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  • Ford Strengthens its Commitment to Customer Service and Satisfaction
    Oct 23, 2020 Buzz

    Ford Strengthens its Commitment to Customer Service and Satisfaction

    New customer experience (CX) model introduced to better serve owners of Ford vehicles, and build long-term brand loyalty Ranger Support Team established to proactively respond to any Ranger or Everest breakdowns, provide immediate and ongoing… more
  • Conference aims to tackle host of burning questions for SA automotive industry
    Oct 23, 2020 Buzz

    Conference aims to tackle host of burning questions for SA automotive industry

    The global automotive industry, of which South Africa is an integral part as a manufacturing and distribution base, is going through a challenging period due to the crippling effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and as it wrestles with the biggest… more
  • Volkswagen partners with Major Mandisa Mfeka and Kitty Phetla to launch short films to tell their stories of defiance
    Oct 23, 2020 Buzz

    Volkswagen partners with Major Mandisa Mfeka and Kitty Phetla to launch short films to…

    To launch the all-new Volkswagen T-Roc, Volkswagen South Africa has partnered with South Africa’s first black female combat pilot, Major Mandisa Mfeka and the first black ballerina to dance “The Dying Swan” in Russia, Kitty Phetla. Volkswagen… more
  • Spies Hecker tips – Mazda Machine Grey three-stage finish
    Oct 23, 2020 Buzz

    Spies Hecker tips – Mazda Machine Grey three-stage finish

    The popular Mazda colour Machine Grey is applied using a cutting-edge robotic painting technology called Takuminuri, which makes the repair of this three-stage colour particularly demanding. Evgeny Khmelev, Head of Training for Europe, Middle… more
  • They came, they saw, they found their 2020 Agri-Vision
    Oct 23, 2020 Buzz

    They came, they saw, they found their 2020 Agri-Vision

    NAMPO VIRTUAL 2020 The very first NAMPO Virtual concluded with great success and once again proved the agricultural sector’s resilience. Adapting to the changes brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic and adopting new technology, more than 36 872… more
  • South African shoppers show the market what they want
    Oct 23, 2020 Covid-19

    South African shoppers show the market what they want

    Consumer spending has swung from total predictability to subtle shifts in product and store selection throughout the Covid-19 pandemic, and understanding the whys and wherefores behind these choices is valuable to shops, brands, and even the… more
  • Lean Supply Chain Management
    Oct 23, 2020 Buzz

    Lean Supply Chain Management

    27th, 28th, 29th October | Price: 12000 Coming together is the beginning, keeping together is progress and working together is success" - Henry Ford. The success of our businesses often depends more on what happens around us than what happens… more
  • AA concerned over draft AARTO regulations
    Oct 23, 2020 Buzz

    AA concerned over draft AARTO regulations

    Association stands by assertion that AARTO geared for revenue collection and not to promote road safety Recently-published draft regulations of the Administrative Adjudication of Road Traffic Offences (AARTO) Act, make a mockery of the claim… more
  • Vrystaat veldbrand: Hulpfonds: boodskap van Gerhard Papenfus
    Oct 23, 2020 Buzz

    Vrystaat veldbrand: Hulpfonds: boodskap van Gerhard Papenfus

    We are all in this together. Privileged and challenged to be South African. more
  • Dewald Ranft, Chairman of the Motor Industry Workshop Association (MIWA)
    Oct 22, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    Out of warranty – no need to panic

    The pandemic has seen a dramatic drop in new car sales and all indications are that consumers are choosing to keep their cars longer until there is more stability in the economy. Dewald Ranft, Chairman of the Motor Industry Workshop Association… more
  • Professional body for supply chain management pledges to fight corruption
    Oct 22, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    Professional body for supply chain management pledges to fight corruption

    Southern Africa’s Professional Body for Supply Chain Management, SAPICS, has affirmed its support of an industry-wide pledge to fight corruption within the supply chain sector. “As the president of SAPICS, and in my capacity as the group chief… more
  • Ford Wildlife Foundation-Supported Project Receives Coveted Eco Award
    Oct 22, 2020 Buzz

    Ford Wildlife Foundation-Supported Project Receives Coveted Eco Award

    The Ford Wildlife Foundation (FWF) supports the Wildlife and Environment Society of South Africa (WESSA) with a locally-built Ford Ranger WESSA’s Green Coast Project takes top honours in Eco-Logic Awards Biodiversity category Ford Wildlife… more
  • Lando meets Elva: McLaren’s rising star demonstrates the pure driving exhilaration offered by the new McLaren Elva
    Oct 22, 2020 Motoring

    Lando meets Elva: McLaren’s rising star demonstrates the pure driving exhilaration…

    As the new McLaren Elva reaches the final stages of its testing and development programme ahead of the first customer deliveries later this year, McLaren Racing’s rising star Lando Norris demonstrates the exhilarating experience at the wheel of… more
  • HaveYouHeard Head of Insights, Claudia Schonitz
    Oct 22, 2020 Covid-19

    What does the post-COVID-19 South African consumer look like?

    As South Africans are reaching the end of their Government’s pandemic management cycle, it seems as if the post-apocalyptic world is not the place many predicted it would be, and that the pandemic, reinforced as it has been by a recession, has… more
  • Aston Martin Autosport BRDC young driver Johnathan Hoggard shines in Aston Martin Red Bull Racing Formula 1 prize test
    Oct 22, 2020 Motorsport

    Aston Martin Autosport BRDC young driver Johnathan Hoggard shines in Aston Martin Red…

    British rising star Hoggard receives prize test in Aston Martin Red Bull Racing Formula 1 car AMABA winner completes 21 laps of legendary Silverstone Grand Prix circuit Aston Martin’s first AMABA winner impresses on F1 test debut British racing… more
  • FMF Newsletter 21 October 2020
    Oct 22, 2020 Buzz

    FMF Newsletter 21 October 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 Pondering the minutiae of the Economic Recovery… more
  • Marcia Mayaba appointed as the Chief Executive of Motor Retail at Barloworld
    Oct 22, 2020 Buzz

    Marcia Mayaba appointed as the Chief Executive of Motor Retail at Barloworld

    Marcia Mayaba has been appointed as the new Chief Executive of Motor Retail at Barloworld effective 01 October 2020. In July this year, she was appointed as Vice President of National Automobile Dealers Association (Nada). Marcia Mayaba will be… more
  • Warehouse Management Short Course -  Globally Endorsed, Locally Recognised
    Oct 22, 2020 Buzz

    Warehouse Management Short Course - Globally Endorsed, Locally Recognised

    Warehouses are like the heart of the business. Knowing how to manage one efficiently should always be at the forefront of any business management plans as a warehouse holds our most important asset – our inventory! Endorsed by global… more
  • It's Confirmed, WCC is all-in for SEMA360
    Oct 22, 2020 Buzz

    It's Confirmed, WCC is all-in for SEMA360

    Ryan Friedlinghaus and his crew from West Coast Customs (WCC), the premiere vehicle modification shop, internationally recognized for its original designs will be broadcasting a live 24-hour build exclusively online at SEMA360. We’ll also get a… more
  • Tsek 2020
    Oct 22, 2020 The Phoenix

    Tsek 2020

    Little did we know as we celebrated the end of 2019, and welcomed 2020, what was to befall us. The scourge of Covid-19 was waiting in the wings, ready to pounce, and we were led like lambs to the slaughter Forget about annus horribilis, forget… more
  • Toyota Automark sales already matching pre-covid figures
    Oct 22, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    Toyota Automark sales already matching pre-covid figures

    The sale of pre-owned vehicles has been recovering at a faster rate compared to the retail of new models. In September, Toyota South Africa Motors (TSAM) sold a total of 4 617 units through Automark – Toyota’s pre-owned-vehicle arm. In almost… more
  • Zutari CEO Dr. Gustav Rohde
    Oct 22, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    People-focused design and new technology will transform public transport sector

    The public transport sector needs to embrace technology in order to meet its users’ needs better and ensure more streamlined integration of services. From tracking and GPS to smartphone payment and rating systems, a lot of efficiency can be… more
  • Digitising the Agricultural Sector to Unlock the Benefits of Next Generation Technology
    Oct 22, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    Digitising the Agricultural Sector to Unlock the Benefits of Next Generation Technology

    By Sabelo Mabena Digitising the agricultural sector enables farmers to enhance their business and profitability while opening possibilities to the benefits of next generation technology. In May 2020, Vodacom launched 5G services in South… more
  • Renault eWays: The group presents two major new energy storage projects
    Oct 22, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    Renault eWays: The group presents two major new energy storage projects

    On the occasion of Renault eWays, a new event dedicated to zero-carbon mobility, Groupe Renault presents new concrete solutions for energy management: Commissioning of the first Advanced Battery Storage (ABS) in Douai, SmartHubs project with… more
  • The Volkswagen Polo is the first model range in South Africa to have the new brand logo
    Oct 22, 2020 Motoring

    The Volkswagen Polo is the first model range in South Africa to have the new brand logo

    The locally manufactured Polo, including the Polo GTI, is the first model range to have the new Volkswagen logo in South Africa. The new Volkswagen logo is incorporated in the front and rear of the car as well as the steering wheel, wheels… more
  • After Record Lows, South African Car Market Shows Signs of Recovery
    Oct 22, 2020 Buzz

    After Record Lows, South African Car Market Shows Signs of Recovery

    The South African car market showed signs of resilience in Q3 2020, bouncing back from an all-time low Q2 to record month-on-month increases in the number of new and used cars financed in August and September, according to the latest TransUnion… more
  • Industry shows strong support for SEMA360
    Oct 21, 2020 Buzz

    Industry shows strong support for SEMA360

    Inaugural online event will feature more than 650 manufacturers, New Products Showcase with 2,200-plus products, attendees from throughout the world The specialty equipment aftermarket industry is ready to come together for SEMA360, the new… more
  • Alfa Romeo Racing ORLEN F1 drivers Räikkönen and Giovinazzi test the new Giulia GTA
    Oct 21, 2020 Motorsport

    Alfa Romeo Racing ORLEN F1 drivers Räikkönen and Giovinazzi test the new Giulia GTA

    The Alfa Romeo Racing – ORLEN Formula 1 drivers joined the test session of the all-new Giulia GTA and GTAm at the legendary Balocco Proving Ground. Unveiled today new specific aerodynamic solutions developed by Alfa Romeo in collaboration with… more
  • Interview with Alejandro Agag, CEO of Extreme E
    Oct 21, 2020 Motorsport

    Interview with Alejandro Agag, CEO of Extreme E

    New racing series generates more attention for the planet All races will be broadcasted live online and on TV worldwide Continental is the exclusive tyre supplier for the entire series Continental is a founding partner and, as of 2021, the… more
  • Cellphones take lives
    Oct 21, 2020 Buzz

    Cellphones take lives

    International statistics say that crashes are the number one cause of workplace injury and fatalities. It is estimated at least 25% of these crashes are due to cellphone use. Yet, as it is often difficult to prove that one was using their… more
  • Mark Keeling victorious in 2020 Fortuner Challenge
    Oct 21, 2020 Buzz

    Mark Keeling victorious in 2020 Fortuner Challenge

    Capetonian Mark Keeling (21) emerged as the winner of the action-packed 2020 Fortuner Challenge, after a tough competition held in searing Gauteng heat. The pro paddler, who entered for the annual competition through Media24, was partnered with… more
  • Autoboys CEO, Filum Ho
    Oct 21, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    SA Taxi, Autoboys chip away at road safety issues this Transport Month

    To commemorate Transport Month in October, SA Taxi and Autoboys have collaborated on an awareness campaign that advocates for enhanced road safety, celebrates the role that public transport plays in South Africa's economic prosperity, and adds… more
  • Telesure Investment Holdings says YES to resetting economy through job creation
    Oct 21, 2020 Buzz

    Telesure Investment Holdings says YES to resetting economy through job creation

    “I was so lost before getting this job. I didn’t know what to do and where to go. As soon as I heard about this amazing opportunity, it helped me realise how valuable I am.” That’s the impact that having a job has had on Richard Modiba (21), a… more
  • Exciting finale on the cards as TGRSA takes on SACCS double-header in Parys this weekend
    Oct 21, 2020 Motorsport

    Exciting finale on the cards as TGRSA takes on SACCS double-header in Parys this weekend

    This weekend will see Rounds 4 and 5 of the 2020 South African Cross-Country Series (SACCS) take place in the area around the Free State town of Parys. The weekend will see competitors tackle a full round of the championship on Friday, 23… more
  • Mahindra launches Mining Specification on popular Pik Up
    Oct 21, 2020 Motoring

    Mahindra launches Mining Specification on popular Pik Up

    Developed for South African conditions and regulations Fitted by Mahindra South Africa and available with full factory warranty S6 4x4 with Mining Specification now available at R405 999. The tough and reliable Mahindra Pik Up is donning its… more
  • Mitsubishi Motors SA offers wide range of year-end choices
    Oct 21, 2020 Buzz

    Mitsubishi Motors SA offers wide range of year-end choices

    Most stylish Mitsubishi Pajero Sport to date leads the way Top-selling Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross the cross-over choice Special offers ongoing for now Mitsubishi Motors South Africa (MMSA) is one of the local automotive companies offering a… more
  • High performance, maximum exclusivity: the First Edition variants of the BMW X5 M Competition and BMW X6 M Competition.
    Oct 21, 2020 Motoring

    High performance, maximum exclusivity: the First Edition variants of the BMW X5 M…

    Stylishly coordinated design features underscore the visually expressive character of the two high-performance models in the Sports Activity Vehicle and Sports Activity Coupé segments. Production limited to 250 examples of each model. Supreme… more
  • Indian automotive aftermarket set to come face-to-face at ACMA Automechanika New Delhi in April 2021
    Oct 21, 2020 Buzz

    Indian automotive aftermarket set to come face-to-face at ACMA Automechanika New Delhi in…

