prosperity through skills and youth development
    May 22, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Volvo drives prosperity through skills and…

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  • Volkswagen's top dealers announced
    May 22, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

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    May 21, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

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  • Refreshed Ford Ranger Arrives in 2019 - With More Performance, Efficiency, Features and Capability
    May 21, 2018 Motoring

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  • 60 Reasons to come to SA Bike Festival 2018 - 25-27 May, Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit
    May 21, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

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  • Statement Harald Krüger, Chairman of the Board of Management of BMW AG, 98th Annual General Meeting of BMW AG in Munich on 17th May 2018
    May 21, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

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  • ExxonMobil Supports Operational Efficiencies, according to Stefanutti Stocks Construction Company Field Study
    May 21, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

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  • Smart Nowegians keep SA’s vehicles moving
    May 21, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Smart Nowegians keep SA’s vehicles moving

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  • Stefan Fuchs (left), CEO of FUCHS Petrolub SE; and Paul Deppe, managing director of FUCHS Lubricants South Africa official opening the plant.
    May 21, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

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  •  SEMA eNews, Vol. 21, No. 20
    May 21, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    SEMA eNews, Vol. 21, No. 20

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  • SKF Product Information - Fiat Bravo II
    May 21, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    SKF Product Information - Fiat Bravo II

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  • Recycling counts, but South Africa is only tackling the tip of ‘Waste-Berg’
    May 21, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

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  • Past five years has seen significant milestones for Toyota Kalahari Botswana 1000 desert race
    May 21, 2018 Motorsport

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  • Killarney's epic Saturday
    May 21, 2018 Motorsport

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    May 21, 2018 Motorsport

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  • Imperial Logistics expands digitisation drive with a new supply chain lab in Cape Town
    May 18, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Imperial Logistics expands digitisation…

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  • Hyundai Construction Equipment launch the new Hyundai HL960 HD Heavy Duty Wheeled Loader
    May 18, 2018 Mobilty Beat

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  • Motul launches Additives and Lescot car care ranges
    May 18, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Motul launches Additives and Lescot car care…

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  • SMME’s: How to avoid first-year pitfalls
    May 18, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    SMME’s: How to avoid first-year pitfalls

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  • 2018 Mille Miglia: Sealing and Inspection
    May 18, 2018 Motorsport

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  • Engen continues to walk-the-walk at Nampo 2018
    May 18, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Engen continues to walk-the-walk at Nampo…

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  • Ford – Opening the Skies to All Mankind
    May 18, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Ford – Opening the Skies to All Mankind

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  • Grim outlook for fuel
    May 17, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Grim outlook for fuel

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  • MasterDrive Newsletter - 15 May 2018
    May 17, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    MasterDrive Newsletter - 15 May 2018

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  • Montagu sets the scene for eventful 2018 BMW Motorrad SA GS Trophy
    May 17, 2018 Motorsport

    Montagu sets the scene for eventful 2018 BMW…

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  • Alpine A110 awarded Five-Star Car status at Autocar Awards 2018
    May 17, 2018 Motoring

    Alpine A110 awarded Five-Star Car status at…

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  • Gumtree Auto hosts pre-owned awards for second year
    May 17, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Gumtree Auto hosts pre-owned awards for…

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  • Series: Understanding the lifespan of your car parts
    May 17, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Series: Understanding the lifespan of your…

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  • Joining forces in 2018: MEYLE and DRIFT UNITED
    May 17, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Joining forces in 2018: MEYLE and DRIFT…

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    May 16, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

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  • Aiming to facilitate easy digital tyre checks for millions of drivers
    May 16, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Aiming to facilitate easy digital tyre…

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  • All-New Ford Fiesta - Raising the Stakes in Compact Car Segment
    May 15, 2018 Motoring

    All-New Ford Fiesta - Raising the Stakes in…

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  • Darren Oates takes first podium of the season for Signature Motorsport
    May 15, 2018 Motorsport

    Darren Oates takes first podium of the…

    Round three of the Engen Polo Cup held at Zwartkops Raceway on Saturday was a day of mixed fortunes for the three-car Signature Motorsport Team. On one hand, Darren Oates raced his Payen Polo GTi to a maiden podium for the team in the first race… more
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  • New Engen Polo Cup pace-setter emerges at Zwartkops Raceway
    May 15, 2018 Motorsport

    New Engen Polo Cup pace-setter emerges at…

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  • Another tough challenge for the AutObarn SuperHatch drivers
    May 15, 2018 Motorsport

    Another tough challenge for the AutObarn…

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  • BMW i3, one of the popular ‘green’ searches on AutoTrader. Credit: Press.BMWgroup
    May 15, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    'Green' cars are selling fast and South…

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  • Emirates and Formula 1® renew Global Partnership
    May 15, 2018 Motorsport

    Emirates and Formula 1® renew Global…

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  • Subaru WRX STI Wins the SP3T Class in Nürburgring 24-Hour Race
    May 15, 2018 Motorsport

    Subaru WRX STI Wins the SP3T Class in…

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  • Unconstitutional subdivision restriction the major obstacle to rapid land reform
    May 15, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Unconstitutional subdivision restriction the…

