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  • High Street Lead Auctioneer Joff van Reenen (R) primes his gavel for a 1953 Mercedes 300 Adenauer W186 with Creative Rides CEO Kevin Derrick
    Dec 01, 2020 Motoring

    Buyers worldwide gear up to bid for Oom Louis’ classic automotive legacy

    500 000 Online Auction Promo Views, Virtual Bidders Registered Across Four Continents Eager classic car enthusiasts from Europe and the Middle East are jetting in to Johannesburg this week to personally inspect more than 140 choice automobiles… more
  • Toyota GR Yaris: countdown to the rally car for the road
    Dec 01, 2020 Motorsport

    Toyota GR Yaris: countdown to the rally car for the road

    South African introduction planned for mid-2021 Will join GR Supra in Toyota’s GR product portfolio 1st Turbocharged AWD Toyota in SA History Spiritual successor to the Celica GT-FOUR GR Yaris has all the credentials for competition success. At… more
  • Audi to compete in Dakar Rally
    Dec 01, 2020 Motorsport

    Audi to compete in Dakar Rally

    “A multifaceted commitment to motorsport is and will remain an integral part of Audi’s strategy,” says Markus Duesmann, Chairman of the Board of Management and Board of Management Member for Technical Development and Product Lines at AUDI AG.… more
  • Piotr Czyzyk, Managing Director South Africa
    Dec 01, 2020 Buzz

    New energy, renewed vision at Goodyear South Africa as the Company appoints new Managing…

    No stranger to the tyre manufacturing industry, Piotr Czyzyk was recently appointed as managing director for Goodyear South Africa, where he has served in a number of roles and markets for the past 17 years. While in his erstwhile role as PBU… more
  •  A new Era for the Supply Chain - Introducing Rhenus Logistics South Africa
    Dec 01, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    A new Era for the Supply Chain - Introducing Rhenus Logistics South Africa

    World Net Logistics officially becomes known as Rhenus Logistics South Africa from 1 December 2020. Acquired by the Rhenus Group in 2019, the company will now operate under its new name, ushering in an exciting era after 18 years as an… more
  • Dorah Mmekwa, a Ford Manufacturing Engineering manager
    Dec 01, 2020 Buzz

    Ford’s Dorah Mmekwa wins Woman of Excellence Award

    Dorah Mmekwa, a Ford Manufacturing Engineering manager, has been awarded the coveted Woman of Excellence award for her contribution to the motor industry The Motoring Women of the Year Awards (MWOTY) recognises the hard-working women in the… more
  • BEE and the Expropriation Bill to ‘complete the revolution’
    Dec 01, 2020 Buzz

    BEE and the Expropriation Bill to ‘complete the revolution’

    written by Anthea Jeffery Published in TheDailyFriend on 26 November 2020 Parts of the article have been highlighted by NASA's Media Department Last Friday both Fitch Ratings and Moody’s Investor Services downgraded South Africa’s sovereign… more
  • Improving Freight Transport Index takes a small breather
    Dec 01, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    Improving Freight Transport Index takes a small breather

    Growth has slowed on the improving Freight Transport Index, but the upward yearly trend remains on course. The overall Freight Transport sector still shows negative growth on a year on year basis, but far less so than in the last seven months,… more
  • Rev Up Your 2021 Motorsport Sponsorship Strategy for Success in a COVID-19 World
    Dec 01, 2020 Covid-19

    Rev Up Your 2021 Motorsport Sponsorship Strategy for Success in a COVID-19 World

    The full impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on sports sponsorship worldwide will only become clear over time but one thing is certain: everything has changed. Sponsors are re-evaluating their spend and looking at new ways to get returns on their… more
  • The Ford Ranger sold to Mrs Mahamba with a valid licence disk. There is no way this vehicle could pass a roadworthy test with so many dangerously and poorly repaired items.
    Dec 01, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    A rolling death trap on four wheels

    When Mrs Mahamba purchased her dream second hand vehicle in August this year from a dealer in Gauteng for R378 000, she had absolutely no idea it was a rolling death trap or had been previously written off and deemed uneconomical to repair. It… more
  • Mercedes-Benz Trucks bags another critically acclaimed International Truck of the Year (IToY) title for most innovative trucks for the electric future
    Dec 01, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    Mercedes-Benz Trucks bags another critically acclaimed International Truck of the Year…

    Mercedes-Benz eActros and Mercedes-Benz GenH2 Truck win 2021 Truck Innovation Award International Truck of the Year (IToY) jury presents prestigious award to fully-electric trucks from Mercedes-Benz praising also the comprehensive approach to… more
  • Toyota adopts rFpro software for its new simulation centre
    Dec 01, 2020 Buzz

    Toyota adopts rFpro software for its new simulation centre

    Simulation provides an essential step towards virtual prototypes and verification rFpro chosen for market-leading visuals and realism Enhanced capability supports development of driver assistance systems and evaluation of crucial interfaces… more
  • By Phil Lewis, Infor VP Solution Consulting, EMEA
    Dec 01, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    ERP vs ROI - Driving Implementation Success

    In today’s fast-changing commercial environment, modernisation can have a strategic impact on any business. Without access to a modern Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system, it can be difficult or even impossible to support new business… more
  • Above: Assuming a 22-day work-month and travel during normal traffic hours, this graph shows the expected amount of time saved for people travelling along popular routes to work
    Dec 01, 2020 Covid-19

    Lockdown saves commuters travel time

    Commuters travelling from Pretoria to Johannesburg and back again in August spent 10 hours a month less on the road when compared to February as traffic volumes dropped by 33%, from 1.94m trips in February to 1.29m in August on the N1 South and… more
  • Steel industry: AMSA's apology reminds me of this THIEF
    Dec 01, 2020 Buzz

    Steel industry: AMSA's apology reminds me of this THIEF

    In a communique to the Steel Industry on 23 November 2020, AMSA “sincerely” apologised to its customers for its inability to supply the market. What AMSA does not tell its customers, is that they also filed a notice of opposition in the… more
  • Explore the Virtual World of the Automotive Industry
    Dec 01, 2020 Buzz

    Explore the Virtual World of the Automotive Industry

    Keeping an eye on the changing trend, an amazing online event is on the floors - AutoExpo 2020. AutoExpo 2020 the foremost virtual expo in the automotive industry is scheduled from 8th to 11th December 2020. A full-fledged Virtual reality… more
  • Purge. Then Replace, says Liqui Moly South Africa
    Dec 01, 2020 Buzz

    Purge. Then Replace, says Liqui Moly South Africa

    Can you trust the service record that comes with the pre-owned car you’ve just bought? While it is easy to be cynical and say not at all, it is probably wise to be realistic and adopt a caveat emptor – let the buyer beware - approach. Liqui… more
  • How to Wipe Personal Information from your car
    Nov 30, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    How to Wipe Personal Information from your car

    With the Protection of Personal Information Act coming into effect soon, South Africans have become a lot more cautious about where and how they disseminate their personal information. However, as cars become more integrated with technology… more
  • Full house of rally victories for TGRSA’s Botterill and Vacy-Lyle
    Nov 30, 2020 Motorsport

    Full house of rally victories for TGRSA’s Botterill and Vacy-Lyle

    The TOYOTA GAZOO Racing SA rally stars Guy Botterill and navigator Simon Vacy-Lyle rounded of their South African National Rally (NRC) championship in fine style by making a clean sweep in the TracN4 Rally held on 27 and 28 November 2020.… more
  • Great racing as Killarney rounds off the WP Max season
    Nov 30, 2020 Motorsport

    Great racing as Killarney rounds off the WP Max season

    Aiden Beaumont, Reese Koorzen, Reza Levy, Kyle Visser, Tate Bishop, Sebastian Boyd and Conor Hughes were crowned as the champions as the smallest class in karting, the baby Bambinos starred at the Western Cape Rotax Max finale at Killarney in… more
  • Covid-19: TERS-funding/UIF: Survey 30 November 2020 (June, July, Aug and Sep)
    Nov 30, 2020 Covid-19

    Covid-19: TERS-funding/UIF: Survey 30 November 2020 (June, July, Aug and Sep)

    21% of employers still haven’t received their June UIF/TERS monies. Of the 79% of employers who received payment, only 76% were paid in full. 27% of employers still haven’t received their July UIF/TERS monies. Of the 73% of employers who… more
  • Team Messe Muenchen SA stays on top of trends with CEM qualifications
    Nov 30, 2020 Buzz

    Team Messe Muenchen SA stays on top of trends with CEM qualifications

    Three key team members of Messe Muenchen South Africa are among the elite Class of 2020 to have graduated from the first Certified in Exhibition Management® (CEM) programme in Africa. AAXO, in conjunction with the International Association of… more
  • Get fit and stay fit with Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross and 5 Colour Fitness
    Nov 30, 2020 Buzz

    Get fit and stay fit with Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross and 5 Colour Fitness

    Mitsubishi Motors SA drives 5 Colour Fitness on DStv SuperSport Fitness going hand in hand with Mitsubishi lifestyle vehicles Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross sets the pace for 5 Colour Fitness lifestyle Mitsubishi is unlocking a healthier you by… more
  • The SABS is elected to serve on ISO Council
    Nov 30, 2020 Buzz

    The SABS is elected to serve on ISO Council

    The South African Bureau of Standards (SABS) has been elected by the members of the International Organization for Standardisation (ISO) to serve on its Council. The term begins in January 2021 and will end in December 2023. ISO is an… more
  • Tyre Talk with Continental #4: Tyre sidewall information and tread depth
    Nov 30, 2020 Buzz

    Tyre Talk with Continental #4: Tyre sidewall information and tread depth

    Information on tyre sidewall indicates size and performance parameters Includes speed rating, load index and SSR or runflat designation if applicable Legal tread depth limit is 1.6 mm for tyres with tread depth indicators, or 1 mm for tyres… more
  • Got a minute? MasterDrive wants to listen
    Nov 30, 2020 Covid-19

    Got a minute? MasterDrive wants to listen

    Tell us about changes to your business after COVID-19 As many businesses needed to close for a portion of the year due to COVID-19 and the subsequent lockdown, December is going to be different to other years for certain organisations. Many… more
  • Petrol down, diesel up for December
    Nov 30, 2020 Buzz

    Petrol down, diesel up for December

    Fuel price changes for December will depend on what fuel you use. This is according to the Automobile Association (AA), which was commenting on unaudited month-end fuel price data released by the Central Energy Fund. Petrol is slated to fall by… more
  • The short-term rental division has a big fleet of a wide variety of equipment
    Nov 30, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    GLTC’s short-term rental offers customers a flexible solution

    With the unsteadiness of the economy, influenced by factors that fall outside the control of the industry, Goscor Lift Truck Company’s short-term rental solution offers flexible and cost-effective solutions for cash-strapped material handling… more
  • Toyota adds entertainment to its standard connectivity services
    Nov 30, 2020 Buzz

    Toyota adds entertainment to its standard connectivity services

    Toyota South Africa Motors (TSAM), in partnership with Vodacom, is pleased to announce the introduction of a new streaming service to Toyota Connect and Lexus Connect: MyEntertainment. Packaged under MyEntertainment are Vodacom’s Video Play… more
  • Mazda CX-30 Named Thailand Car of the Year 2020
    Nov 30, 2020 Motoring

    Mazda CX-30 Named Thailand Car of the Year 2020

    Mazda Motor Corporation's crossover SUV, Mazda CX-30, has been named Thailand Car of the Year 2020 by the Thai Automotive Journalists Association. This is the third time in history and the second year running that a Mazda vehicle takes the… more
  • Ferrari 488 GT Modificata: greater power for a track icon
    Nov 30, 2020 Motoring

    Ferrari 488 GT Modificata: greater power for a track icon

    Ferrari presents the new 488 GT Modificata, a limited edition car that incorporates the technology developed for the 488 GT3 and 488 GTE, transcending the limits imposed by technical and sporting regulations to exploit its full potential. The… more
  • Gunther Schmitz, Chairman of Right to Repair South Africa (R2RSA)
    Nov 30, 2020 Buzz

    Right to Repair gains another victory globally

    Last week not only did US residents vote for a new president, but Massachusetts residents passed a ‘right to repair’ law to open up car data The 75% yes vote clearly shows that the vast majority of the population agrees with the R2R principles.… more
  • Black Friday was Here but White and Silver are the Most Popular Car Colours in South Africa
    Nov 30, 2020 Motoring

    Black Friday was Here but White and Silver are the Most Popular Car Colours in South…

    Henry Ford realised that black paint dried the fastest, thereby helping increase mass-production of the Model T In hot climates, like Africa, lighter colours are more popular Paint Defect Detection System utilised at Ford’s Silverton Assembly… more
  • Pieter Niemand, national director of the Motor Industry Workshop Association (MIWA)
    Nov 27, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    Accident on your roadtrip - Towing in a safe and responsible way

    With just a couple of weeks left before schools close and many South Africans pack their bags for the coast or the bush, the last thing anyone wants to be worrying about is the sinking feeling of breaking down on the side of the road or being… more
  • Car buyers can save hundreds of thousands this Black Friday
    Nov 27, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    Car buyers can save hundreds of thousands this Black Friday

    The automotive industry is going all out this Black Friday, offering car buyers savings of up to R327,374 on a single car! Car savings this Black Friday are set to match those of 2019, when in-market car shoppers also enjoyed impressive… more
  • Africa Energy Indaba is GOING VIRTUAL in 2021! Registrations are open
    Nov 27, 2020 Buzz

    Africa Energy Indaba is GOING VIRTUAL in 2021! Registrations are open

    Want to do business in the African Energy Sector? As we enter the new world of doing energy business, impacted by COVID-19, the 13th Africa Energy Indaba will be going virtual to ensure that you can still do business in this growing market! The… more
  • Goodyear finalises PURE ETCR tyre specification
    Nov 27, 2020 Buzz

