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  • Hyundai Motorsport races for WRC titles in final 2018 showdown Down Under
    Nov 16, 2018 Motorsport

    Hyundai Motorsport races for WRC titles in…

    Hyundai Motorsport is Down Under to contest the Rally Australia for what is sure to be a nail-biting climax to the 2018 FIA World Rally Championship this weekend, with Hyundai firmly in contention for both the drivers' and manufacturers' titles.… more
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  • Extended Nulaid contract for Imperial Logistics
    Nov 16, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Extended Nulaid contract for Imperial…

    Reflecting its industry-leading capabilities and deep experience in dedicated retail distribution solutions for time and temperature sensitive products, Imperial Logistics has secured a long-term contract to distribute Nulaid eggs. The group’s… more
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  • Francois Renard appointed Groupe Renault Global Marketing Director
    Nov 16, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Francois Renard appointed Groupe Renault…

    As of November 19, 2018, François Renard will join Groupe Renault as Global Marketing Director. He will report to Thierry Bolloré, Chief Operating Officer, and sit on the Groupe Renault Management Committee (CDR). In the Global Marketing Division,… more
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  • Get a FREE holiday safety check
    Nov 16, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Get a FREE holiday safety check

    For Mitsubishi Motors South Africa, nothing is more important than the safety of Mitsubishi owners and their families. Free 28-point safety check All Mitsubishi vehicles included Programme running before the start of the annual December holidays… more
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  • With the signing of the MoU, Continental and EasyMile aim to prepare driving tests of autonomous vehicles on public roads in Singapore. F. l. t. r.: Kien Foh Lo, Ralph Lauxmann (Continental), Gilbert Gagnaire, Eric Wicart (EasyMile)
    Nov 16, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Continental and EasyMile inaugurate new…

    A signed Memorandum of Understanding enables intense collaboration by experts from both companies to prepare the test of self-driving vehicles on public roads of the city-state Strongly interconnected with Continental’s and EasyMile’s global… more
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  • SEMA eNews, Vol. 21, No. 46
    Nov 16, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    SEMA eNews, Vol. 21, No. 46

    Gain Exclusive Access to the 2019 Toyota Corolla The SEMA Garage, in partnership with Toyota, will hold a Measuring Session for the ’19 Corolla Hatchback, Tuesday, November 27. BREAKING NEWS SEMA Cares to Host Inaugural Cars & Coffee Holiday… more
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  • Cry our beloved constitution and manufacturing in South Africa
    Nov 15, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Cry our beloved constitution and…

    The plastics industry is troubled by the reluctance of the press to publicize the brutal and savage attacks on employers and employees by employees affiliated to the National Union of Metalworkers of SA (NUMSA) during the strike action in this… more
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  • Limited-Edition Subaru WRX STi Diamond Edition30
    Nov 15, 2018 Motoring

    Limited-Edition Subaru WRX STi Diamond…

    THE FASTEST, MOST POWERFUL STi - EVER Developed exclusively in South Africa Only 30 Limited Edition, individually numbered models will be sold in South Africa More powerful than ever before As a celebration of thirty years of STi, Subaru Southern… more
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  • EV Future would like to welcome you....
    Nov 15, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    EV Future would like to welcome you....

    It is with great excitement that we announce, EV Hillclimb, 36 Hour Endurance Challenge, E-Conomy Challenge & E-Mobility Indaba. By way of introduction Jukwaa Events is the company behind the successful 2018 edition of the Sasol Solar Challenge.… more
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  • Richard Green, National Director of the South African Motor Body Repair Association (SAMBRA)
    Nov 15, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Insured - could you still be liable for your…

    Motor vehicle insurance should be simple and, most importantly, provide the motorist with peace of mind. Today most motorists generally do not deal with a direct insurer but rather take out a policy through an ‘intermediary’, most commonly referred… more
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  • Fiat is the Main Sponsor of the Turin Film Festival
    Nov 15, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Fiat is the Main Sponsor of the Turin Film…

    For the fourth consecutive year, Fiat is the Main Sponsor of the TFF, the Turin Film Festival, to be held from 23 November to 1 December. The new 500X and 500L models will ferry Festival guests around throughout the event. This strengthens the deep… more
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  • Explore new adventures in style in the new Mitsubishi Pajero Sport Shogun
    Nov 15, 2018 Motoring

    Explore new adventures in style in the new…

    Mitsubishi Motors South Africa is launching the Mitsubishi Pajero Sport Shogun Limited Edition, based on the popular Pajero Sport 4x4 8-speed A/T, offering customers a vehicle ready for their family action adventure - staying connected and fully… more
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  • South Africa’s tax burden rests on a few
    Nov 15, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    South Africa’s tax burden rests on a few

    Lessons for SA’s tax policy from the UK Budget – 'as you sow, so shall you reap' A must read article by Alec Hogg, published in BizNews on 30 October 2018 Given my background, it was hard not to compare yesterday’s UK Budget with last week’s one… more
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  • Dewald Ranft, Chairman of the Motor Industry Workshop Association (MIWA)
    Nov 15, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Series: Understanding the lifespan of your…

    Filters – the good, the bad and the ugly Regular maintenance and repairs will keep your vehicle safe and reliable. The servicing and replacement of the filters is a must. But how often should this happen? Dewald Ranft, Chairman of the Motor Industry… more
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  • Former president Thabo Mbeki urges ANC rethink on EWC
    Nov 15, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Former president Thabo Mbeki urges ANC…

    It is a well-known fact that the ANC sees itself not primarily as a ruling party but rather as a movement. This means that it needs to justify its continued existence in terms of the attainment of the objectives given at the organisation’s founding.… more
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  • MasterDrive Newsletter - 13 November 2018
    Nov 14, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    MasterDrive Newsletter - 13 November 2018

    MasterTips: Are we too reliant on technology? Two out of three owners of vehicles equipped with advanced driver assistance systems say they trust them, but many misunderstand the limitations of the technology. Evidence suggests that drivers could… more
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  • Alliance Ventures invests in Enevate to advance li-Ion battery technology for electric vehicles
    Nov 14, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Alliance Ventures invests in Enevate to…

    Enevate's silicon-dominant Li-ion technology features extreme fast-charging capabilities with high energy density and improved safety. Alliance Ventures, the strategic venture capital arm of Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi, has announced today that it has… more
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  • Dramatic season finale sees Kriel finish as 2018 Runner-up
    Nov 14, 2018 Motorsport

    Dramatic season finale sees Kriel finish as…

    A dramatic 2018 MotorMart VW Challenge season finale saw Stiaan Kriel controversially finishing as championship runner up on Saturday, November 10. His on-track performance would have seen him taking his maiden title, but two significant protests… more
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  • Electric forklifts for fast-growing drinks producer
    Nov 14, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Electric forklifts for fast-growing drinks…

    Multi-national beverage manufacturer, Kingsley Beverages, has become the first largescale company in South Africa to make the switch from internal combustion-engine forklifts to more productive and efficient electric machines from Linde. With a… more
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  • BMW at the Los Angeles Auto Show 2018
    Nov 14, 2018 Motoring

    BMW at the Los Angeles Auto Show 2018

    The BMW X7, BMW 8 Series Convertible, BMW M340i xDrive Sedan and BMW Vision iNEXT will celebrate their world premieres at the international motor show in California. BMW has a pageant of highlights in store for the Los Angeles Auto Show 2018, with… more
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  • Dealerships Are Moving Online & Car Buyers Are The Big Winners.
    Nov 14, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Dealerships Are Moving Online & Car Buyers…

    Online classifieds platforms in South Africa are increasingly merging the worlds of private and dealership car sales. Nunben Dixon, Head of Gumtree Automotive Operations, says that auto sales sites like Gumtree initially were dominated by informal,… more
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  • Eugene van der Berg & Wayne Greenwood
    Nov 13, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    FAW the truck dealer of choice in Mozambique

    In August this year Choice Diesel Mozambique became the first and only independent sales and service dealer of FAW trucks in Mozambique. The company started its journey in Mozambique trading in second hand trucks, however client’s needs have driven… more
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  • Volkswagen launches 1.0 TSI Caddy
    Nov 13, 2018 Motoring

    Volkswagen launches 1.0 TSI Caddy

    The Caddy 1.0 TSI joins the 2.0 TDI in the Trendline model range Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles has introduced a 1.0 TSI model derivative of the hugely popular Caddy in South Africa. The second best-selling model in Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles'… more
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  • Matt Smith Captures 2018 Pro Stock Motorcycle World Championship Riding on DENSO Iridium Spark Plugs
    Nov 13, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Matt Smith Captures 2018 Pro Stock…

    DENSO spark plugs also power Tanner Gray to Pro Stock championship DENSO Iridium spark plugs rocketed NHRA racer Matt Smith across the finish line Sunday to capture the 2018 Pro Stock Motorcycle world championship at the season-ending Auto Club NHRA… more
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  • RoboSense LiDAR Wins CES 2019 Innovation Award for Autonomous Car Technology with “Gaze” Function Similar to Human Eyes
    Nov 13, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    RoboSense LiDAR Wins CES 2019 Innovation…

    Revolutionary RoboSense RS-IPLS Intelligent Perception LiDAR System is the First Hardware & Software Algorithm Based Solution Created for the Mass Production of Safer Autonomous Vehicles November 12, 2018, Shenzhen, China – RoboSense… more
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  • ROCOL gearbox lubricant from BI helps combat water ingress
    Nov 13, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    ROCOL gearbox lubricant from BI helps combat…

    The food and beverage, pharmaceutical, and other clean environments require NSF H1-grade lubricants for hygiene and health and safety purposes. ROCOL Rapid Demulse 220 from leading supplier is ideal for such demanding applications. This is a… more
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  • Abarth 124 Spider Takes Starring Role alongside Sting & Shaggy in
    Nov 13, 2018 Motoring

    Abarth 124 Spider Takes Starring Role…

    The Abarth 124 Spider takes a starring role alongside Sting & Shaggy in the official music video for their new track, "Gotta Get Back My Baby" - the latest single, co-produced by Teflon (Wyclef Jean, Fat Joe, Ruff Ryders) and Martin Kierszenbaum… more
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  •  ArcelorMittal SA - Steel industry capture within the context of state capture
    Nov 13, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    ArcelorMittal SA - Steel industry capture…

    Pre-2015 dti Minister Rob Davies was a staunch critic of AMSA (ArcellorMittal SA), to such an extent that he removed the 5 percent duty that was in place at the time. That was done in retaliation of AMSA’s policy of import parity pricing and AMSA’s… more
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  • Amending the Constitution on shaky grounds will cause illegitimacy
    Nov 13, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Amending the Constitution on shaky grounds…

    Removing the right to compensation when expropriating property that is currently contained in section 25 of the Constitution, will be a lethal blow to the legitimacy and stability of our constitutional order if done under present conditions. The… more
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  • 2018 Formula One Heineken Brazilian Grand Prix - Race - Sunday
    Nov 12, 2018 Motorsport

    2018 Formula One Heineken Brazilian Grand…

    Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 Team finishes with Charles Leclerc back in 7th place Weather: sunny/cloudy and dry, 21-25°C air, 35-45°C track The Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 Team leaves Sao Paulo with a superb race by Charles Leclerc and a consolidated 8th position… more
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  • Gumtree World Rallycross of South Africa Offical drivers for 2018
    Nov 12, 2018 Motorsport

    Gumtree World Rallycross of South Africa…

    It’s confirmed: the Gumtree World Rallycross of South Africa, on the 24th and 25th of November at the Killarney Raceway in Cape Town, is the only place to be if you’re a speed freak and confirmed is the final list of drivers who will be battling it… more
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  • Hot race action thrills Pretoria crowd
    Nov 12, 2018 Motorsport

    Hot race action thrills Pretoria crowd

    Zwartkops Raceway’s 2018 race season came to a stylish close on Saturday when the Grand Finale meeting delivered a most entertaining day of on-track action to an enthusiastic crowd in sizzling hot conditions. Charl Arangies had already wrapped up… more
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  • Kyle Tucker was crowned winner of the fifth-annual SEMA Battle of the Builders® competition for his 1969 Chevy Camaro
    Nov 12, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Tucker named 2018 SEMA Battle of the…

    SEMA Show vehicle builders to be featured in one-hour TV special on Velocity Network Jan. 7, 2019 Kyle Tucker was crowned winner of the fifth-annual SEMA Battle of the Builders® competition for his 1969 Chevy Camaro during SEMA Ignited, the official… more
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  • Opel makes 'Car of the Year Top 20' ... TWICE!
    Nov 12, 2018 Motoring

    Opel makes 'Car of the Year Top 20' ...…

    Journalists of The South African Guild of Motoring has announced the semi-finalists in the 2019 AutoTrader SA Car of the Year competition. Opel features twice! Both the Opel Grandland X and Crossland X SUVs feature in the top 20. SUVs are dominating… more
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  • Giniel de Villiers/Dennis Murphy Overall Production Vehicle Champions  - Image:  Nadia Jordaan
    Nov 12, 2018 Motorsport

    Hard earned honours for 2018 SACCS Champions

    The recent Gold 400 rounded off the 2018 South African Cross Country Series (SACCS) that consisted of six tough events all over the country and Botswana with various title battles from the start. It was also a season where teams and manufacturers… more
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  • Alfa Romeo Giulia wins two categories at
    Nov 09, 2018 Motoring

    Alfa Romeo Giulia wins two categories at…

    Performance-oriented readers of German car magazine vote Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio top pick of category 'Imported Standard Sedans/Station Wagons up to 100,000 Euro' (www.sportauto.de/sportautoaward). Alfa Romeo Giulia Veloce is victorious in… more
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  • Start of production in Dingolfing: First BMW 8 Series Convertible rolls off the line
    Nov 09, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Start of production in Dingolfing: First BMW…

    Second BMW 8 Series model from Lower Bavaria Open sportscar with classic textile soft top Market launch in March 2019 with two model variants Four months after production of the new BMW 8 Series Coupé ramped up in Dingolfing, the BMW 8 Series family… more
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  • Over 325 entries for PE race festival
    Nov 09, 2018 Motorsport

    Over 325 entries for PE race festival

    If there ever was a meeting to end a race season off in style, then the Aldo Scribante Racetrack’s 2018 finale must be it. The Algoa Motor Sport Club has attracted over 325 entries from the Bay and around the county, all set to deliver a day of… more
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  • Engen Learn programme provides critical life-skills
    Nov 09, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Engen Learn programme provides critical…

    Engen, in collaboration with FUEL Online Training, has delivered a record 3.5 million training interventions to Engen forecourt attendants around the country since its inception in 2013. The training focuses on job skills and competencies related to… more
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  • Toyota continues to dominate SA vehicle quality survey
    Nov 09, 2018 Motoring

    Toyota continues to dominate SA vehicle…

    Toyota has improved on its 2016 performance in the latest Ipsos Vehicle Quality Awards. The Ipsos Vehicle Quality Survey (VQS) was conducted throughout South Africa in 2017, involving survey feedback from 7 000 owners of vehicles from 16 brands.… more
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  • Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport Masterclass: airbrushing – precision and process create perfection
    Nov 09, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport…

    Spies Hecker looks at the airbrush skills on the Mercedes-AMG F1 W09 EQ Power+ race cars In the airbrush’s relatively short life - the first patent was awarded in 1892 - it has established itself as an instrument that craftspeople and artists love… more
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  • Sunny conditions continue in commercial vehicle sector
    Nov 09, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Sunny conditions continue in commercial…

    The sun is still shining over the South African commercial vehicle industry, as the sector reported another growth month in October. Year-on-year statistics for October show that sales grew by 5.3% to 2 648 units. Looking at year-to-date figures,… more
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  • All-New Mazda3 to Premiere at Los Angeles Auto Show
    Nov 09, 2018 Motoring

    All-New Mazda3 to Premiere at Los Angeles…

    Mazda Motor Corporation announced today that the all-new Mazda3 will make its world premiere at the Los Angeles Auto Show, open to the public November 30th through to December 9th 2018. Press days are November 28 to 29. The all-new Mazda3 adopts a… more
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  • General Tire backs Team SA at Lifesaving World Champs
    Nov 09, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    General Tire backs Team SA at Lifesaving…

    Team SA will compete in youth and open categories in Australia from 17 November to 2 December General Tire assisted with funding for travel costs, supported by high-profile multi-media campaign in print, digital, social media and television South… more
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  • Van production expands for Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi in France
    Nov 09, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Van production expands for…

    Industry-leading plant in Maubeuge to become the small van center of excellence for the Alliance with allocation of next-generation Renault Kangoo and New Nissan NV250 Renault Sandouville Plant to produce a new Mitsubishi Motors van based on Renault… more
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  • Palletways Italia Goes Green
    Nov 09, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Palletways Italia Goes Green

    Imperial Logistics group company, Palletways Italia has introduced the network’s first electric trucks which will deliver to the limited traffic zone in Bologna. The area is designed to reduce congestion and pollution in the city center and only… more
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  • Mahindra crowns its Tekfest champions
    Nov 09, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Mahindra crowns its Tekfest champions

    Mahindra crowned its Tekfest Champions at its national competition in Gauteng on 24 October 2018. Tekfest is Mahindra's global competition for technical personnel and service advisors. It combines various rounds of online and in-person evaluations… more
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  • Sanlam confirms its sponsorship of FASA’s franchise surveys - renewing its confidence in the franchise sector
    Nov 09, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Sanlam confirms its sponsorship of FASA’s…

    Sanlam has, for the fifth year, confirmed its sponsorship of the Franchise Association of South Africa (FASA)’s Franchise Surveys. The surveys are an important barometer that track the success of this unique business system which in the latest… more
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  • Things are getting worse - but there’s an easy solution
    Nov 09, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Things are getting worse - but there’s an…

    Discovery CEO Adrian Gore mentioned at the recent Leadership Summit that there is an element of “declinism” -- a pessimism about the state of one’s country -- in South Africa, and that it did not accurately represent the situation facing our… more
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  • SAPICS 2019 Call for Speakers now open!
    Nov 09, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    SAPICS 2019 Call for Speakers now open!

    SAPICS invites you to participate in SAPICS 2019 Call for Speakers, which will remain open until 18 January 2019. The theme of the conference in these turbulent times is ‘Survive and Thrive’. SAPICS 2019 will take place in Cape Town, South Africa at… more
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  • Tiger Wheel & Tyre Partners with Wheel Collision to Offer Expert Wheel Straightening and Repair to OEM Standards
    Nov 09, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Tiger Wheel & Tyre Partners with Wheel…

    Wheels, especially aftermarket alloy wheels, are more than just functional, they can be an asset to your vehicle, both from a performance and an aesthetic point of view. Really good wheels can also be pricey to replace, which is why Tiger Wheel &… more
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  • Shell remains BMW’s recommended oil supplier
    Nov 09, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Shell remains BMW’s recommended oil supplier

    Shell-produced premium engine oils to be used for BMW service-fills until 2022 Shell has officially renewed its status as BMW AG’s only recommended supplier for aftermarket engine oils in South Africa for a further three years till end 2022 for all… more
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  • Technology and automation will define the future of road transport
    Nov 08, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Technology and automation will define the…

    Technology and automation will define the future of road transport according to new IRU research, but significant obstacles stand in the way. In the face of geopolitical and economic uncertainty, technology-driven innovation will be key to meeting… more
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  • MasterDrive Newsletter - 06 November 2018
    Nov 08, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    MasterDrive Newsletter - 06 November 2018

    MasterTips: Safety on the roads Millions of people drive for work, some are professionally trained drivers, while many are not. Often, if a job does not primarily involve driving, employees often don’t receive the same safety management as others… more
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  • Advanced Manufacturing Innovation Award winners announced
    Nov 08, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Advanced Manufacturing Innovation Award…

    Several organisations leading South Africa into the Fourth Industrial Revolution were recognized at the inaugural African Advanced Manufacturing Innovation Awards at the Tramways in Port Elizabeth last night (November 7) Awards were made to 25… more
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  • Mitsubishi ASX Sport Limited Edition with R30 000 of Free Value
    Nov 08, 2018 Motoring

    Mitsubishi ASX Sport Limited Edition with…

    Mitsubishi has unveiled a limited edition of its popular ASX, the ASX Sport, offering a host of additional, sporty equipment at no additional cost. ASX Sport is a cross-over SUV for the stylish adventurer, offering enough space, practicality, safety… more
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  • NAACAM Show 2019: Call for South African Industry 4.0 case studies
    Nov 08, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    NAACAM Show 2019: Call for South African…

    The NAACAM Show 2019 Conference will be addressed by industry leaders dealing with the key issues in local, regional and international automotive manufacturing sector. The Project Steering Committee is soliciting proposals for case studies that… more
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  • Honda Announces Plans for 2019 Motorcycle Motorsports Activities
    Nov 08, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Honda Announces Plans for 2019 Motorcycle…

    Honda's Participation in World Championship Racing and Dakar Rally 2019 Honda announced plans for its participation in motorcycle motorsports world championship racing activities for the 2019 season, at EICMA 2018 in Milan, Italy. In 2019, Honda… more
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  • New MEYLE-ORIGINAL wheel bearing repair kit simplifies daily workshop operations
    Nov 08, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    New MEYLE-ORIGINAL wheel bearing repair kit…

    Pre-assembled MEYLE-ORIGINAL repair kit comprising pre-pressed wheel bearing and wheel hub Ready-to-install repair kit saves time and money at the workshop For a European fleet of more than three million vehicles The new all-in-one kit of… more
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  • SAVE THE DATE: Join us at the 2019 Manufacturing Indaba on 25-26 June 2019
    Nov 08, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    SAVE THE DATE: Join us at the 2019…

    Manufacturing Indaba is the leading manufacturing event in Sub-Saharan Africa. The two-day event has shown impressive growth year on year and has proved its value in catalyzing business connections and helping manufacturers to innovate and grow… more
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  • Opel Lutzmann 1899
    Nov 08, 2018 Motoring