    As the automotive sector gears up to get back on track with shifting consumer trends, the 2021 edition of ACMA Automechanika New Delhi will be the first meeting point for “face-to-face networking” to revive trade discussions. With a view to… more
  • Mahindra supports entrepreneurs, businesses with new #XPREZ
    Oct 21, 2020 Buzz

    Mahindra supports entrepreneurs, businesses with new #XPREZ

    New KUV #XPREZ panel van launched with 1 350 litre / 350 kg load capacity Exemplary safety features remain, including ABS and dual front airbags #XPREZ available at a market-leading R174 999 Mahindra South Africa is set to change the appearance… more
  • Must read: The ANC’s latest plan for
    Oct 21, 2020 Buzz

    Must read: The ANC’s latest plan for "the reconstruction and recovery of the economy and…

    by Gerhard Papenfus On 15 October 2020, the President presented to the Joint Houses of Parliament the plan for the reconstruction and recovery of the economy. Since 2007, there have been many plans. It has not, as a result of vested interests… more
  • Sincpoint founder Lebo Letsoalo
    Oct 20, 2020 Buzz

    Project to Support Women-Owned Enterprises in the Transport Sector in South Africa

    A unique project focused on providing technical business support to women-owned enterprises in the transport sector in South Africa has been launched. Initiated by the United Nations (UN) Women’s South Africa Multi-Country Office (SAMCO), in… more
  • Ramaphosa’s Recovery Plan – the good, the bad, the indifferent and what's needed
    Oct 20, 2020 Buzz

    Ramaphosa’s Recovery Plan – the good, the bad, the indifferent and what's needed

    The best was left for last. If what is promised in the end really happens, we will have a real prospect of desperately needed prosperity and jobs. If we really get reductions in spending and debt, market barriers down by 50%, a seriously… more
  • Retirement fund announcement reflects a doomsday mentality
    Oct 20, 2020 Buzz

    Retirement fund announcement reflects a doomsday mentality

    Background The Parliamentary Finance Committee was told on 13 October 2020 by Treasury and SARS that South African emigrants have until 28 February 2021 – just 4 months – to get retirement funds out or face a three year lock-in. This will… more
  • Landcruiser Prado powered up with new 2.8 turbo diesel engine
    Oct 20, 2020 Motoring

    Landcruiser Prado powered up with new 2.8 turbo diesel engine

    Higher outputs of 150kW and 500Nm from new 2.8-litre GD-6 turbo diesel engine Improved fuel consumption and engine efficiency Latest-generation multimedia system with larger display screen Toyota's popular Land Cruiser Prado has received a… more
  • Toyota GR Yaris makes its dynamic debut at Goodwood Speedweek
    Oct 20, 2020 Motorsport

    Toyota GR Yaris makes its dynamic debut at Goodwood Speedweek

    TOYOTA GAZOO Racing (TGR) showcased the new GR Yaris and GR Supra*1 at the Goodwood SpeedWeek*2, held from October 16 through 18, at the Goodwood Motor Circuit in England. The Goodwood Festival of Speed (GFoS) is known as a motorsport festival… more
  • Ford to Help Deliver One-Millionth Santa Shoebox this Year
    Oct 20, 2020 Buzz

    Ford to Help Deliver One-Millionth Santa Shoebox this Year

    Ford continues its partnership with the Santa Shoebox Project with the spacious, load-hauling Ford Transit Each shoebox is filled with essential items and treats for underprivileged children Additional sanitising procedures put in place to… more
  • “Seahorses”, Alfa Romeo’s motorboat production on show
    Oct 20, 2020 Buzz

    “Seahorses”, Alfa Romeo’s motorboat production on show

    In the year of Alfa Romeo’s 110th anniversary, an exhibition at the Museum in Arese recounts a less known, yet highly successful, chapter in the Brand’s history On display are highly rare boats powered by Alfa Romeo engines, which have won… more
  • Good things come to those who wait – GWM’s new bakkie announced for SA
    Oct 20, 2020 Motoring

    Good things come to those who wait – GWM’s new bakkie announced for SA

    The South African press has been a buzz of late after the 2020 Beijing Auto show announcement of GWM’s new global pick up or bakkie as we in the southern part of Africa call it, was announced. Some hysterically funny critique came from this… more
  • The lights go green on six 1958 Vanwall Formula One continuation cars
    Oct 20, 2020 Motorsport

    The lights go green on six 1958 Vanwall Formula One continuation cars

    Sixty-two years to the day since Vanwall claimed the world’s first Formula One Constructors Championship Trophy, the Vanwall name is reborn. Six continuation cars of the 1958 championship winning Vanwall Formula One car to be painstakingly… more
  • Move One Million calls for SA to unite
    Oct 20, 2020 Buzz

    Move One Million calls for SA to unite

    It has been approximately 45 days since Move ONE Million supporters from across the globe united against a failed system on 5 September 2020. In the days that followed, the Movement was not only registered as a Non-Profit Company (NPC) but it… more
  • Four entries all set for Parys double finale
    Oct 20, 2020 Motorsport

    Four entries all set for Parys double finale

    Four Red-Lined teams are heading back to the Free State to close off its 2020 South African Cross Country Championship at the Parys double header over the 23-24 October weekend. Regular FIA Class Dragon Energy VK56 duo Ernest Roberts and Henry… more
  • Four from four for TGRSA’s Botterill and Vacy-Lyle
    Oct 20, 2020 Motorsport

    Four from four for TGRSA’s Botterill and Vacy-Lyle

    TOYOTA GAZOO Racing SA’s defending South African National Rally (NRC) champions, Guy Botterill and navigator Simon Vacy-Lyle, continued their unbeaten run in the 2020 season, by winning both rounds of the double-header in Parys on 16 and 17… more
  • Covid-19: TERS-funding/UIF: Survey 19 October 2020 (April, May, June, July, Aug and Sep)
    Oct 20, 2020 Covid-19

    Covid-19: TERS-funding/UIF: Survey 19 October 2020 (April, May, June, July, Aug and Sep)

    11% of employers still haven’t received their April UIF/TERS monies. Of the 89% of employers who received payment, only 70% were paid in full. 16% of employers still haven’t received their May UIF/TERS monies. Of the 84% of employers who… more
  • When not just any battery will do
    Oct 20, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    When not just any battery will do

    Only high quality batteries from reputable suppliers should be used for security and other mission critical equipment to avoid potentially costly failures. This is according to the director of one of the country’s fastest growing battery… more
  • New European research collaboration optimizing lead battery performance for micro-hybrids
    Oct 19, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    New European research collaboration optimizing lead battery performance for micro-hybrids

    Investigating the effect of carbon surface functional groups on lead-carbon batteries Driven by demand for high-performing batteries for the growing start-stop and micro-hybrid automotive market, a new European research collaboration between… more
  • The all-new Dacia Spring Electric: the electric revolution by Dacia
    Oct 19, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    The all-new Dacia Spring Electric: the electric revolution by Dacia

    Dacia has revolutionized the automotive sector with its economic model and its vehicles. The Logan democratized the new car from 2004, the Duster has shaken up the SUV segment, while the Sandero is the best-selling car on the European retail… more
  • High Performance Icon to Reach European Customers for the First Time as Ford Mustang Mach 1 Debuts at Goodwood
    Oct 19, 2020 Motorsport

    High Performance Icon to Reach European Customers for the First Time as Ford Mustang Mach…

    Mustang Mach 1 is coming: Best-handling Mustang ever to reach Europe offers 460 PS and suite of performance enhancements for track-ready capability and on-road driving pleasure TREMEC six-speed manual gearbox and limited-slip differential, most… more
  • First of its kind and innovation driver for sustainable mobility: 200 000th BMW i3 produced to date.
    Oct 19, 2020 Motoring

    First of its kind and innovation driver for sustainable mobility: 200 000th BMW i3…

    Production anniversary at the BMW Group plant in Leipzig - The first purely electrically powered large-scale serial production model of the BMW Group is still enjoying strong demand even after almost seven years of production. The BMW i3… more
  • Understanding your car service invoice?
    Oct 19, 2020 Buzz

    Understanding your car service invoice?

    After taking your car in for a service, have you ever looked at the invoice carefully and wondered what all the line items are? Dewald Ranft, Chairman of the Motor Industry Workshop Association (MIWA), a proud association of the Retail Motor… more
  • naamsa response to the South African Economic Recovery Plan
    Oct 19, 2020 Buzz

    naamsa response to the South African Economic Recovery Plan

    naamsa notes the South Africa’s Economic Reconstruction and Recovery Plan delivered by President Ramaphosa on Thursday, the 15th October 2020. The Economic recovery plan was presented at the back of escalating fiscal and social crisis, which… more
  • Your Spare Wheel Need Not Be A Steal
    Oct 19, 2020 Buzz

    Your Spare Wheel Need Not Be A Steal

    Statistics from the short-term insurance industry suggests that petty theft of various kinds is on the up. One of the perceived easy targets is the faithful spare, a high-value item which can be liberated in seconds if not fitted with a proper… more
  • Everything to win and lots to lose at final two National Cross Country rounds at Parys
    Oct 19, 2020 Motorsport

    Everything to win and lots to lose at final two National Cross Country rounds at Parys

    The Ford Parys 400 and the Toyota Gazoo Racing SA Vaal 400, the final two rounds of the 2020 South African National Cross Country Series (SACCS) that take place on Friday and Saturday, 23 and 24 October, at Parys in the Free State will see… more
  • MÉGANE eVISION – the future of the electric car
    Oct 16, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    MÉGANE eVISION – the future of the electric car

    Today, Renault is writing a new chapter in the history of the brand with the Mégane eVision – an innovative show-car that is not only visionary but also aspirational. It foreshadows the latest in the line of electric vehicles, based on the… more
  • Axalta supports STEM initiatives through student racing
    Oct 16, 2020 Motorsport

    Axalta supports STEM initiatives through student racing

    Company helps students to innovate and apply their skills in practical learning solutions Axalta (NYSE:AXTA), a leading global supplier of liquid and powder coatings, is committed to encouraging and nurturing active participation in the… more
  • Are you a Manufacturer looking for new clients, wanting to sell your products & services and need leads?
    Oct 16, 2020 Buzz

    Are you a Manufacturer looking for new clients, wanting to sell your products & services…

    As we are all working towards an economic restart, many companies are still struggling to expand into new markets and to source clients to sell to, as face-to-face sales opportunities have slowed downed due to the lockdown. Company… more
  • 2020 SA Cross Country Series set to conclude with exciting double-header in Parys
    Oct 16, 2020 Motorsport

    2020 SA Cross Country Series set to conclude with exciting double-header in Parys

    Rounds four and five of the 2020 SA Cross Country Series will be held in Parys in the Free State Ford Parys 400 takes place on Friday, 23 October, followed by the season finale on Saturday, 24 October Close championship battles for overall… more
  • Covid-19: TERS extension
    Oct 16, 2020 Covid-19

    Covid-19: TERS extension

    The Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs has extended the National State of Disaster to 15 November 2020. The Minister of Employment and Labour, previously, extended the TERS benefits to be available for the duration of… more
  • SEIFSA announces 2020 SEIFSA Awards for Excellence entrants
    Oct 16, 2020 Buzz

    SEIFSA announces 2020 SEIFSA Awards for Excellence entrants

    The Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa (SEIFSA) is pleased to announce the entrants for the sixth edition of the SEIFSA Awards for Excellence.The Awards, which aim to promote and reward innovation and excellence in… more
  • Steel industry: draft steel industry master plan
    Oct 16, 2020 Buzz

    Steel industry: draft steel industry master plan

    The Minister of Trade, Industry and Competition, a couple of days ago, published a draft Steel Master Plan. The Steel Industry is afforded the opportunity to comment on the draft plan. Minister Patel, just before lockdown, initiated… more
  • Steel Industry: Conducting your business with the DUTIES-SWORD hanging over your head (yet another testimony)
    Oct 16, 2020 Buzz

    Steel Industry: Conducting your business with the DUTIES-SWORD hanging over your head…

    How does the import duties affect your business? (click here to share your experience) Below is another testimony from one of our members Dear Gerhard As if covid 19 was not enough to add pressure to an already ailing industry, we now have to… more
  • Jeanne Esterhuizen, President of the Retail Motor Industry Organisation
    Oct 16, 2020 Buzz

    Closing the skills gap

    Skills development is not only good for business but good for SA youth. Jeanne Esterhuizen, President of the Retail Motor Industry Organisation, operating in the automotive aftermarket sector consisting of around 20 000 employers and about 380… more
  • SAPICS is embracing the world of online eventing once again in order to bring you SAPICS 2020!
    Oct 16, 2020 Buzz

    SAPICS is embracing the world of online eventing once again in order to bring you SAPICS…

    THIS IS NOT JUST ANOTHER WEBINAR – WE PROMISE! Virtual booths to VIP meeting rooms the FLOOR platform will provide you with the chance to get to meet fellow supply chain professionals from across industry and the world. Designed to offer… more
  • Time to tackle burning questions for the South African motoring industry
    Oct 16, 2020 Buzz

    Time to tackle burning questions for the South African motoring industry

    The global automotive industry not only faces the challenges of the fourth industrial revolution, it also has to contend with the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. NOW IS THE TIME for a high-level discussion that will consider the challenges… more
  • Author, entrepreneur and informal business guru GG Alcock
    Oct 16, 2020 Buzz

    Informal economy has the power to transform Africa

    If your response to vendors plying their trade on South African streets is one of pity and despair, you need a lesson on the power of Africa’s informal economy, according to author, entrepreneur and informal business guru GG Alcock. Alcock says… more
  • Fuel on downward trend
    Oct 16, 2020 Buzz

    Fuel on downward trend

    Petrol and diesel prices are likely to fall at month-end, with a small increase predicted for illuminating paraffin. This is according to the Automobile Association, which was commenting on unaudited mid-month fuel price data released by the… more
  • New Power Generation: Mustang Mach-E 1400, Puma ST, STARD Fiesta Star at Goodwood with Big Ford News Coming
    Oct 16, 2020 Motoring