    Goodyear finalises PURE ETCR tyre specification

    Goodyear finalises specification of single PURE ETCR tyre Testing programme continues with teams and partners “Overwhelmingly positive” feedback for unique treaded tyre Following several months of testing and high-profile launch events,… more
  • Covid-19 lockdown: TERS applications for October open
    Nov 27, 2020 Covid-19

    Covid-19 lockdown: TERS applications for October open

    Please note that the Department of Employment and Labour has issued a circular indicating that applications for TERS benefits for the period of 16 September to 15 October 2020 is open as of 23 November 2020. Applications for this period will… more
  • Mahle F1 Schools challenge earns a silver award
    Nov 27, 2020 Buzz

    Mahle F1 Schools challenge earns a silver award

    Last year (2019) saw MAHLE Behr South Africa in partnership with the Pavilion Shopping Centre host the MAHLE F1 School Challenge where promising young engineers, boys and girls, were asked to design, build and race their own model race cars.… more
  • Ford Wildlife Foundation Powers University of KwaZulu-Natal’s Hippo Research Project with Ford Ranger
    Nov 27, 2020 Buzz

    Ford Wildlife Foundation Powers University of KwaZulu-Natal’s Hippo Research Project with…

    Ford Wildlife Foundation (FWF) has provided a locally-built Ford Ranger to the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) School of Life Sciences Pietermaritzburg campus for a minimum of two years to aid in its study of hippos in the wild The research… more
  • Getting your car road-trip ready for a unique 2020 holiday
    Nov 27, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    Getting your car road-trip ready for a unique 2020 holiday

    In a year of hard lockdowns, many a South African will be itching to hit the wide-open roads for their December holidays. In the unique year that has been 2020, it will be interesting to see how the holiday period shapes up with the pandemic… more
  • Covid-19 brutally exposes a lack of customer experience in local businesses
    Nov 27, 2020 Buzz

    Covid-19 brutally exposes a lack of customer experience in local businesses

    Marketing guru, Philip Kotler, said that the customer is king, but has this been the case during the Covid-19 pandemic? Having wreaked havoc on a majority of businesses, the pandemic has forced brands to reconsider their business models, and… more
  • Covid-19: TERS-funding/UIF: Survey 26 November 2020 (June, July, Aug and Sep)
    Nov 27, 2020 Covid-19

    Covid-19: TERS-funding/UIF: Survey 26 November 2020 (June, July, Aug and Sep)

    15% of employers still haven’t received their June UIF/TERS monies. Of the 85% of employers who received payment, only 77% were paid in full. 19% of employers still haven’t received their July UIF/TERS monies. Of the 81% of employers who… more
  • By JP van Loggerenberg, Chief Technology Officer at SYSPRO
    Nov 26, 2020 Buzz

    How mature is your manufacturing business?

    The pandemic has compelled most businesses to reflect on current operations. For manufacturers and distributors, the pandemic led to immediate supply chain disruptions. The inability to operate as usual, coupled with the increased need for… more
  • Groupe Renault creates the first European factory dedicated to the circular economy of mobility in Flins
    Nov 26, 2020 Buzz

    Groupe Renault creates the first European factory dedicated to the circular economy of…

    The Re-FACTORY Flins: Europe’s leading circular economy factory dedicated to mobility, with a target for a negative CO2 balance by 2030*; A competitive industrial model for sustainable mobility based on the potential for value creation… more
  • Bentley pledges support for rising photography talent through debut IAP Awards sponsorship
    Nov 26, 2020 Buzz

    Bentley pledges support for rising photography talent through debut IAP Awards sponsorship

    Bentley will sponsor the International Automotive Photography (IAP) Awards Aiming to establish and promote the best young automotive photography talent globally The awards are hosted and run by automotive lifestyle brand, The Mechanists. The… more
  • It is time to stop talking and take real, relevant action to curb the scourge of gender-based violence - MISA
    Nov 26, 2020 Buzz

    It is time to stop talking and take real, relevant action to curb the scourge of…

    On the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women and the start of the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence, the Motor Industry Staff Association (MISA) has called on the South African government and all its… more
  • Automechanika Shanghai kicks off with German companies on board
    Nov 26, 2020 Buzz

    Automechanika Shanghai kicks off with German companies on board

    Automechanika Shanghai is taking place as scheduled from 2 to 5 December – and German companies are part of the action. A total of 16 German companies are presenting their products and services at the event, with most participating in a German… more
  • Toyota expands its eSports strategy to include 2020 UCI Cycling eSports World Championships
    Nov 26, 2020 Motorsport

    Toyota expands its ESports strategy to include 2020 UCI Cycling ESports World…

    Toyota South Africa Motors (TSAM) has added the UCI Cycling ESports World Championships to its Toyota ESports Challenge calendar. The first Esports world championship to be officially recognised by a sporting governing body, the inaugural UCI… more
  • Choosing the right pump for smooth truck offloading
    Nov 26, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    Choosing the right pump for smooth truck offloading

    By Darryl Macdougall, Managing Director, Verder Pumps South Africa The transport sector is a very demanding industry where the adage "time is money" certainly applies. Locally, road freight plays an important role in this sector and the… more
  • Business confidence powers ahead in the fourth quarter
    Nov 26, 2020 Buzz

    Business confidence powers ahead in the fourth quarter

    After crashing to an all-time low of five at the height of the COVID-19-induced lockdown in the second quarter, the RMB/BER Business Confidence Index (BCI) increased noticeably further from 24 in the third quarter to 40 in the fourth quarter –… more
  • Breathtaking digital mirrors for breathtaking cars!
    Nov 26, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    Breathtaking digital mirrors for breathtaking cars!

    Hyper cars, sports and luxury cars depend on the CMS HDR mirror from Kappa optronics. The flexible camera monitor system CMS HDR Mirror from manufacturer Kappa optronics has taken the lead position in the hyper car market, e.g. with projects… more
  • Who will speak at the upcoming Virtual Manufacturing Indaba in 2 weeks?
    Nov 26, 2020 Buzz

    Who will speak at the upcoming Virtual Manufacturing Indaba in 2 weeks?

    Click here to view more confirmed speakers Register for Conference (No Cost To Attend) more
  • New ADAS Kit Further Expands Delphi Technologies’ Diagnostic Capabilities
    Nov 26, 2020 Buzz

    New ADAS Kit Further Expands Delphi Technologies’ Diagnostic Capabilities

    Launch of a new line of diagnostic tools and solutions offering additional revenue option for independent garages The modular ADAS kit adds static and dynamic calibration of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) to Delphi Technologies’… more
  • New Toyota Agya Signals a New Dawn for South Africa’s A-Segment
    Nov 26, 2020 Motoring

    New Toyota Agya Signals a New Dawn for South Africa’s A-Segment

    If South Africans have grown accustomed to the concept of “together but apart” over the past year, a new joint mobility venture that will reunite families, fun and value – has arrived. Following the forging of successful partnerships with… more
  • Progress that prioritises people – and delivers to the bottom line
    Nov 26, 2020 Buzz

    Progress that prioritises people – and delivers to the bottom line

    Mologadi Kekana has recently taken on a new position as Head of Alternative Distribution at insurer MiWay. Kekana was formerly a Key Accounts Manager with the company and has also held various strategic positions in the motor industry. We spoke… more
  • MANN+HUMMEL proposes to close Wolverhampton manufacturing facility in the UK
    Nov 25, 2020 Buzz

    MANN+HUMMEL proposes to close Wolverhampton manufacturing facility in the UK

    The MANN+HUMMEL Group, a leading filtration expert, proposes to close its main manufacturing facility at Hilton Cross Business Park in Wolverhampton, United Kingdom, as it continues to review its operational footprint. With the closing of this… more
  • Tough times continuing for autobody repair shops
    Nov 25, 2020 Buzz

    Tough times continuing for autobody repair shops

    Autobody repair workshops are continuing to experience tough times as they try and recover from the hard COVID-19 lockdowns, while the future looks bleak too. “The recovery is slow but fortunately there have been only limited business failures… more
  • Bleak outlook for SA economy predicted
    Nov 25, 2020 Buzz

    Bleak outlook for SA economy predicted

    The outlook for the South African economy is bleak and a post COVID-19 recovery will take as long as five years and by that time the local economy will be 8% smaller than it was pre-pandemic. This according to Jeff Gable, the head of Fixed… more
  • Stratasys J850 3D Printer
    Nov 25, 2020 Motoring

    Volkswagen AG Invests in Two Stratasys J850 3D Printers to Enhance Automotive Design

    Introduction of the world’s only full color, multi-material 3D printing technology will help Volkswagen AG to drive further innovation in new vehicle design for its customers Volkswagen, one of the world’s most iconic automotive manufacturers… more
  • ‘Vehicle dealerships will still play an important role in future mobility environment’
    Nov 25, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    ‘Vehicle dealerships will still play an important role in future mobility environment’

    A lively panel discussion at the recent Hypermobility 2020 virtual conference concluded that vehicle dealerships will still have important roles to play in the rapidly changing global mobility environment. “We are already changing the way we do… more
  • Zambia's debt crisis: SA must take note
    Nov 25, 2020 Buzz

    Zambia's debt crisis: SA must take note

    First published in BusinessLive on 18 November 2020 by Robin Wigglesworth Parts of the article have been highlighted by EmpoweringSA's Media Department Oslo — Sovereign bankruptcies are a collision of finance, economics, law and geopolitics.… more
  • SA’s vehicle exports under threat
    Nov 25, 2020 Buzz

    SA’s vehicle exports under threat

    South Africa’s important built-up vehicle export programme is under threat from two major fronts. This is one of the strong messages that came out of Messe Frankfurt SA’s recent Hypermobility virtual conference and it was mentioned by several… more
  • With over ten years’ experience in the corporate environment, focusing on strategic management and development, Nduduzo Chala (pictured above) joins the SATMC in his new role as an agent of positive change for the tyre industry. He aims to create a competitive manufacturing environment for local tyre manufacturers, while continuing the wider tyre industry’s promotion of consumer tyre safety awareness.
    Nov 25, 2020 Buzz

    Tyre industry leader focuses on positive change for the industry

    It is with great pleasure that the South African Tyre Manufacturers Conference (SATMC) appoints Mr Nduduzo Chala as its new Managing Executive. Chala succeeds Mr Carlo Baldocchi who has filled the role for the past three years. The SATMC is the… more
  • Elevate your journey at the Mitsubishi Motors Golf Day by donating used books for JOE lil’brary
    Nov 25, 2020 Buzz

    Elevate your journey at the Mitsubishi Motors Golf Day by donating used books for JOE…

    MMSA Golf Day on 3 December supports JOE lil’brary Elevate the lives of children by helping them to read books Donate reading material for little libraries on the day or all over SA The digital age has its advantages, but when it comes to young… more
  • Parlous state of SA’s ambulance services spurs growth in emergency medical support and evacuation as an insured solution
    Nov 25, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    Parlous state of SA’s ambulance services spurs growth in emergency medical support and…

    In South Africa where road accidents and crime are a daily occurrence and where public emergency services have proven unreliable and under-resourced, it is not hard to see why demand for emergency medical assistance and evacuation insurance has… more
  • Nissan appoints Japan Motors as vehicle assembly partner in Ghana
    Nov 25, 2020 Buzz

    Nissan appoints Japan Motors as vehicle assembly partner in Ghana

    All new Nissan Navara to be assembled in Accra, Ghana Nissan has appointed longtime partner Japan Motors Trading Co. as its local partner in an all-new vehicle assembly facility in Accra. The appointment is a result of the 2018 memorandum of… more
  • Security concerns grow with easing of lockdown
    Nov 25, 2020 Buzz

    Security concerns grow with easing of lockdown

    State of Security II Report: worry about increased crime after lockdown Did you know that according to the Global Peace Index (GPI)* South Africa ranks within the bottom 20 countries in the world in terms of societal safety and security? To… more
  • Cummins appoints new dealers in North and West Africa
    Nov 25, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    Cummins appoints new dealers in North and West Africa

    New dealers are in-country representatives in a key growth area for Cummins in Africa Cummins has appointed a range of new dealers as in-country representatives in the key growth area of North and West Africa, according to Sales and Business… more
  • Transport will oil the wheels of economic recovery
    Nov 25, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    Transport will oil the wheels of economic recovery

    The transport and logistics sector will be a vital cog in the economic recovery of South Africa and further afield in Sub-Saharan Africa – and all the more so if sufficient attention is paid to addressing inequalities in the sector. ‘A strong… more
  • Ford Expands its Share in Fleet Vehicle Segment
    Nov 25, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    Ford Expands its Share in Fleet Vehicle Segment

    The Ford Transit Custom is the most-driven car in South Africa with a 2019 registration year, according to AutoTrader Ford dealerships were able to service and maintain fleet vehicles during COVID-19 lockdown nationwide Modern safety features,… more
  • A 0% BAC not the answer
    Nov 25, 2020 Buzz

    A 0% BAC not the answer

    The proposed amendments to the National Road Traffic Act to reduce the legal blood alcohol limit to zero indicates that government officials are aware of the drunk driving scourge on South African roads but may not fully understand what is… more
  • VWSA has celebrated the milestone of more than 4 million vehicles manufactured at its plant in Uitenhage. Pictured here is VWSA’s Chairman and Managing Director Dr Robert Cisek (left, holding the Volkswagen logo) with production employees.
    Nov 24, 2020 Buzz

    VWSA celebrates over 4 million vehicles manufactured in Uitenhage

    Uitenhage plant has manufactured over 4 million vehicles in 72 years Production began at this facility in 1948 Volkswagen Group South Africa (VWSA) has celebrated a momentous milestone with over 4 million vehicles having been manufactured at… more
  • Informal Workshop: Retrenchment in the Workplace
    Nov 24, 2020 Buzz

    Informal Workshop: Retrenchment in the Workplace

    To ensure that business owners, managers, HR- and IR managers are sufficiently trained in the practical and legal prescriptive requirements of retrenchments. OBJECTIVES The objectives include providing delegates with an understanding of the… more
  • All-new Artura confirmed as McLaren’s next-generation high-performance hybrid supercar
    Nov 24, 2020 Motoring

    All-new Artura confirmed as McLaren’s next-generation high-performance hybrid supercar

    McLaren Artura supercar will be on sale in first half of 2021 Artura brings McLaren’s expertise in electrification to the series-production supercar class for the first time Introduces a new High-Performance Hybrid (HPH) chapter for the… more
  • Africa Automotive Forum Summary Report
    Nov 24, 2020 Buzz

    Africa Automotive Forum Summary Report

    Hosted by The African Association of Automotive Manufacturers (AAAM) Powered by Deloitte Africa. Supported by Afreximbank, JETRO, VDA and Afrika-Verein der deutschen Wirtschaft A warm welcome to the AAAM Africa Automotive Forum summary.We… more
  • Auto industry empowering workers to foster flexibility
    Nov 24, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    Auto industry empowering workers to foster flexibility

    By Mike Bacidore Just like every other industry, the automotive sector has benefited from available technology, especially during the global pandemic. In an industry requiring more and more mixed manufacturing, it’s important to implement… more
  • Dipak Madhav has been appointed as GM for Goscor Lift Truck Company's pre-owned division
    Nov 24, 2020 Buzz

    GLTC appoints new GM for pre-owned division

    Dipak Madhav has been appointed as GM for Goscor Lift Truck Company’s pre-owned division. With his wealth of experience in engaging at a director / executive level, Madhav is tasked with positioning the business among the top three pre-owned… more
  • Ziehl-Abegg provides support for district’s coronavirus ward
    Nov 24, 2020 Covid-19

    Ziehl-Abegg provides support for district’s coronavirus ward

    Künzelsau-based industrial company lends personnel and commits to supply CO2 detectors The motor and fan manufacturer Ziehl-Abegg is providing support for the Hohenlohe District Department of Health in the fight against COVID-19. To this end,… more
  • Imperial to give a child the gift of safety this festive season!
    Nov 24, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    Imperial to give a child the gift of safety this festive season!