    OPEL proves that "Girl Power" is almost 120…

    Humble beginnings Four years after the death of her husband (Adam Opel) in 1895, Sophie Opel decided to start producing cars after listening to the opinions of her sons Carl, Wilhelm and Friedrich Opel. Prior to this, the Opel family specialised in… more
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  • 2019 Autotrader South African Car Of The Year semi-finalists announced
    Nov 08, 2018 Motoring

    2019 Autotrader South African Car Of The…

    For the first time in its 33-year history the South African Guild of Motoring Journalists (SAGMJ), in partnership with AutoTrader, the headline sponsor, members of the public were able to cast their votes for the semi-finalists via a dedicated… more
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  • Ferodo Greens Up For Taxis
    Nov 08, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Ferodo Greens Up For Taxis

    Ferodo has introduced new South African manufactured Eco-Friction copper-free taxi brake pads specifically for the industrydominating Toyota Quantum minibus. The new environmentally friendly products have been independently tested and proven to not… more
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  • Mboweni – R 5 bn bailout for SAA? Maybe! Out of his hands now
    Nov 08, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Mboweni – R 5 bn bailout for SAA? Maybe! Out…

    Not only is new finance minister Tito Mboweni the first ANC politician to propose that SAA should be closed down, he is also the first to repeat the Free Market Foundation’s (FMF) rallying cry that subsidising SAA harms the poorest in society. FMF… more
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  • Carfind.co.za provides a positive experience for sellers and buyers alike
    Nov 06, 2018 Motoring

    Carfind.co.za provides a positive experience…

    Online platforms facilitating the buying and selling of new and used vehicles have become commonplace as dealers tussle for a bigger piece of the customer pie. In this highly competitive environment Carfind.co.za has set itself apart by always… more
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  • The Emergency Brake Assist shortens response time and supports riders by means of carefully measured braking intervention in the event of impending rear-end collisions.
    Nov 06, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    New Radar Sensor from Continental…

    Next step to increase safety on the road: Continental to present new advanced rider assistance systems for two-wheeled vehicles at EICMA The rider remains in control: emergency brake assist shortens response time and helps riders by means of… more
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  • (Left) Chuttur Sunilduth from Mauritius walked away with the accolade for the Best Safety Mindset in the Quester category. (Right) Tatiya Sisilia from Clover SA in Johannesburg was awarded Best Green Band driver in the Quon category.
    Nov 06, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Local UD Truck drivers performs well in Japan

    Two local UD Trucks fleet drivers proudly represented Southern Africa at the finals of the Extra Mile Challenge driver competition in Ageo, Japan. Tatiya Sisilia from Clover SA in Johannesburg was awarded Best Green Band driver in the Quon category,… more
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  • Former world champions Mattias Ekstrӧm and Peter Solberg are locked in a tight battle with Andreas Bakkerud for the 2018 runner-up spot with only seven points separating them.
    Nov 06, 2018 Motorsport

    Everything you need to know about Gumtree…

    The 2018 Gumtree World RX of South Africa is on at Killarney on 24-25 November. This event brings thrilling, world class motorsport to Cape Town. While World RX is massively popular in Scandinavia and Europe, and is growing rapidly elsewhere, some… more
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  • Jeep Brand at the 2018 SEMA Show
    Nov 06, 2018 Motoring

    Jeep Brand at the 2018 SEMA Show

    Four Jeep® vehicles customized with Jeep Performance Parts from Mopar were on display in the brand's SEMA Show exhibit that took place from October 30 to November 2 in Las Vegas These included the unique concept vehicles created for the latest… more
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  • The Goodyear South Africa and Sub-Saran African leadership team standing with Mrs Zoliswa Njiyela, Stephen Nkomo Primary School Principal, and Mr Isaac Bali from the Department of Education.
    Nov 06, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Goodyear South Africa celebrates with…

    A thriving relationship was formed between Uitenhage based tyre manufacturing company, Goodyear South Africa and Stephen Nkomo Primary School in 2017. The connection commenced with Goodyear renovating a classroom that was in dire need of… more
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  • Ford NWM Wins 2018 Class T Championship at Season Finale
    Nov 05, 2018 Motorsport

    Ford NWM Wins 2018 Class T Championship at…

    Title glory for Lance Woolridge and Ward Huxtable on Gold 400 in Gauteng Gareth Woolridge and Boyd Dreyer end third in Class T for 2018 Marcos Baumgart and Kleber Cincea cross the finish line in seventh place Ford earns Manufacturer's Award for the… more
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  • Championship titles for Toyota and Ford after rough and rocky Gold 400
    Nov 05, 2018 Motorsport

    Championship titles for Toyota and Ford…

    The Gold 400, the final round of the 2018 South African Cross Country Series that took place this weekend at Glenharvie on the West Rand of Gauteng, delivered the nail-biting action predicted and after 375 tough kilometres on a tight and rocky… more
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  • Annual top honors awarded at 2018 SEMA Show
    Nov 05, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Annual top honors awarded at 2018 SEMA Show

    Melanie White named 2018 SEMA Person of the Year Jon Pulli named GEN-III Innovator of the Year Bob Cook Sales named SEMA Rep Agency of the Year Turn 14 Distribution selected Distributor of the Year Aeromotive Inc. selected Manufacturer of the Year… more
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  • Q by Aston Martin: ‘DBS 59’ marks legendary 1959 Le Mans win
    Nov 05, 2018 Motorsport

    Q by Aston Martin: ‘DBS 59’ marks legendary…

    Collection of 24 ‘DBS 59’ special editions celebrate DBR1’s 1959 24 Hours of Le Mans win Based upon Aston Martin’s fastest production car - the 715bhp, 211mph DBS Supeleggera A unique Q by Aston Martin: Commission for Aston Martin Cambridge Bespoke… more
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  •  New Crash Test Results: Trio of Three Stars but shocking Zero for the Nissan ‘Hardbody’
    Nov 05, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    New Crash Test Results: Trio of Three Stars…

    Global NCAP and the Automobile Association (AA) South Africa launch the second round of #SaferCarsForAfrica crash test results today with the welcome support of the FIA Foundation and Bloomberg Philanthropies. The four models tested show a wide… more
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  • Left to right, representing the Best of Show winners in the AAPEX 2018 Best Booth Awards are Doug Spitler, president, Ullman Devices; Flloyd Sobczak, marketing manager, Gates Corporation; and Mike Barthel, marketing manager, Ullman Devices
    Nov 05, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    AAPEX 2018 Announces Best Booth Award…

    AAPEX 2018 presented its new Best Booth Awards to nine exhibiting companies during a ceremony on Wednesday, Oct. 31, at this year’s event in Las Vegas. Premiere specialists from different parts of the exhibition industry toured the show floor during… more
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  • March against e-tolls illogical - ETC
    Nov 05, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    March against e-tolls illogical - ETC

    Friday’s planned march to the Union Buildings in Pretoria by the Gauteng region of the Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU), is irresponsible, illogical and will further damage an ailing South African economy. This is according to the… more
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  • CNN’s John King and Political Strategist Karl Rove Open AAPEX 2018
    Nov 05, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    CNN’s John King and Political Strategist…

    CNN’s John King and political strategist Karl Rove gave their views on the upcoming midterm elections and how tariffs could impact the automotive aftermarket industry during the grand opening keynote breakfast at AAPEX 2018 in Las Vegas. AAPEX… more
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  • Volkswagen makes waves of change in support of ocean sustainability and South African surfers
    Nov 05, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Volkswagen makes waves of change in support…

    Volkswagen South Africa's giant wave headed for Menlyn Mall and Sandton City The giant upcycled plastic wave is Volkswagen's symbol of how we can participate in creating a more sustainable future for our ocean As the proud supporters of the 2018… more
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  • Court of International Trade Determines US Trade Commission Findings in Two Areas Are Not Supported by Substantial Evidence
    Nov 05, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Court of International Trade Determines US…

    On 1 November 2018, the US Court of International Trade (CIT) announced that they were sustaining in part and remanding in part the U.S. International Trade Commission’s (ITC) final negative material injury determination in the antidumping and… more
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  • 1,000KG of downforce and GT3 race suspension confirmed for track-only McLaren Senna GTR as dynamic testing begins
    Nov 05, 2018 Motorsport

    1,000KG of downforce and GT3 race suspension…

    McLaren Senna GTR moves closer to production with confirmation of technical specification 1,000kg of downforce; 825PS and 800Nm from twin-turbocharged, 4.0-litre V8 engine Suspension derived from McLaren GT3 race programme and Pirelli slick race tyres… more
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  • SAPICS launches Demand Driven special interest group
    Nov 05, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    SAPICS launches Demand Driven special…

    Demand Driven as a phrase seems to be all the rage. Companies appear to be scrambling to become more demand-driven but do we really understand what this means and what is required?: There are many ways to interpret being demand-driven but the Demand… more
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  • Gumtree World RallyCross of South Africa - A plethora of racing!
    Nov 05, 2018 Motorsport

    Gumtree World RallyCross of South Africa - A…

    By now you should have booked your tickets for the Gumtree World Rallycross of South Africa event, taking place on the 24th and 25th of November. If not, then do it now. And if you already have, then clear your diary for the whole weekend, because… more
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  • SEMA tells NHTSA to quit stalling replica vehicle production​
    Nov 05, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    SEMA tells NHTSA to quit stalling replica…

    The Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) informed the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) that it is prepared to challenge the agency in court if it fails to take immediate action to implement the low volume replica car… more
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  • MiX Telematics records ninth consecutive quarter of margin growth
    Nov 05, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    MiX Telematics records ninth consecutive…

    Global telematics leader continues to exceed expectations across all key operating metrics. MiX Telematics (NYSE: MIXT, JSE:MIX), a global leader of fleet and mobile asset management solutions, today announced financial results for its second… more
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  • Switch on your humanity Eskom!
    Nov 05, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Switch on your humanity Eskom!

    Eskom’s proposed 15% price increase is bound to place electricity out of reach for many South Africans and further promote the wealthy to move away from Eskom generated power, and further encourage the poor into the growing psyche of non-payment for… more
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  • Alfa Romeo Stelvio earns 5-Star Euro NCAP rating
    Nov 05, 2018 Motoring

    Alfa Romeo Stelvio earns 5-Star Euro NCAP…

    Stelvio, the first Alfa Romeo SUV, gains the coveted Euro NCAP 5-star rating and tops its category with a score of 97% for the protection of adult occupants. These results were achieved thanks to two fundamental features: the efficiency of an… more
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  • Customer care is the modus operandi at Motus Pinetown
    Nov 05, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Customer care is the modus operandi at Motus…

    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) is proud to announce the opening of the new Motus dealership in Pinetown on 1 November. This centrally located as well as fully authorised services and parts centre in the 'motortown' of Kwazulu-Natal, will provide… more
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  • All-new 2019 Subaru Forester confirmed for South Africa
    Nov 05, 2018 Motoring

    All-new 2019 Subaru Forester confirmed for…

    Roomiest, most refined Forester to date Even safer with EyeSight® Driver Assist Technology, equipped standard on selected models New X-Mode with Deep mud mode, introduced for the first time on a Subaru The all-new fifth generation Forester SUV… more
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  • Auto Alert Nov/Dec 18: a probing review of significant global motor industry news
    Nov 05, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Auto Alert November/December 18: A probing…

    Mercedes-Benz Unveils the EQC 400 Early in September, Mercedes-Benz unveiled its new EQC 400 all-electric SUV in Stockholm, this being the first product in the portfolio of the EQ all-electric vehicle brand. Visually, the EQC 400 was quite… more
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  • The Phoenix November - December 2018
    Nov 05, 2018 The Phoenix

    The Phoenix November - December 2018

    Good News Issue #2 Last year aBr, in its November / December 2017 issue, came out with a Good News Issue, based on the premise that political change was about to come, and the strong feeling was that this would naturally put the country on a strong… more
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  • The Ferodo Eco-Friction Taxi brake pad range is designed specifically for the Toyota Quantum minibus.
    Nov 02, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Ferodo® Quantum Taxi pads feature innovative…

    Product offering from Ferodo increases stopping power, improves safety and durability Federal-Mogul Motorparts today announced the launch of new packaging for its Ferodo® Eco-Friction® Taxi brake pad range. The pads are designed specifically for the… more
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  • By Dries Lottering, Manufacturing Renewal Executive, Bridgestone South Africa
    Nov 02, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Big changes ahead for the tyre industry

    Technology-driven change will radically change all aspects of tyre design and production, to the benefit of drivers. Much of the innovation in manufacturing will soon become synonymous with the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR), and the impact that… more
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  • RMI Mobile App on track
    Nov 02, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    RMI Mobile App on track

    Plans for the launch of the Retail Motor Industry Organisation’s (RMI) new mobile app is well on track and testing is underway. The app, aimed at connecting consumers to accredited RMI members, will most likely be available to motorists during the… more
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  • Dewald Ranft, Chairman of the Motor Industry Workshop Association (MIWA)
    Nov 02, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Take the hazard out of construction zones…

    Driving through a construction zone can be frustrating because it often results in unexpected delays, however motorists are urged to remain calm and observe the road rules as they make their way through these zones. Arriving late is better than not… more
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  • Ford Investment in South Africa Reaches R11-billion over Past Decade
    Nov 02, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Ford Investment in South Africa Reaches…

    Major investments by Ford Motor Company in SA total R11-billion since 2009 Investments and upgrades to Ford's South African operations have enabled highest-ever installed capacity of 168 000 vehicles per year for a global platform Provision made for… more
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  • New 2019 Ford GT Carbon Series Attacks Tracks, and the Drive Home
    Nov 02, 2018 Motorsport

    New 2019 Ford GT Carbon Series Attacks…

    The new 2019 Ford GT Carbon Series is the lightest in the company's GT lineup, saving approximately 18 kg with lightweight innovations such as carbon fibre wheels and a polycarbonate engine cover Bare carbon fibre dual exposed stripes, A-pillars and… more
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  • NAAMSA comment on the October 2018 industry new vehicle sales statistics
    Nov 02, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    NAAMSA comment on the October 2018 industry…

    Commenting on the new vehicle sales statistics for the month of October, 2018 – the Association said that the latest domestic sales figures reflected an unexpected and welcome uptick largely supported by fairly strong growth in the various… more
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  • MasterDrive Newsletter - 30 October 2018
    Nov 02, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    MasterDrive Newsletter - 30 October 2018

    MasterTips: Inexperienced young drivers One of the safest ways for young drivers to gain experience is to frequently practice with a qualified driver riding along with them. Just 30 minutes a week with them as a passenger in the car can make a big… more
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  • BorgWarner supplies its all-in-one EGR solution to a major global automaker for a variety of different engine sizes
    Nov 01, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    BorgWarner’s Integrated EGR Solution for…

    All-in-one exhaust gas reciculation (EGR) system helps automakers meet evolving emission standards. Integrated module strengthens BorgWarner’s market-leading position. Resists high thermal loads, offers durable performance and increases efficiency… more
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  • AAPEX 2018 Announces New Product and New Packaging Showcase Winners
    Nov 01, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    AAPEX 2018 Announces New Product and New…

    The winners of the AAPEX 2018 New Product and New Packaging Showcases were announced during an awards ceremony on Tuesday, Oct. 30, at AAPEX in Las Vegas. To qualify for the 2018 judging process, products and packaging must be new and making their… more
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  • SEMA announces new product award winners
    Nov 01, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    SEMA announces new product award winners

    The Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) announced its Best New Products Award winners this morning at the 2018 SEMA Show. These awards are given to the most innovative and cutting-edge automotive aftermarket products that will be… more
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  • SEMA announces vehicles of the year
    Nov 01, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    SEMA announces vehicles of the year

    Ford Mustang, F-Series, Focus, Jeep Wrangler and Polaris RZR Turbo S named 2018 SEMA Award winners The top trending vehicle models in five categories were announced today at the 2018 SEMA Show in Las Vegas, NV. Selected by manufacturing exhibitors… more
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  • eBooster® and the Motor Generator Unit Combining Synergies for Future Mobility
    Nov 01, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    eBooster® and the Motor Generator Unit…

    System solution for further engine downsizing and downspeeding Cost-effective technologies solve dual challenges of increasing efficiency and reducing emissions Supporting 48-volt electrification trend and optional integration into existing… more
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  • Update on Traffic and Transport Legislation
    Nov 01, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Update on Traffic and Transport Legislation

    The Department of Transport published THE ECONOMIC REGULATION OF TRANSPORT BILL, 2018 for further public comment. The draft Economic Regulation of Transport Bill, 2018 was published in Government Gazette No.41437, Notice No. 632 of 12 February 2018… more
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  • To contain prices competition is essential in electricity markets
    Nov 01, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    To contain prices competition is essential…

    A market for electricity has a salutary effect on the behaviour of all the participants in the generation and supply of electricity. Generating plants, transmission grids, distribution grids, wholesalers and retailers, all behave differently when… more
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  • Prof Werner Olivier, left, illustrates some of the content contained in the TouchTutor® package.  With him are from left, Mr Zamuxolo Mapakati, principal at Newell High School, Mrs Rode de Doncker, Mathematics teacher at Paterson High School and Mr Newton Kennedy, principal at Cillie High School.
    Nov 01, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Innovative Teaching Technology

    Innovative new technology is being harnessed to teach Mathematics and Science at high schools in Nelson Mandela Bay. Isuzu Motors South Africa has partnered with Nelson Mandela University's Govan Mbeki Mathematics Development Centre (GMMDC) to… more
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  • Alliance Ventures leads strategic investment in WeRide.ai
    Nov 01, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Alliance Ventures leads strategic investment…

    Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi and WeRide.ai to increase presence in Chinese autonomous vehicle services. Alliance Ventures, the strategic venture capital arm of Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi, has become the lead strategic investor of WeRide.ai (formerly… more
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  • Jeep® Wrangler Earns Ninth Consecutive SEMA '4x4/SUV of the Year' Award
    Nov 01, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Jeep® Wrangler Earns Ninth Consecutive SEMA…

    Jeep Wrangler only vehicle to earn "4x4/SUV of the Year" honor since launch of SEMA Awards in 2010 Four Jeep vehicles customized with Jeep Performance Parts from Mopar on display in brand's SEMA Show exhibit Ram 1500 and Dodge Challenger finish in… more
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  • Petrol down, diesel up for November
    Nov 01, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Petrol down, diesel up for November

    Fuel prices have moderated during October, with the prospect of some relief for petrol users, although users of diesel and illuminating paraffin will have to cough up more. This is according to the Automobile Association (AA), which was commenting… more
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  • Richard Green, National Director of SAMBRA
    Nov 01, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Gearing up for SAMBRA 2019 Awards

    Plans are on track for the 2019 South African Motor Body Repairers’ Association (SAMBRA) Awards Breakfast which will take place on Wednesday 6 February at the Premier Hotel OR Tambo in Johannesburg. The annual SAMBRA Awards honour top vehicle… more
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  • Passion fuels Arnold Chatz Alfa Romeo's race to become Mopar Endurance Race Series champions
    Nov 01, 2018 Motorsport

    Passion fuels Arnold Chatz Alfa Romeo's race…

    This weekend saw the final race of the Mopar Endurance Race Series for the 2018 season, with the Arnold Chatz Alfa Romeo Team celebrating victory in the Class B event and Race Overall Index of Performance prizes. These results mean that the team… more
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  • Aston Martin’s vehicle dynamics team ready to move up a gear at new Silverstone base
    Nov 01, 2018 Motorsport

    Aston Martin’s vehicle dynamics team ready…

    ‘Aston Martin Silverstone’ is new home to the Vehicle Dynamics department of British luxury carmaker Trackside location will give team instant access to world-class testing facilities The Aston Martin Lagonda (AML) Vehicle Dynamics team has been… more
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  • John Boyd Dunlop first practical pneumatic tyre
    Nov 01, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    The Dunlop brand celebrates 130 years

    Multi-award winning tyre brand Dunlop, manufactured by Sumitomo Rubber South Africa (SRSA), kicks off its 130-year birthday celebrations across South Africa in October this year. The Dunlop brand is known for its impressive history in the tyre… more
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  • Jeep® Grand Cherokee Enlists in the Italian Carabinieri
    Nov 01, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Jeep® Grand Cherokee Enlists in the Italian…

    Jeep® Grand Cherokee has put on the uniform of the Italian Carabinieri and joined the anti-terrorism unit. Sporting the Force's institutional blue livery, the special fleet of 19 Jeep Grand Cherokee models is powered by the 142 kW 3.0-litre V-6… more
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  • Guy Michrowsky, CEO of Electriq~Global. Photographer - Osnat Krasnansky
    Oct 30, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Will Cars Eventually Run on Water?…

    An Australian-Israeli startup has found a way to use water in order to power electric vehicles On October 29th and October 30th at EcoMotion 2018 ‘Smart Mobility Summit’ in Tel-Aviv, Electriq~Global will present its highly efficient, safe, clean,… more
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  • Congratulations to the winners of Honda Quest 2018: Mojaki Richard Rammoneng and Claude Deyzel.
    Oct 30, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Honda Quest 2018: The Winning Team

    They were announced at the victory ceremony on Sunday October 28, 2018 held at Kaleo Guest Farm. "The competitors have now joined a very select group, and can all call themselves Honda Quest Finishers", said Barend Fouche, Head of Honda Motorcycles… more
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  • Abdul Waheed Patel, Director of Part Worn Africa
    Oct 30, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Part Worn Africa calls for regulation of…

    Newly launched advocacy organisation Part Worn Africa is calling for governments and regulatory bodies across the African continent to develop and enforce stronger regulations governing the sale of part-worn and second-hand tyres. Part Worn Africa… more
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  • Sumitomo Rubber South Africa partners with ‘Part Worn Africa’ initiative to champion Tyre Safety
    Oct 30, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Sumitomo Rubber South Africa partners with…

    As South Africa commemorates Transport Month in October and a few days after the Global Road Safety Partnership’s (GRSP) “Africa Road Safety 2018” gathering in Cape Town from 23 to 24 October 2018 - Sumitomo Rubber South Africa (SRSA), manufacturer… more
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  • Kariega Game Reserve rangers
    Oct 30, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    General Tire conquers the toughest African…