    New Power Generation: Mustang Mach-E 1400, Puma ST, STARD Fiesta Star at Goodwood with…

    Ford Performance models demonstrating breadth of capabilities from extreme all-electric propulsion to accessible SUV Sports Technologies on show at one-off Goodwood event Perception-altering Mustang Mach-E 1400 all-electric prototype and… more
  • TruckFuelNet and Standard Bank set to set to disrupt the South African market
    Oct 16, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    TruckFuelNet and Standard Bank set to set to disrupt the South African market

    Two of South Africa’s biggest players in the freight logistics market have partnered to produce a new digital solution that is set to dramatically impact the long haul industry in Southern Africa. The collaboration between Standard Bank Fleet… more
  • Renault eWays: en route to Zero-Carbon Mobility
    Oct 16, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    Renault eWays: en route to Zero-Carbon Mobility

    On the occasion of Renault eWays, an unprecedented event dedicated to the electric mobility of today and tomorrow, Groupe Renault is committing to carbon neutrality by 2050 in Europe and is unveiling two new electric vehicles: Renault Mégane… more
  • Three Mitsubishi Motors SA models semi-finalists in 2020/21 Cars.co.za Consumer Awards
    Oct 15, 2020 Motoring

    Three Mitsubishi Motors SA models semi-finalists in 2020/21 Cars.co.za Consumer Awards

    Adventure SUV: Mitsubishi Pajero Sport 2.4 DI-D 4x4 Exceed Leisure Double Cab: Mitsubishi Triton 2.4 DI-D 4x4 Extreme Double-Cab Crossover: Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross 1.5T GLS Mitsubishi Motors South Africa has yet another reason to celebrate –… more
  • FMF Newsletter 14 October 2020
    Oct 15, 2020 Buzz

    FMF Newsletter 14 October 2020

    FMF update To all our supporters, members, friends, and the South African public, please take all necessary steps to remain safe and healthy in these very difficult times. The FMF has been hard at work researching the impact of the lockdown,… more
  • Innovative, fast, flexible and efficient: BMW S 1000 RR World Superbike components 3D printed right at the circuit
    Oct 15, 2020 Motorsport

    Innovative, fast, flexible and efficient: BMW S 1000 RR World Superbike components 3D…

    The BMW Group already applies 3D printing to production procedures in many areas – and BMW Motorrad Motorsport is also relying on this innovative technology with the BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team. It enables fast and efficient production of new… more
  • Continental a Founding Partner and Exclusive Tyre Supplier to the New Extreme E Series
    Oct 15, 2020 Motorsport

    Continental a Founding Partner and Exclusive Tyre Supplier to the New Extreme E Series

    Series kicks off in spring 2021, travels around the world to five remote locations Continental a founding partner and exclusive tyre supplier, providing special-purpose tyres for the ODYSSEY 21 electric racers Formula 1 World Champion Lewis… more
  • Steel industry: why duties to protect the downstream is not an option
    Oct 15, 2020 Buzz

    Steel industry: why duties to protect the downstream is not an option

    By Gerhard Papenfus NEASA recently published letters from steel downstream businesses highlighting the difficulties they experience as a result of the import duties protecting AMSA. The uncompetitiveness of AMSA’s steel, and the protection it… more
  • The Motul Roof of Africa 2020 is On!
    Oct 15, 2020 Motorsport

    The Motul Roof of Africa 2020 is On!

    Live Lesotho has announced that the 2020 Motul Roof of Africa will be going ahead as planned. While the coronavirus pandemic will necessitate some changes to the way the event is staged, riders can look forward to a classic “Mother of Hard… more
  • Washing thousands of cars with rainwater – how WeBuyCars maintains standards while focusing on water savings
    Oct 15, 2020 Buzz

    Washing thousands of cars with rainwater – how WeBuyCars maintains standards while…

    Based on the view that every company has an obligation to constantly increase sustainability efforts, WeBuyCars has installed a rain-harvesting system to wash thousands of vehicles, thus dramatically reducing its reliance on municipal water.… more
  • Ford Wildlife Foundation Provides Mobility to SANCCOB Port Elizabeth for Protection of Penguins and Seabirds
    Oct 15, 2020 Buzz

    Ford Wildlife Foundation Provides Mobility to SANCCOB Port Elizabeth for Protection of…

    The Ford Wildlife Foundation (FWF) has provided a locally-built Ford Ranger to the SANCCOB Port Elizabeth Centre to support its efforts in protecting threatened and endangered African penguins and seabirds Vehicle provided for a period of two… more
  • Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio is “SUV of the Year”
    Oct 15, 2020 Motoring

    Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio is “SUV of the Year”

    Powerful top model of the range wins competition of the magazine AUTO ZEITUNG. Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio once again takes first place ahead of the competition from major German, Italian and British brands The 2020 model year of the Alfa… more
  • Axalta’s Cromax brand and Yamaha Factory Racing MotoGP extend partnership
    Oct 15, 2020 Motorsport

    Axalta’s Cromax brand and Yamaha Factory Racing MotoGP extend partnership

    Strategic partnership is now into its 11th consecutive year Axalta (NYSE: AXTA), a leading global supplier of liquid and powder coatings, has been named as an Official Sponsor to Yamaha Factory Racing MotoGP for the eleventh consecutive year.… more
  • Relieving the plight against food waste this World Food Day
    Oct 15, 2020 Buzz

    Relieving the plight against food waste this World Food Day

    By Kate Stubbs, Business Development and Marketing Director at Interwaste A third of the food that is produced in South Africa is destined for landfill sites, which are fast reaching full capacity. According to statistics, South Africa produces… more
  • Reignite your passions in the remarkable Renault Duster
    Oct 15, 2020 Motoring

    Reignite your passions in the remarkable Renault Duster

    Robust, spacious and equipped to go further, the phenomenal Renault Duster Model is a force to be reckoned with within the B-SUV segment, with features and accolades to prove this. The Renault Duster remains one of the most popular SUVs within… more
  • Steel Industry: Conducting your business with the DUTIES-SWORD hanging over your head (yet another testimony)
    Oct 15, 2020 Buzz

    Steel Industry: Conducting your business with the DUTIES-SWORD hanging over your head…

    How does the import duties affect your business? (click here to share your experience) Below is another testimony from one of our members BusinessDay TV recently broadcasted a debate (click here to watch), involving, among others AMSA’s CEO,… more
  • Enhancing ethics through legislation
    Oct 15, 2020 Buzz

    Enhancing ethics through legislation

    The Auditing Profession Amendment (APA) Bill was issued by the Standing Committee on Finance (SCOF) for comments on 23 September 2020. SAICA will be presenting their comments on the APA Bill at a parliamentary session on 14 October 2020. The… more
  • Farm murders: a message to farmers by Gerhard Papenfus
  • Strike alert!
    Oct 14, 2020 Buzz

    Strike alert!

    Recently, South Africans across the country have been dealing with an increased number of strikes that are disrupting traffic. As people are resuming regular economic activities, one would like to avoid being caught up in any of the protest… more
  • Get a Sneak Peek of SEMA360
    Oct 14, 2020 Buzz

    Get a Sneak Peek of SEMA360

    SEMA360 News October 13, 2020 What Will Attendees See in SEMA360 It will be an immersive, interactive online experience only for registered attendees. Interact in real time with manufacturers and seminar presenters between the hours of 9:00 am… more
  • Microsoft closing 'offices'
    Oct 14, 2020 Buzz

    Microsoft closing 'offices'

    Microsoft is the latest name in Big Tech to tell its workforce not to worry about coming back to the office. The software giant has reportedly told its employees to feel free to work from home forever, even when its offices open back up. Under… more
  • Free Webinar: Your brand's positioning matters now more than ever!
  • Top reasons to attend the 13th Africa Energy Indaba
    Oct 14, 2020 Buzz

    Top reasons to attend the 13th Africa Energy Indaba

    Join the business meeting of choice for the African energy sector. Africa Energy Indaba is a Business to Business; and Business to Government engagement platform, encompassing a conference and exhibition to showcase innovative products and… more
  • allfashion sourcing virtual edition goes live
    Oct 14, 2020 Buzz

    allfashion sourcing virtual edition goes live

    Allfashion sourcing, the business oriented marketplace for the textile, fashion and leather industry, originally due to take place in Cape Town in October 2020, is now open for registration on a newly tried and tested virtual platform. Around… more
  • New MINI John Cooper Works GP, the pinnacle of MINI Thrill, hits South Africa.
    Oct 14, 2020 Motorsport

    New MINI John Cooper Works GP, the pinnacle of MINI Thrill, hits South Africa.

    The new MINI John Cooper Works GP, powered by a 225kW 2.0-litre four-cylinder engine with MINI TwinPower Turbo Technology, is the fastest MINI approved for road use. Of the 3,000 units produced at MINI Plant Oxford, only 38 of these very… more
  • TGRSA’s Botterill/Vacy-Lyle primed for action at double-header in Delmas
    Oct 14, 2020 Motorsport

    TGRSA’s Botterill/Vacy-Lyle primed for action at double-header in Delmas

    The South African National Rally Championship (NRC) continues with a second double-header on the trot, this time taking place in the Mpumalanga town of Delmas. With two wins under their belt after the opening rounds, TOYOTA GAZOO Racing SA’s… more
  • Bakwena & partners roll out road safety shows along the N4 route
    Oct 14, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    Bakwena & partners roll out road safety shows along the N4 route

    Bakwena Platinum Corridor Concessionaire (Pty) Ltd, (Bakwena) in partnership with Imperial (through its Be safe. Be smart campaign), Supa Quick, Active Education and the North West Department for Basic Education joined forces this Transport… more
  • Messe Frankfurt charged with overseeing record number of German Pavilions in 2021
    Oct 14, 2020 Buzz

    Messe Frankfurt charged with overseeing record number of German Pavilions in 2021

    The German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy has commissioned Messe Frankfurt to organise and run 25 German Pavilions in the coming year. That is the result of the autumn meeting of the Foreign Trade Fair Participation working… more
  • Consumers: would you buy an electric vehicle?
    Oct 14, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    Consumers: would you buy an electric vehicle?

    CONSUMER DATA KEY TO DEVELOPING ELECTRIC VEHICLE INDUSTRY IN SA Electric vehicles are poised to capture 32% of global market share of new car sales by 2030, according to a recent forecast by Deloitte - one of many that predict the exponential… more
  • Latest issue of Toyota Connect/Lexus Life available online
    Oct 14, 2020 Buzz

    Latest issue of Toyota Connect/Lexus Life available online

    You probably already heard the joke that 2020 needs to be scrapped altogether. Some people would even like to erase it from memory. For many, this year resembled a motorsport race that’s constantly punctuated by a safety car: one moment you’re… more
  • Unpacking and addressing TVET skills gaps for the automotive industry
    Oct 14, 2020 Buzz

    Unpacking and addressing TVET skills gaps for the automotive industry

    The International Youth Foundation has partnered with The Durban Automotive Cluster to understand the key competency gaps that prevent Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) college graduates from succeeding in entry-level… more
  • Wading Through the Urban Jungle as the Rains set in
    Oct 14, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    Wading Through the Urban Jungle as the Rains set in

    Certain Ford Rangers have been designed to handle a wading depth up to 850mm Extra grip from the 4x4 system can be engaged electronically and on the move Always check your surroundings for the best route and drive through water slowly… more
  • Local racer heroes deliver on the world stage
    Oct 14, 2020 Motorsport

    Local racer heroes deliver on the world stage

    South Africans Petersen crowned champion at Indy, Perel wins at Monza. Toyota Gazoo Racing victorious as Ross Branch stars in Andalucia. That, all the DTM, WRC F1, MotoGP and the rest of the news on the Auto Race Centre powered by Toyota Gazoo… more
  • The Use and Benefits of Gel-Based Batteries
    Oct 14, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    The Use and Benefits of Gel-Based Batteries

    By Kelvin Naidoo, Manufacturing and Technical Director of AutoX AutoX is the manufacturer of the leading automotive battery brands Willard and SABAT and the official distributor of the world renowned VARTA automotive batteries. Vehicles, from… more
  • Covid-19 lockdown: new consolidated workplace regulations
    Oct 14, 2020 Covid-19

    Covid-19 lockdown: new consolidated workplace regulations

    The Department of Employment and Labour, on 1 October, quietly published new consolidated Covid-19 regulations to which workplaces must adhere. Although much of the previous regulations have been retained, there are a number of significant… more
  • Exhibitions crucial to find right sourcing partners for business – Study
    Oct 14, 2020 Buzz

    Exhibitions crucial to find right sourcing partners for business – Study

    Study: Over 90% respondents affirmed that trade fairs enable them to touch-and-feel the product as well as to build a relationship with the seller which are key factors for making an effective purchase decision Assessing the impact of the… more
  • Nissan South Africa’s Training Academy creates best in class empowering learning tool
    Oct 14, 2020 Buzz

    Nissan South Africa’s Training Academy creates best in class empowering learning tool

    Continued commitment to skills development during the COVID-19 pandemic. The COVID-19 pandemic has presented many challenges particularly with education and training. To address these obstacles, Nissan South Africa’s Training Academy has… more
  • Styling, value boost for Pik Up Double Cab range
    Oct 14, 2020 Motoring

    Styling, value boost for Pik Up Double Cab range

    New look grille, lights and silver highlights now standard across DC range Cruise control, reverse camera and new touch screen on S10 S6 upgraded with standard cruise control and electric side-mirrors Competitive pricing, with Double Cab models… more
  • Fiat New 500 wins the “Red Dot Award 2020”
    Oct 14, 2020 Motoring

    Fiat New 500 wins the “Red Dot Award 2020”