    Imperial Car Seats for Kids campaign 23, November 2020; Today, Imperial Logistics (‘Imperial’), a leading integrated market access and logistics provider, announced the launch of the Imperial Car Seats for Kids campaign which aims to drive… more
  • Performance, presence and comfort - The new Audi S7 Sportback
    Nov 24, 2020 Motoring

    Performance, presence and comfort - The new Audi S7 Sportback

    Four-door coupé embodies progressiveness in design and technology S model design includes a sporty look and sophisticated pedigree Impressive power output of 331 kW and 600 Nm of torque The A7 Sportback range now includes a sporty performance… more
  • Call to Action – War against the truckers in South Africa
    Nov 24, 2020 Buzz

    Call to Action – War against the truckers in South Africa

    23November 2020 His Excellency, The President of South Africa Union Buildings PRETORIA, 0001 Call to Action – War against the truckers in South Africa MrPresident Again, the road freight companies (truckers) find themselves being attacked by… more
  • FCA Heritage celebrates its first five years
    Nov 24, 2020 Motoring

    FCA Heritage celebrates its first five years

    Since 2015, FCA Heritage has safeguarded and promoted the historical heritage of the Alfa Romeo, Fiat, Lancia and Abarth brands, via dedicated services and educational/cultural activities. A major milestone, but most of all a new starting point… more
  • Hyundai Motor Company and INEOS to Cooperate on Driving Hydrogen Economy Forward
    Nov 24, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    Hyundai Motor Company and INEOS to Cooperate on Driving Hydrogen Economy Forward

    Hyundai and INEOS signed a memorandum of understanding to explore together new opportunities in the hydrogen economy Opportunities include production and supply of hydrogen as well as new hydrogen applications, technologies and business models… more
  • Next Normal: RFA Labour Indaba Answers Some of the Unknowns
    Nov 24, 2020 Buzz

    Labour in the Next Normal: RFA Labour Indaba Answers Some of the Unknowns

    Cyber bullying, virtual sexual harassment, remote work challenges, effective decision-making in the face of uncertainty: these are some of the challenges we are encountering as we enter the ‘Next Normal’. Not to mention existing trucking… more
  • Intra-African Trade Fair -  there is space for you!
  • Cape Rotax Max championships come to a head
    Nov 23, 2020 Motorsport

    Cape Rotax Max championships come to a head

    In spite of lockdown stealing a significant amount of its season, the Rotax Max Western Province Karting Championship will reach seven rounds out of the initially planned eight at Killarney’s season finale Saturday 28 November. Among the 2020… more
  • Celebrations in front of the library after Piotr Czyzyk, Goodyear South Africa Managing Director, and Ruth Tabu, Inxiweni Primary School Principal, cut the ribbon to officially open the library.
    Nov 23, 2020 Buzz

    Goodyear South Africa strives to keep dreams alive at Inxiweni Primary School in Tembisa

    Goodyear has once again heeded to the call to bring smiles, cheers and laughter to 167 grade 7 learners at its partnering school, Inxiweni Primary School in Tembisa, Johannesburg. Working with the Keep A Dream Alive Project, Goodyear delivered… more
  • Road Freight Association Expresses Outrage at Attacks on Transporters
    Nov 23, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    Road Freight Association Expresses Outrage at Attacks on Transporters

    The Road Freight Association (RFA) condemns the attacks on transporters across the country. These are uncalled for - irrespective of the concerns or complaints of the various parties perpetrating this violent attack on the logistics industry.… more
  • New Car Tech Could be Just What Cyclists Want – a Warning That Helps Stop Drivers ‘Dooring’ Them
    Nov 23, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    New Car Tech Could be Just What Cyclists Want – a Warning That Helps Stop Drivers…

    Exit warning system provides visual and audible alerts to road users and occupants Current customer clinics will ensure that the technology accommodates road users in different markets Ford’s Share the Road Campaign seeks to foster harmony… more
  • NSPCA wins the Beame ‘Car for Charity’ competition
    Nov 23, 2020 Buzz

    NSPCA wins the Beame ‘Car for Charity’ competition

    MiX Telematics (JSE: MIX, NYSE: MIXT) a leading global Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) provider of connected fleet and mobile asset management solutions is pleased to announce that the National Council of SPCA’s (NSPCA) has been selected as the… more
  • Automotive Aftermarket Industry gearing for growth in the new normal
    Nov 23, 2020 Buzz

    Indian Automotive Aftermarket Industry gearing for growth in the new normal

    “Deep localisation of supply chain in conjunction with government’s initiative for Aatmanirbhar Bharat will enable Indian aftermarket industry to emerge more resilient and strongly independent in the long run.” – writes Mr Raj Manek With Indian… more
  • uYilo eMobility Programme forms part of the Global Sustainable Mobility Partnership (GSMP)
    Nov 20, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    uYilo eMobility Programme forms part of the Global Sustainable Mobility Partnership (GSMP)

    uYilo, the South African national eMobility programme, is a founding partner of the Global Sustainable Mobility Partnership (GSMP). The GSMP is a network of independent, not-for-profit organizations with extensive, practical and real-world… more
  • RMI forms partnership with German Chamber of Crafts in the Eastern Cape
    Nov 20, 2020 Buzz

    RMI forms partnership with German Chamber of Crafts in the Eastern Cape

    The Retail Motor Industry Organisation (RMI) and the Chamber of Crafts Erfurt, also more popularly known as Handwerkskammer Erfurt, have just concluded a partnership to drive vocational training in the automotive aftermarket in the Eastern… more
  • Ford and Department of Basic Education Hand Over First Donated Engine to Port Elizabeth Technical High School
    Nov 20, 2020 Buzz

    Ford and Department of Basic Education Hand Over First Donated Engine to Port Elizabeth…

    Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa (FMCSA) is donating 240 locally assembled engines to technical high schools across South Africa, in partnership with the Department of Basic Education Valued at R7.8-million, the engines are produced at… more
  • Mitsubishi ambassador focuses on what to pack
    Nov 20, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    Mitsubishi ambassador focuses on what to pack

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  • Is the supply chain profession ready to save the world?
    Nov 20, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    Is the supply chain profession ready to save the world?

    The distribution of a Covid-19 vaccine from drug makers to billions of people around the world is likely to be the supply chain management profession’s greatest endeavour ever. Healthcare supply chains that were stretched and strained during… more
  • NADA calls on the Minister of Transport to urgently address licensing department backlogs
    Nov 20, 2020 Buzz

    NADA calls on the Minister of Transport to urgently address licensing department backlogs

    An open letter to the Honourable Minister Fikile Mbalula Dear Minister Mbalula, Extensive administrative delays in document turnaround times and vital operational systems are drastically impacting motor vehicle sales in South Africa. This is… more
  • WeBuyCars bounces back from lockdown
    Nov 20, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    WeBuyCars bounces back from lockdown

    Even with the very real effects of the lockdown and the resulting impact on the economy, WeBuyCars has seen a significant increase in its warehouse and online trading figures in the last two months. The significant upswing in uncertainty… more
  • (L – R): Ikhwezi Lomso ECD Centre manager Dominic Swartz, Volkswagen Group South Africa Chairman and Managing Director Dr Robert Cisek, and VWSA Community Trust manager Vernon Naidoo.
    Nov 20, 2020 Buzz

    Ikhwezi Lomso ECD Centre celebrates 10 years

    Community Trust began work on Ikhwezi Lomso in 2010 The Centre has 90 learners and six Montessori teachers Amid the challenges of the Covid-19 pandemic, Volkswagen Group South Africa (VWSA) celebrated 10 successful years of furthering Early… more
  • End of the year is near – don’t be caught without a plan
    Nov 20, 2020 Buzz

    End of the year is near – don’t be caught without a plan

    2020 has been a challenging year and for many and the thought of a year-end holiday is just the motivation needed to get through the next few weeks. The Automobile Association (AA) says while roads across the country experienced significant… more
  • It’s a case of #MobilityUnusual for the SA motor industry
    Nov 20, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    It’s a case of #MobilityUnusual for the SA motor industry

    The South African automotive landscape – especially when it comes to consumer buying behaviour – has changed more in the last year than in the last few decades. Accordingly, the industry has had to adapt like never before in order to survive… more
  • Saietta ready for the end of the ice age as the UK announces 2030 petrol and diesel ban
    Nov 20, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    Saietta ready for the end of the ice age as the UK announces 2030 petrol and diesel ban

    Saietta Group already ahead of UK’s EV development for 2030 deadline Low-cost, high-torque modular electric motors already in production in Oxfordshire UK government urged to step up with the investment the EV tech industry needs Four wheel,… more
  • SVI MAX 3 – The bulletproof Land Cruiser 79
    Nov 20, 2020 Motoring

    SVI MAX 3 – The bulletproof Land Cruiser 79

    Built on the trusted Toyota Land Cruiser 79-series chassis and employing the proven powertrain options. Upgraded suspension, wheels and tyres to improve go-anywhere ability and ride comfort B6 level ballistic occupant protection against assault… more
  • GUD Filters launches new website
    Nov 20, 2020 Buzz

    GUD Filters launches new website

    South Africa’s iconic filter brand, GUD Filters, launched their brand new website in November. It boasts an exciting new design with streamlined functionality and an upgrade to its popular digital catalogue. The digital catalogue, or Filter… more
  • Driving into a green future with automotive batteries
    Nov 20, 2020 Buzz

    Driving into a green future with automotive batteries

    Although South Africa is slow to adopt electric vehicles, some car manufacturers like BMW, Nissan and Jaguar are leading the race for electric cars in the country. With the increase in environmental concerns, vehicle manufacturers are committed… more
  • Lotus Engineering launches new battery test facilities to support booming electric vehicle (EV) sector
    Nov 20, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    Lotus Engineering launches new battery test facilities to support booming electric…

    Project BattCon is a pilot project introducing containerised battery test facilities Designed to help meet increasing demand for new UK-based battery testing to support EV supply chain and OEMs Containers will be in operation at Lotus HQ in… more
  • Mounting plastic waste risks lives, diminishes sustainable change!
    Nov 20, 2020 Buzz

    Mounting plastic waste risks lives, diminishes sustainable change!