    Capabilities of General Grabber range proven in unforgiving African bushveld Grabber X3 and Grabber AT3 are the tyres of choice for Kariega Game Reserve in the Eastern Cape Dependable off-road performance, longevity and puncture resistance in even… more
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  • Jakkie Olivier, CEO of the Retail Motor Industry Organisation (RMI)
    Oct 30, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Beware of unscrupulous traders selling off…

    Tyres have a five-year warranty expiry date. “Most vehicle owners probably don’t know this fact and wouldn’t even consider it to be an issue,” says Jakkie Olivier, CEO of the Retail Motor Industry Organisation (RMI), “however, there have been… more
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  • New era for enhanced Isuzu bakkie range in South Africa
    Oct 30, 2018 Motoring

    New era for enhanced Isuzu bakkie range in…

    Isuzu Bakkie name change from KB to D-MAX Introduction of Six-Speed Manual and Auto on all LX Models Isuzu Motors South Africa (Isuzu) has refreshed its bakkie range, giving it a new name along with higher levels of specification, quality and… more
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  • Vehicle Price Inflation Drops Again, But Embattled Consumers Wary
    Oct 30, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Vehicle Price Inflation Drops Again, But…

    Vehicle Pricing Index below inflation for 5th consecutive quarter Head of TransUnion Auto in South Africa, Kriben Reddy, said while new car sales were up, record high fuel prices and a higher VAT rate saw consumers delaying purchasing decisions in… more
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  • Aston Martin Lagonda President and Group CEO, Dr Andy Palmer
    Oct 29, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Aston Martin Lagonda president and group CEO…

    Dr Andy Palmer accepts the Vantage Award for his ‘outstanding contribution to the world of Aston Martin’ The eighth annual Historic Motoring Awards recognises the elite in the international classic automotive world Aston Martin Lagonda President and… more
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  • Compensated Pressure: “The new filling assistant shows precise tire inflation regardless of the tire’s temperature”
    Oct 29, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Continental Presents New ContiConnect™…

    New features mainly based on fleet managers’ feedback and requests More individual configuration options Improved interface usability and customer experience Continental, technology company and manufacturer of premium tires, today released the first… more
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  • FASA signs mou with Small Business Institute to make a difference and lobby government
    Oct 29, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    FASA signs MOU with Small Business Institute…

    With Minister of Finance Tito Mboweni’s mini-budget speech still resonating and giving some hope with his call that ‘together, as a country, we can rebuild and recast our future... and choose a path that takes us to faster and more inclusive… more
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  • Engie completes successful ‘proof of concept’ using second-life British battery tech for grid balancing services
    Oct 29, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Engie completes successful ‘proof of…

    French multinational electric utility Engie has deployed a 150 kW/90 kWh E-STOR system, developed by British energy storage technology developer, Connected Energy, at a site in Rotterdam, Holland. Connected Energy’s E-STOR energy storage system -… more
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  • Coetzee Labuscagne. Image: Nadia Jordaan
    Oct 29, 2018 Motorsport

    Too close for comfort for title chasers in…

    To predict who the 2018 Special Vehicle champions of the South African Cross Country Series (SACCS) will be, is dangerous as the scale can easily tip at the Gold 400, the sixth and final round of the series that takes place on 2 and 3 November at… more
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  • Henk Lategan. Image:  Nadia Jordaan
    Oct 29, 2018 Motorsport

    Going for gold at final round of SA National…

    The final round of the 2018 South African National Cross Country Series (SACCS), the Gold 400, that takes place on 2 and 3 November in the Glenharvie area on the West Rand, is the sixth and last chance for title contenders to put their seal on… more
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  • Cell Phones, Sporting Goods, and Soon, Cars: Ford Innovates with “Miracle” Material, Powerful Graphene for Vehicle Parts
    Oct 26, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Cell Phones, Sporting Goods, and Soon, Cars:…

    Graphene is a material used in coating, cell phones and even some sporting goods – and soon, will be used under the bonnet in Ford vehicles, a first in automotive Ford, along with Eagle Industries and XG Sciences, has found a way to use a very small… more
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  • Less than 2 Weeks to Go! Reasons to attend Manufacturing Indaba Western Cape
    Oct 26, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Less than 2 Weeks to Go! Reasons to attend…

    Manufacturing Indaba Western Cape brings together provincial influencers from governments, industry and the manufacturing sector for a leading informative business conference and a ‘doing business’ exhibition in Cape Town. The 1 day conference… more
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  • Messe Frankfurt exhibition grounds Hall 12 officially opened
    Oct 26, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Messe Frankfurt exhibition grounds Hall 12…

    The new Hall 12 was officially opened today at a ceremony attended by some 2,000 invited guests from the realms of politics, business and media on the Frankfurt exhibition grounds. The building was constructed over a two-year period and is the… more
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  • Oct 26, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Turning aspiration into action: maintaining…

    “Being green and clean is not just an aspiration but an action.”- Christine Pelosi. While building green is a crucial first step in creating a greener, cleaner and smarter environment, some of these facilities fail to maintain efficient green… more
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  • MEYLE tutorial: new video shows how to flush the cooling system in five simple steps
    Oct 26, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    MEYLE tutorial: new video shows how to flush…

    Based in Hamburg, manufacturing company MEYLE has a new tool to help workshops properly flush the cooling system. The tool, which MEYLE offers in collaboration with quality tool partner HAZET, can flush the cooling system using water and compressed… more
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  • The new BMW X5 with M Performance Parts
    Oct 26, 2018 Motoring

    The new BMW X5 with M Performance Parts

    Extensive range of M Performance Parts for the new BMW X5 as Original BMW Accessories. Motor racing technology and appearance for the latest generation of the BMW X family's founding model. Like its predecessors and indeed the entire BMW X model… more
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  • Maserati South Africa rated number one for customer satisfaction
    Oct 26, 2018 Motoring

    Maserati South Africa rated number one for…

    The hallmarks of an esteemed and revered automotive brand is best in class service where customer satisfaction is not only met, but exceeded. Getting this right means that a customer who makes a once-off purchase is converted to a lifelong,… more
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  • Mini budget – Zuma fiddled while South Africa burned!
    Oct 26, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Mini budget – Zuma fiddled while South…

    Tito Mboweni had the unenviable task of presenting a budget that was the consequence of the maladministration of the Zuma era with a Treasury running out of cash and a government leaking like a sinking ship. He had the unpleasant task of announcing… more
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  • Leading international original OEM brands Garrett by Honeywell, Borg Warner Holset, IHI and Mitsubishi turbochargers
    Oct 26, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Reduce your costs by dealing direct with the…

    Officially appointed distributors for original OEM brands Garrett by Honeywell, and BorgWarner turbocharger systems. Direct importers for Mitsubishi, Holset and IHI turbochargers. Customers have a huge advantage by working direct with TurboDirect… more
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  • Preview - 2018 Formula One Mexican Grand Prix
    Oct 26, 2018 Motorsport

    Preview - 2018 Formula One Mexican Grand Prix

    19th Round of the FIA Formula One World Championship, 26th to 28th October 2018 With the season slowly coming to an end, the Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 Team heads to Mexico City, filled with motivation. The team has made remarkable progress over the past… more
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  • Porsche launches new pop-up at La Mer
    Oct 26, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Porsche launches new pop-up at La Mer

    Porsche’s latest brand experience destination, a three-month long pop-up, is now open at La Mer. The result of a collaboration between the brand’s regional office, Porsche Centre Dubai and MERAAS, the new go-to destination is open to all sports car… more
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  • Volkswagen hosts over 15 000 employees and their loved-ones at its Uitenhage plant for a Family Day
    Oct 25, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Volkswagen hosts over 15 000 employees and…

    Volkswagen celebrates the successful launch of the new Polo and Vivo with a Family Day for its employees The Family Day themed 'We Make the Future' was attended by 15 823 employees and their loved-ones Uitenhage - Following a successful launch of… more
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  • Radio stations unite around the world for synchronised broadcast of SNARED IN AFRICA - Saturday 10th November 2018
    Oct 25, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Radio stations unite around the world for…

    Born Free is delighted to announce that SNARED, a new radio drama about an age-old conflict - the poaching of Africa’s wildlife - will premier in a synchronised broadcast on Saturday 10th November 2018. Taking place on the 23rd anniversary of… more
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  • Parts.cummins.com launched as genuine online catalogue for Holset®, Fleetguard®, Onan and Cummins parts
    Oct 25, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Parts.cummins.com launched as genuine online…

    Cummins has launched its third wave of feature enhancements to parts.cummins.com. Users of Parts.cummins.com will now find the following new functionality: Global Search Now users can search the entire site using an engine serial number, genset… more
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  • Highlighting the changing face of warehousing and logistics
    Oct 25, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Highlighting the changing face of…

    The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport: South Africa (CILTSA), recently partnered with southern Africa’s leading materials handling equipment provider, Goscor Lift Truck Company (GLTC), for a networking event aimed at highlighting the… more
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  • How to win a brand-new Polo Vivo with Engen
    Oct 25, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    How to win a brand-new Polo Vivo with Engen

    Congratulations to the first of four lucky winners in the Engen’s Wheel of Fortune competition. The brand-new Polo Vivo was handed over at Engen Maunde in Pretoria over the weekend. Over the next week three additional lucky Engen customers stand the… more
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  • Ford NWM Aiming for Glory at Season-Ending Gold 400
    Oct 25, 2018 Motorsport

    Ford NWM Aiming for Glory at Season-Ending…

    Lance Woolridge and Ward Huxtable set their sights on Class T championship title Gareth Woolridge and Boyd Dreyer also in contention after winning in Harrismith Brazil's Marcos Baumgart and Kleber Cincea return to SA for the season finale Gold 400… more
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  • 2018 Gumtree WRX of South Africa at Killarney – final countdown begins
    Oct 25, 2018 Motorsport

    2018 Gumtree WRX of South Africa at…

    A message from Johan Kristoffersson World class motorsport will be back at Killarney International Raceway in 30 days with the Gumtree World RX of South Africa on 24-25 November. The Gumtree World RX of South Africa, held for the first time last… more
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  • Controlling the fuel price is a recipe for disaster
    Oct 24, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Controlling the fuel price is a recipe for…

    The Department of Energy has indicated that it is considering setting a maximum allowable price for 93 unleaded fuel as a relief measure to soothe South Africans beleaguered by unrelenting petrol price increases over recent months. A warning though… more
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  • MasterDrive Newsletter - 23 October 2018
    Oct 24, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    MasterDrive Newsletter - 23 October 2018

    MasterTest: New Datsun Go and Datsun Go+ Since launching in South Africa four years ago, Datsun saw significant success in the local A segment market. The company is committed to continuing innovation & technological advancement in their new Datsun.… more
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  • Maserati offers an exclusive customer care service with an upgraded seven-year package on 2018 range models
    Oct 24, 2018 Motoring

    Maserati offers an exclusive customer care…

    Maserati announces an extended customer care service for its customers in the Middle East and Africa offering a seven-year maintenance and warranty package ensuring owners have peace of mind that their vehicle is kept in perfect working condition.… more
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  • Africa Automotive Aftermarket Solutions raises R400k for Charity
    Oct 24, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Africa Automotive Aftermarket Solutions…

    Africa Automotive Aftermarket Solutions (AAAS) is a company with heart, committed to making a difference to a number of educational institutions across the country. The companies vision is to assist in uplifting, developing and empowering schools… more
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  • Fisker Inc. announces strategic investment from Caterpillar Ventures
    Oct 24, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Fisker Inc. announces strategic investment…

    Investment aimed at Fisker Inc.’s future solid-state battery technology with applications in construction, energy storage, transportation and mining industries Fisker Inc., an e-mobility and technology company developing electric vehicles and… more
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  • List of eligible vehicles for 2019 AutoTrader South African Car of the Year, has been announced
    Oct 24, 2018 Motoring

    List of eligible vehicles for 2019…

    The 2019 AutoTrader South African Car of the Year competition is underway. Organisers of the event, the South African Guild of Motoring Journalists, have revealed the list of qualifying vehicles. Included in the 31 car line-up is the Haval H9 which… more
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  • Michelle Baron-Williamson, CEO of Managed Integrity Evaluation (MIE)
    Oct 24, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Be in the driving seat of your fleet security

    The Transport sector plays a key role in GDP contribution in the local and global environments, and is one of the key contributors to South Africa’s economy. If you think about it, almost everything that reaches the consumer has had a road… more
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  • Stop wasting our hard-earned money
    Oct 24, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Stop wasting our hard-earned money

    Message to Minister Tito Mboweni A taxpayer’s proposal for the Medium Term Budget Policy Statement (MTBPS) In preparing his budget speech for tomorrow, mr Tito Mboweni took to Twitter to invite South Africans to air their expectations: “Let us do… more
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  • Alfa Romeo Giulietta hopeful for endurance championship
    Oct 24, 2018 Motorsport

    Alfa Romeo Giulietta hopeful for endurance…

    Significant technical upgrades to the Alfa Romeo Giulietta of Theo van Vuuren and Bradley Scorer paid off at Round 4 of the Mopar SA Endurance Series in Port Elizabeth. Wider wheels and accompanying wheel arch extensions allowed the team to run new… more
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  • Moving South Africa forward this Transport Month
    Oct 23, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Moving South Africa forward this Transport…

    An effective transport and logistics network is a fundamental building block for a country to be competitive within the global market. This October, South Africa celebrates Transport Month under the theme “Together we move South Africa forward”.… more
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  • CEO Sharon Paterson – ‘take precautions at this time of the year’
    Oct 23, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Holiday social media posts may cost you more…

    The CEO of Infiniti Insurance, Sharon Paterson, calls for extra vigilance as the festive season approaches with its annual spike in crime. While the powerful new technologies of the 4th Industrial revolution allow the insurance industry access to… more
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  • Revenues of €11.5 billion in the third quarter of 2018
    Oct 23, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Revenues of €11.5 billion in the third…

    Group registrations increased by 2.9%, including Jinbei and Huasong brands since January 1, 2018. On an equivalent scope to 2017, Groupe Renault sales decreased by 1.7% in a global market that fell by 2.4%. Group revenues amounted to €11,484… more
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  • How valuable is repair and maintenance to China's automotive future? Automechanika Shanghai reports
    Oct 23, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    How valuable is repair and maintenance to…

    Two of Automechanika Shanghai’s industry association partners have laid out the details behind why China’s relationship the automotive service sector is starting to turn the heads of the world’s most successful car producing regions. The China Auto… more
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  • JOBS DESTROYED in the name of COLLECTIVE BARGAINING
    Oct 23, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    JOBS DESTROYED in the name of COLLECTIVE…

    Dear NEASA employer The ongoing NUMSA strike in the Plastics Sector has, yet again, been marred by acts of violence and hooliganism. The purpose of industrial action is, supposedly, to force employers to concede to union demands through the… more
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  • Keagan is the master of the 2018 Sasol GTC2 Championship
    Oct 23, 2018 Motorsport

    Keagan is the master of the 2018 Sasol GTC2…

    Volkswagen Motorsport had much to celebrate after the ninth and final round of the Sasol GTC Championship at Zwartkops on Saturday. Keagan Masters wrapped up the GTC2 Championship in the first race of the day after powering his Volkswagen Advanced… more
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  • Hippo Cull in Zambia is nothing to do with conservation, and everything to do with money, says Born Free
    Oct 23, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Hippo Cull in Zambia is nothing to do with…

    I’m not sure if you are following this story but, reacting to the breaking news that the Zambian government has now given the green light to the 'on-off' cull of 1,250 hippos in the Luangwa Valley, Born Free’s CEO, Howard Jones, has provided the… more
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  • New study shows how 16-24-year-olds drive and accessorize their cars
    Oct 23, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    New study shows how 16-24-year-olds drive…

    Young people do care about cars and driving Does the generation that grew up with cell phones and connects with friends and celebrities from all over the world still have the need and desire to drive cars? What percentage of youth would rather give… more
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  • Marcus Hörberg, vice-president of Volvo Group Southern Africa (left) and Gert Swanepoel, MD of UD Trucks Southern Africa (right) with the learners and trainers of the newly-established Volvo Group Driver Learnership programme
    Oct 23, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Volvo Group Invests R1.9 Million in Driver…

    Volvo Group Southern Africa invested R1.9 million in the advanced development and training of 20 unemployed commercial vehicle drivers. In 2017, AB Volvo Group decided to donate funds on behalf of its employees to various markets around the world to… more
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  • Braking News: Ex Finance Minister Nene’s shelved medium-term budget leaked to FMF
    Oct 22, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Braking News: Ex Finance Minister Nene’s…

    A copy of ex Finance Minister Nene’s proposed Medium Term Budget (MTB) has been leaked to various organisations in the interest of the public’s right to know. Nene’s MTB would have delivered the radical economic changes necessary to bring growth and… more
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  • 2018 Formula One Pirelli United States Grand Prix - Race - Sunday
    Oct 22, 2018 Motorsport

    2018 Formula One Pirelli United States Grand…

    Weather: sunny and dry, 29-32°C air, 29-32°C track The Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 Team headed into the United States Grand Prix motivated to fight for the points, with Charles Leclerc starting from P9, and Marcus Ericsson from P17. However, a collision on… more
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  • Dream season for Engen Audi
    Oct 22, 2018 Motorsport

    Dream season for Engen Audi

    One - Two finish for Engen Audi drivers, Michael Stephen and Simon Moss in the 2018 Sasol Global Touring Cars Africa Championship Manufacturers' title win for Audi Double win and double fastest lap for Michael Stephen All the stars were aligned for… more
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  • Ctrack’s emergency support service crucial as holiday season nears
    Oct 22, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Ctrack’s emergency support service crucial…

    Leading vehicle tracking and telematics service provider, Ctrack, has added a new emergency response service to its vehicle tracking products. The new service, a first for the vehicle tracking and telematics industry in South Africa, provides… more
    323
  • Beautiful, perky new Kona crossover makes a bold statement for Hyundai in South Africa
    Oct 22, 2018 Motoring

    Beautiful, perky new Kona crossover makes a…

    With a bold front and rear design, confident and unique, the all-new Hyundai Kona has arrived in South Africa to fill an important slot as an eye-catching crossover model in Hyundai Automotive South Africa's local line-up. Hyundai's new crossover… more
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  • Concept study Mission E Cross Turismo goes into series production
    Oct 22, 2018 Motoring

    Concept study Mission E Cross Turismo goes…

    Dubai. The second electric athlete from Zuffenhausen: At its meeting on 18 October, the Supervisory Board of Porsche AG gave the green light for series production of the concept study Mission E Cross Turismo. The sports car manufacturer will create… more
    264
  • 2018 SEMA Show mobile app available now
    Oct 22, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    2018 SEMA Show mobile app available now

    New Products Showcase feature provides complete access to the hottest SEMA Show products Users can create a personalized schedule to maximize their time at the Show Showgoers can now download the official 2018 SEMA Show mobile app at… more
    290
  • Tenneco Supplies Electronic Suspension on All-New 2018 Volvo XC40 Compact Crossover SUV
    Oct 22, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Tenneco Supplies Electronic Suspension on…

    Tenneco Inc. (NYSE: TEN), a global supplier of Ride Performance and Clean Air products and systems, announced today that the all-new 2018 Volvo XC40 compact crossover SUV features Tenneco’s CVSAe adaptive suspension technology from its Monroe®… more
    419
  • Ford GT Production Extended to Satisfy Exceptional Demand
    Oct 22, 2018 Motoring

    Ford GT Production Extended to Satisfy…

    Ford to produce approximately 1,350 Ford GT supercars as demand outstrips supply six-to-one Ford GT application window to re-open for one month in selected markets from Nov. 8 New Ford GT Heritage Edition model celebrates the 50th anniversary of the… more
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  • Sasol GTC Championship crowns the new champion – Michael Stephen
    Oct 22, 2018 Motorsport

    Sasol GTC Championship crowns the new…

    Michael Stephen clinched his third consecutive Sasol GTC Championship with sheer excellence at Zwartkops Raceway on Saturday by powering his Engen Audi GTC to a pair of dominant victories. Simon Moss, in the second Engen Audi GTC secured the… more
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  • Stephen, Kruger & White are SA’s racing kings
    Oct 22, 2018 Motorsport

    Stephen, Kruger & White are SA’s racing kings

    Zwartkops Raceway outside Pretoria delivered a brilliant day’s racing at Saturday’s Extreme Festival South African National Championships finale as Michael Stephen, Jeffrey Kruger and Stuart White emerged as South Africa’s 2018 premier category… more
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  • Swansong podiums for Signature Motorsport MINI team
    Oct 22, 2018 Motorsport

    Swansong podiums for Signature Motorsport…

    Review: Sasol GTC2 Championship, Rd 9 –Zwartkops Raceway, 20th October Devin Robertson raced his Champion MINI John Cooper Works to a second-place finish at the final round of the Sasol GTC2 Championship held at Zwartkops Raceway, cementing his… more
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  • Nail-biting season finale for the Sasol GTC Racing Team
    Oct 22, 2018 Motorsport

    Nail-biting season finale for the Sasol GTC…

    Gennaro Bonafede finished the 2018 Sasol GTC Championship in third place overall after being pushed off the track in the final race of the season and crashing into a wall at Zwartkops Raceway. Going into the final round of championship, Bonafede was… more
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  • Remanufacturing AAPEXedu Track Moves to Opening Day to Enhance AAPEX 2018 Education Opportunities
    Oct 19, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Remanufacturing AAPEXedu Track Moves to…

    The enhanced Remanufacturing Experience at AAPEX 2018 will increase the business and networking opportunities for attendees by offering 100-plus remanufacturing-related booths on the show floor, along with a fully-integrated, multi-faceted education… more
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  • Want to own your own business? Here are the best cars for Uber-entrepreneurs!
    Oct 19, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Want to own your own business? Here are the…

    Many South Africans have a dream of owning their own business and having financial independence. Uber promises this – but there are some conditions. One of the most important pertains to vehicle selection. According to AutoTrader CEO George Mienie,… more
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  • Knowledge and emotion are central to the service industry
    Oct 19, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Knowledge and emotion are central to the…