    Fiat New 500, FCA’s first full electric, has won the “Red Dot Award 2020”, one of the most coveted prizes in the world of industrial design, in the “Design Concept” category. Fiat’s new electric city car is now ready to revolutionize the… more
  • BodyShop News Gulf October-November 2020 Edition Out Now
    Oct 14, 2020 Buzz

    BodyShop News Gulf October-November 2020 Edition Out Now

    The latest issue of BodyShop News Gulf is now available. If you are on our mailing list, the magazine is on its way to you now. If not, you can click here to sign up for a free subscription. Click on the cover or the button below to read it… more
  • Winners revealed in worldwide Rolls-Royce Young Designer Competition
    Oct 13, 2020 Motoring

    Winners revealed in worldwide Rolls-Royce Young Designer Competition

    Rolls-Royce announces winners in its Young Designer Competition Winners awarded in four categories, with further entries awarded Highly Commended Selected by Rolls-Royce Design Team from more than 5,000 entries submitted online by children in… more
  • Further investment in Lotus Engineering consultancy with major Hethel site upgrades
    Oct 13, 2020 Motoring

    Further investment in Lotus Engineering consultancy with major Hethel site upgrades

    Latest investment includes all-new Electric Drive Unit (EDU) test cell, plus upgrades to other engineering facilities and workshops Famous Hethel track has also been upgraded Designed to support Lotus Engineering consultancy as it further… more
  • Clark produces IC engine powered forklift truck series in Vietnam
    Oct 13, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    Clark produces IC engine powered forklift truck series in Vietnam

    Long-term success on the world market Clark has started mass production of counter balanced forklifts at its new plant in Vietnam. The plant, located in Hai Duong, CẩmGiàng District, will produce S-Series IC engine trucks and higher capacity… more
  • Covid-19: TERS-funding/UIF: Survey 12 October 2020 (April, May, June, July and Aug)
    Oct 13, 2020 Covid-19

    Covid-19: TERS-funding/UIF: Survey 12 October 2020 (April, May, June, July and Aug)

    10% of employers still haven’t received their April UIF/TERS monies. Of the 90% of employers who received payment, only 72% were paid in full. 13% of employers still haven’t received their May UIF/TERS monies. Of the 87% of employers who… more
  • Protection of personal information (POPI) ACT webinar
    Oct 13, 2020 Buzz

    Protection of personal information (POPI) ACT webinar

    The Protection of Personal Information Act (POPIA), Act 4 of 2013, was enacted on 31 July 2020, and every institution and organisation in South Africa has been granted 12 months to become fully compliant with the Act. The purpose of the Act is:… more
  • Mitsubishi Motors supports female military veterans for 2020 Rebelle Rally
    Oct 13, 2020 Buzz

    Mitsubishi Motors supports female military veterans for 2020 Rebelle Rally

    Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV will be the first plug-in hybrid electric vehicle to contest the 10-day, 2,000 km off-highway navigational event For the second year, Mitsubishi will support Team Record the Journey as part of its "Small Batch – Big… more
  • Elkem receives Enova financial support for planning the battery materials industrial plant
    Oct 13, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    Elkem receives Enova financial support for planning the battery materials industrial plant

    Elkem has received NOK 10 million in financial support from Enova to fund the initial planning of the potential large-scale battery materials plant in Norway, named Northern Recharge. The project aims to supply the fast-growing battery industry… more
  • 2020 FIA Formula One Eifel Grand Prix – Race – Sunday
    Oct 13, 2020 Motorsport

    2020 FIA Formula One Eifel Grand Prix – Race – Sunday

    Weather: sunny, 8.7-9.8°C air, 17.8-16.5°C track Frédéric Vasseur, Team Principal Alfa Romeo Racing ORLEN and CEO Sauber Motorsport AG: “Scoring a point is always a positive result, but what is even more important is the way in which we have… more
  • HRSA Saloons, Sportscars & Pursuit wow Pretoria
    Oct 13, 2020 Motorsport

    HRSA Saloons, Sportscars & Pursuit wow Pretoria

    Historic Racing South Africa returned to Zwartkops on Saturday, where Willie Hepburn’s original Opel Rekord topped a great V8 show in the Universal Saloon Cars. Richard de Roos’ Porsche 911 RSR dominated the Sports & GTs and two more Porsche… more
  • Government Subsidy Enabling 100,000 Apprenticeships
    Oct 13, 2020 Buzz

    Government Subsidy Enabling 100,000 Apprenticeships

    The federal government says it will invest an additional $1.2 billion to create a subsidy encouraging Australian businesses to enable apprenticeships for 100,000 new apprentices or trainees as part of its COVID-19 economic recovery plan.… more
  • Heroes in their Fords Enhance Road Safety on the N3 Toll Route
    Oct 12, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    Heroes in their Fords Enhance Road Safety on the N3 Toll Route

    The N3 Toll Route between Heidelberg in Gauteng and Cedara in KwaZulu-Natal is one of South Africa’s busiest transport networks A fleet of Ford Rangers used by the N3 Toll Concession (N3TC), packed with essential safety equipment, sweep this… more
  • Even Closer to the Customer: Continental Reorganises Tyre Businesses in EMEA
    Oct 12, 2020 Buzz

    Even Closer to the Customer: Continental Reorganises Tyre Businesses in EMEA

    Replacement businesses for passenger and truck tyres merged New organisation is primarily structured according to customer group Objectives: Further increase in customer centricity and further development of innovative products, services, and… more
  • World’s first ‘intelligent’ electric vehicle battery unveiled by European battery producer Inobat Auto
    Oct 12, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    World’s first ‘intelligent’ electric vehicle battery unveiled by European battery…

    AI-built batteries to be produced from 2021 in the heart of Europe Highlights InoBat Co-Founder and CEO, Marian Bocek launches the world’s first ‘intelligent’ EV battery Bocek marks “vision” for AI-built battery a “reality” with industry… more
  • ATS appointed as official distributor For Garmin Catalyst
    Oct 12, 2020 Buzz

    ATS appointed as official distributor For Garmin Catalyst

    The new Garmin Catalyst driving performance optimiser is now available from Automotive Technology Specialists (ATS), Africa’s leading motorsport equipment retailer. The Catalyst capitalises on Garmin’s extensive experience in satellite-based… more
  • Fifteen community Champions were selected on a volunteer basis to represent five Rustenburg wards
    Oct 12, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    Zutari and Bakwena drive community development impact using innovative methodology

    Engineering consultant Zutari and the Bakwena Platinum Corridor Concessionaire (Pty) Ltd (Bakwena) have collaborated successfully in developing an innovative community development programme called the Bafenyi ka Bakwena Community Champions… more
  • The decline and fall: One in five municipalities in a state of collapse
    Oct 12, 2020 Buzz

    The decline and fall: One in five municipalities in a state of collapse

    by Jordan Griffiths Published by The Daily Maverick on 06 October 2020 Parts of the article have been highlighted by NEASA's Media Department. The collapse of a local municipality is easy to spot. The first warning signs always come from the… more
  • All even heading to bike double national finale
    Oct 12, 2020 Motorsport

    All even heading to bike double national finale

    If ever a South African national racing title has headed into its final weekend balanced on a knife’s edge, it has to be the 2020 SA Cross Country Motorcycle Championship Double Header in Mid-Illovo, KZN on 17 and 18 October. All six of the… more
  • Jordan's Nürburgring, Indianapolis whirlwind
    Oct 12, 2020 Motorsport

    Jordan's Nürburgring, Indianapolis whirlwind

    South African international GT racing star Jordan Pepper is taking a well-earned breather. He’s just back from a wild fortnight racing supercar Bentleys and BMWs at two of the world’s most illustrious racetracks. First up was the Nürburgring 24… more
  • Imperial and The Bakwena Concessionaire ‘buckle up’ learners and pedestrians this Transport Month!
    Oct 09, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    Imperial and The Bakwena Concessionaire ‘buckle up’ learners and pedestrians this…

    Imperial, a leading integrated market access and logistics provider, is proud to announce that its Be safe. Be smart road safety campaign in partnership with Bakwena Platinum Corridor Concessionaire (Pty) Ltd (Bakwena) will be handing out… more
  • Green power deal supercharges Lotus’ net-zero ambitions
    Oct 09, 2020 Buzz

    Green power deal supercharges Lotus’ net-zero ambitions

    The first step in a partnership announced with Centrica to decarbonise the legendary sports car maker Lotus and British Gas Business have embarked on a new green electricity deal, which sees the UK’s largest energy supplier provide renewable… more
  • Redefining the solar power market in Africa
    Oct 09, 2020 Buzz

    Redefining the solar power market in Africa

    Solar power capacity and energy generation has seen a rapid increase over the last decade, becoming the fastest growing source of renewable energy in the world. Thanks to technological advances, a sharp decline in costs, improved policies and… more
  • Autopromotec presents: Futurmotive - Digital Expo and Conference
    Oct 09, 2020 Buzz

    Autopromotec presents: Futurmotive - Digital Expo and Conference

    The digital event, scheduled for 10 December 2020, will take place in a virtual environment where companies of the automotive aftermarket, international operators and experts will meet to exchange ideas, projects and visions on the future of… more
  • Covid-19: TERS-funding/UIF: Survey 8 October 2020 (April, May, June, July and Aug)
    Oct 09, 2020 Buzz

    Covid-19: TERS-funding/UIF: Survey 8 October 2020 (April, May, June, July and Aug)

    10% of employers still haven’t received their April UIF/TERS monies. Of the 90% of employers who received payment, only 7% were paid in full. 14% of employers still haven’t received their May UIF/TERS monies. Of the 86% of employers who… more
  • Government starts to release state owned farms to landless blacks – but no full title for 30 years
    Oct 09, 2020 Buzz

    Government starts to release state owned farms to landless blacks – but no full title for…

    Yet again government is failing to grasp an opportunity to redistribute state owned land to landless black citizens on full freehold title. Instead it is “allowing” them to farm state land on a 30 year lease and only then, will an option to buy… more
  • COSATU protest action
    Oct 09, 2020 Buzz

    COSATU protest action

    Cosatu has indicated that its members, as well as any other employees who wish to associate with their cause, will be embarking on a mass stayaway today, in protest against unemployment, corruption as well as a number of other socio-economic… more
  • Garrett Motion reinforces industry leadership with financial restructuring and sale process
    Oct 09, 2020 Buzz

    Garrett Motion reinforces industry leadership with financial restructuring and sale…

    Garrett Motion Inc. (“Garrett“ or the “Company“) (NYSE: GTX) has announced it has entered into an agreement with KPS Capital Partners, LP (“KPS”) with respect to a potential purchase of its business. In taking this step, Garrett is seeking to… more
  • Hot Rod Racing Richards Bay Motorsport Saturday 26 September
    Oct 09, 2020 Motorsport

    Hot Rod Racing Richards Bay Motorsport Saturday 26 September

    Another Awesome Racing Event. I shot more than 3000 Photographs of this event and will be putting up a big batch +-200 on Facebook very soon watch this space. Thousands more Motor Racing Photographs available.… more
  • COSATU stay away. A spectacular implosion.
    Oct 09, 2020 Buzz

    COSATU stay away. A spectacular implosion.

    by Gerhard Papenfus The much-published 7 October 2020 ‘stay-away’ by the trade union federations COSATU and SAFTU, apart from causing traffic congestion in a few metros, seemingly failed to gain traction - at least as far as the private sector… more
  • Help your car battery beat the heat
    Oct 09, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    Help your car battery beat the heat

    Contrary to popular belief, the summer heat is tougher on your car battery than the winter chill. This is largely due to the corrosion processes that take place. Batteries are damaged by the summer heat, which causes failure to start in winter,… more
  • The Best of Both Worlds: World Net Logistics’ Acquisition by the Rhenus Group
    Oct 09, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    The Best of Both Worlds: World Net Logistics’ Acquisition by the Rhenus Group

    Following its acquisition in early 2019 by Germany’s Rhenus Group, a leading global logistics service provider, local specialist World Net Logistics is experiencing the extensive benefits of the takeover. Integrating the two entities with… more
  • FMF Newsletter 7 October 2020
    Oct 09, 2020 Buzz

    FMF Newsletter 7 October 2020

    FMF update To all our supporters, members, friends, and the South African public, please take all necessary steps to remain safe and healthy in these very difficult times. The FMF has been hard at work researching the impact of the lockdown,… more
  • Technology key to maintaining business continuity during the pandemic, say 88% of SA businesses
    Oct 08, 2020 Covid-19

    Technology key to maintaining business continuity during the pandemic, say 88% of SA…

    A global study by Vodafone Business, the 2020 Internet of Things (IoT) Spotlight report, reveals the impact the Internet of Things (IoT) has on businesses at a time when their digital capabilities are put to the test by the COVID-19 pandemic.… more
  • Questions for Battery Centre specialist on alternate power solutions during load shedding
    Oct 08, 2020 Buzz

    Questions for Battery Centre specialist on alternate power solutions during load shedding

    During load shedding, what alternate power solutions are available to me? There are three choices. All comes with pros and cons. Since the environmental challenges has to be the first priority, two solutions, namely: (1) Grid tied photovoltaic… more
  • New Toyota Hilux – Tougher, more advanced
    Oct 08, 2020 Motoring

    New Toyota Hilux – Tougher, more advanced

    The latest iteration of Toyota’s revered ‘bakkie’, first launched in 2016 with an increased focus on technology, convenience, and comfort, while still retaining the traditional Hilux hallmarks of toughness and durability, builds on the robust… more
  • Steel industry: AMSA vs the Steel Downstream. NEASA (once again) sets the record straight
    Oct 08, 2020 Buzz

    Steel industry: AMSA vs the Steel Downstream. NEASA (once again) sets the record straight

    Engineering News, on 5 October 2020, published a statement by AMSA in which it expressed its concern about NEASA’s “ill-informed attacks”, stating that the series of articles and statements by NEASA are “largely emotive, speculative and… more
  • Bakwena's exciting flagship project
    Oct 08, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    Bakwena's exciting flagship project

    Bakwena Platinum Corridor Concessionaire (Pty) Ltd, (Bakwena) is excited to share one of its Community Flagship projects which is making huge strides in the communities adjacent to the N4 in Rustenburg. This ABCD Project builds on the assets… more
  • The new BMW 128ti.
    Oct 08, 2020 Motoring

    The new BMW 128ti.