    By Kate Stubbs, Marketing Director at Interwaste Saturday, 21 November marks World Fisheries Day – a day commemorated to raise awareness on the importance of water as well as the lives it sustains, both on land and for marine life. The use of… more
  • BT teams up with UK quantum tech start-ups to trial world’s most secure fixed-mobile network infrastructure for 5G and connected cars
    Nov 20, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    BT teams up with UK quantum tech start-ups to trial world’s most secure fixed-mobile…

    BT has joined forces with high-tech Cambridge spin-out Nu-Quantum, other UK start-ups, Research and Technology Organisations (RTOs) and university partners, as part of a world-first trial of end-to-end quantum-secured communications for 5G and… more
  • Renewable energy’s role in rebuilding our economy
    Nov 20, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    Renewable energy’s role in rebuilding our economy

    The world has seen significant progress being made toward lowering the cost of solar and wind generation, with new low and zero-carbon generation solutions being deployed every day. While much has been said about how renewables will help to… more
  • Digital, innovative, tailored: MEYLE wins over more than 700 key decisions makers with digital MEYLExperience
    Nov 20, 2020 Buzz

    Digital, innovative, tailored: MEYLE wins over more than 700 key decisions makers with…

    Hamburg-based manufacturer MEYLE introduced product highlights and innovations for the independent aftermarket during the digital MEYLExperience over the past several weeks. After this year’s Automechanika Frankfurt was cancelled, MEYLE quickly… more
  • Alfa Romeo Giulia amongst most affordable cars to own
    Nov 19, 2020 Motoring

    Alfa Romeo Giulia amongst most affordable cars to own

    Alfa Romeo Giulia wins all three categories in Executive Car class of the 2020 AA Kinsey Report Giulia has most affordable servicing and repair costs, as well as the cheapest parts basket Best in South Africa parts basket cost as a percentage… more
  • Champion Oil Announces 2021 Racing Contingency Program
    Nov 19, 2020 Motorsport

    Champion Oil Announces 2021 Racing Contingency Program

    The 2021 Champion Racing Oil Contingency Program includes motorsport racing events such as: The All-Star Circuit of Champions (ASCoC), American Sprint Car Series (ASCS), World of Outlaws (WoO), United States Auto Club (USAC) and the… more
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  • BodyShop News Asia Autumn 2020 - Read Now
    Nov 19, 2020 Buzz

    BodyShop News Asia Autumn 2020 - Read Now

    Our Autumn 2020 Edition Is Out Now The latest issue of BodyShop News Asia is now available exclusively online. To subscribe to receive our magazine when we resume printing again, click here, or you can click on the button below to read it… more
  • Clariant listed in 2020 Dow Jones Sustainability Index with a best-in-class innovation score
    Nov 18, 2020 Buzz

    Clariant listed in 2020 Dow Jones Sustainability Index with a best-in-class innovation…

    DJSI listing reflects company’s ambition for leading through sustainability and innovation Among leading companies in the global chemical sector Company’s sustainability organization undergoing transformation to further enhance its impact… more
  • Hypermotion – the highlights and the numbers
    Nov 18, 2020 Buzz

    Hypermotion – the highlights and the numbers

    Hypermotion 2020, which had to be held entirely digitally due to official requirements, attracted a great deal of interest in the community. The multimodal innovation platform featured numerous live streams and interactive modules on both days… more
  • SA’s Car Dealerships ‘Must Speed Digital Transformation’
    Nov 18, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    SA’s Car Dealerships ‘Must Speed Digital Transformation’

    South African car dealerships must speed up the evolution of their ‘digital dealerships.’ This will help them stay abreast of raised consumer expectations, create better customer experiences and run leaner, more efficient operations. While… more
  • Impressive Results During Unpredictable Season, All Eyes on 2021 and All-New FIA Ford Ranger
    Nov 18, 2020 Motorsport

    Impressive Results During Unpredictable Season, All Eyes on 2021 and All-New FIA Ford…

    Gareth Woolridge and Boyd Dreyer end 2020 season as top-placed Ford Castrol Neil Woolridge Motorsport team, sixth in premier FIA class Lance Woolridge and Elvéne Vonk finish seventh – just one point behind their team-mates in the outgoing… more
  • Feast of knowledge on offer at 2020 SAPICS Conference
    Nov 18, 2020 Buzz

    Feast of knowledge on offer at 2020 SAPICS Conference

    Africa’s leading knowledge sharing and networking event for the supply chain profession, the annual SAPICS Conference, kicks off next week. While this year’s event is online due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the organisers have announced that it… more
  •  Invitation To trade with Africa's Automotive roleplayers at the continent's Largest Automotive meeting place and tradeshow
  • Which is the most driven vehicle in South Africa?
    Nov 18, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    Which is the most driven vehicle in South Africa?

    While many motorists have been clocking far fewer kilometres in 2020 – as lockdown limited movement and working from home has become more popular – an analysis of AutoTrader data has revealed that some vehicles are continuing to clock up lots… more
  • Mastercard and Payment24 Put Fleet Managers in the Driver’s Seat
    Nov 18, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    Mastercard and Payment24 Put Fleet Managers in the Driver’s Seat

    Partnership will see fleet operators enjoy simpler, more secure payment processes at the fuel pump Mastercard has partnered with Payment24, an international fuel payment fintech based in South Africa, to offer a payment solution that will help… more
  • New Renault KWID ULTRA LTD EDT adds undeniable ‘je ne sais quoi’ to the entry-level vehicle segment
    Nov 18, 2020 Motoring

    New Renault KWID ULTRA LTD EDT adds undeniable ‘je ne sais quoi’ to the entry-level…

    The Renault KWID was first launched into the SA market at the end of 2016 and has redefined the market with almost 30,00 cars sold to date, offering affordable mobility to all. With the arrival of the New Renault KWID ULTRA Ltd Edt, the value… more
  • Steel industry: AMSA's destruction of the steel downstream
    Nov 18, 2020 Buzz

    Steel industry: AMSA's destruction of the steel downstream

    by Gerhard Papenfus The economic destruction caused as a result of AMSA’s inability to supply the market has reached catastrophic proportions. Not only is the entire steel value chain experiencing stoppages, the cancellation of contracts,… more
  • A unique vehicle by BMW Individual Manufaktur for the Ellerman House luxury hotel in Cape Town.
    Nov 18, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    A unique vehicle by BMW Individual Manufaktur for the Ellerman House luxury hotel in Cape…

    Luxury and individual style at the highest level are what characterise the new courtesy car for the exclusive hotel Creative ideas of sculptor Nic Bladen Outstanding workmanship and inspirations from nature turn a BMW 745Le xDrive into a work… more
  • Register and join the show with AMS Live! - Automechanika Shanghai
    Nov 18, 2020 Buzz

    Register and join the show with AMS Live! - Automechanika Shanghai

    Follow us: #AMS20 For more information, please contact: auto@hongkong.messefrankfurt.com more
  • SAMBRA and TEPA to deliver key notes at HyperMobility Virtual Conference
    Nov 17, 2020 Buzz

    SAMBRA and TEPA to deliver key notes at HyperMobility Virtual Conference

    The South African Motor Body Repairers’ Association (SAMBRA) and the Tyre, Equipment, Parts Association (TEPA), both proud associations of the Retail Motor Industry Organisation (RMI) are two of the organisations who will be presenting papers… more
  • 1 Day to go till the important HyperMobility Conference
    Nov 17, 2020 Buzz

    1 Day to go till the important HyperMobility Conference

    The Hypermobility conference, brought to you by Messe Frankfurt South Africa and naamsa, in association with AutoTrader, the largest automotive digital portal in the country, has an excellent speaker line-up who will cover a variety of hot… more
  • Easy vehicle sump repair
    Nov 17, 2020 Buzz

    Easy vehicle sump repair

    Pratley has a wide range of versatile and cost-effective DIY adhesive products for a range of quick, on-the-spot automotive repairs. The products are ideal for areas where engineering workshops are sometimes unavailable, such as in rural towns… more
  • New white paper outlines value of proven aftermarket parts suppliers
    Nov 17, 2020 Buzz

    New white paper outlines value of proven aftermarket parts suppliers

    NSK, a global supplier of motion and control solutions for industrial markets, has created a new white paper about the added value that can be provided by partnering with a proven specialist in aftermarket parts. This insightful and… more
  • As Industry Rebuilds – Skills Development is a Key Contributor
    Nov 17, 2020 Buzz

    As Industry Rebuilds – Skills Development is a Key Contributor

    Our future – make it work. South Africa belongs to its entire people and the future of our country is our collective future. Making it work is our collective responsibility. All South Africans seek a better future for themselves and their… more
  • Extremely rare 1960 Jaguar XK up for Sale
    Nov 17, 2020 Motoring

    Extremely rare 1960 Jaguar XK up for Sale

    A rare Jaguar XK dating to the era of their greatest Le Mans successes has gone up for sale on Gumtree. The car is one of the 89 DHC 3.8 S’s produced by the brand, and is particularly rare as it is a right-hand drive. The XK 150 was castly… more
  • Covid-19: TERS-funding/UIF: Survey 16 November 2020 (June, July, Aug and Sep)
    Nov 17, 2020 Covid-19

    Covid-19: TERS-funding/UIF: Survey 16 November 2020 (June, July, Aug and Sep)

    18% of employers still haven’t received their June UIF/TERS monies. Of the 82% of employers who received payment, only 75% were paid in full. 24% of employers still haven’t received their July UIF/TERS monies. Of the 76% of employers who… more
  • Charlies SuperSpar Historic handicap season comes to a head
    Nov 17, 2020 Motorsport

    Charlies SuperSpar Historic handicap season comes to a head

    Werner Hartzenberg and his Porsche 916 and Citroen GS 1220 Club driver Rob Clark are the 2020 Charlies SuperSpar Historic Racing South Africa Pursuit champions. The unique handicap racing championship that sees cars start at a time that will… more
  • Female Drivers’ Racing Series Announces Cyber Protection and Security Partnership
    Nov 17, 2020 Motorsport

    Female Drivers’ Racing Series Announces Cyber Protection and Security Partnership

    W Series, the international single-seater motor racing series for female drivers, has announced a new cyber protection and security partnership with Acronis, the global cyber protection provider. Acronis cyber protection solutions are used by… more
  • Champion to be confirmed at prize giving after super-close season
    Nov 17, 2020 Motorsport

    Champion to be confirmed at prize giving after super-close season

    Historic Racing South Africa crowned its 2020 Universal Healthcare Saloon Car class champions at a most entertaining and intriguing season finale at the Red Star Raceway on Saturday. So close was the championship at the end of the day however,… more
  • Fuel outlook mixed as oil spikes
    Nov 17, 2020 Buzz

    Fuel outlook mixed as oil spikes

    Fuel price data shows a mixed fuel price outlook for the end of November, with Rand appreciation being countered by a sharp spike in international oil prices. This is according to the Automobile Association (AA) which was commenting on… more
  • Taken to the next level: new edition of the Audi Q7
    Nov 17, 2020 Motoring

    Taken to the next level: new edition of the Audi Q7

    More powerful: new design with clear SUV characteristics and prestige factor More dynamic with all-wheel steering and off-road capabilities More cutting edge: touch operating concept, refreshed interior and full suite of Audi connect services… more
  • Marvelous Mir takes Motul to MotoGP Crown
    Nov 17, 2020 Motorsport

    Marvelous Mir takes Motul to MotoGP Crown

    Joan Mir’s sensational 7th place in Sunday’s Gran Premio Motul de la Comunitat Valenciana, the penultimate round of the 2020 MotoGP™ Championship, was all that was needed to wrap up the much sought-after Triple Crown of world championship… more
  • Tarsus postpones Tyrexpo Asia Show to November 2021
    Nov 17, 2020 Buzz

    Tarsus postpones Tyrexpo Asia Show to November 2021

    Tyrexpo Asia 2021 will now be held on 17th to 19th November Since acquiring Tyrexpo Asia last year, Tarsus Group has worked hard to revamp this prestigious event in the global tyre market and also continually looked towards keeping both… more
  • Clark launches two new hand pallet trucks
    Nov 17, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    Clark launches two new hand pallet trucks

    Indispensable assistants for internal logistics Duisburg, November 16, 2020 – In supermarkets, DIY stores as well as in logistics and industry, hand pallet trucks are important components of internal logistics. For this reason, Clark has… more
  • Going to zero is not the answer to improve road safety
    Nov 17, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    Going to zero is not the answer to improve road safety

    Proposed amendments to the National Road Traffic Act to reduce the legal blood alcohol limits for drivers to zero will criminalise innocent motorists, and is unlikely to have the results authorities think it will. This is the view of the… more
  • Is South Africa ready for Electric Vehicle adoption?
    Nov 17, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    Is South Africa ready for Electric Vehicle adoption?

    AutoTrader has partnered with Generation.e to bring you insight into the penetration, perceptions, expectations, purchase intent and awareness into EV's in South Africa. Download the report here more
  • Tackling Africa’s energy crisis
    Nov 17, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    Tackling Africa’s energy crisis

    With many African countries struggling to keep up with the energy consumption demands of its citizens, the argument for a move away from unreliable coal-fired power stations has never been greater. This has left many African countries… more
  • Mix of old hands and new faces at SACCS Cross Country Awards
    Nov 17, 2020 Motorsport

    Mix of old hands and new faces at SACCS Cross Country Awards

    The roll of honour at the 2020 South African Cross Country Series awards ceremony, held in Johannesburg last week, reflected a combination of old hands and a couple of new faces. The likes of Toyota Gazoo Racing team principal Glyn Hall and the… more
  • Perfect 1-2 finish for Goodyear in WEC season-ending 8H Bahrain
    Nov 17, 2020 Motorsport

    Perfect 1-2 finish for Goodyear in WEC season-ending 8H Bahrain

    Goodyear completes WEC season with perfect result Jackie Chan DC Racing finishes first; Jota places second Final race in open competition before Goodyear’s exclusive supply Goodyear completed its maiden FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC)… more
  • New commercial sales director at Bridgestone South Africa (BSAF) Anton Wessels
    Nov 17, 2020 Buzz

    New Bridgestone SA director ready for 2021 Challenge

    New commercial sales director at Bridgestone South Africa (BSAF) Anton Wessels’ excitement is palpable as he prepares to climb a daunting mountain in 2021, strengthening market share against competitors. Despite the Pretoria High Court ruling… more
  • Aston Martin wins Drivers and Manufacturers’ World Championships in 2020
    Nov 16, 2020 Motorsport

    Aston Martin wins Drivers and Manufacturers’ World Championships in 2020

    Aston Martin crowns its most successful GT campaign with another world title Danes Nicki Thiim and Marco Sørensen clinch second GT WEC Drivers’ title British sportscar brand beats works Porsche and Ferrari teams to WEC double GT World Champion… more
  • Honda Quest: Day 9 - The Final Day
    Nov 16, 2020 Buzz

    Honda Quest: Day 9 - The Final Day

    On a bright still morning, surrounded by the craggy Cedarberg mountains, Claude Deyzel one of the two instructors and previous year’s winner of Quest, reminded the contestants during the riders briefing, that on the short 103km leg for all but… more
  • Digital Face-to-face communication: impressions from Hypermotion 2020.
    Nov 16, 2020 Buzz

    Messe Frankfurt’s Digital Editions off to a great start

    Messe Frankfurt’s New Digital Experience has drawn rave reviews: large numbers of exhibitors and visitors have taken advantage of the digital programmes for Hypermotion and Formnext Connect to share ideas, network and strengthen their business… more
  • The new MINI Countryman now available in South Africa.
    Nov 16, 2020 Motoring

    The new MINI Countryman now available in South Africa.