    The services industry forms an important part of South Africa’s economy and it provides many jobs. Service excellence is a core element of brand reputation and is rooted in customer satisfaction, which can only be achieved if a company truly… more
    347
  • New Mustang Bullitt confirmed for South African introduction
    Oct 19, 2018 Motoring

    New Mustang Bullitt confirmed for South…

    New 2019 Mustang Bullitt will be available in South Africa in 2019, in limited numbers Limited-edition Mustang Bullitt features a unique performance-tuned 5.0-liter V8 engine packing 480 horsepower and 420 lb.-ft. of torque and reaching a top speed… more
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  • The critical role of humanitarian logistics
    Oct 19, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    The critical role of humanitarian logistics

    According to the Global Humanitarian Assistance Report 2018, an estimated 201 million people in 134 countries needed international humanitarian assistance in 2017. In the last three months, the devastating natural disasters and humanitarian crises… more
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  • Weighing Up the Pros and Cons of Buying a New or Pre-owned Car
    Oct 19, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Weighing Up the Pros and Cons of Buying a…

    For South Africans thinking about buying a car, a question which will undoubtedly come to mind is: ‘Should I buy new, or used?’. Given the economic uncertainty facing the country – with it now being in the midst of a technical recession - motorists… more
    454
  • It is evident that the timely provision of spare parts and aftersales services are crucial pillars of customers' buying decisions.
    Oct 19, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    The golden age of services

    Leading materials handling equipment (MHE) supplier, Goscor Lift Truck Company, notes that the MHE supply chain has transformed into a service-centric sector, moving away from just supplying products to offering end-to-end solutions. In today’s… more
    349
  • GWM showcases an all new GWM Pickup Truck with clear intentions of being a global LCV leader.
    Oct 19, 2018 Motoring

    GWM showcases an all new GWM Pickup Truck…

    On September 28th, GWM Pickup Truck announced China's leading LCV brand's determination to reach its goal of being in the top three LCV brands in the world. At the launch event, Great Wall Motors announced its vision of being "China's No. 1 pickup… more
    419
  • New GTS models: two athletes join the Porsche Panamera family
    Oct 19, 2018 Motoring

    New GTS models: two athletes join the…

    Porsche has added two sporty models to its luxury saloon series – the Panamera GTS and the Panamera GTS Sport Turismo. With a powerful performance from the four-litre V8 biturbo engine (460 hp/338 kW), extra dynamic chassis systems including… more
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  • Motorcycle fascination at the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este 2019
    Oct 19, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Motorcycle fascination at the Concorso…

    BMW Group Classic and the Grand Hotel Villa d’Este present motorcycle gems from all over the world Concorso di Motociclette forms part of the beauty contest for historic vehicles on the shores of Lake Como for the ninth time Four out of five award… more
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  • Exhibitor Deadlines and Updates: 12 Days Until the 2018 SEMA Show
    Oct 19, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Exhibitor Deadlines and Updates: 12 Days…

    With the 2018 SEMA Show less than two weeks away, Show management’s exhibitor update provides companies with the latest news and key deadlines, including early-bird and advance rates available for several booth services, as well as checklists to… more
    303
  • MasterDrive Newsletter - 17 October 2018
    Oct 18, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    MasterDrive Newsletter - 17 October 2018

    MasterTips: Coping with cognitive distraction This is a real and very human phenomenon and your drivers who spend an inordinate amount of time on the road should understand it, so they are better equipped to avoid it. MasterTest: Penguins get new… more
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  • Will the additional revenue tax measures close the deficit GAP?
    Oct 18, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Will the additional revenue tax measures…

    Given Statistics South Africa’s (STATS SA) announcement in September 2018 that the country's real gross domestic product had decreased by 0.7% in the second quarter of the year and the most recent development of President Cyril Ramaphosa appointing… more
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  • What first-time car buyers should know
    Oct 18, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    What first-time car buyers should know

    Whether it is new or used, buying your first car can be an amazing experience, if you are properly prepared and aware of all the potential pitfalls. Juan Wheeler, Chief Financial Officer at FCA South Africa provides some tips for first-time vehicle… more
    456
  • Entrepreneur - You're on your own!
    Oct 18, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Entrepreneur - You're on your own!

    Notwithstanding the President emphasising the point that the growth of the South African economy will be sustained by small business, small business was excluded from the deliberations leading up to the jobs summit. So were the unemployed, who,… more
    334
  • Period testing of vehicles will reduce road deaths, says RMI
    Oct 18, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Period testing of vehicles will reduce road…

    In Transport Month, we reflect that 983 lives were lost in 2017 due to crashes where vehicle factors were to blame, according to the Road Traffic Management Corporation’s Road Fatality Report for 2017. Major crashes are defined in the report as… more
    503
  • PRORETA 4: Continental and TU Darmstadt Develop Machine-Learning Advanced Driver Assistance System
    Oct 18, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    PRORETA 4: Continental and TU Darmstadt…

    Three use cases in one vehicle: Assistance system helps drivers when making left turns, entering roundabouts and at right-before-left intersections The system adapts to the driver’s style of driving, assesses the driver’s behavior and level of… more
    345
  • The Top Ten of World Rallycross coming to South Africa in November
    Oct 18, 2018 Motorsport

    The Top Ten of World Rallycross coming to…

    So, the 24th and 25th of November are approaching fast, which is a good thing, because fast is what it’s all about when the Gumtree World Rallycross of South Africa hits Killarney International Raceway in Cape Town on those dates. It’s an event that… more
    413
  • Continental releases Sustainable Natural Rubber Sourcing Policy
    Oct 18, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Continental releases Sustainable Natural…

    Rubber Group commits to Sustainable Natural Rubber Sourcing Definition of responsibilities within the natural rubber value chain Contribution to industry-wide platform shall enhance social, environmental and governance standards Continental is… more
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  • Government wage bill: over bloated and underwhelming
    Oct 18, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Government wage bill: over bloated and…

    South Africa was once speculated to have a government workforce larger than that of the United States. Think about that for a second or two. A country whose population numbers close to 57 million with more civil servants than a nation of over 300… more
    444
  • NAACAM Show 2019 update from NAACAM President and DAC Chairperson
    Oct 18, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    NAACAM Show 2019 update from NAACAM…

    Dear NAACAM and DAC Members, We are pleased to advise you that plans for the NAACAM Show 2019, delivered in partnership with the Durban Automotive Cluster are well underway. The initiative takes place 12 – 14 March 2019 at the Durban ICC. It aims at… more
    458
  • Promising African market for Russian lubricants
    Oct 17, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Promising African market for Russian…

    Gazpromneft-Lubricants Ltd. was established in November 2007. Being a subsidiary of the Russian corporation Gazprom Neft for production and sales of oils, greases and technical fluids, with the total production volume of 600,000 tons of high-quality… more
    380
  •  The first-ever BMW X7
    Oct 17, 2018 Motoring

    The first-ever BMW X7

    The BMW X7 is the first car to fuse the presence, exclusivity and spaciousness of a luxury model with the agile and versatile driving properties expected of a Sports Activity Vehicle (SAV). A new dimension in luxury: The first BMW X7 combines the… more
    398
  • YES Initiative poised to make a difference for youth and corporates in South Africa
    Oct 17, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    YES Initiative poised to make a difference…

    Youth unemployment continues to be a thorn in South Africa’s side. At 38.2% in the second quarter of 2018 according to Stats SA – higher if other sources are taken into consideration – young people find it hard to make inroads into the world of work… more
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  • The All-New Renault Duster is here and ready to take you on your next adventure.
    Oct 17, 2018 Motoring

    The All-New Renault Duster is here and ready…

    A lot of us have activities that we are passionate about, but sometimes life takes over and we often have to put our hobbies on the back-burner. Stop longing to bring those times back and reignite your passions with the All-New Renault Duster. Watch… more
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  • Brilliant WRX champ Kristofferson aims to wrap up season in style at Killarney
    Oct 17, 2018 Motorsport

    Brilliant WRX champ Kristofferson aims to…

    South African motor racing fans will get a chance to see one of the sport’s legends in the making at the Gumtree World RX at Killarney International Raceway on 24-25 November. Johan Kristoffersson of Sweden has already clinched this year’s World RX… more
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  • 2018 - Signature of a strategic cooperation agreement Renault and Brilliance with Liaoning Province, China
    Oct 17, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Renault and Brilliance sign strategic…

    Announce acceleration of LCV business starting with introduction of 3 EVs within two years. Groupe Renault and Brilliance China Automotive Holdings Limited (Brilliance), who formed 1st January Renault-Brilliance-Jinbei Automotive Co., Ltd., a joint… more
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  • Secure your prime space now to Exhibit on 7 Nov in Cape Town at Manufacturing Indaba
    Oct 17, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Secure your prime space now to Exhibit on 7…

    Generate new leads, establish your brand and grow your business by participating in the exclusive manufacturing sector exhibition, taking place at Manufacturing Indaba Western Cape. Share your product or service with a pre-selected audience of… more
    307
  • AAPEX 2018 Introduces Virtual Vehicle Challenge
    Oct 17, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    AAPEX 2018 Introduces Virtual Vehicle…

    Winners to Receive AAPEX 2019 Registration and Four-Night Stay In a new, one-of-a-kind virtual reality experience at AAPEX 2018, buyers will have a chance to test their skills as they journey into a virtual garage, select automotive parts and… more
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  • Sasol GTC Championship heading for exciting season grand finale
    Oct 16, 2018 Motorsport

    Sasol GTC Championship heading for exciting…

    Sandton, South Africa – The three-way fight for the 2018 Sasol GTC Championship is set to be settled at Zwartkops Raceway on Saturday, 20th October in a no-holds-barred showdown between the country’s top racing drivers. After eight rounds of… more
    585
  • Top customizers vie for 2018 SEMA Battle of the Builders title
    Oct 16, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Top customizers vie for 2018 SEMA Battle of…

    Nearly 300 SEMA Show builders will showcase their unique vehicle builds -- 14 builders age 27 or younger were awarded entry into the competition as part of SEMA’s Regional Young Guns program -- Top vehicle builders from all over the world will help… more
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  • Isuzu volunteers assist with the release of penguins at Cape Recife on African Penguin Awareness Day which was held on Saturday, 13 October. From left are Esterline Martin, Tanya van Rensburg, Vuyiseka Skepe and Romeo Koeberg, while members of the public witnessed the release.
    Oct 16, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Penguins get new wheels

    It started with a lost seabird found on the premises of Isuzu Motors South Africa's Struandale vehicle manufacturing plant that led to the company supporting the Southern African Foundation for the Conservation of Coastal Birds (SANCCOB) with an… more
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  • Volvo Trucks’ continual road safety initiative for children
    Oct 16, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Volvo Trucks’ continual road safety…

    The initiative, called Stop, Look, Wave is specifically aimed at helping children understand how to best behave around trucks, buses and cars, and to ultimately keep them safe on the roads. According to the South African Journal of Science,… more
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  • All-New Jeep® Wrangler Rubicon put to The Test on the Legendary Rubicon Trail
    Oct 16, 2018 Motoring

    All-New Jeep® Wrangler Rubicon put to The…

    The all-new Jeep® Wrangler Rubicon took on the iconic Rubicon Trail near Lake Tahoe, California, which inspired its name and boasts decades of association with the legendary American brand In 1953, the first-ever "Jeep Jamboree" took place and… more
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  • Vehicle Extras and Accessories = Extra Insurance Considerations
    Oct 16, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Vehicle Extras and Accessories = Extra…

    October was declared Transport Month in 2005 during the Transport Lekgotla. It is used to raise awareness on the important role of transport in the economy and to encourage participation from civil society and business, including the provision of a… more
    507
  • Axalta opens new facilities in Midrand, South Africa
    Oct 16, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Axalta opens new facilities in Midrand,…

    Axalta, a leading global supplier of liquid and powder coatings, is pleased to announce the opening of its new South African central office in Midrand, Gauteng, which is dedicated to automotive refinish coatings technology. Hannes Kloppers, Country… more
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  • Long-standing Filvent partnership is testament to the success of the Cummins Filtration distributor network
    Oct 16, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Long-standing Filvent partnership is…

    Industrial filtration and ventilation specialist Filvent of eMalahleni, which has a Level 2 Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment (B-BBEE) rating, has had a relationship with Fleetguard® since the company was established in the early 1990s. This… more
    417
  • Deutsche Messe takes over majority of LET China logistics fair
    Oct 16, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Deutsche Messe takes over majority of LET…

    Exhibition duo of CeMAT ASIA and LET China enables Deutsche Messe to provide full intralogistics trade fair coverage in China’s key industrial regions Shanghai/Hannover. As the operator of CeMAT ASIA in Shanghai and LET China in Guangzhou, the… more
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  • SAPICS 2019 Conference & Exhibition Bookings are now open!
    Oct 16, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    SAPICS 2019 Conference & Exhibition Bookings…

    The SAPICS 2019 Annual Conference and Exhibition will take place once again in Cape Town at the Century City Conference Centre from the 9th to 12th June 2019. In the programme there will be presentations, workshops, Site Visits, networking and so… more
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  • The Malign Folly of
    Oct 16, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    The Malign Folly of "Stakeholder" Theory

    The only social responsibility of business is to use its resources and occupy its energies in the generation of wealth, so long as it stays within the rules of the game, which are to engage in open and free competition, without deception or fraud.… more
    398
  • Duduzile Nxele Appointed as Ford Corporate Communications Manager for South Africa and SSA
    Oct 16, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Duduzile Nxele Appointed as Ford Corporate…

    Ford Motor Company today (15 October, 2018) announced that Duduzile Nxele has been appointed as the Corporate Communications Manager for South Africa and Sub-Saharan Africa, effective 1 October 2018. Although she is new to the full-time position in… more
    414
  • More fuel pain as oil climbs, but encouraged by government initiative
    Oct 16, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    More fuel pain as oil climbs, but encouraged…

    Further substantial fuel price hikes are lined up for the end of October. 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
    494
  • Rajesh Gupta, CEO of Mahindra SA, with Gareth Leck, CEO of Joe Public, at the launch of the #AlwaysUpForAChallenge brand campaign
    Oct 15, 2018 Motoring

    Mahindra throws down the gauntlet to the…

    #AlwaysUpForAChallenge Two new TV ads produced in South Africa pay homage to those South Africans who are always up for the challenge When the winds of change blow some people build walls, others build windmills. Real proof of the windmill… more
    438
  • Signature Motorsport MINI team heading to happy place for GTC2 finale
    Oct 15, 2018 Motorsport

    Signature Motorsport MINI team heading to…

    Preview: Sasol GTC2 Championship – Zwartkops Raceway, 20th October Signature Motorsport heads into the ninth and final round of the Sasol GTC2 Championship at Zwartkops Raceway, the team’s ‘happy place’ given their record at the Pretoria circuit… more
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  • Spectacular EP Championships come to a head
    Oct 15, 2018 Motorsport

    Spectacular EP Championships come to a head

    Three Eastern Province circuit racing championships came to a head at Port Elizabeth’s Aldo Scribante Racetrack Saturday, with the highlight of the day being the Eastern Province Saloon Car Championship coming to a thrilling climax. 74-year old… more
    261
  • Sustainable aluminum for battery housing of Audi e-tron
    Oct 15, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Sustainable aluminum for battery housing of…

    Audi is the first automobile manufacturer worldwide to receive a certificate from the Aluminium Stewardship Initiative (ASI). With the Performance Standard certification, the ASI confirms that Audi meets the ASI requirements for industrial users of… more
    352
  • Volkswagen Motorsport chasing championship title at GTC season finale
    Oct 15, 2018 Motorsport

    Volkswagen Motorsport chasing championship…

    The Sasol GTC Championship reaches the tail end of the season with Keagan Masters in the pound seat to claim the GTC2 championship at Zwartkops raceway on Saturday, 20th October. Both Mathew Hodges and Daniel Rowe would like to sign off the season… more
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  • Engen Polo Cup title chase to be decided at year's final event
    Oct 15, 2018 Motorsport

    Engen Polo Cup title chase to be decided at…

    Three-way title fight to go all the way to the end Little to choose between the title championship chasing trio Some of the year's closest competition expected The 2018 South African Engen Polo Cup championship chase will go down to the wire at the… more
    449
  • 2018 Haval Outreach Expedition a Huge Success
    Oct 15, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    2018 Haval Outreach Expedition a Huge Success

    The 2018 Haval Outreach Expedition, which concluded in Cape Town on 4 October, was a resounding success. The journey, which stretched nearly 4 500km along the east coast of South Africa was completed by a convoy of two Haval H9's, two Haval H6C's, a… more
    537
  • Volkswagen extends Caravelle line-up with special edition PanAmericana
    Oct 15, 2018 Motoring

    Volkswagen extends Caravelle line-up with…

    The PanAmericana is flexible and exclusive for individualists. The PanAmericana features stylish interior and exclusive design elements such as the underrun protection and the 'Nucleus Grey' structure-painted bumpers. The new PanAmericana combines… more
    557
  •  MiX Telematics surpasses 700,000 subscribers
    Oct 15, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    MiX Telematics surpasses 700,000 subscribers

    MiX Telematics (MIXT: NYSE), a leading global provider of fleet and mobile asset management solutions, this week announced that it has surpassed the 700,000 subscriber mark. This milestone was achieved by continued growth in its key markets, which… more
    410
  • Advanced Manufacturing and Composites Show - Latest Exhibitors
    Oct 15, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Advanced Manufacturing and Composites Show -…

    Advanced Manufacturing and Composites Show - 7 - 9 November 2018 more
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  • SEMA eNews, Vol. 21, No. 41
    Oct 15, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    SEMA eNews, Vol. 21, No. 41

    New Report: 7.9 Million Reasons You Should Care About Young Drivers Did you know that young adults age 16–24 drove more than 155 billion miles in 2017? Despite media reports to the contrary, young people do care about cars and are engaged with the… more
    390
  • NARSA Offering Three Ways for Buyers and Sellers to Connect at AAPEX 2018
    Oct 15, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    NARSA Offering Three Ways for Buyers and…

    The NARSA Mobile Heat Transfer/Heating/Air Conditioning Pavilion at AAPEX 2018 will feature a global marketplace for service replacement parts and everything related to heat exchange, including finished products, manufacturing machinery, materials… more
    344
  • Commercial vehicle market bucks recession
    Oct 15, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Commercial vehicle market bucks recession

    The South African commercial vehicle market continues to defy economic trends by increasing overall sales by 2.3% year-on-year at the end of the third quarter in September. According to the latest results released by the National Association of… more
    395
  • The New KUV100 NXT packs more style, high-tech features and more value
    Oct 15, 2018 Motoring

    The New KUV100 NXT packs more style,…

    New K2+ variant with attractive pricing 7" infotainment screen, 15" alloy wheels added on K8 variant Launch supported by Mahindra Finance with R2 199 per month finance deal, with no deposit, vehicle insurance for one year and special finance offers… more
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  • Doreen Mashinini Appointed as Ford's General Manager, Marketing for South Africa and SSA
    Oct 15, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Doreen Mashinini Appointed as Ford's General…

    Ford Motor Company, last week announced the appointment of Doreen Mashinini as General Manager Marketing for South Africa and Sub-Saharan Africa, effective 1 October 2018. Mashinini takes over the position from Tracey Delate, who is now General… more
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  • Eliminating human error in industrial manufacturing and retail
    Oct 15, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Eliminating human error in industrial…

    In the South African industrial manufacturing and retail industries, businesses are faced with economic pressure and constantly increasing demand. This requires constant innovation and the application of best practice, especially in the effective… more
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  • The Stylish New XUV500 muscles up with more features, more options and more comfort
    Oct 15, 2018 Motoring

    The Stylish New XUV500 muscles up with more…

    Offers three variants with Automatic transmission available at attractive price points More advanced features like sunroof, keyless entry and electrically controlled driver's seat Attractive finance offers starting at R4 999 per month with a… more
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  • SANRAL goes to war against South Africans   And South Africans say BRING IT ON
    Oct 15, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    SANRAL goes to war against South Africans …

    OUTA is committed to standing behind every South African issued with a Summons by Sanral SANRAL has issued a desperate ‘FINAL WARNING’ that it plans to drag “EVERY PERSON” who hasn’t paid their e-tolls to court. It is SANRAL vs. the People. If… more
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  • Things are worse than they seem: error in World Bank data sees SA slip further in EFW 2018 rankings
    Oct 15, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Things are worse than they seem: error in…

    South Africa now ranks 110 out of 162 in the Economic Freedom of the World (EFW) 2018 index. It had been reported that SA’s ranking was 94. However, following an error in World Bank data, spotted and investigated by Free Market Foundation’s (FMF)… more
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  • Lesley Williams, CEO of Tshimologong
    Oct 14, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    IT and the Green economy identified as…

    Research studies launched on small and medium business growth South African SMEs are estimated to represent 90% of formal businesses, provide employment to about 60% of the labour force and contribute approximately 34% of the country’s GDP. In an… more
    402
  • Groupe Renault strikes new energy-sector agreements with EDF, Total and ENEL for the promotion of electric mobility
    Oct 14, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Groupe Renault strikes new energy-sector…

    #EnergyTransition #EasyElectricLife Groupe Renault has restated its commitment to the development of a smart electric ecosystem to advance the energy transition and promote mobility for all. Groupe Renault and EDF sign a cooperation agreement aimed… more
    365
  • New Audi City Opens in Warsaw
    Oct 14, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    New Audi City Opens in Warsaw

    Audi is taking its showroom concept for premium car sales to the next level: The fifth Audi City worldwide is opening in the heart of the Polish capital. The brand with the four rings is presenting its entire product portfolio to visitors in virtual… more
    357
  • ERA National Executive Committee Chairman, Frank Mac NICOL
    Oct 14, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Time to go back to WERC

    South Africa’s Engine Remanufacturers’ Association (ERA), a constituent association of the Retail Motor Industry (RMI), has been instrumental in the relaunch and leadership of the world-body WERC (the World Engine Remanufacturers’ Council). WERC was… more
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  • FUCHS Lubricants Announces New William Penn Packaging
    Oct 14, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    FUCHS Lubricants Announces New William Penn…