    The all-new BMW 128ti, Alpine white, Y Rim 18” Styling 553 M (10/2020). The new BMW 128ti (fuel consumption combined: 6.4 – 6.1 l/100 km [44.1 – 46.3 mpg imp]; CO2 emissions combined: 148 – 139 g/km*) is an unfiltered driving machine with a… more
  • ‘Time for us all to pull together.’ Really?
    Oct 08, 2020 Buzz

    ‘Time for us all to pull together.’ Really?

    by John Kane-Berman Published by the DailyFriend on 05 October 2020 Parts of the article have been highlighted by NEASA's Media Department. Last week, Cyril Ramaphosa declared that it was now time for us all to ‘pull together and grow South… more
  • Alfa Romeo takes to the tennis court with Jannik Sinner: a combination of talent and passion
    Oct 08, 2020 Buzz

    Alfa Romeo takes to the tennis court with Jannik Sinner: a combination of talent and…

    Alfa Romeo is sponsoring a promising talent in tennis, the youngest Italian ever to compete in the quarter-finals at Roland Garros: one of Jannik Sinner’s many records. The young tennis star is already making history in his sport, as the… more
  • Balance safety and productivity
    Oct 07, 2020 Buzz

    Balance safety and productivity

    While an organisation may have strict safety policies in place, ensuring that this policy is followed can be another, more complicated, task. While a driver is in the car, without anyone looking over them, the temptation to quickly look at that… more
  • Celeste Margo Le Roux of React24 wins Standard Bank Top Woman Entrepreneur 2020
    Oct 07, 2020 Buzz

    Celeste Margo Le Roux of React24 wins Standard Bank Top Woman Entrepreneur 2020

    Celeste Margo Le Roux – CEO and Co-founder at React24 and Co-founder of React Training College – demolished stereotypes in the built environment and construction industry, when on the 2nd of October 2020 she walked away with the prestigious… more
  • Mitsubishi Motors SA increases market share in a tough market with the launch of the new Pajero Sport
    Oct 07, 2020 Motoring

    Mitsubishi Motors SA increases market share in a tough market with the launch of the new…

    Mitsubishi Motors South Africa improves sales thanks to most stylish Pajero Sport to date Mitsubishi claims market share in incredibly competitive segments New Pajero Sport Exceed plays a major role in increased sales Mitsubishi Motors South… more
  • Adaptors can be a danger to the South African consumer
    Oct 07, 2020 Buzz

    Adaptors can be a danger to the South African consumer

    The increased use of devices and appliances has resulted in the increased use of adaptors as well as adaptors-on-adaptors in South Africa. This creates a risk of fires, short circuiting and damage or malfunction of appliances. South African… more
  • Re-orientation of the brand takes shape – Audi starts a new brand campaign
    Oct 07, 2020 Buzz

    Re-orientation of the brand takes shape – Audi starts a new brand campaign

    Global brand campaign visualizes Audi’s new brand strategy. “Future is an Attitude” is Audi’s communicative approach for future campaigns. Henrik Wenders, Senior Vice President Brand Audi: “By refining our brand strategy we give a contemporary… more
  • McLaren’s all-new high-performance hybrid supercar enters final stages of testing
    Oct 07, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    McLaren’s all-new high-performance hybrid supercar enters final stages of testing

    ‘Next-generation’ High-Performance Hybrid (HPH) supercar will be introduced in first half of 2021 McLaren’s first series-production hybrid features all-new V6 petrol engine and pure EV road driving mode All-new McLaren Carbon Lightweight… more
  • Easy and Neat Fitment of Dash Cams Now Possible in Certain Ford Ranger Models
    Oct 07, 2020 Motoring

    Easy and Neat Fitment of Dash Cams Now Possible in Certain Ford Ranger Models

    Additional USB charging port located in the rearview mirror for easy fitment of dash cams Dash cam footage can be used as supporting evidence and is especially important for those who travel alone Dash cams with features like GPS tracking and… more
  • Face up to ANC failure
    Oct 07, 2020 Buzz

    Face up to ANC failure

    Readers of Business Day were treated this week to an article by Adekeye Adebajo attacking Rhodes University because it “still stubbornly bears the name of its benefactor”. Adebajo, who rather coyly conceals the fact that he benefited from… more
  • The little Caddy that could do
    Oct 07, 2020 Motoring

    The little Caddy that could do

    The VW 1.0 Caddy TSI Trendline, a Multi-Purpose Vehicle, surprised me in ways I wasn’t expecting. Easy to understand why it’s ever popular with small to medium size companies. And yes it makes for a good family car as well. What is it? A rather… more
  • oin the Virtual Manufacturing Indaba Conference: Conference registration free
    Oct 07, 2020 Buzz

    oin 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
  • Claus Petschick heads new Sustainability department at Continental’s Tire division in Germany – Q&A regarding sustainability program,
    Oct 07, 2020 Buzz

    Continental Tires Bundles Sustainability Activities in New Department

    Tour de France and dandelion as eco-friendly source of natural rubber Sustainable management is an integral part of “Vision 2030” strategy program Consistent research and development in new technologies, alternative materials, and… more
  • On-site, hybrid and digital: Messe Frankfurt begins its fourth quarter
    Oct 07, 2020 Buzz

    On-site, hybrid and digital: Messe Frankfurt begins its fourth quarter

    Trade fairs are starting up again in Frankfurt: in the last quarter of 2020, a series of events is taking place on Messe Frankfurt’s exhibition grounds – including Hypermotion, the first hybrid event to be held at its Frankfurt base. Numerous… more
  • Comparing SEMA360 to the SEMA Show
    Oct 07, 2020 Buzz

    Comparing SEMA360 to the SEMA Show

    Instead of staying at a hotel and packing comfortable shoes, buyers and manufacturers will want to prepare for SEMA360 by setting up their workstations with a comfortable chair and fully charged computer. Taking place 100% online, SEMA360 is… more
  • ZF Friedrichshafen completes the acquisition of WABCO, merging it into ZF as its Commercial Vehicle Control Systems Division. Wolf-Henning Scheider, CEO of ZF Friedrichshafen AG, and Fredrik Staedtler, who will lead the Commercial Vehicle Control Systems division.
    Oct 06, 2020 Buzz

    ZF Completes WABCO Acquisition

    Following approval by all regulatory authorities, ZF Group commences the integration of WABCO ZF and WABCO to form a leading global integrated systems provider for commercial vehicle technology WABCO will be integrated into ZF as its Commercial… more
  • Allstate To Lay Off 3800 Workers Amid Restructuring
    Oct 06, 2020 Buzz

    Allstate To Lay Off 3800 Workers Amid Restructuring

    North American insurer Allstate Corporation has announced more detail on the impacts of its multi-year Transformative Growth Plan, including the laying off of 3800 workers. The insurer says the goal of the Transformative Growth Plan programme… more
  • Steel industry: the steel ‘basket price: just an illusion
    Oct 06, 2020 Buzz

    Steel industry: the steel ‘basket price: just an illusion

    AMSA continuously claims that their steel prices are determined by Government via the so-called “basket-price” principle. Although the term ‘basket-price’ was already coined in 2006, the flawed nature thereof was only exposed 10 years ago. In… more
  • The BMW 330is Edition pays homage to the iconic 325is “Gusheshe”
    Oct 06, 2020 Motoring

    The BMW 330is Edition pays homage to the iconic 325is “Gusheshe”

    BMW 330is Edition celebrates the legendary Gusheshe Limited-run of only 230 BMW 330is Editions introduced There is no replacing a legend such as the iconic South African manufactured BMW 325is, but you can pay your respects to it. To celebrate… more
  • It's Protea vs. Marauder in Zwartkops Pursuit
    Oct 06, 2020 Motorsport

    It's Protea vs. Marauder in Zwartkops Pursuit

    This weekend sees Historic Racing return to Zwartkops. Not only will the scratch racers be at it hammer and tongs as usual in pursuit of Willie Hepburn in the Universal Healthcare Pre-80 Saloons and Sports & GT races, but there’s also an… more
  • Probe launches advanced battery monitoring solution to save fleet owners major costs
    Oct 06, 2020 Buzz

    Probe launches advanced battery monitoring solution to save fleet owners major costs

    True to Probe’s slogan, “The Complete Power Package’, Probe is proud to announce the launch of an integrated Advanced Battery Monitoring Solution (BMS). “Keeping a fleet on the road relies on a healthy combination of starter, alternator and… more
  • Anderson Transport and Continental Tyre SA, though through their General Tire brand, have extended their sponsorship of Dryland Event Management mountain biking and trail running races. Photo by ZC Marketing Consulting.
    Oct 06, 2020 Buzz

    Anderson Transport and General Tire Continue their MTB Support

    Dryland Event Management is proud to announce that Anderson Transport and General Tire have extended their partnership. The transport firm has renewed their long-term relationship, with the aim of further developing women’s mountain biking in… more
  • Ford Tops Vehicle Exports, Encouraging Domestic Sales Recovery for September 2020
    Oct 06, 2020 Buzz

    Ford Tops Vehicle Exports, Encouraging Domestic Sales Recovery for September 2020

    Ford leads automotive exports in September with 6 995 vehicles shipped Local passenger and commercial vehicle sales end on 3 679 as customer purchasing confidence returns with further easing of COVID-19 lockdown restrictions Total domestic and… more
  • Exponential growth possible for Africa's automotive industry
    Oct 06, 2020 Buzz

    Exponential growth possible for Africa's automotive industry

    The development of regional value chains could see new vehicle sales increase from 1 million to 5 million units a year across Africa, according to Afreximbank. Speaking at a recent online seminar to promote the African continent’s premier trade… more
  • Hypermobility conference coming to SA in November
    Oct 06, 2020 Buzz

    Hypermobility conference coming to SA in November

    Messe Frankfurt South Africa is partnering with the National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of SA (naamsa) to probe the way forward for the local and global motor industry in a fully virtual engagement session on Wednesday, 18 November… more
  • Technical Apprenticeship Opportunity
    Oct 06, 2020 Buzz

    Technical Apprenticeship Opportunity

    NEASA Youth Program has partnered with a technical training provider to offer qualifying employers the opportunity to host apprentices, who have successfully completed the theory component of their qualification, in order to gain the relevant… more
  • AVEVA Enhances Unified Supply Chain solution with Real-Time Crude
    Oct 05, 2020 Buzz

    AVEVA Enhances Unified Supply Chain solution with Real-Time Crude

    New Offering to enable enterprise agilityin The Volatile Energy Market, Improving Supply Chain Visibility and Providing Timely Crude Oil Quality Information AVEVA, a global leader in engineering and industrial software, today announced the… more
  • The rise of the Digital Planet tells a new story
    Oct 05, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    The rise of the Digital Planet tells a new story

    Staring down the barrel of what is certainly going to be an economic recession, businesses are now preparing to navigate a period of prolonged uncertainty for their brand, the global economy, and the consumers they serve. At no point in human… more
  • Groupthink and conformity is the stuff of genocides
    Oct 05, 2020 Buzz

    Groupthink and conformity is the stuff of genocides

    A MUST READ: by Mike Smith Published in Mike Smith's Commentary on 03 October 2020 Parts of the article have been highlighted by NEASA's Media Department. Today will probably pass in history as just a minor holiday in Germany. The 3rd of… more
  • Update on Road Traffic Legislation: AARTO Regulations
    Oct 05, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    Update on Road Traffic Legislation: AARTO Regulations

    The Minister of Transport has published the AARTO Draft Regulations for comment in terms of the AARTO Act, 1998 as it will be amended by the AARTO Amendment Act, 4 of 2019 in Government Gazette Nr. 43758 on 2 October 2020 (pages 38 – 532). You… more
  • Jakkie Olivier, CEO of the RMI
    Oct 05, 2020 Buzz

    Too little or too much - Time to refocus on compliance issues

    With the economy slowly starting to show signs of improvement, the Retail Motor Industry Organisation (RMI), an employer organisation active in an industry consisting of around 22 000 employers and about 280 000 employees in the automotive… more
  • 5 October 2020 (April, May, June, July and Aug)
    Oct 05, 2020 Covid-19

    Covid-19: TERS-funding/UIF: Survey 5 October 2020 (April, May, June, July and Aug)

    9% of employers still haven’t received their April UIF/TERS monies. Of the 91% of employers who received payment, only 75% were paid in full. 14% of employers still haven’t received their May UIF/TERS monies. Of the 86% of employers who… more
  • Swiss electric sports car manufacturer Piëch Automotive appoints leading auto executives to drive launch plans
    Oct 05, 2020 Buzz

    Swiss electric sports car manufacturer Piëch Automotive appoints leading auto executives…

    Company adds board-level recruits from Porsche, BMW, and Tesla Series A-funding closed with investor Peter Thiel on board; Swiss bank UBS is acting as sole advisor on the series B to raise the capital required to launch the first production car… more
  • Exciting finale to 2020 cross country season with two events in two days at Parys
    Oct 05, 2020 Motorsport

    Exciting finale to 2020 cross country season with two events in two days at Parys

    After a season that will be remembered for many years due to the outbreak of a global pandemic, the final two rounds of the 2020 South African National Cross Country Series (SACCS) will take place on the weekend of 23 and 24 October at Parys in… more
  • BMW South Africa announces pricing for the new BMW 5 Series
    Oct 05, 2020 Motoring