    The biggest and most versatile member of the MINI model family generates fresh stimuli for driving pleasure and individual flair in the hallmark style of the British premium brand. Precisely refined design, attractive additions to the equipment… more
  • Tyre Talk with Continental #2: Tyre production – from the rubber tree to the road
    Nov 16, 2020 Buzz

    Tyre Talk with Continental #2: Tyre production – from the rubber tree to the road

    A tyre is a complex combination of components made from numerous ingredients: natural rubber, synthetic rubber, textiles, steel wire and steel cord Manufacturing process involves sourcing of materials, production of compounds, manufacturing of… more
  • Ford Embarks on Renewable Energy Programme for Silverton Assembly Plant, Vision to be 100% Green by 2024
    Nov 16, 2020 Buzz

    Ford Embarks on Renewable Energy Programme for Silverton Assembly Plant, Vision to be…

    Ford launches Project Blue Oval renewable energy programme with 13.5MW solar installation, valued at R135-million, at the Silverton Assembly Plant in Pretoria Solar installation comprises over 31 000 solar panels and covers 4 200 parking bays –… more
  • Honda Quest: day 7 & 8 round up
    Nov 13, 2020 Buzz

    Honda Quest: day 7 & 8 round up

    Day 7 Static day The pace and intensity of Quest takes its toll on both Competitors and Support Crew. The static day is both a tradition and a very much needed break in the relentless pace of the competition and the space to take a deep breath… more
  • Left Archie Rutherford – CEO SACCS and Jason Heath Lubricants Business Manager Total. Image: Nadia Jordaan.
    Nov 13, 2020 Motorsport

    Total AGRI 400 at Nampo Park voted best event in SA National Cross Country Championship

    It was a case of success first time around for the TOTAL AGRI 400 in the Free State, round three of this year’s SA Cross Country Series (SACCS) Championship, which has won the Best Event of the Year award. The award was announced at the annual… more
  •  By 2030, Battery Electric Vehicles Will Be Less Reliant on Lightweighting, According to Lux Research
    Nov 13, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    By 2030, Battery Electric Vehicles Will Be Less Reliant on Lightweighting, According to…

    Increasing battery pack energy densities holds the key to future vehicle design Battery electric vehicles (BEVs) are poised to be the future of the auto industry. Looking toward the future of BEVs, a new report from Lux Research, “Electric… more
  • SF90 Spider: lifting the roof on Ferrari’s most powerful series-production supercar
    Nov 13, 2020 Motoring

    SF90 Spider: lifting the roof on Ferrari’s most powerful series-production supercar

    The first hybrid with retractable hard top in the Ferrari range is set to deliver unparalleled en plein air exhilaration The spider version of the SF90 Stradale, the SF90 Spider, was unveiled today during a dedicated digital event. This special… more
  • BI is up to date with the latest quality standards thanks to BSI
    Nov 13, 2020 Buzz

    BI is up to date with the latest quality standards thanks to BSI

    Leading supplier Bearings International (BI) is up to date with the latest quality standards thanks to the services provided by the BSI Group South Africa. These standards are ISO 9001-2015, ISO 14001-2015 and OHSAS 18001-2007, reports BI SHEQ… more
  •  Four awards - Alfa Romeo Giulia wins at the
    Nov 13, 2020 Motoring

    Four awards - Alfa Romeo Giulia wins at the "SPORT AUTO AWARD 2020

    The Alfa Romeo Giulia has taken first place in four categories of the competition run by the German magazine SPORT AUTO. The Giulia GTAm wins the “Serial production sedans/station wagons over 100,000 Euros” category for imported cars. For the… more
  • Tarsus postpones Tyrexpo Asia Show to November 2021
    Nov 13, 2020 Buzz

    Tarsus postpones Tyrexpo Asia Show to November 2021

    Since acquiring Tyrexpo Asia last year, Tarsus Group has worked hard to revamp this prestigious event in the global tyre market and also continually looked towards keeping both exhibitors and visitors updated on the ongoing developments leading… more
  • Automechanika Shanghai 2020 unites international and domestic markets
    Nov 13, 2020 Buzz

    Automechanika Shanghai 2020 unites international and domestic markets

    As the automotive industry transitions alongside the backdrop of COVID-19, Automechanika Shanghai navigates these new roads through its innovative hybrid event. The show commences from 2 to 5 December at the National Exhibition and Convention… more
  • TOYOTA GAZOO Racing to field four new Hilux at 2021 Dakar Rally
    Nov 13, 2020 Motorsport

    TOYOTA GAZOO Racing to field four new Hilux at 2021 Dakar Rally

    TOYOTA GAZOO Racing will be entering four crews in the 2021 Dakar Rally, scheduled to start on January 3 in the Saudi Arabian city of Jeddah. The works team will consist of Nasser Al-Attiyah and navigator Mathieu Baumel; Giniel de Villiers and… more
  • Covid-19 lockdown: TERS benefits extended “officially”... but be cautious ...
    Nov 13, 2020 Covid-19

    Covid-19 lockdown: TERS benefits extended “officially”... but be cautious ...

    The President, this week, confirmed that the TERS benefits, for eligible employees, will be extended to 15 October 2020 and will not be suspended with effect from 15 September 2020 as previously indicated by the Minister of Employment and… more
  • Skills development during COVID-19 and a constrained economic climate
    Nov 13, 2020 Covid-19

    Skills development during COVID-19 and a constrained economic climate

    Employees are the most important assets for all companies and as we move into the new, post-COVID-19 era, the global automotive industry will need to develop and invest in their most critical assets. To assist firms in developing productive,… more
  • Tackling Truckers’ Operational Challenges at RFA Operational Conference
    Nov 13, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    Tackling Truckers’ Operational Challenges at RFA Operational Conference

    As the trucking industry prepares for another unpredictable and disruptive year ahead, the Road Freight Association’s (RFA) Operational Conference will cover some of the major operational issues operators face. The half-day conference takes… more
  • Covid-19: state of disaster extended: regulations relaxed
    Nov 13, 2020 Covid-19

    Covid-19: state of disaster extended: regulations relaxed

    This week, the President announced that the National State of Disaster will be extended for a further month until 15 December 2020. However, some of the remaining regulations on economic activity and travel have been relaxed, effective from 12… more
  • All-new Honda WR-V
    Nov 13, 2020 Motoring

    All-new Honda WR-V

    "Characterful, Exciting New Compact SUV" Honda Motor Southern Africa is expanding its presence in the increasingly popular compact sport utility vehicle (SUV) segment with the launch of the all-new WR-V – an exciting new addition to its South… more
  • Production of Machined Components and Fully Assembled Engines Drives Ford’s Struandale Engine Plant
    Nov 13, 2020 Buzz

    Production of Machined Components and Fully Assembled Engines Drives Ford’s Struandale…

    Struandale Engine Plant machines the major 2.2 and 3.2 Duratorq TDCi engine components, comprising cylinder head, cylinder block and crankshaft for locally engine assembly and export Powerful but economical 2.0 Bi-Turbo and 2.0 Single Turbo… more
  • Nissan contributes - € 30 million for third quarter 2020 to Renault’s earnings
    Nov 13, 2020 Buzz

    Nissan contributes - € 30 million for third quarter 2020 to Renault’s earnings

    Nissan released today its results for the second quarter of fiscal year 2020/2021 (April 1st, 2020 to March 31th, 2021). Nissan’s results, published in Japanese accounting standards, for the second quarter of fiscal year 2020/2021 (July 1st to… more
  • Tackling the scourge of modern slavery in supply chains
    Nov 13, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    Tackling the scourge of modern slavery in supply chains

    No matter which part of the world you live in or what industry you work in, modern slavery is closer to you, your business and your country than you may think, according to Rachel Wu, managing director: Asia at Axis Group International. Wu… more
  • Covid-19: TERS-funding/UIF: Survey 12 November 2020 (June, July, Aug and Sep)
    Nov 13, 2020 Covid-19

    Covid-19: TERS-funding/UIF: Survey 12 November 2020 (June, July, Aug and Sep)

    17% of employers still haven’t received their June UIF/TERS monies. Of the 83% of employers who received payment, only 76% were paid in full. 24% of employers still haven’t received their July UIF/TERS monies. Of the 76% of employers who… more
  • Renault revolutionizes the van segment with the all-new Renault Kangoo and the all-new Renault Express
    Nov 13, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    Renault revolutionizes the van segment with the all-new Renault Kangoo and the all-new…

    The All-new Renault KANGOO VAN moves upmarket with more equipment and introduces a major innovation with Easy Side Access. In its passenger car version, the All-new Renault KANGOO meets the needs of dynamic families and tribes with an elegant… more
  • Mahle Behr attains continental Kaizen recognition
    Nov 13, 2020 Buzz

    Mahle Behr attains continental Kaizen recognition

    Mahle Behr Pty was recognised as one of the continent's top Kaizen performers at the Africa Kaizen Annual Conference (AKAC) in September which was held virtually. Mahle Behr, selected to represent South Africa after being crowned National… more
  • BMW Group sets new standards for driving simulation.
    Nov 12, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    BMW Group sets new standards for driving simulation

    #NEXTGen 2020 offers exclusive insights before the new Driving Simulation Centre starts work Most progressive and diversified installation of its type in the automotive industry Ideal simulation tools for every phase of vehicle development… more
  • Toyota C-HR amplified with new GR SPORT model
    Nov 12, 2020 Motoring

    Toyota C-HR amplified with new GR SPORT model

    Toyota Motors Europe has revealed exciting additions to the acclaimed C-HR crossover for European markets. Launched in 2016 and positioned as a dynamic crossover combining extravagant looks with the handling prowess to match - yet delivering… more
  • Honda Quest: Day 2 to 6 Round
    Nov 12, 2020 Buzz

    Honda Quest: Day 2 to 6 Round

    The last few days have seen the contestants settling in and navigating their way through this tough competition. Jason Bryden sadly suffered a fracture on his lower left leg. We wish him a speedy recovery. Day 2 saw the contestants been thrown… more
  • Hypermotion 2021 will be held alongside Automechanika Frankfurt.
    Nov 12, 2020 Buzz

    Hypermotion 2021 will be held alongside Automechanika Frankfurt.

    The next Hypermotion is being brought forward to September 2021, when it will talk place alongside Automechanika Frankfurt for the first time – over the first three days of the event from 14 to 16 September 2021. This creates numerous synergies… more
  • FMF Newsletter 11 November 2020
    Nov 12, 2020 Buzz

    FMF Newsletter 11 November 2020

    FMF update The FMF has been hard at work researching the impact of the lockdown, especially the impact of regulations on poorer South Africans. Read our report on work done here. New FMF article Ideal time to push ahead with health-care reforms… more
  • SAICA honours the late Mr. Kimi Makwetu
    Nov 12, 2020 Buzz

    SAICA honours the late Mr. Kimi Makwetu

    It was with deep sadness that the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA) heard of the passing of Mr. Kimi Makwetu, the outgoing Auditor-General of South Africa (AGSA) and a respected chartered accountant for many years. Mr.… more
  • The first ever BMW iX
    Nov 12, 2020 Motoring

    The first ever BMW iX

    A vision is turning into reality, as the BMW Vision iNEXT becomes the BMW iX. With a year still to go before its market launch at the end of 2021, the BMW Group is providing a first look ahead to the future BMW iX, which is currently still in… more
  • The Future of Mobility unpacked at Hypermobility
    Nov 12, 2020 Buzz

    The Future of Mobility unpacked at Hypermobility

    Less than a week to go! As technology advances, innovations in mobility solutions are created. The innovation challenges brought by the impact of COVID-19 on Future Mobility Solutions are taking place worldwide opening doors to new mobility… more
  • Join the Virtual Manufacturing Indaba Conference: Conference registration free
    Nov 11, 2020 Buzz

    Join the Virtual Manufacturing Indaba Conference: Conference registration free

    We would like to inform you that after consultation with industry partners and taking into account the latest government guidelines and regional travel restrictions, we have decided to host the 2020 Manufacturing Indaba as a virtual event. The… more
  • Steel industry: AMSA loses bid for 120% safeguard duties
    Nov 11, 2020 Buzz

    Steel industry: AMSA loses bid for 120% safeguard duties

    by Gerhard Papenfus During the course of June 2020, AMSA applied for import duty protection of 120% on certain long products. NEASA opposed the application. Many companies contributed towards costs in this regard and we express our sincere… more
  • Elkem receives project support for increased utilization of hydrogen
    Nov 11, 2020 Buzz

    Elkem receives project support for increased utilization of hydrogen

    Elkem has been awarded NOK 4.4 million in support from Enova to develop technology that has the potential to enable new green value chains based on unused hydrogen from the company's silicon production in Bremanger, Norway. Elkem has a surplus… more
  • World champions on the cusp of history ahead of Bahrain 8 Hours
    Nov 11, 2020 Motorsport

    World champions on the cusp of history ahead of Bahrain 8 Hours

    World GT Manufacturers’ champions chase more accolades in WEC finale Three Aston Martin Pro Vantage GTE drivers vie for World Endurance title Victory would crown Aston Martin’s most successful season since 1959 Lynn replaced by Westbrook in #97… more
  • Violence in labour arena
    Nov 11, 2020 Buzz

    Violence in labour arena

    by Jaco Swart Dear employer The recent reports of two transport companies, Bogdans and Elf Transport, closing down due to alleged violence, destruction of property and intimidation by employees, has again cast the spotlight on an increasing… more
  • Name change for the National Road Safety Partnership
    Nov 11, 2020 Buzz

    Name change for the National Road Safety Partnership

    By Samantha Greathead The Global Road Safety Partnership in South Africa has undergone a name change to the National Road Safety Partnership (NRSP). Importantly, the NRSP will retain its close ties to the international GRSP from where the… more
  • The Mahindra KUV100 NXT is the country’s most budget-friendly compact crossover
    Nov 11, 2020 Motoring

    The Mahindra KUV100 NXT is the country’s most budget-friendly compact crossover

    KUV100 NXT keeps budget-beating momentum from 2019 report New #XPREZ panel van brings value-for-money range to SA businesses The Mahindra KUV100 NXT remains the cost-king of the compact crossovers. The 2020 AA-Kinsey Report, which is compiled… more
  • Virtual to Reality: How Ford Turns Data Into the Vehicle on Your Driveway
    Nov 11, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    Virtual to Reality: How Ford Turns Data Into the Vehicle on Your Driveway

    Ford’s investment in simulations and simulators around the world has been revolutionizing the way they have been developing vehicles in recent years The South African built Ford Ranger was designed and developed in Australia with a multitude of… more
  • Unilateral implementation of suspension of TERS benefits
    Nov 11, 2020 Buzz

    Unilateral implementation of suspension of TERS benefits

    Open Letter 10 November 2020 Minister Thulas Nxesi Minister of Employment and Labour Dear Honourable Minister Unilateral implementation of suspension of TERS benefits The abovementioned matter refers. It has been reported that you informed… more
  • Clariant playing a leading role in supporting the coatings industry to phase out lead in paints
    Nov 11, 2020 Buzz

    Clariant playing a leading role in supporting the coatings industry to phase out lead in…

    Last fortnight marked the eighth International Lead Poisoning Prevention Week, an initiative of the Global Alliance to Eliminate Lead Paint, jointly led by the UN Environment Programme and the World Health Organization, intended to draw… more
  • 2020 SAPICS Conference, renew your membership attend for free!
    Nov 11, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    2020 SAPICS Conference, renew your membership attend for free!