    FUCHS Lubricants South Africa, the sole distributor for Wm Penn automotive products, has announced new 5 litre packaging for the full product range. The categories include gear oils for axles, engine oils for diesel and petrol engines, the… more
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  • New Honda Amaze: A cut above
    Oct 14, 2018 Motoring

    New Honda Amaze: A cut above

    All-new Honda Amaze features dedicated sedan design Bold exterior linked to stylish interior execution Extended wheelbase allows for exceptionally roomy cabin Efficient drivetrain includes manual gearbox and CVT options Value-added pricing and… more
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  • Porsche announces the new Macan
    Oct 14, 2018 Motoring

    Porsche announces the new Macan

    Showcased during the Paris Motorshow, the new Macan now comes with an efficient 2.0-litre, four-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine with improved combustion chamber geometry and gasoline particulate filter. It delivers a performance of 252 hp (185… more
    485
  • Mark Handley, Head of Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles, Rally and track legend, Sarel van der Merwe, JD Kruger & LD Erasmus (Team South Africa) and Dr Stefan Pfeiffer, Global Head of Marketing Communications for Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles
    Oct 14, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Team South Africa wins 2018 International…

    South African teams saw off stiff competition from contestants from ten countries to win the coveted Wolf Trophy Team South Africa has won the fourth edition of the International Spirit of Amarok competition, which is the only amateur 4x4 precision… more
    565
  • Less freedom, lower growth: What we should learn from international indices
    Oct 14, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Less freedom, lower growth: What we should…

    In 2000, SA ranked 46; now we rank 94 It is a common temptation, in the months before an election, for politicians to promise the moon to those voters they fear might be attracted to the similarly lofty promises of a rival party. But it would be… more
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  • SAICA’s response to the VBS Mutual Bank report released by Advocate Terry Motau SC on 10 October 2018
    Oct 12, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    SAICA’s response to the VBS Mutual Bank…

    The South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA) takes note of The Great Bank Heist, Advocate Terry Motau SC’s forensic report on the alleged fraud that took place at VBS Mutual Bank. In the interest of transparency, SAICA acknowledges… more
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  • South Africa ranks 94 out of 162 countries measured in the Economic Freedom of the World Report
    Oct 12, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    South Africa ranks 94 out of 162 countries…

    South Africa ranks 94 out of 162 countries and territories according to their economic system. Economic Freedom of the World (EFW) index measures the degree to which the policies and institutions of countries support economic freedom. In 2000, South… more
    407
  • L-R: Mrs Arendse (Haval owner), Sara Carriem (owner of Purple Rayn hotel), Mr Arendse (Haval owner), Riki Carriem (CEO of Haval Cape Gate)
    Oct 12, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Haval Outreach Expedition concludes in Cape…

    After a journey spanning nearly 4 500km, the 2018 Haval Outreach Expedition reached its final stop in Cape Town, marking the end of an epic journey for the team. After 15 days and ten stopovers the expedition made its way to Cape Agulhas, the… more
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  • AAPEX 2018 will announce the best new products in this year's New Product Showcase during an awards ceremony on Oct. 30 at the Sands Expo.
    Oct 12, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    AAPEX 2018 Buyers to Select Best New Products

    AAPEX 2018 pre-registered buyers are invited to vote for their favorite products in the AAPEX New Product Showcase starting Monday, Oct. 15. Entries with the largest number of votes in each of nine categories will be awarded the Best New Product.… more
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  • Overall winner of the 2018 ASK AFRIKA ORANGE INDEX: Woolworths Food
    Oct 12, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Service excellence celebrated – 2018 Ask…

    The service industry is transforming as we enter the fourth digital revolution and it is important for companies to get the correct synergy between humans and technology. This was just one of the top-line insights revealed at the recent 2018/19 Ask… more
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  • If you hesitate, you will stumble
    Oct 12, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    If you hesitate, you will stumble

    For purposes hereof, that is just another version of ‘he who hesitates is lost’. For each of us there is a lesson in current events. According to news reports, the President’s performance ratings grew from 64 percent in the first quarter of 2018, to… more
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  •  MasterDrive Newsletter - 09 October 2018
    Oct 12, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    MasterDrive Newsletter - 09 October 2018

    MasterTips: Bikers’ lives matter Bike guru, Derek Kirkby, attended the mass ride for BIKERS’ LIVES MATTER, hosted by Bikers Warehouse. It was the inaugural event with the intention of raising awareness of bikers on South African roads. MasterTest:… more
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  • SAMBRA
    Oct 12, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Green reappointed as National Director of…

    Richard Green has been reappointed as National Director of SAMBRA with effect from September 2018 after a break of eight years working ‘on the other side’ of the motor repair industry. He joins at a critical time when the SAMBRA national executive… more
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  • Faas second in the Grammer standings, Kiss in the top 5 –tankpool24 Racing team looks back on an exciting 2018 season
    Oct 12, 2018 Motorsport

    Faas second in the Grammer standings, Kiss…

    Steffen Faas already secures second place in the Grammer's Truck Cup in his first truck race season Tankpool24 racing team takes fifth place in the team ranking of the FIA European Truck Racing Championship MEYLE supports tankpool24 racing team for… more
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  • Audi’s double win at the 2018 Gumtree Auto pre-owned awards
    Oct 12, 2018 Motoring

    Audi’s double win at the 2018 Gumtree Auto…

    On 8 October 2018 the Gumtree Auto Pre-Owned Awards celebrated their second year of recognizing vehicles that deliver exceptional resale value and overall performance for pre-owned buyers and it’s no surprise that the brand with the 4 rings built… more
    509
  • Gumtree World Rallycross of South Africa - Final round of the FIA World Rallycross Championship
    Oct 12, 2018 Motorsport

    Gumtree World Rallycross of South Africa -…

    Fact Sheet 24-25 November 2018, at Killarney International Raceway The Gumtree World Rallycross of South Africa returns to the Killarney Raceway in Cape Town on the 24th and 25th of November 2018, bringing with it the raw power, intense excitement… more
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  • Mazda takes double honours at the 2018 Gumtree Pre-Owned Vehicle Awards
    Oct 12, 2018 Motoring

    Mazda takes double honours at the 2018…

    Mazda won two categories at the 2018 Gumtree Pre-Owned Vehicle Awards on Monday night, 08 October 2018. The industry filled gala event was at Marble in Rosebank, Johannesburg. The Mazda CX-3 2.0L Individual was category winner for 'Cross-over under… more
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  • Hyundai ranked 6th among global automotive brands
    Oct 12, 2018 Motoring

    Hyundai ranked 6th among global automotive…

    Hyundai Motor has been ranked among the highest valued brands in the world once again, according to the latest rankings published by global brand specialist Interbrand. Hyundai's global brand value grows 3% since 2017 to a company record high of US$… more
    366
  • First Ford Ranger Raptor Trial Units Produced in South Africa
    Oct 12, 2018 Motoring

    First Ford Ranger Raptor Trial Units…

    Assembly of first Ford Ranger Raptor trial units, as build-up continues towards full-scale production Culmination of R3-billion investment and extensive upgrades to Silverton Assembly Plant Additional R160-million invested in readiness for… more
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  • Less time at the pump, more fun on the road
    Oct 12, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Less time at the pump, more fun on the road

    Due to increasing crude oil prices and exchange rate depreciation, South Africans now pay record prices for fuel at filling stations. In fact, on Wednesday, the fuel price increased by 99 cents and R1 per litre respectively for 93 Octane and 95… more
    530
  • Volkswagen dominates the 2018 Gumtree Auto Pre-Owned Awards
    Oct 12, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Volkswagen dominates the 2018 Gumtree Auto…

    Volkswagen won five of the 11 categories in the 2018 Gumtree Auto Pre-Owned Awards announced on Monday night (8 October 2018). Toyota, Mazda and Audi also enjoyed strong showings with two wins each. The awards, now in their second year, are unique… more
    550
  • Stop making laws to which nobody adheres
    Oct 12, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Stop making laws to which nobody adheres

    The law is supposed to fulfil two important functions in society: protecting people’s persons and property, and conflict avoidance. When the law steps outside of these functions, the law itself becomes a source of conflict, as we have seen… more
    509
  • ASCCI initiates revitalised approach to promoting localisation
    Oct 10, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    ASCCI initiates revitalised approach to…

    Localisation is a critical tool for industrial development, and as the national co-ordinating body, Automotive Supply Chain Competitiveness Initiative (ASCCI) aims to advance its localisation agenda through activities which support successful… more
    486
  • MIDAS celebrates Franchisee of the Year Awards in Lisbon, Portugal
    Oct 09, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    MIDAS celebrates Franchisee of the Year…

    Midas, a flagship franchise, is a retail store designed around the needs of any vehicle owner, focusing on various product ranges, from motor parts and accessories through to lifestyle equipment. This successful group has over 300 franchised outlets… more
    602
  • Melfi Plant prepares for production of new Jeep Renegade Plug-in Hybrid
    Oct 09, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Melfi Plant prepares for production of new…

    The FCA Melfi Plant in Italy is beginning preparations to produce the Jeep Renegade Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV) scheduled for market launch in early 2020. The Renegade PHEV will be produced alongside the Renegade and 500X full combustion… more
    419
  • Honda Quest True Adventure 2018 finalist announcement
    Oct 09, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Honda Quest True Adventure 2018 finalist…

    The 14 Finalists for Quest True Adventure 2018 have been notified that on the 18th of October, they will be stepping astride a brand new Honda CRF1000L DCT for a 10 day adventure of a lifetime. Just what it took to claim their seat was an intensive… more
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  • Hyundai misses podium finish in Wales Rally
    Oct 09, 2018 Motorsport

    Hyundai misses podium finish in Wales Rally

    Hyundai Motorsport has suffered a setback in its FIA World Rally Championship bid following a lacklustre performance at Wales Rally GB over the past weekend. Thierry Neuville salvaged a fifth-place finish after dropping down the classification… more
    417
  • Battle Lines drawn as BMW Series head to Zwartkops on 13 October 2018
    Oct 09, 2018 Motorsport

    Battle Lines drawn as BMW Series head to…

    Great anticipation exists as the popular Bridgestone BMW Club Racing Series gets ready for the penultimate round of their championship this coming weekend, Saturday, the 13th of October at the popular Zwartkops Raceway. This will be their third… more
    363
  • Eclipse Cross Wins Good Design Award 2018
    Oct 09, 2018 Motoring

    Eclipse Cross Wins Good Design Award 2018

    Mitsubishi Motors' Eclipse Cross compact SUV has been selected as a recipient of the Good Design Award 2018 run by the Japan Institute of Design Promotion. In selecting Eclipse Cross, the Good Design Award Committee rated its design highly,… more
    359
  • Remain positive through tough economic times
    Oct 09, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Remain positive through tough economic times

    Even with the hint of a recession, one needs to remain optimistic through these challenging times because we can clearly see there is a lot of investment going into businesses and into infrastructure. There is no reason to panic yet. This is… more
    578
  • L-R- Lentswe Modingwane  - Key Accounts Manager; Genevieve Naidoo - TMOD Manager; Samuel Berkatt - Labour Relations & Employee Engagement Manager; Graziella Guida - GM - Finance & IT (member of CTSA Exco); Billy Holmes - Regional Sales Manager
    Oct 09, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Continental Tyre SA certified Top Employer…

    2019 Top Employer certification undertaken by the Top Employers Institute in The Netherlands Recognises leading employers around the world that provide excellent employee conditions, nurture and develop talent Continental Tyre South Africa has been… more
    564
  • Finalists announced for 2018 SEMA Awards
    Oct 09, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Finalists announced for 2018 SEMA Awards

    Awards recognize the industry's top trend-setting vehicles and the accessories that make them cool SEMA Show exhibitors have cast their votes and selected the finalists for the SEMA Award, an honor presented to automakers to recognize the most… more
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  • Cummins and Isuzu plan to explore joint opportunities to deliver globally-competitive products.
    Oct 09, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Cummins and Isuzu sign Letter of Intent to…

    Cummins Inc. (NYSE: CMI) and Isuzu Motors Limited have announced that they have signed a Letter of Intent to jointly evaluate opportunities to deliver globally-competitive products. In the commercial vehicle space, power sources are increasingly… more
    544
  • Renault Board of Directors proposes the appointment of Mr. Thomas Courbe as Director
    Oct 09, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Renault Board of Directors proposes the…

    Mr. Pascal Faure, who has served on Groupe Renault’s Board of Directors as representative of the French State since February 2013, has decided to resign from his office as Director. During its meeting held on October 5, 2018, the Board of Directors,… more
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  • The Jeep® brand celebrates a new record with Juventus
    Oct 09, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    The Jeep® brand celebrates a new record with…

    The occasion for celebrating a fascinating, highly significant record is the delivery of the fleet of Jeep® SUVs which will accompany the team for the new season: follow this link for more photos of the day spent with the players. As the 2018-2019… more
    417
  • Groupe Renault and Newfund are investing in the startup Akoustic Arts to accelerate the development of its on-board directional speakers
    Oct 09, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Groupe Renault and Newfund are investing in…

    Groupe Renault and the fund Newfund announce their investment in the French startup Akoustic Arts, specialized in directional sound. This agreement paves the way for Renault and Akoustic Arts experts to collaborate on the integration of innovative… more
    408
  • NAACAM Show 2019: Calling all Exhibitors to Apply for Tech. Demo. Presentations
    Oct 09, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    NAACAM Show 2019: Calling all Exhibitors to…

    NAACAM Show Tech. Demos are an opportunity to showcase innovative South African solutions in the automotive component manufacture sector to the estimated 1 600 participants. Tech. Demos will be hosted in a prominent dedicated space in the exhibition… more
    552
  • Hyundai i30 N cars in Durban just passing by to Oz
    Oct 09, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Hyundai i30 N cars in Durban just passing by…

    Social media and online motoring sites were buzzing last week after pictures circulated of Hyundai i30 N models spotted in the Durban harbour. However, the i30 Ns were not destined for a local launch of the exciting performance model of Hyundai, but… more
    604
  • Voluntary code of conduct by the competition commission to guide operations in the south african vehicle repair, servicing and parts supply sectors
    Oct 08, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Voluntary code of conduct by the competition…

    NAAMSA to submit further proposals to the competition authorities NAAMSA represents the interests of vehicle manufacturers, importers and distributors in South Africa. The industry has considered the proposed Voluntary Code of Conduct by the… more
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  • The Eastern Cape follows Cape Town in its water crisis
    Oct 08, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    The Eastern Cape follows Cape Town in its…

    The redemption of Cape Town dam water levels has been met with marked relief. Day Zero was effectively kept at bay. Reportedly, dam levels in the Western Cape have continued to rise. According to Capetownetc.com, these levels have now pushed past… more
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  • 2018 Formula One Honda Japanese Grand Prix - Race - Sunday
    Oct 08, 2018 Motorsport

    2018 Formula One Honda Japanese Grand Prix -…

    Weather: sunny and dry, 28-29°C air, 35-39°C track Spectators and teams watched a hectic Grand Prix unfold at the epic Suzuka Circuit, with an eventful start of the race making an impact on Charles Leclerc's race outcome. Starting from 10th on the… more
    550
  • AAPEX 2018 Announces Let's Tech 20-Minute Presentations
    Oct 08, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    AAPEX 2018 Announces Let's Tech 20-Minute…

    Technology experts will take the Let’s Tech stage at AAPEX 2018 to give "TED Talk-style" presentations on the latest new products, tools and technologies and how they benefit automotive aftermarket businesses. AAPEX represents the $740 billion… more
    648
  • Headed to the SEMA Show? Support Motorsports at the SEMA PAC Reception
    Oct 08, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Headed to the SEMA Show? Support Motorsports…

    The 2018 midterm elections are just around the corner and your support for SEMA’s Political Action Committee (SEMA PAC) is critical. During the 2018 SEMA Show, you can stand up for your industry by backing SEMA PAC and the lawmakers who back you. On… more
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  • Vehicle fuel savings and emission reduction pointers
    Oct 08, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Vehicle fuel savings and emission reduction…

    Energy is a precious resource essential to modern society, economic growth and development. As energy demand grows, the cost of energy tends to rise. This is exactly what motorists have experienced in South Africa as a result of the rising price of… more
    586
  • While the President wants to create jobs labour policies destroy jobs
    Oct 08, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    While the President wants to create jobs…

    When it comes to the vital issue of job creation, the President says the right things and I believe that he is sincere. While business in general, big and small, are important in creating jobs, the President, on many occasions, has stressed the… more
    448
  • The Porsche 911 Speedster will go into production
    Oct 08, 2018 Motoring

    The Porsche 911 Speedster will go into…

    The concept study, presented during the 70th birthday of the sports car manufacturer, will be produced as a limited special edition: Porsche has decided to start producing the purist Porsche 911 Speedster in the first half of 2019. Exactly 1,948… more
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  • Palletways is taking Europe by storm
    Oct 08, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Palletways is taking Europe by storm

    Several exciting recent projects in Italy and the Iberian Peninsula show why innovative Imperial Logistics group company Palletways is rated as Europe’s largest and fastest growing express palletised network. Palletways has opened its fourth hub in… more
    432
  • CCMA and the key to procedural fairness
    Oct 08, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    CCMA and the key to procedural fairness

    In South Africa, stringent Labour Laws have created somewhat of a minefield for employers to navigate when it comes to disciplinary procedures. While protecting the rights of the employee is paramount, employers that are not completely up to date… more
    518
  • Mark Dommisse, National Chairperson of the National Automobile Dealers’ Association (NADA)
    Oct 05, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Proposed new automotive code of conduct will…

    According to Mark Dommisse, National Chairperson of the National Automobile Dealers’ Association (NADA), the proposed new Code of Conduct will have significant negative implications for the industry and a requirement for shared thinking is critical.… more
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  • Hot race at entry level for SA’S best pre-owned car
    Oct 05, 2018 Motoring

    Hot race at entry level for SA’S best…

    The winners of the 2018 Gumtree Auto Pre-Owned Awards will be announced on 8 October at a gala event in Johannesburg. Gumtree head of automotive Jeff Osborne says the awards acknowledge car brands which best hold their value, deliver reliable… more
    546
  • Tips for SA motorists in light of fuel price increases
    Oct 05, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Tips for SA motorists in light of fuel price…

    South Africans are bracing themselves for yet another fuel price increase which is expected to hit our pockets in August. This follows the recent fuel price hike of 26 cents p/l for 93 octane petrol, 23 cents p/l for 95 octane and 24 cents p/l for… more
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  • Your tracking device can help you save, despite increasing fuel prices
    Oct 05, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Your tracking device can help you save,…

    The largest single increase on the price of fuel was implemented at midnight, where motorists are now paying 99 cents more per litre for 93 octane, R1 more for 95 octane and R1.24 more per litre of diesel – with further increases still on the cards… more
    683
  • Richard Green, National Director of SAMBRA
    Oct 05, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Over R2 million in motor insurance claims…

    SAMBRA, the South African Motor Body Repair Association, a national body representing almost 1000 motor body repair businesses across South Africa and accounting for over 80% of all insured repair claims in the country, has issued an urgent alert to… more
    451
  • Maserati honoured for outstanding design: Readers of auto motor und sport put Ghibli first
    Oct 05, 2018 Motoring

    Maserati honoured for outstanding design:…

    The readers' choice "autonis - the best design novelty 2018" of auto motor und sport, the renowned German car magazine, is always a special indicator of the design capabilities of a car brand. During this year's prestigious vote, readers chose the… more
    602
  • ONLY R1 Deposit required if you buy a new OPEL
    Oct 05, 2018 Motoring

    ONLY R1 Deposit required if you buy a new…

    PLUS, OPEL will pay your monthly instalments until April 2019 - the best Christmas gift ever! OPEL's South African 35 strong dealership network has announced an amazing offer on 1000 selected OPEL models - you can buy an OPEL with only R1 deposit!… more
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  • Happy Birthday Mazda Southern Africa
    Oct 05, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Happy Birthday Mazda Southern Africa

    It has been 4-years since Mazda Southern Africa started operating from its Midrand based head office as an independent national sales company in October 2014. Since then MSA has successfully launched Mazda Financial Services, MFS Comprehensive… more
    675
  • Dewald Ranft, Chairman of the Motor Industry Workshop Association (MIWA)
    Oct 05, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Petrol goes up again – four tips to help…

    With petrol prices going up again, vehicle owners are feeling the pressure of owning a vehicle. Every petrol price increase means more is paid towards petrol costs and less is available for the maintenance of the vehicle. Dewald Ranft, Chairman of… more
    704
  • Haval Outreach Expedition arrives in the Windy City
    Oct 05, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Haval Outreach Expedition arrives in the…

    The 2018 Haval Outreach Expedition recently arrived in the windy city of Port Elizabeth, marking the 7th stop on the journey. The six vehicles in the convoy joined up with a group of nearly 40 local Haval customers and the entire group made their… more
    517
  • Productivity month
    Oct 05, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Productivity month

    October marks Productivity Month in South Africa. Productivity SA, an Entity of the Department of Labour established in terms of section 31 of the Employment Services Act, No. 4 of 2014, with the mandate to promote employment growth and productivity… more
    705
  • Upcoming Events 5-30 October
    Oct 05, 2018 Motorsport

    Upcoming Events 5-30 October

    04.10.2018 FIA WORLD RALLY CHAMPIONSHIP, RALLY OF GREAT BRITAIN 07.10.2018 FIM GRAND PRIX WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP, THAILAND, CHANG INTERNATIONAL CIRCUIT 07.10.2018 FIA FORMULA ONE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP, JAPANESE GRAND PRIX, SUZUKA 12.10.2018 FIM WORLD… more
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  • MasterDrive Newsletter - 02 October 2018
    Oct 05, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    MasterDrive Newsletter - 02 October 2018

    MasterTips: 5 Wet weather driving mistakes to avoid With weather warnings of rain later this week, there comes increased probability of one’s vehicle skidding in the wet. These are MasterDrive’s top 5 tips to avoid traffic incidents in the wet… more
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  • What to expect at The Cape Automotive Forum
    Oct 04, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    What to expect at The Cape Automotive Forum

    The premier exhibition and conference for the automotive aftermarket in the Western Cape The Cape Automotive Forum conference and exhibition is less than a month away. With a top-class speaker line-up, tackling some of the hottest topics to the… more
    653
  • Mazda Announces Electrification and Connectivity Strategies for Cars That Invigorate Mind and Body
    Oct 04, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Mazda Announces Electrification and…

    Mazda has announced Electrification and Connectivity strategies based on the company's long-term vision for technology development, "Sustainable Zoom-Zoom 2030". This Mazda mission to preserve the beauty of the earth and enrich society and… more
    560
  • Renault at Paris Motor Show: 120 years of sustainable mobility for all
    Oct 04, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Renault at Paris Motor Show: 120 years of…

    A world first, Renault unveiled the EZ-ULTIMO concept, a premium and shared robo-vehicle, as well as its vision for the future of mobile premium content – an Augmented Editorial Experience (AEX) The New Kadjar, more attractive and comfortable than… more
    589
  • The all-new BMW 3 Series Sedan.
    Oct 04, 2018 Motoring

    The all-new BMW 3 Series Sedan

    The BMW 3 Series Sedan has epitomised the concept of sporty driving pleasure in the global premium midsize class for more than 40 years. Exuding dynamic design, agile handling, exceptional efficiency and innovative equipment features, it takes the… more
    758
  • MINI announces X-raid MINI JCW Team participation at 2019 Dakar.
    Oct 04, 2018 Motorsport

    MINI announces X-raid MINI JCW Team…

    Cyril Despres, Stéphane Peterhansel and Carlos Sainz join the MINI Family Three rally raid legends ready to take on the 2019 Dakar with MINI John Cooper Works Buggy cars Despres and Sainz to compete in MINI John Cooper Works Buggy at Rallye du… more
    539
  • BMW at the Mondial de l’Automobile Paris 2018.
    Oct 04, 2018 Motoring

    BMW at the Mondial de l’Automobile Paris…

    The latest results of BMW’s ongoing product offensive are taking centre stage at the brand’s Mondial de l’Automobile 2018 show stand in Paris. Emotion-packed design, pioneering technology and an even more richly engaging form of driving pleasure… more
    465
  • John-Ross Arends competes on International stage representing South Africa in Tint-Off Competition
    Oct 04, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    John-Ross Arends wins Bronze in…

    In an exciting first for South Africa, Cape Town-based John-Ross Arendse has brought home 3rd place in the International Tint Off Competition, held last week in San Antonio, Texas. Arendse competed in the hotly contested automotive window film… more
    683
  • All fans of Dacia!
    Oct 04, 2018 Motoring

    All fans of Dacia!