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  • Apps changing the face of vehicle security in South Africa
    May 15, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Apps changing the face of vehicle security…

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  • Engen Audi raises the bar
    May 15, 2018 Motorsport

    Engen Audi raises the bar

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  • NAACAM Show: Heading for Durban in 2019
    May 15, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    NAACAM Show: Heading for Durban in 2019

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  • Automechanika Ho Chi Minh City 2018: second edition steers the local auto industry towards international recognition
    May 15, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Automechanika Ho Chi Minh City 2018: second…

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  • Goodyear Wranglers keep anti-poaching vehicles on track
    May 14, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Goodyear Wranglers keep anti-poaching…

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  • Victory and podiums for Signature Motorsport MINI Team
    May 14, 2018 Motorsport

    Victory and podiums for Signature Motorsport…

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  • SA's van der Watt scores in USF2000
    May 14, 2018 Motorsport

    SA's van der Watt scores in USF2000

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  • Back-to-back race winner De Villiers takes early production vehicle championship lead
    May 14, 2018 Motorsport

    Back-to-back race winner De Villiers takes…

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  • Zwartkops delivers epic national racing
    May 14, 2018 Motorsport

    Zwartkops delivers epic national racing

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  • Are you ready to assist in a roadside emergency?
    May 14, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Are you ready to assist in a roadside…

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  • FedEx Releases 2018 Global Citizenship Report
    May 14, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    FedEx Releases 2018 Global Citizenship Report

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  • SKF Product Information - Ford Kuga
    May 14, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    SKF Product Information - Ford Kuga

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  • Don’t take the insurance bait - cheaper not always better
    May 14, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Don’t take the insurance bait - cheaper not…

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  • Accenture Significantly Expands Footprint with Major Automotive Manufacturer Account
    May 14, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Accenture Significantly Expands Footprint…

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  • SEMA eNews, Vol. 21, No. 19
    May 11, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    SEMA eNews, Vol. 21, No. 19

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  • Mahindra South Africa joins Survivor South Africa: Philippines as vehicle sponsor
    May 11, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Mahindra South Africa joins Survivor South…

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  • Tork Craft introduce their new lightweight ergonomic handled Aluminium Alloy hacksaw
    May 11, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Tork Craft introduce their new lightweight…

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  • How a Lack of Experience Innovation Can Cripple Your Business
    May 11, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    How a Lack of Experience Innovation Can…

    We’ve come a long way in the last century. We’ve put a man on the moon and shot a car into space. We’ve gone from drive-ins to drones, and from telegrams to Twitter. But we still haven’t quite managed to shake one relic from the past: the password.… more
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  • Ford is to extend research into the use in urban areas of plug-in hybrid electric vans that run solely on electric power for most city trips
    May 11, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Ford Explores Cleaner Air and Increased…

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  • Isuzu mu-X takes aim at fast-growing SUV segment
    May 11, 2018 Motoring

    Isuzu mu-X takes aim at fast-growing SUV…

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  • One common mistake could be raising your fuel bill – and putting you in danger
    May 11, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    One common mistake could be raising your…

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  • New Sales Manager for Hytec Cape Town
    May 11, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

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    986
  • New CIPC financial reporting system, XBRL, offers numerous benefits for regulator and filers
    May 11, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    New CIPC financial reporting system, XBRL,…

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  • South African company pushes the boundaries on crypto currency
    May 11, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    South African company pushes the boundaries…

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  • The Two Millionth Fiat 500 Rolls Off The Line
    May 11, 2018 Motoring

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  • Congratulations SA tax payers – you can now keep your own money
    May 11, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Congratulations SA tax payers – you can now…

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  • The evolution of processing equipment
    May 11, 2018 Mobilty Beat

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  • Rolls-Royce launches Cullinan in to the SUV market
    May 11, 2018 Motoring

    Rolls-Royce launches Cullinan in to the SUV…

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    985
  • CNN’s John King to Deliver AAPEX 2018 Keynote Session
    May 11, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

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  • Latest Exhibitors participating in the African Advanced Manufacturing and Composites Show
    May 11, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

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  • 40th International Mini Meeting: THE Venue for Fans of the British Original.
    May 11, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    40th International Mini Meeting: THE Venue…

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  • MiX Telematics demonstrates strong growth and dominant market position
    May 11, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    MiX Telematics demonstrates strong growth…

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  • Van Dyck Floors steps into MasterFibre SA joint venture
    May 11, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Van Dyck Floors steps into MasterFibre SA…

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    987
  • A day in the life of the Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport Paint Shop
    May 09, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    A day in the life of the Mercedes-AMG…

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  • Spring tool sets, Pin Punches, Metalworking, Woodworking, and the Master Mechanic set
    May 09, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    The best nail sets and punches in the world…

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  • Locally Manufactured FALKEN Tyre selected as OE fitment for the popular Volkswagen Polo Hatch
    May 09, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Locally Manufactured FALKEN Tyre selected as…

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  • MasterDrive Newsletter - 08 May 2018
    May 09, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    MasterDrive Newsletter - 08 May 2018

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