    23 & 24 November 2020 A phenomenal speaker line up, who are the leading supply chain experts The event is designed to offer practical and relevant information by providing you with excellent education presentations, case studies, panel… more
  • Weird and wonderful driving facts from around the world
    Nov 11, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    Weird and wonderful driving facts from around the world

    As Zuto compiled the data in their study analysing over 190 countries to find out how practical and theory exams vary around the world, and which countries have the easiest and most difficult tests... they also stumbled upon some pretty bizarre… more
  • Toyota Fortuner – More Luxury, More Style, More Features
    Nov 11, 2020 Motoring

    Toyota Fortuner – More Luxury, More Style, More Features

    Without fear of overstatement, the Toyota Fortuner is one SUV that definitely needs no introduction – it has firmly entrenched itself in the local marketplace and has been a runaway success since its inception way back in 2006. Now in its… more
  • EU investors cagey about BBBEE
    Nov 11, 2020 Buzz

    EU investors cagey about BBBEE

    written by Bekezela Phakathi Published in BusinessDay on 05 November 2020 Parts of the article have been highlighted by EmpoweringSA's Media Department EU investors have expressed concern about SA’s black empowerment policies, saying the cost… more
  • Test drive robbery - Be cautious when selling your car privately
    Nov 11, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    Test drive robbery - Be cautious when selling your car privately

    Lockdown has had a major effect on the finances of many South African households. To reduce expenses, some households will consider selling their car, particularly if it is a second vehicle and doesn’t get much use, or to downgrade. Often, the… more
  • Metair announces the appointment of Riaz Haffejee as incoming CEO
    Nov 11, 2020 Buzz

    Metair announces the appointment of Riaz Haffejee as incoming CEO

    Metair, a leading international manufacturer, distributor and retailer of energy storage solutions and automotive components, today announced the appointment of Mr Riaz Haffejee as CEO of the Group with effect from 1 February 2021, succeeding… more
  • motus.cars offers a new way of shopping for your next vehicle
    Nov 10, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    motus.cars offers a new way of shopping for your next vehicle

    Motus aims to revolutionise the South African vehicle shopping experience with the launch of a dedicated website, motus.cars. It will offer all the cars, motorcycles and commercial vehicles available from 246 Motus dealerships at a single,… more
  • MiX Telematics helps Pindulo VDM gain greater control of their fleet
    Nov 10, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    MiX Telematics helps Pindulo VDM gain greater control of their fleet

    Pindulo VDM pride themselves in being able to offer their clients tailor-made solutions across various industries. With more than 400 vehicle combinations at their disposal, they are able to provide intelligent logistics and transport… more
  • Tips for buying a pre-owned vehicle
    Nov 10, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    Tips for buying a pre-owned vehicle

    Expert advice from Faan Van der Walt, the CEO of WeBuyCars. Looking for a quality vehicle without the higher price? Buying a used car ticks both boxes, but many consumers question if they will be taken for a ride or if this route makes sense.… more
  • The Lightstone Confidence Indicator - Positive activity returning to motor industry, but recovery at least 12 months away
    Nov 10, 2020 Buzz

    The Lightstone Confidence Indicator - Positive activity returning to motor industry, but…

    The automotive industry will take more than a year to recover from the negative impact of Covid-19 and the lockdowns. That’s according to more than 2 600 respondents across the motor industry who participated in the Lightstone Confidence… more
  • Big franchise brands are not better during the Covid-19 pandemic
    Nov 10, 2020 Buzz

    Big franchise brands are not better during the Covid-19 pandemic

    Smaller franchises show agility in response to market demand The weaknesses inherent in franchised businesses and the health of relationships between franchisor and franchisees are being revealed as the Covid-19 pandemic unfolds. Excessive… more
  • Motus launches motus.cars website
    Nov 10, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    Motus launches motus.cars website

    Motus plans on shaking up the new and pre-owned car buying experience with a significant investment in their new website, motus.cars. This platform ties together all the Motus business entities in one digital location, simplifying the online… more
  • Aston Martin Vantage GT4 extends British GT title success
    Nov 10, 2020 Motorsport

    Aston Martin Vantage GT4 extends British GT title success

    Aston Martin Vantage storms to three 2020 British GT4 titles AMR Academy racers Dan Vaughan and Jamie Caroline win drivers’ crown TF Sport retains British GT4 teams’ and drivers’ titles at Silverstone Vantage GT4 has won seven major domestic… more
  • Change of leadership at BMW Group South Africa
    Nov 10, 2020 Buzz

    Change of leadership at BMW Group South Africa

    Tim Abbott to leave the company by end of 2020. Peter van Binsbergen assumes responsibility as new CEO BMW Group South Africa & Sub-Saharan Africa per 1 January 2021. From 1 January 2021, Peter van Binsbergen will assume the role of CEO BMW… more
  • RFA Labour Indaba Tackles Industry Challenges
    Nov 10, 2020 Buzz

    RFA Labour Indaba Tackles Industry Challenges

    After its highly successful début on the Road Freight Association events calendar last year, the RFA Labour Indaba is back – and even better! The Programme for this year’s Indaba covers a number of labour-related challenges that truckers are… more
  • SupaCup title decided by 0.003 of a second and one championship point
    Nov 10, 2020 Motorsport

    SupaCup title decided by 0.003 of a second and one championship point

    Bradley Liebenberg takes 2020 Global Touring Cars SupaCup title Jeffrey Kruger wins both races on the day Liebenberg claimed pole position by 0.003 of a second One championship point made all the difference In only its first season as a South… more
  • Renewable energy’s role in rebuilding our economy
    Nov 10, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    Renewable energy’s role in rebuilding our economy

    The world has seen significant progress being made toward lowering the cost of solar and wind generation, with new low and zero-carbon generation solutions being deployed every day. While much has been said about how renewables will help to… more
  • Covid-19: TERS-funding/UIF: Survey 09 November 2020 (June, July, Aug and Sep)
    Nov 10, 2020 Covid-19

    Covid-19: TERS-funding/UIF: Survey 09 November 2020 (June, July, Aug and Sep)

    16% of employers still haven’t received their June UIF/TERS monies. Of the 84% of employers who received payment, only 76% were paid in full. 26% of employers still haven’t received their July UIF/TERS monies. Of the 74% of employers who… more
  • A logo to express the spirit of Stellantis
    Nov 10, 2020 Buzz

    A logo to express the spirit of Stellantis

    Peugeot S.A. ("Groupe PSA") and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. ("FCA") (NYSE: FCAU / MTA: FCA) today reveal the logo of Stellantis, the new group that will result from their 50:50 merger. The logo symbolises the rich heritage of Stellantis’… more
  • THE TIRE COLOGNE 2021: #B-SAFE4business - Koelnmesse shows how it is done
    Nov 09, 2020 Buzz

    THE TIRE COLOGNE 2021: #B-SAFE4business - Koelnmesse shows how it is done

    In an exemplary trade fair, Koelnmesse is demonstrating hygiene and social distancing measures that comply with the Corona Protection Ordinance In order to also enable trade fairs like THE TIRE COLOGNE 2021 with a physical presence and thus a… more
  • The Economic Regulation of Transport Bill (B1-2020) should be abandoned
    Nov 09, 2020 Buzz

    The Economic Regulation of Transport Bill (B1-2020) should be abandoned

    The Economic Regulation of Transport Bill (B1-2020) published for public comment is problematic across three broad areas. It unnecessarily and unjustifiably expands the extent and potential scope of government interference in the transport… more
  • 2020 SEMA Battle of the Builders® names Brady Ranweiler as top builder
    Nov 09, 2020 Buzz

    2020 SEMA Battle of the Builders® names Brady Ranweiler as top builder

    1963 Custom Chevrolet Wagon Takes Home Top Prize The SEMA Battle of the Builders® concluded Friday, Nov. 6, during SEMA360, where Brady Ranweiler was named the winner of the annual competition. As per competition rules, the Top 12 finalists… more
  • SEMA360 Highlights: November 06, 2020
    Nov 09, 2020 Buzz

    SEMA360 Highlights: November 06, 2020

    SEMA Industry Awards Announced at Special Celebration Although unable to celebrate in-person in Las Vegas, hundreds of viewers watched on the SEMA Show YouTube Channel as the SEMA Awards Celebration took place online. 2020 SEMA Battle of the… more
  • Red Star to settle close-fought HRSA championships
    Nov 09, 2020 Motorsport

    Red Star to settle close-fought HRSA championships

    The 2020 Historic racing South Africa season is poised for a cracking season finale at the Red Star Raceway Saturday 14 November. Both the Universal Healthcare Pre-’81 Historic Saloons and the Charlie's SuperSpar title races are poised on a… more
  • Several outsiders in with Grand Final seat chances
    Nov 09, 2020 Motorsport

    Several outsiders in with Grand Final seat chances

    The 2020 South African Rotax Max Challenge karting championship may have wrapped up at Killarney a few weeks back, but the national team to race in the Rotax Max Grand Finals ‘Olympics of Karting’ in Portimao, Portugal in January, is still far… more
  • Electric mobility in new spheres: The first electrified wingsuit flight, powered by BMW i.
    Nov 09, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    Electric mobility in new spheres: The first electrified wingsuit flight, powered by BMW i

    Through a cooperation with BMW i and Designworks, Austrian professional base jumper and skydiver Peter Salzmann fulfils the dream of flying in a most innovative way – electric drive and newly designed wingsuit increase speed and flying time –… more
  • Sponsors step up for the Integrated Reporting Awards 2020
    Nov 09, 2020 Buzz

    Sponsors step up for the Integrated Reporting Awards 2020

    For over 20 years, the Chartered Governance Institute of Southern Africa (CGISA) has partnered with the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) to host the Integrated Reporting Awards. The Awards aim to encourage transparent financial and… more
  • Historic spirit and a modern look: a refresh for the FCA Heritage Officine Classiche
    Nov 09, 2020 Motoring

    Historic spirit and a modern look: a refresh for the FCA Heritage Officine Classiche

    The certification and restoration atelier is being expanded and completely refreshed, fully in line with the corporate identity of FCA Heritage, to pay tribute to the legendary history of Mirafiori – its home since 2015. Each one of its spaces… more
  • Shoprite Zambia celebrates 25th birthday with generous give-aways
    Nov 09, 2020 Buzz

    Shoprite Zambia celebrates 25th birthday with generous give-aways

    Twenty-five winners drive away with brand new single cab Isuzu D-MAX pick-ups Shoprite Zambia celebrated its 25th birthday 2 November) in the country with great generosity. The retailer handed over 25 red single cab Isuzu D-MAX pick-ups to 25… more
  • Tyre Talk with Continental #1: Developing the perfect tyre
    Nov 09, 2020 Buzz

    Tyre Talk with Continental #1: Developing the perfect tyre

    Tyres are the critical point of contact between your vehicle and the road The development of a tyre is a process of resolving conflicting interests of wet and dry grip, durability, noise and rolling resistance All Continental tyres undergo… more
  • The first Automechanika talk: The impact of the coronavirus on the aftermarket
    Nov 09, 2020 Buzz

    The first Automechanika talk: The impact of the coronavirus on the aftermarket

    The new ‘Automechanika – Let’s talk business’ series of talks brings together key international players, associations and supporters from the automotive aftermarket to discuss pressing topics. The first talk took place on 30 October as a… more
  • Highlights from the digital Hypermotion 2020 programme
    Nov 09, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    Highlights from the digital Hypermotion 2020 programme

    Networking of the mobility and logistics industries is more important than ever. Due to the current situation, the multimodal networking and innovation platform Hypermotion is taking place on 10 and 11 November as a purely digital event.… more
  • Experience Peace of Mind this Holiday with Ford’s Complimentary Vehicle Check
    Nov 09, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    Experience Peace of Mind this Holiday with Ford’s Complimentary Vehicle Check

    All Ford customers are encouraged to make use of the pre-holiday vehicle check at their local Ford dealer Vehicles that have been parked for long periods due to COVID-19 might encounter additional problems The pre-holiday check-up is… more
  • ABB and BI extend partnership to include high-efficiency IE3 motors
    Nov 09, 2020 Buzz