    Dacia announces the launch of the new 1.3 TCe petrol engine on Dusters Media Nav Evolution: a fluid experience and access to mobile applications An innovative design competition to choose the next Very Limited Sandero Stepway Series Record sales:… more
    460
  • Automechanika Ho Chi Minh City 2019 is confirmed with industry support from near and far
    Oct 04, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Automechanika Ho Chi Minh City 2019 is…

    Automechanika is one of the world's most prestigious trade fair brands for the automotive service industry, and next spring will see the show return once again to the very heart of Vietnam. With extended participation from international and local… more
    565
  • Sumitomo Rubber Unveils R970 million Tyre Production Facility in Ladysmith
    Oct 03, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Sumitomo Rubber Unveils R970 million Tyre…

    Sumitomo Rubber South Africa (PTY) LTD (SRSA), manufacturer of the popular Dunlop, Sumitomo and Falken tyre brands, officially launched its new, state-of-the-art Truck and Bus Radial (TBR) factory in Ladysmith, KwaZulu-Natal on Tuesday, 02 October… more
    510
  • Tenneco Announces Close of Federal-Mogul Acquisition
    Oct 03, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Tenneco Announces Close of Federal-Mogul…

    Tenneco Inc. (NYSE: TEN), one of the world’s leading designers, manufacturers and marketers of Ride Performance and Clean Air products and technology solutions for automotive and commercial vehicle original equipment markets and the aftermarket,… more
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  • Groupe Renault announces new, affordable electric vehicles and shares vision for new mobility experience
    Oct 03, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Groupe Renault announces new, affordable…

    New EV Model: global, affordable, electric, Renault K-ZE supports the Groupe Renault’s international expansion and will come first in China. Electrification: Hybrid and Plug-in Hybrid versions of Clio, Megane and Captur coming in Europe. New… more
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  • Supa Quick Modimolle sponsors inaugural Nylie Fees
    Oct 03, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Supa Quick Modimolle sponsors inaugural…

    Supa Quick Modimolle was the lead sponsor for the inaugural Nylie Fees, a festival designed to reignite the rural community of Modimolle, formerly Nylstroom, in Limpopo. The festival took place over the weekend of 14-16 September and attracted over… more
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  • Know your tyre guarantees, understand what is covered
    Oct 02, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Know your tyre guarantees, understand what…

    For those memorable and fun road-trips, your tyres’ condition should be as important as everything on your journey’s check-list. We know the road is long and full of uncertainty and good tyres should give you the freedom to drive. Quality and… more
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  •  Dutch team Nuon wins 2018 Sasol Solar Challenge with 4,030.4 km clocked between Pretoria and Stellenbosch
    Oct 02, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Dutch team Nuon wins 2018 Sasol Solar…

    The Dutch Nuon Solar team has won the 2018 Sasol Solar Challenge, clocking a distance of 4,030.4 kilometres on public roads from Pretoria to Stellenbosch. Arriving in Stellenbosch on Saturday after a tough final loop, they narrowly beat the Tokai… more
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  • ZF Aftermarket Brings Entire Product Portfolio to the 2018 Automotive Aftermarket Industry Week
    Oct 02, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    ZF Aftermarket Brings Entire Product…

    ZF, Lemförder, SACHS, TRW and Stabilus will be showcased at ZF Aftermarket booth 5062 ZF Gives attendees hands-on experience with the products inside and out By mastering the interaction of sensors, control units and vehicle motion control, ZF has… more
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  • Minority Unions and Organisational Rights
    Oct 02, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Minority Unions and Organisational Rights

    There have been a number of developments surrounding the issue as to whether a minority union in a workplace is entitled to organisational rights and more importantly how such a union can acquire rights. It is trite law that a minority union, which… more
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  • Groupe Renault records its best volume performance in 8 years
    Oct 02, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Groupe Renault records its best volume…

    In the first nine months of 2018, Groupe Renault passenger car + light commercial vehicle (PC + LCV) registrations increased by 6.5% to 531,541 units, the best volume in 8 years. In PC, Renault achieved its best volume performance since 2011. Dacia… more
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  • By David Porteous, Executive:  Avis Car Sales
    Oct 02, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    The best way to buy your first vehicle

    Your first vehicle purchase is an exciting milestone in your life. It means no longer being reliant on public transport or the favours of family and friends. It means being able to travel where you want, when you want. It also comes with the pride… more
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  • Tips from the experts on how to buy a pre-owned car
    Oct 02, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Tips from the experts on how to buy a…

    Buying a second-hand vehicle can be a daunting experience but Jeff Osborne, Gumtree SA Head of Automotive, says the process can be much easier if you learn from the experts. The winners of the 2018 Gumtree Auto Pre-Owned Awards will be announced… more
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  • 40 Years of Mitsubishi pickup success
    Oct 02, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    40 Years of Mitsubishi pickup success

    Over 4.7 million sold worldwide Five generations of development Sneak peak at what's on the way Mitsubishi has a well-earned reputation for producing the most capable, reliable and comfortable pickups in markets around the world. In South Africa,… more
    595
  • Safe Travels: Continental Launches New Drive Axle Winter Tire for Coaches
    Oct 02, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Safe Travels: Continental Launches New Drive…

    The HDW2 COACH is available in size 295/80 R 22.5 High traction and brake force on snowy and icy roads ensure safe and efficient driving Performance significantly exceeds the requirements of the "Three-Peak Mountain Snowflake" certification (3PMSF)… more
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  • 3 October 1948 – the starting point on the road to becoming a global player
    Oct 02, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    3 October 1948 – the starting point on the…

    Trade fairs have been held in Frankfurt for the last 800 years or so. The roots of the modern-day Messe Frankfurt can be found in the Export Fair that was held in Frankfurt in 1948. This event, which will have taken place 70 years ago on 3 October… more
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  • NAACAM Show 2019 Latest Exhibitor
  • Trevor Hill – Head of Audi South Africa.
    Oct 02, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Entering a new era in electric mobility

    Mobility is critical to modern life, yet transport must evolve to meet environmental and energy challenges. Technological developments increasingly mean that these challenges can be met without sacrificing power or luxury in driving. Opinion piece… more
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  • Announcing our distinguished speakers for the Eastern CapeAnnouncing our distinguished speakers for the Eastern Cape
    Oct 02, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Announcing our distinguished speakers for…

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  • Gunther Schmitz, Chairman of Right to Repair South Africa (R2RSA)
    Oct 02, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Right to Repair pushes for transformation…

    The good news for the motor sector is that despite the tough economic times facing South Africans more independent workshops are opening their doors with a growing number of these being black owned. On the downside, if there isn’t change in terms of… more
    754
  • GLTC tackles skills shortage head-on with merSETA-accredited training
    Oct 02, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    GLTC tackles skills shortage head-on with…

    Following the establishment of its merSETA accredited Training Centre end of 2017, Goscor Lift Truck Company (GLTC) has just put the last piece of the puzzle to its training revolution with the appointment of a merSETA-accredited trainer. To build a… more
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  • All-new Opel Combo coming to South Africa in March 2019 (and already scoops the 2019 International Van of the Year (IVOTY*) Award).
    Oct 02, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    All-new Opel Combo coming to South Africa in…

    More great news for Opel fans - Opel just announced that their range of Combo commercial vehicles will be brought to South Africa in early 2019. And, as if that wasn't good enough news, the Opel Combo Cargo has received the coveted IVOTY… more
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  • Jacki Condon, Managing Director of Apache Security Services
    Oct 02, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Strikes and their economic consequences

    After conducting intensive research* into the topic of strikes and labour unrest, the Mandela Initiative came to several conclusions. One of these was that the right to strike is made up of a delicate balance between the power of firms and the… more
    864
  • Dealer profitability: rethink needed
    Oct 02, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Dealer profitability: rethink needed

    Dealerships remain at the heart of the motor retail operating model, despite significant changes in the automotive landscape, driven by digital technology, OEMs (Original Equipment Manufacturers), and the overall economic environment in a country,… more
    572
  • G.U.D. Holdings tackles education with Sharks Academy sponsorship
    Oct 02, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    G.U.D. Holdings tackles education with…

    G.U.D. Holdings renewed their sponsorship of sports education bursaries at the Sharks Academy on 22 September 2018. G.U.D. Holdings Executives presented their sponsorship cheque to the Sharks Academy during the Cell C Sharks vs Xerox Golden Lions… more
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  • NAAMSA comment on the September 2018 industry new vehicle sales statistics
    Oct 01, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    NAAMSA comment on the September 2018…

    Commenting on the latest new vehicle sales statistics for the month of September, 2018 – the Association said that the latest domestic sales figures reflected a difficult and subdued economic environment. In contrast, monthly export sales had… more
    955
  • 2018 Haval South Africa Outreach Expedition arrives in Eastern Cape
    Oct 01, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    2018 Haval South Africa Outreach Expedition…

    The 2018 Haval Outreach Expedition is making its way from Johannesburg to Cape Town along the east coast of South Africa. After a quick stop in the Kruger National Park, the convoy turned south and headed for Sodwana. In Sodwana, the two 4x4 H9's in… more
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  • Jakkie Olivier, CEO of the Retail Motor Industry Organisation (RMI)
    Oct 01, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Motor industry underinsured – what this…

    The motor industry is underinsured, believes Ian Labram, Executive: Underwriting at Guardrisk Insurance Company Limited. “Traditionally this market is underinsured, choosing to focus on basic traditional insurances such as buildings and vehicles,… more
    712
  • 01 - Khaya Ndondo and Silimela (6th from left) and Silimela Lallie (in suit) during the official opening of their fitment centre in Centurion
    Oct 01, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Supa Quick’s latest franchise launch…

    The official launch of the Supa Quick Centurion Lifestyle fitment centre on Thursday, 27 September 2018 should be seen within the context of the automotive industry’s commitment to transformation, says Desirée van Niekerk, Supa Quick’s brand… more
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  • New exhibitor record and more visitors at the 25th Automechanika Frankfurt
    Oct 01, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    New exhibitor record and more visitors at…

    Automechanika Frankfurt concluded on 15 September following five trade fair days with a record number of exhibitors, more visitors than in 2016 and a new record for the amount of exhibition space. The event drew 136,000 trade visitors from 181… more
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  • Honda Added to the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index
    Oct 01, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Honda Added to the Dow Jones Sustainability…

    Honda Motor Co., Ltd. today announced that the company was selected for the second consecutive year as a component of the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index ("DJSI World"). The Dow Jones Sustainability Indices ("DJSI") serve as one of the key… more
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  • Fuel increases ‘catastrophic
    Oct 01, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Fuel increases ‘catastrophic

    Fuel users are facing unprecedented price increases in October. 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). "These increases are… more
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  • The SEMA Show App, Available Now, Enhanced for 2018
    Oct 01, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    SEMA eNews, Vol. 21, No. 39

    The SEMA Show App, Available Now, Enhanced for 2018 Veteran Showgoers know that creating a plan is key to making the most of their SEMA Show experience. With the new SEMA Show Mobile App, locating exhibitors anywhere at the Show, scanning products… more
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  • Winners Nuon Solar Team
    Oct 01, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Victory for team Nuon in Sasol Solar…

    Dutch team Nuon have won the 2018 Sasol Solar Challenge in Stellenbosch, clocking 4,030.4 km. Their close rivals from Japan, team Tokai, completed 3,941.4 km. The top SA team Tshwane University of Technology travelled a full 2,397 km on SA roads… more
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  • John Telford/Victor Ntsekhe Overall leaders Special Vehicle category -  Image:  Nadia Jordaan
    Oct 01, 2018 Motorsport

    New overall leaders in special vehicle…

    After five rounds of the South African Cross Country Series (SACCS) and with only one round to go, the Special Vehicle category has new overall leaders and with only two points separating the leading two teams, the title can go either way at the… more
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  • SEMA Show attendees benefit by registering before OCT. 12 DEADLINE
    Oct 01, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    SEMA Show attendees benefit by registering…

    Registering early saves time and money, and makes the SEMA Show experience more productive The early registration deadline for the 2018 SEMA Show is approaching, giving qualified attendees a chance to save time and money. Buyers from the United… more
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  • South Africa is making slow progress on economic transformation, but there is work to be done, B-BBEE Commission
    Oct 01, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    South Africa is making slow progress on…

    Broad-based black economic empowerment in South Africa is moving in the right direction, but too slowly, said Zodwa Ntuli, Acting Commissioner of the Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment Commission (B-BBEE Commission), on Wednesday, 26 September.… more
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  • Successful dealer performance programme shows National Automobile Dealers’ Association’s commitment to industry performance
    Oct 01, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Successful dealer performance programme…

    Highly successful dealer programme, provides opportunities for dialogue with like-minded industry experts and retail dealership management Critical trends and industry innovations shared New line-up of sponsors for the 2018/19 programme The National… more
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  • Chavismo: The latest socialist failure
    Oct 01, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Chavismo: The latest socialist failure

    The tragedy unfolding in Venezuela serves to prove a point long-settled by the failures of communist China, the USSR, Cambodia, Zimbabwe etc. We have known for some time that a mixture of massive government spending, nationalisation of business,… more
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  • Haval South Africa opens new dealership in Shelly Beach
    Oct 01, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Haval South Africa opens new dealership in…

    Haval South Africa has opened a new dealership located on Izotsha road in Shelly Beach, KZN. The 2018 Haval South Africa Outreach Expedition convoy stopped at the new dealership as the six vehicles made their way through the area, giving media and… more
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  • Auto Alert October 2018
    Oct 01, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Auto Alert October 2018

    Ciao Sergio During its history of more than a century, the global motor industry has numbered many charismatic and influential personalities among its leaders. It is generally accepted that Gottlieb Daimler was the pioneering visionary at the end of… more
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  • The Phoenix October 2018
    Oct 01, 2018 The Phoenix

    The Phoenix October 2018

    September is supposed to mean rejuvenation, growth and all-round happiness. Poets are also inspired by spring, as they unleash their quills, rejoicing about trees sprouting, birds singing, breezes blowing, and temperatures pleasing Spring has Sprung… more
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  • Brett Garland
    Sep 28, 2018 Motorsport

    AutObarn SuperHatch Round 7 Zwartkops 13th…

    Its back to the home circuit Zwartkops for many of the AutObarn SuperHatch drivers for the penultimate Round in the series Brett Garland heads up class A, Louis Scholtz class B and is overall series leader, with Almero van Eck leading class C, but… more
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  •  GIBB Project Manager, Nico Pienaar
    Sep 28, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Motherwell Passenger Rail a potential boon…

    Designed by GIBB Engineering and Architecture, the Motherwell Passenger Rail Corridor (MPRC) in the Eastern Cape is one of PRASA’s largest rail projects. The MPRC, when constructed will be a major benefit for Port Elizabeth and could lead to other… more
    593
  • Haval South Africa: giving back where its needed most
    Sep 28, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Haval South Africa: giving back where its…

    Haval South Africa is taking huge strides in the local market - not only with its vehicles, but also by getting involved with local communities and non-profit organisations. This week Haval donated much-needed equipment and supplies to Wylie House… more
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  • The Cummins Filtration coolant and air filtration production plant in Woodmead is the most modern globally
    Sep 28, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Cummins Filtration Africa Middle East…

    Cummins Filtration’s coolant and air filtration production plant in Woodmead, Johannesburg is the most modern in the Cummins Group globally. Apart from producing products of world-class quality, the facility also prides itself on its exemplary… more
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  • The launch of the 2018 pedestrian visibility campaign took place at the Lompec Secondary School in Mamelodi, east of Pretoria. Standing with some of the learners who received their high-visibility sashes are (from left to right) Mr Neale Hill, Ford Motor Company South Africa Managing Director, Mr Collins Khumalo, CEO of the Automobile Association (AA), and Mr Jefias Moyo, Headmaster of Lompec Secondary School.
    Sep 27, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Ford and AA Launch 2018 #ISeeYou Pedestrian…

    Second year of #ISeeYou campaign to raise awareness of pedestrians regarding importance of visibility in low light Aims to educate 25 0000 commuters at local taxi ranks, distribution of informative hand-outs and media exposure to reduce pedestrian… more
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  • Jakkie Olivier, CEO of the Retail Motor Industry Organisation (RMI)
    Sep 27, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Safety critical components in your car –…

    Believe it or not there are many safety critical components that make up your car and the maintenance of these has to be done, says Jakkie Olivier, CEO of the Retail Motor Industry Organisation (RMI). “Our roads are plagued with unroadworthy… more
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  • The much anticipated All-New Renault DUSTER redefines tough
    Sep 27, 2018 Motoring

    The much anticipated All-New Renault DUSTER…

    The All-New Renault Duster is here, and it's obvious to see why it's been deemed 'The unstoppable SUV' with - All-New exterior styling that matches its more robust character Totally enhanced interior design with high-quality finishes and added… more
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  • Choosing the right car for you
    Sep 27, 2018 Motoring

    Choosing the right car for you

    Whether it's a compact, zooty little number with lots of spunk, or something tough and rugged that allows you to channel your inner Chuck Norris, with so many vehicle models on the market today, choosing a new car can sometimes prove quite… more
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  • Martina Biene is the new Head of the Volkswagen Brand in South Africa, effective 1 October 2018.
    Sep 27, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Biene appointed as the Head of the…

    With 16 years of experience in the Volkswagen Group, Martina Biene will assume her new role at the beginning of October Biene replaces Carla Wentzel who has been appointed as the Group Managing Director of Volkswagen Group Ireland Martina Biene, who… more
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  • MEYLE-HD hybrid engine mounts combine high-tech materials for improved quality
    Sep 27, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    MEYLE-HD hybrid engine mounts combine…

    Durability and comfort through a combination of polyurethane and Polyelast® In comparison to the OE part, technically optimised engine mount with 4 years warranty Worldwide Car Park coverage of 500,000 vehicles The new MEYLE-HD hybrid engine mount… more
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  • Recent Poll Reveals: 55% of South Africans would buy an electric car
    Sep 27, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Recent Poll Reveals: 55% of South Africans…

    South African motorists — widely regarded as petrol heads, who place performance and value for money above everything else — have traditionally favoured the internal combustion engine. But now, thanks to the rising cost of fuel, motorists are… more
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  • BMW Motorrad at INTERMOT 2018
    Sep 27, 2018 Motoring

    BMW Motorrad at INTERMOT 2018

    Even before the 2018 season draws to a close, BMW Motorrad is already providing a taste of what will come in the following model year at the INTERMOT motorcycle show in Cologne from 3 – 7 October by presenting two motorshow premieres. BMW Motorrad… more
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  • AAPEX 2018 Expands Focus on Technology
    Sep 26, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    AAPEX 2018 Expands Focus on Technology

    AAPEX is expanding several programs at this year’s event in a continued effort to spotlight the impact of technology on the automotive aftermarket and prepare attendees for the opportunities and challenges ahead. AAPEX represents the $740 billion… more
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  • Borg Warner turbocharger
    Sep 26, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Turbo Direct is awarded the full…

    BorgWarner Turbo Systems is a leading supplier of innovative turbocharging systems and a competent partner to the automotive industry worldwide TurboDirect S.A adds another international blue-chip brand to its stable of famous brands with their… more
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  • Prototype Tech Quickly Warns Drivers of Accidents Ahead, Could Help Clear Way for Emergency Vehicles to Save Lives
    Sep 26, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Prototype Tech Quickly Warns Drivers of…