    BMW South Africa announces pricing for the new BMW 5 Series

    Immaculate attention to detail. Efficient diesel and petrol engines. New chapter in the successful history of the BMW 5 Series. For the new BMW 5 Series range, it is all about paying attention to even the finest of details. From a more… more
  • Mahindra Group turns 75
    Oct 05, 2020 Buzz

    Mahindra Group turns 75

    Marks this Significant Milestone with Pledge to contribute 750,000 hours towards Global Celebration of ‘Spirit of Service’ Launches #RiseUpChallenge to celebrate the Challenger Spirit The Mahindra Group today commemorates its 75th anniversary… more
  • Toyota Enters the Exciting World of E-Sports
    Oct 05, 2020 Motorsport

    Toyota Enters the Exciting World of E-Sports

    Amidst the changing socio-economic conditions brought on by the Covid-19 pandemic, Toyota South Africa has diversified its sporting interests into the digital or virtual world. The world of Esports has seen momentous growth during this period… more
  • Lotus wins UK Government support and funding to deliver Next-Generation EV Architecture
    Oct 05, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    Lotus wins UK Government support and funding to deliver Next-Generation EV Architecture

    An engineering partnership led by Lotus has won UK Government support and funding to develop an all-new next-generation Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) architecture. The news was confirmed today by the Advanced Propulsion Centre (APC). The… more
  • Let’s talk about PROGRESS: Audi inspires international pioneers at the Bits & Pretzels event
    Oct 05, 2020 Buzz

    Let’s talk about PROGRESS: Audi inspires international pioneers at the Bits & Pretzels…

    Under the motto “Let’s talk about progress” Audi invited experts from all over the world to take the virtual stage at the Bits & Pretzels event. In order to be an active partner providing added value to the start-up community, Audi and its… more
  • Why culture and strategy matter for small businesses
    Oct 02, 2020 Buzz

    Why culture and strategy matter for small businesses

    Culture is the ideas, customs and behaviour of a particular group of people or society. Within an organisation, culture defines how people behave within the organisation and enables its ability to implement strategy. While the two are… more
  • Must-know tips to prevent vehicle battery failure
    Oct 02, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    Must-know tips to prevent vehicle battery failure

    When a motorist purchases a car, they usually don't give much thought to the battery that will power their vehicle and drive them to work, university, the shops, visit loved ones and make new memories. Battery manufacturers do. Battery… more
  • President announced at FMF’s first post-AGM Board meeting
    Oct 02, 2020 Buzz

    President announced at FMF’s first post-AGM Board meeting

    The Free Market Foundation (FMF) is happy to announce that its first Board meeting after the 29 July 2020 Annual General Meeting (AGM) yielded productive and exciting outcomes. After much delay in light of the novel developments at this year’s… more
  • Vehicle sales improve slightly as dealers support tax cuts to boost motor industry
    Oct 02, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    Vehicle sales improve slightly as dealers support tax cuts to boost motor industry

    “The ongoing albeit slow improvement in new vehicle sales in South Africa, in line with the decreasing Lockdown Levels, is welcome, but the motor industry needs significant government support to grow sales, thereby increasing the amount of… more
  • Renault eWays, the challenge towards zero emissions
    Oct 02, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    Renault eWays, the challenge towards zero emissions

    Renault eWays, a unique event dedicated to the electric mobility of today and tomorrow. From 15 to 26 October 2020, Groupe Renault invites you to share its vision of mobility and discover two world premieres that are 100% electric: A new… more
  • Vehicle Builders Invited to Participate in SEMA360 Builder Showcase
    Oct 02, 2020 Buzz

    Vehicle Builders Invited to Participate in SEMA360 Builder Showcase

    Applications for the SEMA360 Builder Showcase are now open. In the absence of the in-person SEMA Show, the new SEMA360 was created as a 100% online trade-only event that focuses on an eCommerce marketplace, new products, vehicle builds and… more
  • FCA moving on – up
    Oct 02, 2020 Buzz

    FCA moving on – up

    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles South Africa (FCA) enters a new business chapter in the country as it moves its head office operations to new facilities in Centurion. “Our brands are ready for an exciting new chapter in their South African history, a… more
  • SA Vehicle Sales Figures for September 2020
    Oct 02, 2020 Buzz

    SA Vehicle Sales Figures for September 2020

    TSAM Market Share: 25.2% Total Sales: 9 435 Total LCV: 5 653 The local automotive market is barely out of the woods, due to the Coronavirus-induced economic slump, yet the Toyota Hilux sales are already matching pre-COVID-19 levels. Out of the… more
  • Refinish Market in South Africa
    Oct 02, 2020 Buzz

    Refinish Market in South Africa

    Real Research have been monitoring the auto repair refinish (auto paint) sector in South Africa since 2014. Stay Safe. Reach out if we can assist your brand grow. https://www.realresearch.co.za more
  • From Detroit to Port Elizabeth – the Ford Model T Revolutionised Transport
    Oct 02, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    From Detroit to Port Elizabeth – the Ford Model T Revolutionised Transport

    Ford’s Model T was launched on 1 October 1908 Model T has rich and beloved history in South Africa Approximately 19 000 Model T Fords on local roads between 1908 and 1927 It is a fascinating exercise to think of what October’s Transport Month… more
  • New Liqui Moly Bakkie Series Additive range takes care of SA’s most-loved vehicles
    Oct 02, 2020 Buzz

    New Liqui Moly Bakkie Series Additive range takes care of SA’s most-loved vehicles

    Braais and bakkies may be barbeques and pickups in other parts of the world, but they’re as woven into South African culture as slap tjips, robots and bunnies. As a nation, South Africans love bakkies and they’re our first choice as a… more
  • FCA What's Behind, season 2 – episode 3: Supply Chain Management
    Oct 02, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    FCA What's Behind, season 2 – episode 3: Supply Chain Management

    Episode 3 looks ‘behind the scenes’ of logistics, explaining what the FCA Supply Chain mechanism consists of and how it works. The Supply Chain Management function of an automaker acts as the interface between its industrial production and its… more
  • Leading with Data: How Augmented Analytics Drives ROI, Today
    Oct 02, 2020 Buzz

    Leading with Data: How Augmented Analytics Drives ROI, Today

    Augmented analytics is designed to accelerate insights, ensuring actionable business intelligence. With the right technology behind it, augmented analytics can go further – allowing humans and machines to enhance one another. Essentially, true… more
  • Covid-19: TERS-funding/UIF: Survey 1 October 2020 (April, May, June, July and Aug)
    Oct 02, 2020 Covid-19

    Covid-19: TERS-funding/UIF: Survey 1 October 2020 (April, May, June, July and Aug)

    8% of employers still haven’t received their April UIF/TERS monies. Of the 92% of employers who received payment, only 73% were paid in full. 12% of employers still haven’t received their May UIF/TERS monies. Of the 88% of employers who… more
  • naamsa is concerned about the impact of Grey Imports as it releases September 2020 new vehicle stats
    Oct 02, 2020 Buzz

    naamsa is concerned about the impact of Grey Imports as it releases September 2020 new…

    naamsa is deeply concerned about the impact of grey imports in South Africa because approximately 300,000 of the 12.7m cars on our roads are illegally imported vehicles. The number of grey imports is growing at 30,000 vehicles per annum.… more
  • The E-Mobility Congress of South Africa is going virtual in 2021
    Oct 01, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    The E-Mobility Congress of South Africa is going virtual in 2021

    During the months of August and September, a decision was made that the E-Mobility Congress of South Africa will no longer take place in Stellenbosch but would rather be hosted via online platforms. This decision was based on the current global… more
  • The new Audi A4: major upgrade now sportier and even more cutting edge
    Oct 01, 2020 Motoring

    The new Audi A4: major upgrade now sportier and even more cutting edge

    One of Audi’s bestseller now embraces the prestige of the full-size class with the new Audi design language. Now fully connected with Audi connect technology and a new MMI touch display. Electrification with mild hybrid technology enhances… more
  • Leasing versus ownership is not a clear-cut decision
    Oct 01, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    Leasing versus ownership is not a clear-cut decision

    By John Loxton, WesBank Head of Fleet Management & Leasing To lease a fleet of vehicles versus ownership is a decision most fleet operators and businesses will have to make from time to time. The choice is a complex one, and making the right… more
  • FMF Newsletter 30 September 2020
    Oct 01, 2020 Buzz

    FMF Newsletter 30 September 2020

    FMF update To all our supporters, members, friends, and the South African public, please take all necessary steps to remain safe and healthy in these very difficult times. The FMF has been hard at work researching the impact of the lockdown,… more
  • Has lockdown changed second hand car-buying patterns?
    Oct 01, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    Has lockdown changed second hand car-buying patterns?

    Lockdown has affected every single South African – on so many levels. One of the most interesting impacts has been the change in car-buying patterns. This perhaps surprising finding has emerged from an analysis of search and sales data on… more
  • Making the Most of Level 1 Travel with the Ford Tourneo Custom
    Oct 01, 2020 Motoring

    Making the Most of Level 1 Travel with the Ford Tourneo Custom

    Distances travelled almost back to normal under latest travel restrictions Tourism is one of the great drivers of economic activity in South Africa The updated Ford Tourneo Custom is now available with an automatic gearbox to make travel easier… more
  • DEPRAG supplies screwdriving unit for sun screening system
    Oct 01, 2020 Buzz

    DEPRAG supplies screwdriving unit for sun screening system

    Save time and expenses right from the planning phase Screwdriver function modules for automated screw assembly SOGA Gallenbach GmbH in Pforzheim, Germany, designs and develops special purpose machines. This includes the multi-screwdriving unit… more
  • Tour de France 2020 a Success for Continental
    Oct 01, 2020 Buzz

    Tour de France 2020 a Success for Continental

    Delighted spectators and high global engagement rate Six teams on advanced technology from Continental PremiumContact 6 tyres deliver safety and precise handling for support vehicles – Q&A with tyre development engineer Andreas Schlenke A… more
  • Driving Card system needs renewal
    Oct 01, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    Driving Card system needs renewal

    Association says it’s time to admit the system isn’t working The Automobile Association (AA) says a moratorium on fining motorists without renewed driving licences must be implemented as a matter of urgency, and that immediate steps be taken to… more
  • New Skills Needed for Distribution Management
    Oct 01, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    New Skills Needed for Distribution Management

    New routines, structural changes and a massive shift in consumer behaviour since the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic have disrupted traditional distribution management systems. Simple linear supply chains have now been replaced by complex… more
  • Honda Quest: True Adventure with the new 2020 Africa Twin!
    Oct 01, 2020 Motoring

    Honda Quest: True Adventure with the new 2020 Africa Twin!

    In a post Covid world, what’s better than getting back out into nature? The experience of riding a brand new 2020 Honda Africa Twin of course, with the possibility of winning this ultimate adventure bike. The finalists for the 2020 Honda Africa… more
  • All-electric MINI now in South Africa.
    Sep 30, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    All-electric MINI now in South Africa.

    The new MINI Cooper SE, with a starting price of R642 000, is the most affordable electric vehicle on sale in South Africa. When Mini was introduced to the world in 1959, the first compact car for the premium segment immediately became a… more
  •  Lean into the New Normal: SA Businesses Should Embrace Change and Prepare for Growth
    Sep 30, 2020 Buzz

    Lean into the New Normal: SA Businesses Should Embrace Change and Prepare for Growth

    by Canninah Mapena, Managing Director, Rockwell Automation Sub-Saharan Africa Businesses in South Africa have had a bumpy ride this year. What started as a year like any other, with modest economic growth, became an unprecedented rising tide of… more
  • Local 4x4 expert ‘pleasantly surprised’ by new Pajero Sport
    Sep 30, 2020 Motoring

    Local 4x4 expert ‘pleasantly surprised’ by new Pajero Sport

    Mitsubishi Pajero Sport covers 14 000 km in first two months Leading vehicle in soft sand (Westcoast), harsh off-road (Moolmanshoek) and fun & games (Alberton) Outstanding fuel consumption in real-life conditions For a man who uses a calendar… more
  • Consumers Encouraged to Proactively Manage Debt Commitments in COVID-19 Fallout
    Sep 30, 2020 Covid-19

    Consumers Encouraged to Proactively Manage Debt Commitments in COVID-19 Fallout

    South Africa’s economy is languishing on the brink of one of the deepest recessions since 1992 with joblessness and retrenchments on the rise across all industries and economic sectors. While South Africa has been struggling with stagnant… more
  • Beware! Microsleep danger 
    Sep 30, 2020 Buzz

    Beware! Microsleep danger 

    With the start of level one lockdown restrictions, many more people have returned to the roads and their way of life before measures were taken to control the virus. This is after six months of working from home. A return to normal life may… more
  • Virtual Manufacturing Indaba Exhibition: Register to participate on 9 - 10 December 2020
    Sep 30, 2020 Buzz

    Virtual Manufacturing Indaba Exhibition: Register to participate on 9 - 10 December 2020

    The Manufacturing Indaba will host a virtual exhibition as part of the annual 2020 edition of the Manufacturing Indaba on the 9 – 10 December 2020 The virtual event will connect industry stakeholders, foster dialogue, provide leading-edge… more
  • Toyota’s global sales recover to about 90% of year-on-year levels
    Sep 30, 2020 Motoring

    Toyota’s global sales recover to about 90% of year-on-year levels

    Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) has announced that its global sales were down 10.6% in August compared to 2019, but the company also said its retail activities were recovering at a faster pace than expected. While most countries reported… more
  • From Left: Leon Le Roux, Factory Manager, JMP; Jerome Govender, Executive Director, JMP; and Christo Rootman, Managing Director, JMP.
    Sep 30, 2020 Covid-19

    John Moffat Prolock awarded hospitals tender

    Johannesburg-based John Moffat Prolock (JMP) has been awarded a contract to supply government hospitals in Gauteng with its locally manufactured face shields. Jerome Govender, JMP Executive Director, said the company was facing decreased… more
  • Startup program aims to bolster smarter mobility across Africa
    Sep 30, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    Startup program aims to bolster smarter mobility across Africa

    Recent projections by Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) indicate that by 2050 Africa will have the fastest growth rate in the world with its cities being populated by an additional 950 million people. Although this… more
  • Volta Trucks unveils its first customer after successful launch
    Sep 30, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    Volta Trucks unveils its first customer after successful launch

    Drinks Cubed become the first buyers of the revolutionary new Volta Zero. Overwhelming positive media and customer response to the launch of the Volta Zero. Less than a month after the launch of the new Volta Zero, the first purpose-built… more
  • Prescribed debt - Oh yes honey, that debt is old. Get rid of it!
    Sep 30, 2020 Buzz

    Prescribed debt - Oh yes honey, that debt is old. Get rid of it!