    ABB and BI extend partnership to include high-efficiency IE3 motors

    Low-voltage IE3 motors from ABB Africa will now be distributed by leading supplier Bearings International (BI). This is an extension of the existing partnership between the two companies, with BI already a distributor of ABB Dodge gearboxes. BI… more
  • Release of new version of SKF Authenticate App 2.0 for smartphones
    Nov 09, 2020 Buzz

    Release of new version of SKF Authenticate App 2.0 for smartphones

    You are all aware that “Product Authenticity Verification” is one of the main ways we support our customers to ensure they buy and use only genuine SKF products. SKF “Authenticate App” helps customers to send required photos easily to SKF for… more
  • Bentley Motors outlines Beyond100 strategy, targeting sustainable luxury mobility leadership
    Nov 09, 2020 Motoring

    Bentley Motors outlines Beyond100 strategy, targeting sustainable luxury mobility…

    Bentley aims to be end-to-end carbon neutral by 2030, with Crewe operations climate positive thereafter Confirms move to full electrification – PHEV or BEV only by 2026 By 2030, switching entire model range to battery electric vehicles Two new… more
  • Compact Sports Cars in Peak Form: The New Audi TT RS range
    Nov 09, 2020 Motoring

    Compact Sports Cars in Peak Form: The New Audi TT RS range

    New front end and redesigned rear wing with side winglets. Award-winning five-cylinder: 2.5 TFSI engine with 294 kW and 480 Nm. Available in a Coupé and Roadster offering as part of the update Audi TT RS range. Now with an even more dynamic… more
  • Industry connects in first-ever SEMA360
    Nov 06, 2020 Buzz

    Industry connects in first-ever SEMA360

    Online platform brings manufacturers and buyers together for live interaction and quality meetings A resilient specialty equipment industry continues to converge at www.sema360.com to conduct much-needed business in preparation for a successful… more
  • SEMA industry awards announced at special celebration
    Nov 06, 2020 Buzz

    SEMA industry awards announced at special celebration

    Myles Kovacs named 2020 SEMA Person of the Year Brendan McGrath named 2020 SEMA Gen-III Innovator of the Year Redline Detection selected 2020 SEMA Manufacturer of the Year SEMA, the trade association representing the $46.2 billion automotive… more
  • Isuzu wins the Overall Manufacturer of the Year Award
    Nov 06, 2020 Buzz

    Isuzu wins the Overall Manufacturer of the Year Award

    Isuzu Motors South Africa (IMSA) was recently named as the Overall Manufacturer of the Year at the 2020 Southern African Vehicle Rental and Leasing Association (SAVRALA) Manufacturer of the Year (MOTY) Awards. Isuzu scooped the Gold Award… more
  • MasterDrive launches NOCELL
    Nov 06, 2020 Buzz

    MasterDrive launches NOCELL

    The solution to reducing distracted driving As we look back on USA’s National Safety Council’s international distracted driving awareness month, how successful has each of us been in not using our phones behind the wheel? Additionally, were you… more
  • Jenson Button returns to the wheel of a McLaren as customer racing teams challenge for GT titles at Silverstone
    Nov 06, 2020 Motorsport

    Jenson Button returns to the wheel of a McLaren as customer racing teams challenge for GT…

    Jenson Button returns to the wheel of a McLaren this weekend in final round of 2020 British GT Championship 2009 Formula 1 World Champion will compete in McLaren 720S GT3, partnering Jenson Team Rocket RJN co-owner, Chris Buncombe Jenson Team… more
  • Exploring the Volvo P1800 Cyan
    Nov 06, 2020 Motoring

    Exploring the Volvo P1800 Cyan

    The Volvo P1800 Cyan is the result of thousands of engineering and design hours, creating a car that represents Cyan Racing's philosophy of how a sports car from the sixties merged with modern day performance should be. The car has been… more
  • TRUMPF and SICK develop the first industrial quantum sensor
    Nov 06, 2020 Buzz

    TRUMPF and SICK develop the first industrial quantum sensor

    Cooperation agreement on development of industrial quantum sensor signed // Successful functional test of the world’s first quantum optical sensor for serial production // First sensors in industrial use from 2021 // Experts estimate total… more
  • Improved battery technology vital to renewables market
    Nov 06, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    Improved battery technology vital to renewables market

    According to a report by the International Energy Agency, renewable energy will make up almost half of sub-Saharan Africa’s power generation growth by 2040. The uptake is largely because of improved technology, greater regulations promoting… more
  • Uncertain times increasing importance of Hypermobility Conference
    Nov 06, 2020 Buzz

    Uncertain times increasing importance of Hypermobility Conference

    The uncertainty in the global business world caused by COVID-19 does not seem to be easing with many countries in Europe facing renewed lockdowns as the second wave of the virus rocks economies. All these developments have direct and indirect… more
  • Quote or estimate from your mechanic – know the difference
    Nov 06, 2020 Buzz

    Quote or estimate from your mechanic – know the difference

    So you have put off your car service for as long as possible during lockdown and now those car repairs cannot be ignored any longer. “Repairing a car can be a costly exercise so it’s always helpful to know what you are in for before the repair… more
  • Day Zero
    Nov 06, 2020 Buzz

    Day Zero

    A day of travel and wonderment with a great reveal at the end. Yesterday was the necessary liaison from last night’s gathering place in the Western Cape to the start line of the 2020 Honda Quest just outside the old mining and frontier town of… more
  • SEMA360 Highlights: November 05, 2020
    Nov 06, 2020 Buzz

    SEMA360 Highlights: November 05, 2020

    Join SEMA’s Industry Awards Celebration Tonight! Leaders, celebrities and icons will gather to create the first-ever online SEMA Industry Awards celebration, scheduled for tonight (Thursday, November 5) at 6:00 p.m. (PST). SEMA Tech Transfer… more
  • Covid-19: TERS Benefits allegedly suspended
    Nov 05, 2020 Covid-19

    Covid-19: TERS Benefits allegedly suspended

    We have previously communicated that the TERS benefits, for selected categories of employees, has been extended to 15 November, in line with the extension of the National State of Disaster. This communication was based on a gazette published on… more
  • SEMA announces Top 12 Battle of the Builders® at SEMA360
    Nov 05, 2020 Buzz

    SEMA announces Top 12 Battle of the Builders® at SEMA360

    Winner to be named during SEMA360 on Friday, Nov. 6 The Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) today announced the Top 12 builders in the seventh annual SEMA Battle of the Builders® competition, the event that determines the builder the… more
  • H.E. Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem, Group Chairman and CEO at  DP World
    Nov 05, 2020 Buzz

    Messe Frankfurt’s Hypermotion and DP World announce global partnership

    From local port operator to global smart logistics company: Today, DP World is a leading provider of end-to-end logistics solutions and one of the world’s largest port operators – and now Global Partner of Messe Frankfurt’s Hypermotion events.… more
  • Bentley Motors – accelerating the journey to electrification
    Nov 05, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    Bentley Motors – accelerating the journey to electrification

    Beyond100 presentation to reveal Bentley’s electrification ambitions Thursday 5 November at 16:00 GMT live from a fully operational Bentley factory in Crewe, England Streamed live on the Bentley Newsroom Register at… more
  • When Stress Levels Get Too High, Leave the City and Go Off-Road!
    Nov 05, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    When Stress Levels Get Too High, Leave the City and Go Off-Road!

    Cape Town and Johannesburg rank among the 100 busiest cities in the world for motorists Driving stresses can cause health complications, tension and poor judgement Ford uses International Stress Awareness Day to recommend off-roading as a means… more
  • FMF Newsletter 4 November 2020
    Nov 05, 2020 Buzz

    FMF Newsletter 4 November 2020

    FMF update The FMF has been hard at work researching the impact of the lockdown, especially the impact of regulations on poorer South Africans. Read our report on work done here. New FMF article Economic freedom of Mauritius explains its… more
  • SEMA360 Highlights: November 04, 2020
    Nov 05, 2020 Buzz

    SEMA360 Highlights: November 04, 2020

    Day 3: 5 Feature Vehicles From SEMA360 Builder’s Showcase More than 300 builders entered some of their latest creations, and you can see them throughout the week at the SEMA360 Builder Showcase page. West Coast Customs 24-Hour Build Truck to… more
  • Goodyear launches new OTR tyre for Long Haul Fleets
    Nov 05, 2020 Buzz

    Goodyear launches new OTR tyre for Long Haul Fleets

    The RH-4A+ is Goodyear’s best haulage tyre for long hours to removal in hard rock underfoot conditions The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company announces its newest addition to its off-highway large haulage product line, the RH-4A+, engineered to… more
  • Understanding bodyshop networks in a consolidating market
    Nov 05, 2020 Buzz

    Understanding bodyshop networks in a consolidating market

    Today’s collision industry is facing several disruptive trends. These are fundamentally changing its structure, shifting workflow and impacting revenue. Bart De Groof, Axalta’s Commercial Director of Refinish for Europe, Middle East and Africa,… more
  • High Performance, High Build, Hysheen.
    Nov 05, 2020 Buzz

    High Performance, High Build, Hysheen.

    Road and runway markings play a crucial role in keeping the users of these surfaces safe. The markings offer direction and help keep motor vehicles and aeroplanes on course. Of course, road and runway surface markings do need to be clearly… more
  • Volvo Trucks Starts Local LNG Testing
    Nov 05, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    Volvo Trucks Starts Local LNG Testing

    Volvo Trucks Southern Africa has brought in two Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) trucks to be used for local testing. These gas-powered trucks have specifically been developed for heavy regional and long-haul operations. "Many of our customers… more
  • Changing lives in the automotive aftermarket sector in Soshanguve
    Nov 05, 2020 Buzz

    Changing lives in the automotive aftermarket sector in Soshanguve

    The lives of eight talented and enthusiastic young women who have recently completed, or soon to complete their Motor Mechanical Trade Qualification at Kgabo Cars in Soshanguve are soon about to change as they enter the next stage of their… more
  • Fiat New 500 and Alfa Romeo Stelvio, monarchs of Design in Germany
    Nov 05, 2020 Motoring

    Fiat New 500 and Alfa Romeo Stelvio, monarchs of Design in Germany

    The allure of Italian design has won over the readers of the prestigious German magazine “Auto Motor und Sport”. As part of the “Autonis” competition, they have awarded titles to the Fiat New 500, FCA’s first full-electric, and to the Alfa… more
  • TERS payments inexplicably stopped by Minister of Employment and Labour
    Nov 05, 2020 Covid-19

    TERS payments inexplicably stopped by Minister of Employment and Labour

    On Friday, 30 October 2020, the Minister of Employment and Labour unexpectedly announced that the TERS benefits for employees who are still unable to attend work, due to the Covid-19 Level 1 lockdown regulations, will cease on 15 September… more
  • Sam says it feels like home
    Nov 05, 2020 Buzz

    Sam says it feels like home

    The Toyota Corolla Sedan is flipping notions of what cars in this segment should be, on its head. So much attention and detail is put into creating a car of ultimate comfort and luxury that you cannot quickly forget the Corolla Sedan. Add the… more
  • Champions Choose ATI!
    Nov 05, 2020 Buzz

    Champions Choose ATI!

    Bryan Worner - Won the 2020 NHRA Super Stock title using an ATI Treemaster Converter. Chris Rini - Carolina Xtreme Pro Mod Champion Vince Fourcade - Carolina Xtreme Top Sportsman Champ At the NHRA Dodge Nats in Las Vegas, we had an "All ATI"… more
  • SEMA reveals Battle of the Builders® top 40 at SEMA360
    Nov 04, 2020 Buzz

    SEMA reveals Battle of the Builders® top 40 at SEMA360

    Top 12 finalists to be announced on SEMA360 on Wednesday, November 4 The Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) announced the Top 40 builders in the SEMA Battle of the Builders® competition. Battle of the Builders is a competition to… more
  • Lotus partners with the UK’s most creative photographers to celebrate Muse Global Design Award for Evija
    Nov 04, 2020 Buzz

    Lotus partners with the UK’s most creative photographers to celebrate Muse Global Design…

    Exclusive new images of the Evija all-electric hypercar released Each shot by a different photographer, specially invited to a private photoshoot at Duke of London Lotus celebrates as the Evija wins at the 2020 MUSE Global Design Awards See and… more
  • Luc Donckerwolke back at Hyundai Motor Group
    Nov 04, 2020 Buzz

    Luc Donckerwolke back at Hyundai Motor Group

    The Hyundai Motor Group has appointed Luc Donckerwolke to a new company position of Chief Creative Officer (CCO) as he resumes his career as executive vice president at the Group. Donckerwolke, whose office will be located at the Hyundai Motor… more
  • Day Minus One
    Nov 04, 2020 Buzz

    Day Minus One

    And so the 3rd edition of Honda Quest starts exactly where it’ll end, the gorgeous Kaleo Guest Farm nestled up against the Cedarberg in the Western Cape province of South Africa. The contestants are busy making their way through to this little… more
  • Connected Cars: Technology for a modern lifestyle on the go
    Nov 04, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    Connected Cars: Technology for a modern lifestyle on the go

    The latest connected-car technology integrates drivers into their environment and embeds the car into their daily lives. Mobility and connectedness are now irrevocably intertwined in a way that caters to everyday human needs writes Tarryn… more
  • Digital, innovative, different: the BMW Group is presenting #NEXTGen 2020 digitally at https://www.bmw.com/NEXTGen.
    Nov 04, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    Digital, innovative, different: the BMW Group is presenting #NEXTGen 2020 digitally at…

    The BMW Group’s #NEXTGen 2020 platform will present the development of the new BMW iNEXT as it progresses towards its world premiere in a fun docutainment format. Further world premieres from MINI and BMW Motorrad. Extraordinary insights into… more
  • FAW and BHL succeed during tough economic times
    Nov 04, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    FAW and BHL succeed during tough economic times

    A true success story The FAW Group was first established on African soil in 1992 in Dar Es Salaam Tanzania where it facilitated the assembly and distribution of vehicles in East Africa. In 1994 FAW Vehicle Manufacturers SA (Pty) Ltd was… more
  • SEMA360 Highlights: November 03, 2020
    Nov 04, 2020 Buzz