    Ford and Vodafone are testing connected vehicle tech that can automatically warn other drivers of accidents ahead and shows how to get out of the way of emergency vehicles Getting help to road accident victims more quickly significantly improves… more
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  • On Location Pictures: The all-new BMW X4 national media launch.
    Sep 26, 2018 Motoring

    On Location Pictures: The all-new BMW X4…

    The all-new BMW X4 national media launch. more
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  • Fiat Professional produces an amazing array of different configurations for the Ducato light commercial vehicle
    Sep 26, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Fiat Professional produces an amazing array…

    Fiat Professional produces an amazing array of different configurations for the Ducato light commercial vehicle at Sevel (Società Europea Veicoli Leggeri) in Atessa, Val di Sangro, Italy - the largest light commercial vehicle plant in Europe. This… more
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  • Groupe Renault is launching “Advanced Battery Storage”, the biggest energy stationary storage system from electric vehicle (EV) batteries in Europe
    Sep 26, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Groupe Renault is launching “Advanced…

    #Energytransition Groupe Renault is announcing the launch of its “Advanced Battery Storage” program, which aims to build the biggest energy stationary storage system using EV batteries ever designed in Europe by 2020 (power: 70 MW / energy: 60MWh).… more
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  • Opel only German brand among most reliable car brands to own and maintain in SA
    Sep 26, 2018 Motoring

    Opel only German brand among most reliable…

    The New World Wealth has released its 2018 Car Maintenance Index, putting the spotlight on the most reliable cars in South Africa. Opel is the only German brand in the Top 5, with the balance being Japanese. The Johannesburg-based global market… more
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  • The “Lego’ type rubber ballistic blocks that have been stacked to create a wall to insulate the indoor training facility and shooting range.
    Sep 26, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Van Dyck Floors takes a shot at innovative…

    Ongoing innovation at Van Dyck Floors and Mathe Group’s truck tyre recycling plant in Hammarsdale has delivered another new product made from recycled rubber crumb – large rubber blocks that can safely stop bullets in indoor shooting ranges! Dr… more
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  • Have you thought about your pre-holiday car check yet?
    Sep 26, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Have you thought about your pre-holiday car…

    Every year hundreds of accidents happen on our roads during the holiday season. With December just around the corner, Dewald Ranft, Chairman of the Motor Industry Workshop Association (MIWA), an affiliate association of the Retail Motor Industry… more
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  • Southern Africa business leaders award finalists are named
    Sep 26, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Southern Africa business leaders award…

    Four Southern African finalists have been announced for the Company of the Year category at the 2018 All Africa Business Leaders Awards (AABLA™). The regional finalists for the Award, which is sponsored by the Hollard Insurance Group, were announced… more
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  • Haval Outreach Expedition kicks off in Johannesburg
    Sep 26, 2018 Motoring

    Haval Outreach Expedition kicks off in…

    Refined luxury Advanced Safety Superior Comfort The 2018 Haval Outreach Expedition kicked off in Johannesburg earlier this month with a convoy of two Haval H9s, two Haval H6Cs one Haval H2 and a GWM Steed 5E as the support vehicle. The journey runs… more
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  • MasterDrive Newsletter - 25 September 2018
    Sep 26, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    MasterDrive Newsletter - 25 September 2018

    MasterTips: Safety air vest system proven Air vest systems protect your body parts and organs to minimise severe injuries or prevent death caused by unexpected high-speed impacts. Derek Kirkby had firsthand experience of this while wearing his.… more
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  • Wealthy people across Africa set their hearts on giving more to skills, training and education
    Sep 26, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Wealthy people across Africa set their…

    Job creation, training and education rank as the leading causes wealthy Africans are striving to support, according to the 2018 Wealth Report published by Knight Frank, Standard Bank Wealth and Investment’s global property consulting partner. While… more
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  • Steel industry: President Ramaphosa's agenda undermined
    Sep 26, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Steel industry: President Ramaphosa's agenda…

    As reported by Bloomberg, President Ramaphosa recently urged businesses to play a part in reducing rising unemployment, to “try everything they can to avoid retrenchments, and in a way put a moratorium on retrenchments so that (South Africa) can… more
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  • Japanese pull away from the Dutch and South African team overtakes the Swiss
    Sep 26, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Japanese pull away from the Dutch and South…

    South African team TUT overtakes international solar car for first time in 2018 event Graaff-Reinet, South Africa Top contenders Nuon and Tokai have been neck and neck for the first three days of the Sasol Solar Challenge, until Tuesday. For the… more
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  • Further into the mire of socialism
    Sep 26, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Further into the mire of socialism

    Reality can be avoided for only so long. The South African economy has slipped into its first technical recession since 2009. Cyril Ramaphosa’s confidence in growth for the economy has proven hollow. Without a change in the size and the amount of… more
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  • Top young innovators to compete at Sema Show
    Sep 26, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Top young innovators to compete at Sema Show

    SEMA Launch Pad Top 10 finalists selected by public via online vote The top 10 innovators in the 2018 SEMA Launch Pad powered by YEN program have been announced and advance to the final stage of the contest, a live product-pitching event held at the… more
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  • Franchise surveys reflect both the challenges and the resilience of the sector
    Sep 25, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Franchise surveys reflect both the…

    In our volatile environment that throws socio, economic and political curve balls on an almost daily basis, the Franchise Association of South Africa’s latest franchise survey, sponsored by Sanlam, shows that, of all the business formats and across… more
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  • Double Cape victory puts Keagan Masters within championship reach
    Sep 25, 2018 Motorsport

    Double Cape victory puts Keagan Masters…

    The eighth round of the Sasol GTC Championship saw Keagan Masters deliver a knock-out blow to his title rivals by taking his Volkswagen Advanced Driving Golf GTi to a double victory in the GTC2 class while teammate Adrian Wood banked two podium… more
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  • Polo Cup Drama at Killarney
    Sep 25, 2018 Motorsport

    Polo Cup Drama at Killarney

    2018 title chase will go all the way to the wire Two top title contenders share the day's race victories Youngster Daniel Duminy sets the day's quickest lap time The 2018 Engen Polo Cup title chase became a two-driver duel at the Western Cape… more
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  • Points payday for Signature Motorsport Polo Cup Team
    Sep 25, 2018 Motorsport

    Points payday for Signature Motorsport Polo…

    Review: Engen Polo Cup, Rd 7 – Killarney Raceway – 22nd September Signature Motorsport’s Clinton Bezuidenhout clinched a sackful of points at the penultimate round of the Engen Polo Cup held at Cape Town’s Killarney Raceway on Saturday. Both Darren… more
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  • Gennaro Bonafede’s Killarney podium keeps title hopes alive
    Sep 25, 2018 Motorsport

    Gennaro Bonafede’s Killarney podium keeps…

    The Sasol GTC Racing Team endured a character-building weekend at round eight of the Sasol GTC Championship held at Killarney on Saturday. Championship challenger Gennaro Bonafede raced his BMW GTC racing car to third place in the second race, after… more
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  • Nuon retakes the lead and bad weather forecasts slows down South African team
    Sep 25, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Nuon retakes the lead and bad weather…

    Day 3 Late penalties place Tokai third and stormy weather prompts difficult decisions Gariep Dam, South Africa With only a minute in it, Dutch team Nuon have retaken the lead from the Japanese in the third day of the 2018 Sasol Solar Challenge. Both… more
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  • Sorin Cheran, Technology Strategist, PhD, Hewlett Packard Enterprise
    Sep 25, 2018 Motorsport

    Why the Aston Martin Red Bull F1 team…

    The Aston Martin Red Bull Racing team faces a great deal more IT challenges than your average enterprise. Not many IT teams have to rebuild their data center 21 times each year and spin it up in a matter of hours. Not many data centers are packed up… more
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  • Door to door success
    Sep 25, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Door to door success

    Based in Cape Town, Trish Burr’s online embroidery shop caters to a niche customer base around the world. Top-quality products and exceptional customer service are meaningless if you can’t get your packages into your customers’ hands, which is why… more
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  • Submit your tax returns and avoid penalties
    Sep 25, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Submit your tax returns and avoid penalties

    The closing date for tax return submissions is fast approaching. With 31 October a mere six weeks away, the South African Revenue Services (SARS) is urging companies and individuals with outstanding tax returns to comply. Stefani du Preez, Director… more
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  • Groupe Renault unveils France's first Smart Island on Belle-Île-En-Mer
    Sep 25, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Groupe Renault unveils France's first Smart…

    Groupe Renault, Morbihan Energie, Les Cars Bleus and Enedis have joined forces to create FlexMob’île, an innovative programme aimed at accompanying the energy transition on the French island of Belle-Île-en-Mer. This smart electric ecosystem is… more
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  • From left to right:  Eskom Development Foundation Chairman, Mr Chose Choeu, Eskom Development Foundation CEO, Mr Cecil Ramonotsi, Professor Nel, Professor Mokgalong and Eskom Contractor Academy graduates who received their certificates at the graduation ceremony held at the Eskom Academy of Learning in Midrand this week.
    Sep 25, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Eskom academy upskills black small business…

    One hundred and seventy six (176) Eskom contractors and suppliers from around the country graduated today after completing the eight-month Eskom Contractor Academy. The group received their certificates today at a ceremony held at the Eskom Academy… more
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  • Honda Quest True Adventure 2018 announces semi-finalists
    Sep 25, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Honda Quest True Adventure 2018 announces…

    It's almost time for Honda Quest True Adventure 2018 Boot Camp to kick off. After meticulously working through more than 1000 entries, the organisers of Honda Quest True Adventure have selected the 30 semi-finalists. Boot Camp will take place in… more
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  • Cummins Filtration uses the latest technologies and complies with national and international fuel-filtration standards
    Sep 25, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Transerve Filtration appointed as Cummins…

    Cummins Filtration is pleased to announce the recent appointment of mining and construction filtration specialist Transerve Filtration as a Distributor Dealer, with full use of Cummins Filtration, and Cummins-owned original-equipment manufacturer… more
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  • TECH LEADER: Jendamark Automation managing director Quinton Uren has been named a finalist in the Industrialist of the Year category for the All African Business Leaders Awards. He will represent Southern Africa at the overall continental awards ceremony on November 29.
    Sep 25, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Jendamark MD to vie for prestigious African…

    Quinton Uren flies Nelson Mandela Bay flag high PORT ELIZABETH – QUINTON Uren, managing director of Port Elizabeth-based global technology company Jendamark Automation, was named a finalist in the prestigious All Africa Business Leaders Awards at an… more
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  • Exhibitor Update - 36 Days Until 2018 SEMA Show Opens
    Sep 25, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Exhibitor Update - 36 Days Until 2018 SEMA…

    With the 2018 SEMA Show about six weeks away, Show management’s exhibitor update provides companies with the latest news and key deadlines, including early-bird and advance rates available for several booth services, as well as checklists to keep… more
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  • A LiDAR Revolution: RoboSense Launches Intelligent Autonomous Driving LiDAR System with “Gaze” Function Similar to Human Eyes
    Sep 25, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    A LiDAR Revolution: RoboSense Launches…

    RoboSense http://www.robosense.ai, a leader in LiDAR awareness technology solutions, announced today the revolutionary RS-IPLS Intelligent Perception LiDAR system, the first hardware and software algorithm based solution for the mass production of… more
    564
  •  The new BMW Z4
    Sep 25, 2018 Motoring

    The new BMW Z4

    The classical roadster, reinterpreted and sportier than ever: new BMW Z4 fuses typical sports car dynamism with emotion-packed design, an exclusive ambience and advanced equipment features. Unadulterated driving pleasure meets state-of-the-art… more
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  • An ecstatic Lindiwe Zikalala with her new SABAT Ford Ranger. Competition runners-up Thabo Tlou and PJ Schutte received R20 000 each
    Sep 21, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Tears of joy for SABAT Batteries Ford Ranger…

    There were tears of joy and cries of “praise God” yesterday (Thursday) as Lindiwe Zikalala won the highly modified SABAT Ford Ranger worth approximately R1-million in the final of a nationwide competition organised by SABAT Batteries. Zikalala, a… more
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  • Only 2 weeks to go! Last chance to exhibit at Manufacturing Indaba Eastern Cape
    Sep 21, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Only 2 weeks to go! Last chance to exhibit…

    HAVE YOU BOOKED YOUR EXHIBITION STAND? With their tightly focused profiles and carefully targeted audiences, exhibitions are highly cost-effective sales and marketing platforms. Participate in the 1-day manufacturing exhibition in Port Elizabeth and… more
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  • Nearly 5,000 to Participate in Auto Value and Bumper to Bumper Festive Walk to AAPEX 2018
    Sep 21, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Nearly 5,000 to Participate in Auto Value…

    On Thursday, Nov. 1, nearly 5,000 Auto Value and Bumper to Bumper automotive professionals wearing matching yellow shirts will begin their festive walk from the Mirage hotel to AAPEX 2018 at the Sands Expo, temporarily shutting down the busy Las… more
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  • CYMOT SATURDAYS! The early bird gets the worm
    Sep 21, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    CYMOT SATURDAYS! The early bird gets the worm

    That’s is why selected CYMOT branches are now opening at 8am every Saturday, for all you early birdies. more
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  • 2019 HONDA HR-V - Refreshed crossover even more appealing than before
    Sep 21, 2018 Motoring

    2019 HONDA HR-V - Refreshed crossover even…

    Comprehensive update builds on the success of outgoing model Unique combination of SUV, MPV and coupé characteristics Fresh styling adds new visual appeal Enhanced interior delivers on comfort and convenience Tried and trusted drivetrain choices… more
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  • Continental Presents Volvo FH as Demo Truck at IAA Commercial Vehicles
    Sep 21, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Continental Presents Volvo FH as Demo Truck…

    New ContiConnect driver app installed in TomTom display in driver's cab The Volvo FH 6x2 offers first-class handling, exceptional comfort and excellent cost-efficiency With tires, sensors, air springs and hoses from Continental from a single source… more
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  • Jeep® Cherokee: 44 years of unique models in the automotive industry
    Sep 21, 2018 Motoring

    Jeep® Cherokee: 44 years of unique models in…

    Few names in Jeep® history are more iconic or evoke more emotion than Cherokee. It's a name thatrepresents 44 years of history and almost four million units sold worldwide. The charming Sicilian scenery, which is currently playing host to the… more
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  • Sinawe Fund’s growth equity will boost black businesses and transform Imperial Logistics’ supplier base
    Sep 21, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Sinawe Fund’s growth equity will boost black…

    Imperial Logistics’ “Sinawe” enterprise and supplier development (ESD) fund will grow and develop two black-owned small businesses and has enabled the transformation of a white-owned transport company. The supply chain and logistics leader… more
    827
  • Right to Repair SA gears up for year ahead
    Sep 21, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Right to Repair SA gears up for year ahead

    Right to Repair SA (R2RSA), a Section 21, not-for-profit company, specifically formed to champion the Right to Repair campaign initially launched in 2013, has appointed Gunther Schmitz as its Chairman effective 23 August. Schmitz has been involved… more
    655
  • Autopromotec Blog News - September 2018
    Sep 20, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Autopromotec Blog News - September 2018

    The EU Commission’s mobility package: “vision zero” Mobile “sentinels” to boost infrastructure safety Aftermarket, this is how new technologies will transform car repair services Automotive diagnostic technology, a 52.7 billion dollars industry by… more
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  • Bad faith public participation in EWC hearings a travesty of participatory democracy
    Sep 20, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Bad faith public participation in EWC…

    The Free Market Foundation’s (FMF) exclusion from the expropriation without compensation (EWC) parliamentary hearings is an affront to South Africa’s participatory democracy and the land rights struggle. No other person or organisation comes close… more
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  • RMI gets in on the action - 2018 Gumtree World RX
    Sep 20, 2018 Motorsport

    RMI gets in on the action - 2018 Gumtree…

    The Retail Motor Industry Organisation (RMI) is excited to announce that it will be proudly partnering with Gumtree World RX of South Africa 2018. Jakkie Olivier, CEO of RMI, says this action-packed weekend of racing is a highlight for the motor… more
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  • The People’s Side Bae, Skhumba, introduces OLX Pre-Loved Parking Lot
    Sep 20, 2018 Motoring

    The People’s Side Bae, Skhumba, introduces…

    SA’s renowned funny man, Skhumba Hlophe AKA “The People’s Side Bae”, has taken to the parking lot to share some tricks and hacks that can help car owners and soon-to-be drivers with their vehicles. From his unique car washing technique to fuel… more
    757
  • Continental presents ContiConnect™ Live at IAA Commercial Vehicles
    Sep 20, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Continental presents ContiConnect™ Live at…

    App-based monitoring of commercial vehicles’ tire data in real time Integration into the displays of telematics systems from Daimler Fleetboard and TomTom Telematics Market launch from Q2 2019 Continental, technology company and manufacturer of… more
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  • Secure your accommodation for the African Advanced Manufacturing and Composites Show
    Sep 20, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Secure your accommodation for the African…

    The first ever African Advanced Manufacturing and Composites Show will take place in the city of Port Elizabeth in South Africa. more
    779
  • Ctrack helps power Sasol Solar Challenge
    Sep 20, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Ctrack helps power Sasol Solar Challenge

    Telematics and vehicle tracking specialists, Ctrack, are providing real-time visibility to local and international competitors taking part in this year’s Sasol Solar Challenge. As a proud event partner, the company is providing a combination of… more
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  • CeMAT RUSSIA: Growing demand for intralogistics solutions in Russia
    Sep 20, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    CeMAT RUSSIA: Growing demand for…

    Featuring some 200 exhibitors, CeMAT RUSSIA began its three-day run on 19 September. All signs are positive, also thanks to the steadily growing demand for intralogistics solutions in Russia. According to the German Engineering Federation (VDMA),… more
    592
  • Connectivity initiative leads to first applications
    Sep 20, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Connectivity initiative leads to first…

    VDW launches umati brand for standard interface VDW Chairman Dr. Heinz-Jürgen Prokop unveiled the new umati brand at AMB Stuttgart. This should give greater visibility to the industry initiative Connectivity for Industry 4.0 which was launched… more
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  • Understanding the increasingly sophisticated customer: Ask Afrika Orange Index winners to be announced soon
    Sep 20, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Understanding the increasingly sophisticated…

    Quality of service can make or break the reputation of a brand or organisation. This is especially the case when there is little differentiation between product offerings within a brand category. The 2018/19 Ask Afrika Orange Index Awards taking… more
    846
  • Meet Renault EZ-PRO: a robo-vehicle AND a concierge for last mile delivery
    Sep 20, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Meet Renault EZ-PRO: a robo-vehicle AND a…

    #INNOVATIONbyRenault Groupe Renault brings its last-mile delivery vision to life with Renault EZ-PRO, an autonomous delivery concept featuring shared customizable robo-pods. EZ-PRO keeps a field-based human concierge for special deliveries and… more
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  • Achieving the elusive 6 per cent growth rate
    Sep 20, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Achieving the elusive 6 per cent growth rate

    In 2005, former President Mbeki committed his government to an economic growth target of 6 per cent, but only after 2010. For the interim five years a more modest target of 4.5 per cent was envisaged. These targets were achievable, and even more,… more
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  • AAPEX 2018 Mobile App Helps Navigate Show
    Sep 19, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    AAPEX 2018 Mobile App Helps Navigate Show

    AAPEX has introduced its 2018 Mobile App that provides everything to help attendees plan for and navigate this year’s event taking place Tuesday, Oct. 30 through Thursday, Nov.1, at the Sands Expo in Las Vegas. To plan for AAPEX, attendees can use… more
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  • Third place winners are from left, Petrus Venter, Stefan de Wet and Johannes van Heerden. With them is Isuzu Motors Limited Senior Executive, Haruyasu Thanishige.
    Sep 19, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Isuzu Technicians Take Podium Position at…

    It's official, South Africa has some of the best bakkie technicians in the world. The Isuzu South Africa team came third out of 24 participating countries in the Light Commercial Vehicle Division of the 2018 Isuzu World Technical Competition, known… more
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  • Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 3 SUV fitted on Audi e-tron in San Francisco
    Sep 19, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 3 SUV fitted on…

    Goodyear ultra-high performing tyres are chosen for Audi's first ever electric SUV Audi revealed its e-tron earlier today, which is the first fully electric SUV to be commercialised by the German car manufacturer. Goodyear has supplied this… more
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  • This Heritage Day We Celebrate Braaivleis, Rugby, Sunny Skies and Tiger Wheel & Tyre
    Sep 19, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    This Heritage Day We Celebrate Braaivleis,…

    On 24 September we celebrate the colourful heritage of this one-of-a-kind country and the many wonderful things that are uniquely South African, like biltong, boerewors, braaivleis, the name 'bakkie' and the best retail wheel and tyre chain in the… more
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  • The all-new BMW X4 now available in South Africa
    Sep 19, 2018 Motoring

    The all-new BMW X4 now available in South…

    The all-new BMW X4 (fuel consumption combined: 9.2 – 5.6 l/100 km]; CO2 emissions combined: 210 – 148 g/km)* makes its mark by delivering individuality, dynamism and innovation in far greater doses. It is here to write the next chapter in the… more
    720
  • Don’t drive with worn shocks, warns MIWA
    Sep 19, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Don’t drive with worn shocks, warns MIWA

    Worn shock absorbers seriously compromise a car’s handling and safety on the road. But because shock absorbers wear out gradually, motorists often adjust unconsciously to the change in their vehicle’s handling, unaware of the danger they’re in due… more
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  • 13% of drivers use dangerous summer tyres in autumn rain: Nokian Tyres’ SnapSkan service reveals the truth about tyres’ condition
    Sep 19, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    13% of drivers use dangerous summer tyres in…

    SnapSkan is a ground-breaking digital tyre checking service developed by Nokian Tyres. All summer, SnapSkan has measured car tyres in the largest Finnish cities. Worryingly, up to 13% of the cars examined are equipped with poor summer tyres. In… more
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  • Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi and google join forces on next-generation infotainment
    Sep 19, 2018 Motoring

    Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi and google join…

    World’s leading automotive Alliance signs a global multiyear agreement to partner with Google to equip Renault, Nissan and Mitsubishi vehicles with intelligent infotainment systems The Alliance will utilize Android, world’s most popular operating… more
    693
  • Sep 19, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Flexible working the most sought after…