    It’s Spring and we all know what that means. It’s out with the old and in with the new, and that includes getting rid of old debt. Yes, just like that old dress or pair of shoes that may be laying in your cupboard without being used and you may… more
  • Fuel set for October drop
    Sep 30, 2020 Buzz

    Fuel set for October drop

    Not even a steep bounce in both the Rand/US dollar exchange rate and international oil prices could take the shine off the good news, which is that all grades of fuel will be cheaper in October. This is according to the Automobile Association… more
  • Auditor’s responsibilities relating to fraud – part 1
    Sep 30, 2020 Buzz

    Auditor’s responsibilities relating to fraud – part 1

    Jeffrey Robinson, an international expert on organised crime and fraud, said that ‘Fraud has become pandemic around the world and if fraud were a disease, political leaders of all our nations would have to declare a global health emergency!’ In… more
  • Review your insurance covers in remote working environment
    Sep 30, 2020 Buzz

    Review your insurance covers in remote working environment

    Top nine risks to consider if you are working from home With millions of people around the globe working from home during the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, many organisations had to delve head-first into online working models, stress… more
  • Ctrack Freight & Transport index indicates a two-speed recovery
    Sep 30, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    Ctrack Freight & Transport index indicates a two-speed recovery

    A full year after the Ctrack Freight Transport Index turned negative the recovery is now well and truly underway. The biggest decline for a moving quarter on a year ago was for the June 2020 quarter which saw a decline of 22,5%. Currently the… more
  • The exterior design of the All-new Sandero, Sandero Stepway and Logan is completely new.
    Sep 30, 2020 Motoring

    All-new Sandero, Sandero Stepway and Logan : Dacia redefines the essential & contemporary…

    A completely renewed 3rd generation of best-sellers: new design, new platform and new equipment. A more assertive and contemporary design. All the Dacia spirit with clever and original equipment. An ECO-G engine for greater efficiency and… more
  • Automechanika Shanghai 2020 introduces new digital platform
    Sep 29, 2020 Buzz

    Automechanika Shanghai 2020 introduces new digital platform

    Automechanika Shanghai is tackling global sourcing needs for the automotive industry by launching AMS Live, a new integrated platform that looks beyond the geographical boundaries of onsite and online participation. The value-added service will… more
  • Polo Vivo range gets a stylish special edition derivative
    Sep 29, 2020 Motoring

    Polo Vivo range gets a stylish special edition derivative

    South Africa’s best-selling passenger car, the Polo Vivo, is getting a stylish special edition derivative added to the range With 261 285 units sold since its market introduction in March 2010, the Volkswagen Polo Vivo hatch has been the… more
  • BSI Assists Sintered Metal Products Accelerate Certification
    Sep 29, 2020 Buzz

    BSI Assists Sintered Metal Products Accelerate Certification

    Paves the way for R7.5m investment, business wins of R5m and reduction in internal process scrap of 57% BSI, a National Association of Automotive Component and Allied Manufacturers member (NAACAM), has assisted the South African automotive… more
  • COVID-19 will accelerate popularity of car-sharing schemes, says GlobalData
    Sep 29, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    COVID-19 will accelerate popularity of car-sharing schemes, says GlobalData

    COVID-19 lockdowns and an increase in working from home worldwide has limited the need to own private vehicles, which will cause more consumers to consider new models of vehicle ownership, says GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company.… more
  • Robotics: changing the automotive industry
    Sep 29, 2020 Buzz

    Robotics: changing the automotive industry

    When it comes to industrial robotics, there’s no doubt that its greatest impact is in the automotive industry. The technology has given manufacturers a competitive advantage – improving the quality of production, increasing output capacity and… more
  • Opinion by Cornel Schoeman, Chief Operating Officer of GENRIC Insurance Company Limited
    Sep 29, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    Insurers need to move beyond risk and protection

    Consumers demand more monetised value and digital convenience Until recently, traditional insurance models have remained remarkably resilient in the onslaught of digital transformation and tech innovation that has disrupted entire industry… more
  • Reconsider before you cancel your vehicle tracking service
    Sep 29, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    Reconsider before you cancel your vehicle tracking service

    It’s not always the best way to cut expenses According to BankservAfrica’s latest Take-Home Pay Index, the number of take-home salaries in South Africa decreased by almost 35% in July compared to the same month in 2019. In addition, a high… more
  • Richard Green, National Director of SAMBRA
    Sep 29, 2020 Buzz

    Time to open up the market

    Over the last two years the South African Motor Body Repairers’ Association (SAMBRA), has been lobbying hard to remove restrictive Insurer Supplier Panels and OEM approval programmes, which effectively preclude consumers exercising their right… more
  • Bakwena advises of special maintenance on the Bakwena N1 route
    Sep 29, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    Bakwena advises of special maintenance on the Bakwena N1 route

    Bakwena​ ​Platinum​ ​Corridor​ ​Concessionaire​ ​(Bakwena)​ would like to inform road users of the special maintenance on the road pavement that will be taking place on the N1 between October and November 2020 in both directions between… more
  • Bits & Pretzels Event 2020: Audi offers digital showcase for start-ups and expert talks
    Sep 29, 2020 Buzz

    Bits & Pretzels Event 2020: Audi offers digital showcase for start-ups and expert talks

    As an active partner to Bits & Pretzels, Audi is once again hosting a program with international experts in 2020 to discuss and exchange relevant knowledge with the start-up scene. This year the traditional Bits & Pretzels event will take place… more
  • Your weekend racing wrap by theauto.page. Powered by Toyota Gazoo Racing
    Sep 29, 2020 Motorsport

    Your weekend racing wrap by theauto.page. Powered by Toyota Gazoo Racing

    The past weekend proved another proud one for South African racers and local motorsport. There was great racing on the home front, while local stars also shone overseas. EXTREME FESTIVAL: TOYOTA & VW WIN AT GTC OPENER The Red Star Raceway… more
  • Clicks: Losing all sense of proportion
    Sep 29, 2020 Buzz

    Clicks: Losing all sense of proportion

    by John Kane-Berman Published in Dailyfriend on 21 September 2020 Parts of the article have been highlighted by NEASA's Media Department. That the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) should have seized upon the clicks hair advertisement to showcase… more
  • Escalating road maintenance crisis results in avoidable injuries and deaths
    Sep 29, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    Escalating road maintenance crisis results in avoidable injuries and deaths

    The escalating road maintenance crisis in South Africa means many people drive on treacherous roads which are the direct cause of accidents that result in serious injuries and deaths. This is according to Kirstie Haslam, partner at DSC… more
  • Survival tips for motor traders in the post-lockdown world
    Sep 29, 2020 Buzz

    Survival tips for motor traders in the post-lockdown world

    By Jason Mellow, Head of Business Insurance at MiWay The lockdown has been particularly unkind to the small business and entrepreneurial sectors of our economy. According to the Financial Mail, this picture is confirmed by data from various… more
  • Africa needs ethical leadership to attain inclusive and sustainable growth
    Sep 29, 2020 Buzz

    Africa needs ethical leadership to attain inclusive and sustainable growth

    Africa’s future growth and prosperity hangs in the balance, as corruption erodes the basic fibre of economies, organisations and communities, according to human capital and strategy expert Buyani Zwane. “Our ability to achieve growth and… more
  • Ford Ranger Takes Top Honours in Latest JD Power Initial Quality Awards
    Sep 29, 2020 Buzz

    Ford Ranger Takes Top Honours in Latest JD Power Initial Quality Awards

    Ranger received highest award for quality in the midsize pickup segment in the US The current Ford Ranger has been built in South Africa since 2011, and is exported to over 100 markets around the world, including Europe where it is the segment… more
  • How to identify and avoid buying fake NSK bearings
    Sep 29, 2020 Buzz

    How to identify and avoid buying fake NSK bearings

    When a company’s reputation is at stake, no purchasing or engineering teams want to fall into the trap of purchasing fake bearings. Every year, NSK invests heavily in identifying and prosecuting counterfeiters, but knows that the best way to… more
  • Covid-19: TERS-funding/UIF: Survey 28 September 2020 (April, May, June, July and Aug)
    Sep 28, 2020 Covid-19

    Covid-19: TERS-funding/UIF: Survey 28 September 2020 (April, May, June, July and Aug)

    11% of employers still haven’t received their April UIF/TERS monies. Of the 89% of employers who received payment, only 73% were paid in full. 15% of employers still haven’t received their May UIF/TERS monies. Of the 85% of employers who… more
  • Hyundai launches electrified 596 kW RM20e Racing Midship Sports Car
    Sep 28, 2020 Motoring

    Hyundai launches electrified 596 kW RM20e Racing Midship Sports Car

    Hyundai Motor Company today introduced the next-generation electrified RM20e Racing Midship Sports Car to the world at the 2020 Beijing International Automotive Exhibition 2020. The RM nomenclature refers to the N prototype model’s “Racing… more
  • Isuzu remains resilient with strong sales performance
    Sep 28, 2020 Buzz

    Isuzu remains resilient with strong sales performance

    Much like the resilience of Isuzu’s bakkies and trucks on the continent’s roads, the vehicle manufacturer has shown grit with solid sales figures despite the challenging economic conditions this year. At an online media event hosted today Isuzu… more
  • Ferrari Omologata: a new one-off creation
    Sep 28, 2020 Motoring

    Ferrari Omologata: a new one-off creation

    Fiorano sees the premiere of the 10th one-off crafted over a V12 platform A unique Ferrari has been seen lapping Fiorano today during a brief yet intense shakedown. While the V12 engine note reverberating around the track may have sounded… more
  • SA motocross bounces back in style
    Sep 28, 2020 Motorsport

    SA motocross bounces back in style

    The Cannabis Energy South African National Motocross Championship exploded back into action with a double header round 2 and 3 at Thunder Valley in Pietermaritzburg on Saturday and Sunday. It proved a thrilling weekend of spectacular, muddy… more
  • 2020 FIA Formula One Russian Grand Prix – Race – Sunday
    Sep 28, 2020 Motorsport

    2020 FIA Formula One Russian Grand Prix – Race – Sunday

    Weather: sunny, 30.2-28.3°C air, 40.9-38.2°C track Frédéric Vasseur, Team Principal Alfa Romeo Racing ORLEN and CEO Sauber Motorsport AG: “We had good speed today and both cars made considerable progress from our grid positions, so we can say… more
  • Dream debut for new Golf 8 GTI with two victories at Red Star Raceway
    Sep 28, 2020 Motorsport

    Dream debut for new Golf 8 GTI with two victories at Red Star Raceway

    SA’s Global Touring Car series finally got underway with three action-packed races at Red Star Raceway near Delmas Volkswagen’s new Golf 8 GTI claimed two victories and bagged the overall win for the day A race win each for Daniel Rowe and… more
  • Ford reveals blisteringly quick Mustang Mach-E GT
    Sep 28, 2020 Motoring

    Ford reveals blisteringly quick Mustang Mach-E GT

    All-electric, 465 PS, all-wheel drive Mustang Mach-E GT sprints to the head of the pack with 3.7-second 0-100 km/h Mach-E customers receive one year of free access to the IONITY fast-charging network Intelligent range uses information from… more
  • Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance can drive down electric vehicle prices, says GlobalData
    Sep 28, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance can drive down electric vehicle prices, says GlobalData

    Prices of electric vehicles (EVs) are significantly higher than conventional combustion engine powered vehicles. However, the difference is narrowing as EV volumes rise and unit costs of expensive components fall, says GlobalData, a leading… more
  • Freedom of the Road in the New Normal
    Sep 28, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    Freedom of the Road in the New Normal

    Clean and check your car thoroughly before getting out on the road Follow all Alert Level 1 rules and guidelines stipulated by the South African Government While international travel in and out of South Africa may be restricted due to the… more
  • Fernando Alonso and Renault DP World F1 Team start work for 2021
    Sep 28, 2020 Motorsport

    Fernando Alonso and Renault DP World F1 Team start work for 2021

    Fernando’s F1 career has been meshed with that of Renault. He started with the team as a 21-year-old in 2002 and secured his first-ever win in 2003. Both his drivers’ titles were sealed with Renault, first in 2005 and again the next year. He… more
  • Wolf Oil Corporation blends sustainability and racing in new cooperation with German endurance team
    Sep 28, 2020 Motorsport

    Wolf Oil Corporation blends sustainability and racing in new cooperation with German…

    Wolf Oil Corporation is delighted to announce its new partnership with a truly unique sustainable racing team, Four Motors, intensifying its investments into a sustainable racing world, and laying the foundation for more environmentally… more
  • 2020 SAPICS conference for supply chain professionals goes online
    Sep 28, 2020 Buzz

    2020 SAPICS conference for supply chain professionals goes online

    The Covid-19 crisis has highlighted the importance of supply chains to everyone; for everything that we eat, drink and use every day. The availability of goods ranging from toilet paper to PPE (personal protective equipment) was impacted by the… more
  • Pieter Niemand, national director of the Motor Industry Workshop Association (MIWA)
    Sep 28, 2020 Buzz

