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  • The bankruptcy of Hertz USA in no way affects Dollar Thrifty South Africa’s car rental operations
    May 25, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    The bankruptcy of Hertz USA in no way affects Dollar Thrifty South Africa’s car rental…

    It has come to our attention that Hertz Global Holdings Inc in the United States of America filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. Hertz holds the trademark to the “Dollar Thrifty” brands and has no involvement in the operations or ownership of… more
  • Hertz Car Rental Files For Ch11 Bankruptcy
    May 25, 2020 Buzz

    Hertz Car Rental Files For Ch11 Bankruptcy

    Hertz Global Holdings has filed for US Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection due to the COVID-19 pandemic which has crippled global travel, causing what the company called an “abrupt decline in revenue”. After many US states began to declare stay at… more
  • From which planet our lockdown tobacco law?
    May 25, 2020 Covid-19

    From which planet our lockdown tobacco law?

    Police Minister Bheki Cele's latest law is that smokers must face East. No one can argue with his science-based logic. If smokers face the same way, they do not blow smoke at each other and non-smokers will know on which side to pass. The… more
  • Signs that cigarette ban may last to level 1; it should be reversed immediately
    May 25, 2020 Buzz

    Signs that cigarette ban may last to level 1; it should be reversed immediately

    Smokers - be prepared to pay R20 for a single cigarette or R200 a box for many months Ban fails to meet stated health objectives and has allowed illegal trade to steal legitimate traders livelihoods 11 million smokers are now criminals No… more
  • Covid-19: TERS-funding: payments for May
    May 25, 2020 Covid-19

    Covid-19: TERS-funding: payments for May

    Dear employer The Minister of Employment and Labour has stated in a media statement that TERS UIF claims for May will be accepted as of 22 May 2020. However, at the time of writing, the online portal was still not open for the submission of May… more
  • A must read: BEE: a disservice to South Africa's economy, by Moeteltsi Mbeki
    May 25, 2020 Buzz

    A must read: BEE: a disservice to South Africa's economy, by Moeteltsi Mbeki

    Published in Fin24 on 21 May 2020 Black Economic Empowerment has not added any value to the South African economy and should be scrapped and replaced with a more integrated business development policy, according to political economist Moeletsi… more
  • Plascon’s Mobihel races ahead after successfully entering the market in late 2019
    May 25, 2020 Buzz

    Plascon’s Mobihel races ahead after successfully entering the market in late 2019

    Never underestimate the importance of finishing well, whether you’re referring to a car race, or life itself. In the competitive automotive coatings industry, the perfect finish is what drives customer retention and business growth. Enter… more
  • Pieter Niemand, national director of the Motor Industry Workshop Association (MIWA)
    May 25, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    Aftermarket geared for increased number of second-hand cars

    As the motor industry starts to open up AutoTrader, one of the country’s largest online vehicle sales portals, says vehicle buyers are searching for cheaper second-hand cars. They report searches on AutoTrade for second-hand vehicles under R50… more
  • Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula One Team’s new livery and new colour
    May 25, 2020 Motorsport

    Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula One Team’s new livery and new colour

    With the 2020 Formula OneTM season on hold, Spies Hecker takes the opportunity to look in-depth at the Team’s livery, and the work that goes in to applying it. Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula One Team is the reigning FIA Formula OneTM… more
  • The uncompromising TORSUS PRAETORIAN has been awarded a prestigious Red Dot Award
    May 25, 2020 Motorsport

    The uncompromising TORSUS PRAETORIAN has been awarded a prestigious Red Dot Award

    TORSUS PRAETORIAN has been awarded a prestigious Red Dot Award in the Product Design 2020 category, for its outstanding design quality. TORSUS, in partnership with Werkemotion - an independent award-winning transportation and industrial design… more
  • Vans are a bright spot in Europe's automotive downturn, says GlobalData
    May 25, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    Vans are a bright spot in Europe's automotive downturn, says GlobalData

    Light commercial vehicles (LCVs) including vans are an often overlooked, but important, component of the European light vehicle market, particularly in the current coronavirus crisis, says GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company. Calum… more
  • Volvo launches relief programme
    May 25, 2020 Buzz

    Volvo launches relief programme

    Volvo Car South Africa has launched a customer programme which provides motorists with payment relief or cash in their pockets. The programme applies to the following vehicles: the XC40, XC60, XC90, S90 and V90CC. The unprecedented campaign has… more
  • Covid-19: Global P(l)andemic?
    May 25, 2020 Covid-19

    Covid-19: Global P(l)andemic?

    by Gerhard Papenfus Is it not glaringly sinister that, on the issue Covid-19, the whole world is singing from the same hymnbook; almost literally reading from the same script. How is it possible that the global political elite have pondered… more
  • Gabriel South Africa Launches ‘Shocks for Life’ for Essential Service Workers
    May 22, 2020 Covid-19

    Gabriel South Africa Launches ‘Shocks for Life’ for Essential Service Workers

    Gabriel, the longest established shock absorber brand in South Africa, has launched an initiative for essential service workers who purchase Gabriel shocks between 25th May to 30th September 2020 and receive free replacement shocks for life.… more
  • Update on Toyota’s locally-produced face shields
    May 22, 2020 Covid-19

    Update on Toyota’s locally-produced face shields

    Toyota South Africa Motors (TSAM) has to date produced 23 000 face shields and donated thousands of these face shields to the KwaZulu-Natal health sector, Toyota dealers, suppliers as well Toyota staff across the country in its bid to mitigate… more
  • SAICA’s revised by-laws include enhancements to the Institute’s disciplinary process
    May 22, 2020 Buzz

    SAICA’s revised by-laws include enhancements to the Institute’s disciplinary process

    One of the key roles of the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA) is to protect the reputation of the Chartered Accountants South Africa [CA(SA)] brand, which in recent times has been tainted by numerous public allegations of… more
  • Economic Impact on COVID-19 on the Automotive Industry in South Africa!
    May 22, 2020 Covid-19

    Economic Impact of COVID-19 on the Automotive Industry in South Africa!