    Parents will increasingly demand flexible working options from employers to enable them to spend more time with their family, new research from workspace provider Regus suggests. The survey found that 85% of working parents would forfeit other… more
    624
  • SKF Product Information - Audi TT
    Sep 19, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    SKF Product Information - Audi TT

    SKF is offering a consistent range for the Audi TT. Download Production Information Sheet below for more information. SKF Product Information more
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  • MasterDrive Newsletter - 18 September 2018
    Sep 19, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    MasterDrive Newsletter - 18 September 2018

    MasterTips: Driving through a lightning storm [Watch] As we enjoy spring, frequent (hopefully) and normally thunderous storms can soon be expected. This is what you need to know if you are caught in the car when one of these storms happens.… more
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  • The new BMW R 1250 GS and the new BMW R 1250 RT
    Sep 19, 2018 Motoring

    The new BMW R 1250 GS and the new BMW R 1250…

    The new BMW R 1250 GS and R 1250 RT – the fascination of travel and touring in a new dimension of engine power. For more than 35 years, the flat-twin boxer engine in the BMW Motorrad GS and RT models has stood for distinctive, powerful and reliable… more
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  • Durban Automotive Cluster Newsletter 2
    Sep 18, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Durban Automotive Cluster Newsletter 2

    A FOCUS ON DRIVING SKILLS DEVELOPMENT IN THE AUTOMOTIVE SECTOR The second newsletter for the Durban Automotive Cluster (DAC) for 2018 has been released and is available for download off our website. This exciting edition of the newsletter focusses… more
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  • Sasol GTC Championship revved up for penultimate round at Killarney Raceway
    Sep 18, 2018 Motorsport

    Sasol GTC Championship revved up for…

    The eighth and penultimate round of the Sasol GTC Championship sees the battle for the 2018 title continue unabated between the three season-long rivals, Michael Stephen, Gennaro Bonafede and Simon Moss. The trio has earned ten victories from the 14… more
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  • 2018 Festival of Motoring presented by WesBank boasts record attendance and thrills for show visitors at annual motoring extravaganza
    Sep 18, 2018 Motoring

    2018 Festival of Motoring presented by…

    The Festival of Motoring, held from the 31 August to 2 September, proved bigger and better than ever before. The Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit hosted the third annual festival since 2016. The only national, industry-supported auto show, drew a record… more
    727
  • Cummins emerges a major winner at 2018 Gender Mainstreaming Awards
    Sep 18, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Cummins emerges a major winner at 2018…

    Cummins Africa Middle East (AME) emerged a major winner at the Gender Mainstreaming Awards at the Ticketpro Dome in Northgate, Johannesburg on Thursday 13 September. The awards are an initiative of the Business Engage Association NPC, sponsored by… more
    857
  • Mother City to host Engen Polo Cup Championship again
    Sep 18, 2018 Motorsport

    Mother City to host Engen Polo Cup…

    Title chase wide open at season's penultimate event Four drivers could leave circuit as championship leader High speed chess games expected in both races The 2018 Engen Polo Cup travelling show will perform at the Western Cape Killarney circuit for… more
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  • New sponsorship of car Of The Year 2019
    Sep 18, 2018 Motoring

    New sponsorship of Car Of The Year 2019

    We are elated to announce that AutoTrader will be the official headline sponsor for the 2019 South African Car Of The Year Competition. The Guild, and the media as a whole, is adjusting to the movement and trend away from print media towards digital… more
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  • New exhibitor record and more visitors at the 25th Automechanika Frankfurt
    Sep 18, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    New exhibitor record and more visitors at…

    Automechanika Frankfurt concluded on 15 September following five trade fair days with a record number of exhibitors, more visitors than in 2016 and a new record for the amount of exhibition space. The event drew 136,000 trade visitors from 181… more
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  • Advanced Manufacturing and Composites Show - Latest Exhibitors
  • Mobility without boundaries: Audi e-tron Charging Service completes range of charging options
    Sep 18, 2018 Motoring

    Mobility without boundaries: Audi e-tron…

    The e-tron marks the dawning of a new era for Audi. The brand with the four rings is being transformed from a classic automotive manufacturer into a premium mobility systems supplier. The Audi e-tron Charging Service will be part of a broad-based… more
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  • The Cape Automotive Forum
    Sep 18, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    The Cape Automotive Forum

    The Cape Automotive Forum which is based on the Automechanika concept. This event incorporates a two-day conference and exhibition that caters to the needs of the automotive aftermarket and commercial vehicle market in the Western Cape. The Cape… more
    669
  • 'What Car' brand is more reliable than you think?
    Sep 18, 2018 Motoring

    'What Car' brand is more reliable than you…

    Italian car brands Fiat and Alfa Romeo have rocked the seemingly stable dependability boat by beating German and Japanese brands for the captainship of reliability. Respected British publication What Car has shattered many stereotype myths, placing… more
    586
  • Andrew Kirby at the 2018 NAAMSA Automotive Conference
    Sep 18, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    NAAMSA Chairman confident SA motor industry…

    Andrew Kirby, chairman of the National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of South Africa (NAAMSA) and president and CEO of Toyota SA Motors, says he is confident that the local motor industry will overcome its major challenges and that the… more
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  • Globe-trotting Isuzu bakkie to be given new lease on life as winner of Living Legends competition
    Sep 18, 2018 Motoring

    Globe-trotting Isuzu bakkie to be given new…

    Isuzu's revered and trusted locally produced one-ton bakkie range has been a firm South African favourite over the past 40 years, delivering legendary performance, unbeatable reliability and impressive go-anywhere ability. And now, an adventurous… more
    625
  • Going the extra mile to keep coke flowing for the festive season
    Sep 18, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Going the extra mile to keep coke flowing…

    When Coca-Cola Beverages South Africa (CCBSA) needed vital production materials urgently airfreighted into South Africa to meet peak volume demands over the festive season in 2017, the global beverage producer approached Imperial Logistics for a… more
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  • Volvo Trucks presents its future transport solution
    Sep 18, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Volvo Trucks presents its future transport…

    Volvo Trucks presented a new transport solution consisting of autonomous electric commercial vehicles which contribute to a much more efficient, safer and cleaner transportation solution. This piece of information was made available at the Volvo… more
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  • Dressed in pink and ready for Algoa FM's annual Big Walk for Cancer
    Sep 18, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Dressed in pink and ready for Algoa FM's…

    Isuzu Motors South Africa handed over two Isuzu mu-X sport utility vehicle to Algoa FM this week in support of the radio station's annual Big Walk for Cancer. The vehicles will be used to create awareness during the run up to the event that takes… more
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  • Product showcase brings SEMA Show exhibitors increased booth traffic, media coverage
    Sep 18, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Product showcase brings SEMA Show exhibitors…

    Rated as the No. 1 destination at the premier automotive trade show, the SEMA Show New Products Showcase makes it easy and affordable for exhibitors to promote their products – new or otherwise – to buyers and media during the event on Oct. 30-Nov.… more
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  • Who will win the race for 2018 Gumtree Auto Pre-Owned car awards?
    Sep 17, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Who will win the race for 2018 Gumtree Auto…

    The search is on again for the country’s best value pre-owned vehicles. The judges in the 2018 Gumtree Auto Pre-Owned Car Awards have produced their shortlists in ten different categories and the winners will be announced on 8 October at a gala… more
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  • Monster fuel hikes ahead
    Sep 17, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Monster fuel hikes ahead

    Mid-month unaudited data from the Central Energy Fund (CEF) is predicting the biggest fuel price hike in South Africa's history by some margin. This is according to the Automobile Association (AA) which has monitored the fuel price data from 1… more
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  • Haval H9 named as semi-finalist in prestigious Cars.co.za consumer awards
    Sep 17, 2018 Motoring

    Haval H9 named as semi-finalist in…

    Luxury features Competitive pricing Impressive performance Scarcely a month after its introduction to the local market, the Haval H9 has been named as one of only five semi-finalists in the Adventure SUV category of the 2018 Cars.co.za consumer… more
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  • Cummins is educating customers about the disadvantages, and even dangers, of using non-genuine parts.
    Sep 17, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Only genuine Cummins parts can ensure…

    Cummins has embarked on a concerted campaign to educate customers about the disadvantages, and even dangers, of using non-genuine parts. “While many customers believe that doing so incurs an upfront cost-saving, our aim is to expose the detrimental… more
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  • Who's who's in tolling?  A burning issue
    Sep 17, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Who's who's in tolling? A burning issue

    Incorporated in 2005, Centurion-based Electronic Toll Collection (Pty) Limited (ETC) manages infrastructure and toll collection on behalf of SANRAL. The SANRAL Act regulates the operation of toll roads in the Republic, including those roads that… more
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  • New Kadjar: taking attractive style and comfort to a new level
    Sep 17, 2018 Motoring

    New Kadjar: taking attractive style and…

    In 2015, Renault Kadjar established a strong position in the compact SUV segment. Its flowing lines, dynamic qualities and comfort attracted a wide range of customers. At the same time, Kadjar benefited from the expertise of our partner Nissan in… more
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  • MANN+HUMMEL presents half-year figures
    Sep 17, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    MANN+HUMMEL presents half-year figures

    Sales revenue in first half of 2018 reaches almost 2 billion euros Slight increase in sales revenue expected for the whole year Study confirms MANN+HUMMEL as global leader in area of filtration In the first half of 2018, the sales revenue of the… more
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  • TOOLS OF THE TRADE: Brand manager for Kansai Plascon’s automotive coatings division, Bavita Valab, has followed a rewarding career path in automotive coatings. Traditionally a male-dominated industry, Bavita’s grit and determination have landed her on a clear path to success.
    Sep 17, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    High (w)heels abound in auto industry

    While it seems men continue to dominate the world of vehicle construction and coatings, the sound of heels across the showroom floor is becoming more common. Kansai Plascon’s Automotive Coatings Division Brand Manager, Bavita Valab, shares her… more
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  • Great advice on forklifts
    Sep 17, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Great advice on forklifts

    The thin line between success and failure of forklifting operations can most often be traced back to the quality of advice offered by the equipment supplier at the time of the original purchase. With a bewildering amount of types of machines for… more
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  • Automechanika Frankfurt 2018 - first impressions
  • Kimi Räikkönen to race for the Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 Team from 2019
    Sep 17, 2018 Motorsport

    Kimi Räikkönen to race for the Alfa Romeo…

    The Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 Team is delighted to announce that Kimi Räikkönen will join the team from 2019. The 2007 Formula One World Champion from Espoo, Finland, has signed for the next two seasons. In his career, Kimi Räikkönen has secured 20… more
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  • Watch those tyre pressures and save fuel
    Sep 17, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Watch those tyre pressures and save fuel

    Petrol price rises got you down? There’s nothing you can do about that, but what you can do is keep a closer eye on your tyre pressures. This is a commonly-overlooked task which, if done regularly, contributes to the safety of your vehicle and helps… more
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  • ‘Technical Recession’, not all doom and gloom for SA motor industry
    Sep 17, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    ‘Technical Recession’, not all doom and…

    For the first time in 9 years South Africa is in a ‘Technical Recession’. Although many South Africans have reacted with alarm to the news, when it comes to the automotive industry specifically, this is not just a doom and gloom scenario. According… more
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  • Fewer incidents but increase in violence of hijackings
    Sep 17, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Fewer incidents but increase in violence of…

    While the 2017/2018 South African Police Service (SAPS) crime statistics notes a 2.3% decrease in carjackings, Tracker has noticed and is concerned about an increase in the level of violence used by criminals when committing hijackings. This year,… more
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  • The Student Career Day will include hundreds of high school and college students from across the country, and more than 50 SEMA Show exhibitors.
    Sep 17, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    SEMA eNews, Vol. 21, No. 37

    As the automotive aftermarket industry continues to grow and business demand for qualified employees rises, the third annual Student Career Day will bring SEMA Show exhibitors and students who are passionate about the automotive aftermarket industry… more
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  • Electric trucks in action - MAN and CNL begin practical testing
    Sep 17, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Electric trucks in action - MAN and CNL…

    MAN Truck & Bus is handing over fully electric trucks to nine partner companies from the Austrian Council for Sustainable Logistics (CNL). The test vehicles based on MAN TGMs are designed specifically for each customer and prepared for authentic… more
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  • Electric has gone quattro!
    Sep 17, 2018 Motoring

    Electric has gone quattro!

    Next week, Audi will celebrate a historic world premiere in San Francisco on 17 September 2018. The brand with four rings will be presenting the Audi e-tron – its first all-electric-drive production model in the United States – during “The Charge”… more
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  • Sep 17, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    "Key players in motor industry will remain…

    The global automotive industry has reached an inflection point but South African-born Johan de Nysschen, who has held positions at four premium brands - BMW, Audi, Infiniti, and Cadillac - believes that the world's key players will remain strong in… more
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  • AAPEX 2018 in Las Vegas will offer extensive training for service professionals in the global automotive aftermarket industry.
    Sep 17, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    AAPEX 2018 Expands Training Program for Auto…

    AAPEX 2018 will provide service professionals with an extensive lineup of training sessions to keep them ahead of the curve in today’s rapidly changing and technology-driven automotive aftermarket. The expanded program includes training on shop… more
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  • Mighty MINI battle in prospect as Signature Motorsport goes coastal
    Sep 17, 2018 Motorsport

    Mighty MINI battle in prospect as Signature…

    Preview: Sasol GTC2 Championship, Rd 8 – Killarney, 22nd September The top three contenders in the closely-fought Sasol GTC2 Championship are heading to Cape Town’s Killarney Raceway for another titanic struggle as the season hurtles towards a… more
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  • Nissan names tennis star Naomi Osaka as brand ambassador
    Sep 14, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Nissan names tennis star Naomi Osaka as…

    Barely days after winning her first Grand Slam championship, Japanese auto giant Nissan has named 20-year-old tennis player Naomi Osaka its newest brand ambassador. The announcement was made at Nissan’s Global Headquarters in Yokohama, marking one… more
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  • Spring is here! Time to spring clean your car
    Sep 14, 2018 Motoring

    Spring is here! Time to spring clean your car

    Spring has sprung, and its time to get your house in order! But instead of just focusing on spring cleaning your home, the warmer weather also presents you with the perfect excuse to give your car some attention too. Here’s how to give your car some… more
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  • Jaguar launches EV charging and powerway network in South Africa
    Sep 14, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Jaguar launches EV charging and powerway…

    82 new public charging stations to be installed nationwide R30-million investment enables EV mobility in city centres and along major holiday routes Jaguar I-PACE owners will benefit from a 25% discount in electricity rates when using this network… more
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  • Lexus dumps traditional side mirrors
    Sep 13, 2018 Motoring

    Lexus dumps traditional side mirrors

    Lexus has announced its introduction of the world's first Digital Side-View Monitors on the new ES model. By installing small exterior cameras on the front doors, Lexus vehicles will provide its drivers with a clearer view of the vehicle's… more
    859
  • Porsche launches sharing and rental service in US
    Sep 13, 2018 Motoring

    Porsche launches sharing and rental service…

    Porsche has announced two new short-term rental and peer-to-peer car-sharing services in three locations across the United States. Called Drive and Host, they offer customers the ability to borrow various Porsche vehicles for different lengths of… more
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  • Visit companies employing Advanced Technologies
    Sep 13, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Visit companies employing Advanced…

    The factory learning tour (exact details to follow) will take place on November 9 from 8am-1pm. The itinerary includes companies employing world-class advanced manufacturing technologies and materials and will include a company manufacturing… more
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  • Automechanika 2018: MEYLE with numerous new products and drift vehicle in Hall 4.0
    Sep 12, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Automechanika 2018: MEYLE with numerous new…

    The Hamburg-based spare parts manufacturer MEYLE will be exhibiting at Automechanika in Frankfurt in Hall 4.0, Stand C 52, with a 420 square metre stand that provides exciting insights into the world of MEYLE. From September 11 to 15, MEYLE will… more
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  • Sourcing Quality Products from China Made Easy!
    Sep 12, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Sourcing Quality Products from China Made…

    INTERESTED IN IMPORTING PRODUCTS FROM CHINA? The China Homelife and China Machinex sourcing fair to be held at Gallagher Convention Centre from 26-28 September, is the place to be! Buyers, Traders and General Dealers will get to meet with over 500… more
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  • UK garages aren't ready for electric vehicle surge
    Sep 12, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    UK garages aren't ready for electric vehicle…

    The UK’s motor industry body, Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI), has voiced its concern for the safety of technicians after electric vehicle sales reach a record high. Electric and alternative fuel vehicle sales rose by 61% last month - compared… more
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  • Kimi Räikkönen
    Sep 11, 2018 Motorsport

    Räikkönen to leave Ferrari

    Kimi Räikkönen’s departure from Ferrari at the end of the 2018 Formula 1 season has been officially confirmed. He is to join Alfa-Romeo Sauber on a two-year deal. As was widely predicted, Charles Leclerc will be his replacement at Ferrari. The… more
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  • MEYLE HD slot bushing kit awarded the Automechanika Innovation Award 2018
    Sep 11, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    MEYLE HD slot bushing kit awarded the…

    Hamburg-based manufacturer MEYLE receives Innovation Award in the "Repair & Maintenance" category in Frankfurt MEYLE service solution includes pre-compressed bushings and a specially developed tool for selective repair of the BMW rear control arm… more
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  • Tenneco addresses rising demand for CV Cabin shocks with investment in Polish manufacturing facility
    Sep 11, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Tenneco addresses rising demand for CV Cabin…

    Tenneco, a leading global manufacturer for aftermarket, is boosting production of Monroe® Magnum™ cabin shock absorbers at its dedicated G+ aftermarket manufacturing facility in Gliwice, Poland. This is in response to increasing requirements to… more
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  •  Tenneco reminds automotive industry professionals to always change shock absorbers in pairs
    Sep 11, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Tenneco reminds automotive industry…

    Following proper replacement procedures can prevent adverse vehicle performance characteristics and premature component wear BRUSSELS, Belgium - August 2018 - Many of the items people use daily are most effective when replaced in pairs. Tenneco,… more
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  • Tenneco’s Monroe intelligent suspension technology featured on the new Mercedes-Benz G-Class
    Sep 11, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Tenneco’s Monroe intelligent suspension…

    Latest System First Use of CVSA2 Suspension Technology for SUV Applications Tenneco Inc. (NYSE: TEN), a global supplier of Ride Performance and Clean Air products and systems, announced today that the Mercedes-Benz G-Class line of SUVs will offer… more
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  • Automechanika Frankfurt 2018: More innovations than ever before
    Sep 11, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Automechanika Frankfurt 2018: More…

    The winners of the Automechanika Innovation Awards 2018 have been announced. The awards have been given in honour of innovations in the automotive aftermarket since 1996. On the occasion of the 25th anniversary of Automechanika Frankfurt, the… more
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  • Tenneco expands and renames aftermarket range of Monroe® Electronic Shocks
    Sep 11, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Tenneco expands and renames aftermarket…

    Monroe Intelligent Suspension RideSense™ Replacement Shocks Debut at Automechanika Frankfurt Frankfurt, Germany, Sept. 11, 2018 - Tenneco Inc. (NYSE: TEN), a global supplier of Ride Performance and Clean Air products and systems, today announced it… more
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  • Tenneco launches elearning platform for distributors and installers
    Sep 11, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Tenneco launches elearning platform for…

    New Platform Unveiled at Automechanika Offers Web-Based Tutorials and Other Training Resources Frankfurt, Germany, September 11, 2018 - Tenneco Inc. (NYSE: TEN), a global supplier of Ride Performance and Clean Air products and systems, announced… more
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  • Vietnamese car brand unveils first models
    Sep 11, 2018 Motoring

    Vietnamese car brand unveils first models

    The first two cars from new Vietnamese car company, VinFast, display its philosophy of ‘Vietnamese – Style – Safety – Creativity – Pioneering’ through a world-class design language developed with the world-renowned Pininfarina design team in Italy.… more
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  • German judges give VW mixed messages
    Sep 11, 2018 Motoring

    German judges give VW mixed messages

    Volkswagen received mixed messages as German judges signalled their initial thoughts on a 9-billion euro (US$10.4-billion) lawsuit by thousands of investors who claim the carmaker misinformed them on the diesel scandal. On the first day of hearings… more
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  • 3000 For Change by Mina Foundation
    Sep 11, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    3000 For Change by Mina Foundation

    In each month, a great number of women and young girls are challenged with going about their daily lives during their days of menstruation. Young girls are regularly absent from school throughout their period days due to the lack of sanitary towels,… more
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  • SKF Product Information - Ford B-Max
    Sep 11, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    SKF Product Information - Ford B-Max

    SKF is offering a consistent range for the Ford B-Max. See attached Production Information Sheet for more information. SKF Product Information more
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  • Trentyre's quest to keep fleets moving
    Sep 11, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Trentyre's quest to keep fleets moving

    The last few years have been tough for the commercial transport industry and tyre Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) but this has not hindered Goodyear's continuing commitment to introducing innovative solutions to all of their customers around… more
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  • OLX concerned fuel price hikes affect their customers
    Sep 11, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    OLX concerned fuel price hikes affect their…

    Week after week, there is always a petrol price hike threat to consumers in South Africa. In a period of 10 years, petrol price has fluctuated but increased by a whooping 66%, from R9,66 to R16,08. In the last 8 months of 2018, the price has… more
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  • 4 000th FAW rolls off Coega production line
    Sep 11, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    4 000th FAW rolls off Coega production line

    FAW South Africa’s world-class Coega assembly plant recently celebrated another production milestone: assembly of the 4 000th FAW in South Africa. With a presence in South Africa dating 24 years, FAW’s assembly plant has become the bedrock for… more
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  • The future of motoring – don’t get caught up in the hype
    Sep 11, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    The future of motoring – don’t get caught up…

    The SA motoring industry really, really matters. Statistics presented at the NAAMSA Automotive Conference at the SA Festival of Motoring on 31 August showed that the industry contributes 7.7% of SA’s GDP, which is more than our iconic mining sector.… more
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