    What’s ahead for Motor Workshops – headwinds, tailwinds and structural shifts

    A recent global article written collaboratively by the Automotive & Assembly practice predicts that the automotive aftermarket is still a long way off from returning to demand levels of 2019. In South Africa however the market has recovered… more
  • New production site for e-drive components: BMW Group Plant Leipzig to start battery module production in 2021
    Sep 28, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    New production site for e-drive components: BMW Group Plant Leipzig to start battery…

    BMW Group to produce high-voltage batteries and battery components at two German plants, Dingolfing and Leipzig Investment of more than 100 million euros by 2022 in e-drive production at Leipzig The BMW Group is further expanding its… more
  • Happy Birthday, Panda: all the ‘smart solutions’ that have made the Panda unique, versatile and functional for its first 40 years
    Sep 28, 2020 Motoring

    Happy Birthday, Panda: all the ‘smart solutions’ that have made the Panda unique,…

    Throughout its 40 years, Panda has always been and continues to be the queen of ‘smart’ solutions. The new video to celebrate the car's birthday tells the story of all these solutions. Luca Napolitano, Head of EMEA Fiat, Lancia & Abarth Brands,… more
  • Axalta Coating Systems announces Hadi Awada to lead Transportation Coatings business
    Sep 28, 2020 Buzz

    Axalta Coating Systems announces Hadi Awada to lead Transportation Coatings business

    Markevich to depart after successful seven years with Company Axalta Coating Systems Ltd. (NYSE: AXTA) today announced that Executive Vice President Steve Markevich will be leaving Axalta, having successfully led the Global Transportation… more
  • New TOTAL QUARTZ XTRA range, lubricants designed for new-generation engines in passenger cars
    Sep 28, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    New TOTAL QUARTZ XTRA range, lubricants designed for new-generation engines in passenger…

    This is a year of exceptional innovation for Total Lubrifiants. After the launch of its new can in a completely new design, the contents are getting their own upgrade with new engine lubricant formulas that have been further adapted and… more
  • THE TIRE COLOGNE 2021: Presence trade fair and TTC@home
    Sep 28, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    THE TIRE COLOGNE 2021: Presence trade fair and TTC@home

    Transfer event on the way to a new future THE TIRE COLOGNE 2021 will be a transfer event on the way to a new future. Koelnmesse and the German Tyre Retail and Vulcanisation Trade Association (BRV) have grasped the current crisis as an… more
  • Fisker Inc. to establish new technology center in San Francisco
    Sep 28, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    Fisker Inc. to establish new technology center in San Francisco

    ‘Source Code’ office will support design and engineering of software systems to support the Fisker Ocean SUV and future portfolio expansion products Downtown San Francisco location configured to enable employees to work flexibly between remote… more
  • Lyft sees over 60% surge in influencer discussions on Twitter in last six months, reveals GlobalData
    Sep 28, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    Lyft sees over 60% surge in influencer discussions on Twitter in last six months, reveals…

    At a time when ride-hailing services are seeing a huge plunge in demand as social distancing has become the new norm and several businesses turned to work-from-home due to COVID-19, transportation network company Lyft Inc saw more than 60%… more
  • Volvo Penta has developed the electric driveline for Rosenbauer’s revolutionary fire truck.
    Sep 25, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    Revolutionary Volvo Penta-powered electric fire trucks are on their way to customers

    Three pioneering fire trucks featuring Volvo Penta electric drivelines are on their way to fire departments in Berlin, Amsterdam and Dubai to begin real-world customer testing. Volvo Penta has developed an electric driveline for leading fire… more
  • SEMA360 Educational Seminar Schedule Announced
    Sep 25, 2020 Buzz

    SEMA360 Educational Seminar Schedule Announced

    Attendees will gain knowledge from the industry’s most highly successful, entrepreneurial leaders The SEMA360 Education Program will feature more than 30 professional development seminars and candid conversations with industry-leading… more
  • Engine Enthusiasts, Save The Date!
    Sep 25, 2020 Buzz

    Engine Enthusiasts, Save The Date!

    Mark Your Calendar & Register Today Start 2021 with a one-of-kind, interactive, online event - The Engine Performance Expo. January 7th, 8th & 9th, 2021. No travel required, and registration is FREE. This 3-day event showcases industry leading… more
  • Rolls-Royce reveals new Ghost Extended
    Sep 25, 2020 Motoring

    Rolls-Royce reveals new Ghost Extended

    #rollsroyceghost The most rear legroom in a four-seat sedan with the exception of Phantom Extended 170mm longer than Ghost, offering greater space and legroom for rear-seat occupants Provides enhanced rear comfort with no compromise to driving… more
  • Delphi Technologies Aftermarket announces 8 additional first-to-market brake pads in European braking program
    Sep 25, 2020 Buzz

    Delphi Technologies Aftermarket announces 8 additional first-to-market brake pads in…

    Delphi Technologies announces another 8 first-to-market brake pads for Land Rover, Vauxhall, DS, Hyundai, Audi and Volkswagen in European aftermarket braking program, Customers can take advantage of these new applications to generate additional… more
  • MiX Telematics drives fleet and mobile asset management solutions
    Sep 25, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    MiX Telematics drives fleet and mobile asset management solutions

    Established in South Africa during 1996, MiX Telematics has transformed into a leading global provider of fleet and mobile asset management solutions available in more than 120 countries, with a network of more than 130 fleet partners… more
  • Call for Entries Issued for 15th Annual Stevie® Awards for Sales & Customer Service
    Sep 25, 2020 Buzz

    Call for Entries Issued for 15th Annual Stevie® Awards for Sales & Customer Service

    Business Development, Customer Service, and Sales Achievements, Professionals, and More May Be Nominated The Stevie® Awards, organizer of the world’s premier business awards programs, has issued a call for entries for the 2021 (15th annual)… more
  • FMF Newsletter 23 September 2020
    Sep 25, 2020 Buzz

    FMF Newsletter 23 September 2020

    FMF update To all our supporters, members, friends, and the South African public, please take all necessary steps to remain safe and healthy in these very difficult times. The FMF has been hard at work researching the impact of the lockdown,… more
  • Expert analysis on the COVID-19 vaccine process - World Economic Forum
    Sep 25, 2020 Covid-19

    Expert analysis on the COVID-19 vaccine process - World Economic Forum

    Analysis on the COVID-19 vaccine process and how scientists are condensing a 10-year process into 12-18 months from Elissa Prichep, Precision Medicine Lead, World Economic Forum. Please feel free to quote. For further comment contact:… more
  • StreetDrone unlocks autonomous vehicles with ground-breaking subscription service
    Sep 25, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    StreetDrone unlocks autonomous vehicles with ground-breaking subscription service

    World-first subscription service means autonomous solutions no longer need to cost millions - thanks to a pioneering solution to remove cost barriers New cost-effective, subscription-based autonomous software Safety-first built-in solution runs… more
  • New Aston Martin Vantage GT8R to make Nürburgring 24 hour debut
    Sep 25, 2020 Motorsport

    New Aston Martin Vantage GT8R to make Nürburgring 24 hour debut

    New Vantage race car expands Aston Martin’s racing GT range GT8R to sit between GT3 and GT4 in the Vantage racing family Partner team Garage 59 to give Vantage GT8R 24-hour race debut Le Mans winners Darren Turner and Jonny Adam boost driver… more
  • Level 2 ADAS technologies trickling down car segments, says GlobalData
    Sep 25, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    Level 2 ADAS technologies trickling down car segments, says GlobalData

    While advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) technologies have appeared in luxury cars for some time, they are increasingly appearing in less expensive cars, according to GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company. The objective is, at… more
  • Covid-19: TERS-funding/UIF: Survey 23 September 2020 (April, May, June, July and Aug)
    Sep 25, 2020 Covid-19

    Covid-19: TERS-funding/UIF: Survey 23 September 2020 (April, May, June, July and Aug)

    9% of employers still haven’t received their April UIF/TERS monies. Of the 91% of employers who received payment, only 72% were paid in full. 17% of employers still haven’t received their May UIF/TERS monies. Of the 83% of employers who… more
  • IFC and Imperial partner to pilot modular COVID-19 Screening in sub-Saharan Africa
    Sep 25, 2020 Covid-19

    IFC and Imperial partner to pilot modular COVID-19 Screening in sub-Saharan Africa

    IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, today announced a partnership with South African-listed Imperial to jointly develop a modular screening and treatment healthcare infrastructure program in sub-Saharan Africa to respond to the COVID-19… more
  • Steel Industry: Conducting your business with the DUTIES-SWORD hanging over your head (yet another testimony)
    Sep 25, 2020 Buzz

    Steel Industry: Conducting your business with the DUTIES-SWORD hanging over your head…

    How does the import duties affect your business? (click here to share your experience) Below is another testimony from one of our members Dear Gerhard I can just echo and say amen to all the previous testimonies about the state of our own… more
  • Continental Tyre SA Earns 12th Consecutive PMR.africa Diamond Arrow Award
    Sep 25, 2020 Buzz

    Continental Tyre SA Earns 12th Consecutive PMR.africa Diamond Arrow Award

    Continental picks up its 12th Diamond Arrow Award for business excellence as one of South Africa’s leading tyre manufacturers Results based on PMR.africa’s annual regional survey of the Eastern Cape, focusing on economic growth and development,… more
  • The new Renault Arkana, the hybrid SUV coupe for Europe
    Sep 25, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    The new Renault Arkana, the hybrid SUV coupe for Europe

    The New Renault Arkana, Renault's original SUV coupé is coming in Europe with a hybrid powertrain. Endowed with a strong personality, the New Renault Arkana combines driving pleasure, comfort, roominess and distinctive style. A multiple hybrid… more
  • Finding value is easier than you think
    Sep 23, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    Finding value is easier than you think

    Bertus Visser, Chief Executive of Distribution at PSG Insure While short-term insurance may be a grudge purchase for some, there could be hidden value in your personal or commercial policy. At a time when every rand counts, it is important to… more
  • Toyota appoints Tommi Mäkinen as motorsport advisor
    Sep 23, 2020 Motorsport

    Toyota appoints Tommi Mäkinen as motorsport advisor

    Toyota Motor Corporation (Toyota) is proud to announce the appointment of Tommi Mäkinen as a Motorsport Advisor from January 2021 – with the aim of further advancing the manufacturing of ever-better cars. Behind the appointment is Mäkinen's… more
  • The 4 things you should check before hitting the road
    Sep 23, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    The 4 things you should check before hitting the road

    Finally, freedom! After months of lockdown, and being limited to your own ’hood, the open road beckons once more. People to see, places to go. Pack your masks and sanitiser, it’s road trip time! But if your car’s been standing idle for a while,… more
  • Cannonballing – Africa Style
    Sep 23, 2020 Motoring

    Cannonballing – Africa Style

    In tribute to Burt Reynolds, the lead in the original 1981 movie, The Cannonball Run, who passed away in 2018, the Cannonballers gathered on a fine morning on Friday 18th September 2020 at Zwartkops Raceway for the annual running of the Round… more
  • MasterDrive welcomes level one
    Sep 23, 2020 Buzz

    MasterDrive welcomes level one

    As from Monday, South African started lockdown level one restrictions: most South Africans are returning to work, borders, by air or car, are open and increased numbers are permitted at gatherings. As with the other drops in lockdown levels,… more
  • Winntec launch new product brochure with a variety of workshop innovations
    Sep 23, 2020 Buzz

    Winntec launch new product brochure with a variety of workshop innovations

    As a leading international designer and manufacturer of high quality, market leading and innovative automotive workshop products. Netherlands based Winntec Europe B.V. are constantly moving forward with new and sometimes unique designs and… more
  • Retreading, Fleet Tyre Management and Digitalisation Conferences will be key discussion points at the Tyrexpo Asia 2021
    Sep 23, 2020 Buzz

    Retreading, Fleet Tyre Management and Digitalisation Conferences will be key discussion…

    In the last press release from Tarsus Group – Organisers of the Tyrexpo Asia 2021 Show in Singapore next March 2021 they announced a series of international business conferences which will take place during the course of the three day event. At… more
  • The new BMW M3 Sedan and BMW M3 Competition Sedan. The new BMW M4 Coupé and BMW M4 Competition Coupé.
    Sep 23, 2020 Motoring

    The new BMW M3 Sedan and BMW M3 Competition Sedan. The new BMW M4 Coupé and BMW M4…

    New edition of the pace-setting high-performance sports cars in the premium midsize segment: BMW M3 Sedan: 353 kW/480 hp; acceleration [0 – 100 km/h (62 mph)]: 4.2 seconds; fuel consumption combined: 10.8 l/100 km (26.2 mpg imp); CO2 emissions… more
  • The Covid-19 pandemic has accelerated search by consumers for pre-owned vehicles
    Sep 23, 2020 Covid-19

    The Covid-19 pandemic has accelerated search by consumers for pre-owned vehicles

    Consumers are increasingly focusing on low-mileage, pre-owned vehicles with InspectaCar Finance reporting a 160 per cent increase in applications from May 2020 when lockdown levels where first eased compared to August 2020. Applications have… more
  • Brasil Auto Parts - Made In Brasil
    Sep 23, 2020 Buzz

    Brasil Auto Parts - Made In Brasil

    Brasil Auto Parts invites you to know the automotive industry in Brazil more
  •  Hi-tech tools enable Cummins to safely support customers in Covid-19 pandemic
    Sep 23, 2020 Covid-19

    Hi-tech tools enable Cummins to safely support customers in Covid-19 pandemic

    A suite of high-tech tools called RemoteConnect is enabling Cummins to support customers while maintaining social distancing and travel restrictions implemented during the Covid-19 crisis. The tools, which allow experts to remotely see what… more
  • Isuzu Updates Product Range for 2020
    Sep 23, 2020 Motoring

    Isuzu Updates Product Range for 2020

    Isuzu Motors South Africa (IMSA) has been busy this year with many changes to some of its most popular models. Speaking at a virtual media briefing this week Dominic Rimmer, Senior Vice President Technical Operations said, “despite challenges… more