    SEMA360 Highlights: November 03, 2020

    Roland Hence Named Winner of 2020 SEMA Launch Pad The young entrepreneur wins a prize package of more than $10,000. Day 2: 5 Top Feature Vehicles From SEMA360 Builder’s Showcase More than 300 builders entered some of their latest creations, and… more
  • Alain Mathuren, Communication Director at FuelsEurope, during the expert talk on the topic of ‘E-fuels’.
    Nov 04, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    Automechanika is launching a new series of expert talks on alternative fuels: ‘Energy 4…

    Be it hydrogen, electricity, biofuels or synthetically produced fuels – the new ‘Energy 4 Mobility’ expert talk series being launched by the organisers of Automechanika focuses on the topic of which alternative fuels will be powering our… more
  • Buying a pre-owned vehicle is a logical choice for a first-time buyer
    Nov 04, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    Buying a pre-owned vehicle is a logical choice for a first-time buyer

    For many young professionals, driving your own car means independence and the ability to thrive in the working environment. But at the same time, the idea of accumulating more debt on top of the student debt you may already have, may seem a… more
  • The new Renault Trafic Combi and Renault Spaceclass: a new experience even more enjoyable
    Nov 04, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    The new Renault Trafic Combi and Renault Spaceclass: a new experience even more enjoyable

    The New Renault Trafic, in its Combi and SpaceClass versions, unveils a dynamic design with a more expressive front, a new Rouge Carmin shade and an optimized interior. Latest generation driving aids and the Renault EASY LINK multimedia system… more
  • Toyota records its highest passenger sales for 2020
    Nov 04, 2020 Motoring

    Toyota records its highest passenger sales for 2020

    Fortuner: 1 349 Starlet: 1 102 Corolla Family of Cars: 1 024 Total Toyota Passenger: 5 755 The introduction of Toyota Starlet to the South African market has already shaken things up in the local passenger segment. Recently launched towards the… more
  • Join the manufacturing conversation: Revitalising and growing manufacturing
    Nov 04, 2020 Buzz

    Join the manufacturing conversation: Revitalising and growing manufacturing

    Join the Manufacturing Conversation at no cost, taking place at the upcoming Manufacturing Indaba on the 9 – 10 December 2020. The virtual Manufacturing Indaba Conference will discuss key issues critical to supporting the development of… more
  • Roland Hence named winner of 2020 SEMA Launch Pad
    Nov 04, 2020 Buzz

    Roland Hence named winner of 2020 SEMA Launch Pad

    Young Entrepreneur Wins Prize Package Over $10,000 Roland Hence, founder and director of FrontLane, Inc., was named winner of the eighth annual SEMA Launch Pad, presented by the SEMA Young Executives Network (YEN). The announcement was made… more
  • Mazda 100th Anniversary Special Edition Series cars arrive in South Africa
    Nov 03, 2020 Motoring

    Mazda 100th Anniversary Special Edition Series cars arrive in South Africa

    Mazda Motor Corporation has celebrated its 100th Anniversary on the 30th of January this year. As part of this remarkable accomplishment, Mazda Motor Corporation is producing a Special Edition Series on the full Mazda Range. These special… more
  • Automechanika Ho Chi Minh City 2021 steps into a new automotive industry era
    Nov 03, 2020 Buzz

    Automechanika Ho Chi Minh City 2021 steps into a new automotive industry era

    In recent years, Vietnam’s automotive industry has grown at an average annual rate of 20 to 30 percent[1]. The improvement to corporate governance, foreign trade and investment, and relationships with international markets through bilateral… more
  • Incremental gains for new vehicle sales, but still way down on pre-Covid numbers
    Nov 03, 2020 Motoring

    Incremental gains for new vehicle sales, but still way down on pre-Covid numbers

    Major supply issues across significant Light Commercial Vehicle (LCV) brands due to Covid-19 restrictions, coupled to the run out of certain key models, resulted in a 22.6% reduction in light commercial vehicle volume on dealer floors. “Demand… more
  • SEMA360 opens for business
    Nov 03, 2020 Buzz

    SEMA360 opens for business

    Day One of online trade event opens with thousands of eager attendees Thousands of industry professionals logged onto www.sema360.com on Nov. 2 to take part in the first day of SEMA360 , a five-day online trade-only event where attendees from… more
  • By Phil Lewis, Infor VP Solution Consulting EMEA
    Nov 03, 2020 Buzz

    The Opportunity Quadrant: Four Parts to Industry 4.0 Success

    Many manufacturers are entering Industry 4.0 with technology systems and business processes better suited for a bygone era. Today, Industry 4.0 is forcing manufacturers to take a comprehensive look at how their operations are equipped to… more
  • Charnel Hattingh, Head: Marketing and Communications for Fidelity Services Group
    Nov 03, 2020 Buzz

    Another tracking company comments on new high end car scam

    Fidelity SecureDrive has added its voice to other major vehicle tracking companies reports this week about a new car theft scam in South Africa that appears to be targeting high-end cars. Charnel Hattingh, Head: Marketing and Communications for… more
  • SEMA best new products named, featured in SEMA360
    Nov 03, 2020 Buzz

    SEMA best new products named, featured in SEMA360

    The Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) announced the industry’s Best New Products Award winners, with the products featured this week in the inaugural SEMA360 online trade event. The winners, which are selected from more than 2,200… more
  • MINI Electric celebrates the 80th anniversary of the superhero
    Nov 03, 2020 Buzz

    MINI Electric celebrates the 80th anniversary of the superhero "The Flash" during Lucca…

    MINI celebrates the superhero "The Flash" during Lucca Changes 2020, the new edition of the international fair dedicated to comics, gaming, animation and fantasy, took place from October 29 to November 1st with a rich cultural programme only… more
  • Localisation supermarket takes stock
    Nov 03, 2020 Buzz

    Localisation supermarket takes stock

    The Localisation Supermarket - both a physical showcase and online catalogue of automotive components that are currently imported and for which Tier 1 suppliers are seeking local alternatives - is giving impetus to the South African Automotive… more
  • Hate stopping for petrol? There’s a new app for that
    Nov 03, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    Hate stopping for petrol? There’s a new app for that

    If filling up your car is one of your least favourite chores, you can avoid it by using a smartphone app that will bring the petrol pump right to your car. Bringing fuel direct to you is the idea behind Refuel, a new app which delivers a full… more
  • Pirelli tyres tailor made for Rivian deliver silence on board and low rolling resistance
    Nov 03, 2020 Buzz

    Pirelli tyres tailor made for Rivian deliver silence on board and low rolling resistance

    SPECIAL VERSIONS OF SCORPION TYRE RANGE CREATED SPECIFICALLY FOR R1T, THE FIRST ELECTRIC PICKUP TRUCK IN THE WORLD, AND R1S, THE ELECTRIC SUV. RIV IS THE DEDICATED MARKING THAT WILL IDENTIFY PIRELLI’S TYRES FOR RIVIAN; ELECT MARKINGS WILL… more
  • Dario Busi is the 2020 Oettinger Polo Cup champion
    Nov 03, 2020 Motorsport

    Dario Busi is the 2020 Oettinger Polo Cup champion

    Youngster Leyton Fourie wins Race 1 Chris Shorter dominates 40-minute long Race 2 Busi’s seventh and fourth place finishes respectively earns him the 2020 Oettinger Polo Cup title Clinton Bezuidenhout finishes second on the points table… more
  • Toyota comes out on top in bruising PE GTC, SA GT drivers star abroad
    Nov 03, 2020 Motorsport

    Toyota comes out on top in bruising PE GTC, SA GT drivers star abroad

    In a relatively quiet South African race weekend, Toyota came out on top in a dramatic Extreme Festival in Port Elizabeth. Kelvin van der Linde also opened up his ADAC GT Masters title advantage at the Lausitzring and David Perel came oh so… more
  • Steel industry: AMSA’s arrogance and the DTIC’s naivety KNOWS NO BOUNDS
    Nov 03, 2020 Buzz

    Steel industry: AMSA’s arrogance and the DTIC’s naivety KNOWS NO BOUNDS

    During the course of 2015, after a visit to then-President Zuma by the owner of ArcelorMittal International, the steel magnate Lakshmi Mittal, the DTI made a 180-degree about-turn in respect of its approach towards South Africa’s sole primary… more
  • Ford Ranger, Figo and Fiesta Shine in 2020 AA-Kinsey Report on Parts Pricing
    Nov 03, 2020 Buzz

    Ford Ranger, Figo and Fiesta Shine in 2020 AA-Kinsey Report on Parts Pricing

    Ford Ranger 2.0 Single Turbo XLT has the lowest cost of replacement parts in the popular double cab segment, and overall second-lowest parts basket as a percentage of selling price in the 2020 survey Ford Figo 1.5 Trend has lowest parts basket… more
  • Covid-19: TERS-funding/UIF: Survey 02 November 2020 (June, July, Aug and Sep)
    Nov 03, 2020 Covid-19

    Covid-19: TERS-funding/UIF: Survey 02 November 2020 (June, July, Aug and Sep)

    18% of employers still haven’t received their June UIF/TERS monies. Of the 82% of employers who received payment, only 78% were paid in full. 25% of employers still haven’t received their July UIF/TERS monies. Of the 75% of employers who… more
  • Imperial invests in and partners with Lori Systems to expand its cutting-edge e-logistics technology solutions across Africa
    Nov 03, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    Imperial invests in and partners with Lori Systems to expand its cutting-edge e-logistics…

    Imperial, an African and European-focused provider of integrated market access and logistics solutions, announced an investment in and partnership with Lori Systems to expand its cutting-edge e-logistics technology solutions across Africa. This… more
  • naamsa October 2020 new vehicle stats - “Not out of the woods yet”
    Nov 03, 2020 Buzz

    naamsa October 2020 new vehicle stats - “Not out of the woods yet”

    New vehicle sales in South Africa are slowly picking up but not at 2019 levels yet. We are not out of the woods yet. While vehicle exports are making a steady comeback, we remain cautiously anxious about the reports of a COVID-19 second wave… more
  • An open letter to Mmusi Maimane
    Nov 02, 2020 Buzz

    An open letter to Mmusi Maimane

    Dear Mr Maimane Last month you published a letter to ‘dear white South Africans’, of which I happen to be one. You thereby played the race card, so I hope you won’t mind if I do the same. I am, however, writing to you rather than to ‘dear black… more
  • Tough weekend for Toyota Gazoo Racing SA’s GTC crews in Port Elizabeth
    Nov 02, 2020 Motorsport

    Tough weekend for Toyota Gazoo Racing SA’s GTC crews in Port Elizabeth

    Round 2 of the 2020 GTC championship, shortened due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, brought a tough challenge for TOYOTA GAZOO Racing SA’s Michael van Rooyen (#95) and Mandla Mdakane (#21). The two GTC Toyota Corolla drivers found themselves… more
  • Audi welcomes a new Head of the brand in South Africa
    Nov 02, 2020 Buzz

    Audi welcomes a new Head of the brand in South Africa

    Sascha Sauer, is the new Head of Audi South Africa. Audi South Africa is pleased to announce the appointment of Sascha Sauer as the new Head of Audi Africa. Sascha will lead the local helm of the Four Rings, as the successor to Trevor Hill.… more
  • Automotive Industry In Victoria Set To Reopen
    Nov 02, 2020 Buzz

    Automotive Industry In Victoria Set To Reopen

    The automotive industry in metropolitan Melbourne will reopened on 28 October after the government of Victoria moved the region to step three on its pathway to ‘COVID Normal’ for work, education and living. The decision means the automotive… more
  • Consistency the name of the game in SACCS Special Vehicle Category as all new champions emerge
    Nov 02, 2020 Motorsport

    Consistency the name of the game in SACCS Special Vehicle Category as all new champions…

    The Special Vehicle Category of the 2020 South African National Cross Country Series (SACCS) produced great action during the season despite the challenges it faced due to the global COVID-19 pandemic. As this category is mostly supported by… more
  • Massive SA estate collector car auction set for December
    Nov 02, 2020 Motoring

    Massive SA estate collector car auction set for December

    More than 140 classic and collectable cars – including a selection of rare vehicles from the world’s largest private collection of Mercedes Benz motors representing six decades of German automotive design and engineering – goes under the hammer… more
  • Carbon Copy #2. The Latest From Blackstone TEK
    Nov 02, 2020 Buzz

    Carbon Copy #2. The Latest From Blackstone TEK

    Carbon Copy is the official mouthpiece of Blackstone TEK, makers of the best carbon fibre high-performance products in the world. Read our latest newsletter below and learn more about our brand here in our freshly-made corporate.… more
  • How can we dig ourselves out of this hole?
    Nov 02, 2020 Buzz

    How can we dig ourselves out of this hole?

    Renzo Servadei “If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. If you know yourself but not the enemy, for every victory gained you will also suffer a defeat. If you know neither the enemy nor… more
  • Fuel prices set for November drop
    Nov 02, 2020 Buzz

    Fuel prices set for November drop

    Fuel prices are set for more reductions in November due to a slightly firmer Rand and softer international petroleum prices. This is according to the Automobile Association, which was commenting on unaudited month-end fuel price data released… more
  • First global, digital meeting point for the logistics industry
    Nov 02, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    First global, digital meeting point for the logistics industry

    Transport logistic exhibitions start Global Webinar Day 2020 The transport logistic exhibitions, the transport logistic and the air cargo cluster of Messe München, is launching a new purely digital and global platform. At Global Webinar Day… more
  • The 5th largest exporting sector navigates the turbulence towards mobility 4.0
    Nov 02, 2020 Buzz

    The 5th largest exporting sector navigates the turbulence towards mobility 4.0

    The automotive industry is an important industrial sector in South Africa and its continuity is crucial to the future industrial and economic landscape of the country. On 18 November 2020, HyperMobility in partnership with naamsa and in… more