    The National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of South Africa [NAAMSA] would like to share some thoughts on the impact of COVID-19 on the automotive sector in South Africa. The document covers a number of key issues NAAMSA has been… more
  • Tough times ahead - take care of your ability to fund a health crisis as priority
    May 22, 2020 Buzz

    Tough times ahead - take care of your ability to fund a health crisis as priority

    South Africa’s post Covid-19 economy is looking dire and many South Africans face the prospect of unplanned financial hardship for at least the medium-term. Reprioritising household budgets will be key in navigating through the months ahead,… more
  • The lockdown is not prima facie lawful
    May 22, 2020 Covid-19

    The lockdown is not prima facie lawful

    Is the lockdown lawful? This increasingly important question, in both South Africa and abroad, can be addressed by the work of Lord Bingham who was Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales. Shortly before his death, realising the phrase Rule of… more
  • Covid-19: claims for workplace acquired corona virus
    May 22, 2020 Covid-19

    Covid-19: claims for workplace acquired corona virus

    Dear employer The progressive relaxation of the Covid-19 lockdown will enable the return of many employees to the workplace. This will, inevitably, result in a spike in the number of Covid-19 infections and a number of these infections may well… more
  • COVID-19 adds to M&A rationale in autos, says GlobalData
    May 22, 2020 Covid-19

    COVID-19 adds to M&A rationale in autos, says GlobalData

    Following the news that Exor NV - Fiat-Chrysler's (FCA's) largest investor - has confirmed the timing for the proposed FCA-PSA merger for completion by early 2021 as initially announced; David Leggett, Automotive Analyst at GlobalData, a leading… more
  • Get everything fixed over the Lock Down with the Magical Bondic the First Liquid Plastic Welder, that Bonds, Builds, Fixes and Fills Almost Anything in Seconds!
    May 22, 2020 Covid-19

    Get everything fixed over the Lock Down with the Magical Bondic the First Liquid Plastic…

    For wood, glass, plastic, Ceramic and metal, now available from all leading retailers Bondic® is the only product that works where glue fails. It’s liquid plastic that only hardens when you need it to. It stays liquid and won’t dry out like… more
  • Rolls-Royce motor cars: achieving perfection on every scale
    May 22, 2020 Motoring

    Rolls-Royce motor cars: achieving perfection on every scale

    Rolls-Royce Motor Cars presents 1:8 scale replica of Cullinan Faithfully reproduces every detail of the original in miniature Clients able to personalise the replica to match their full-size Cullinan, or create a unique objet d’art Sir Henry… more
  • Ford Employees Join in Solidarity to Produce COVID-19 Face Shields for Medical and Essential Services Personnel
    May 22, 2020 Covid-19

    Ford Employees Join in Solidarity to Produce COVID-19 Face Shields for Medical and…

    85 employees from Ford's Silverton Assembly Plant and its supplier companies have produced almost 190 000 COVID-19 protective face shields to date for donation The initiative supports the South African government's drive to provide all… more
  • Londeka Mkhize Appointed Social Media Lead for Ford South Africa
    May 22, 2020 Buzz

    Londeka Mkhize Appointed Social Media Lead for Ford South Africa

    Mkhize heads Ford's social media team within Communications Division She has nine years' experience working in the communications sphere with a focus on social media Replaces Vusi Mbatha who has moved to a new role as Dealer Development Manager… more
  • Covid-19: TERS-Funding/UIF: survey 21 MAY 2020
    May 22, 2020 Covid-19

    Covid-19: TERS-Funding/UIF: survey 21 MAY 2020

    42% of employers still haven’t received their April UIF/TERS monies Of the 58% of employers who received payment, only 37% received the correct amount. Please click here to participate in the SURVEY In order for the survey to be complete, both… more
  •  Lockdown travel savings for South Africans
    May 22, 2020 Covid-19

    Lockdown travel savings for South Africans

    Due to movement restrictions, most South African vehicles have had little use during lockdown and this has resulted in time and money savings for their owners. Tracker’s anonymised vehicle tracking data aggregated from the company’s installed… more
  • 21st Century surveys long and short-term incentives
    May 22, 2020 Covid-19

    21st Century surveys long and short-term incentives

    Will incentive schemes be reinvented following COVID-19? 21st Century’s weekly snap survey series continues to deliver valuable insight into the responses from South African businesses to the COVID-19 crisis. The fifth and sixth surveys in the… more
  • Ethics in a time of crisis
    May 22, 2020 Buzz

    Ethics in a time of crisis

    As part of SAICA’s Leadership in a time of crisis webinar series, Professor Deon Rossouw, CEO of The Ethics Institute, spoke about the importance of sticking to your values during a crisis. If there’s any situation that’s going to show your… more
  • May 22, 2020 Buzz

    "Storie Alfa Romeo" Episode five: "Gazelles" and "Panthers" roam the streets of Italy:…

    The fifth episode of the "Storie Alfa Romeo" is set in post-war Italy, rebuilding towards the economic boom. Alfa Romeo confirmed its legendary status: the fastest cars on the track and on the road. Alfa Romeo became both a status symbol and… more
  • 25 years of Bosch ESP®: no more skidding
    May 22, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    25 years of Bosch ESP®: no more skidding

    Breakthrough for road safety In the EU alone, the electronic stability program has saved some 15,000 lives. Worldwide, 82 percent of all new passenger cars feature the anti-skid system. Harald Kroeger: “The development of ESP® was a milestone… more
  • COVID-19: work from home - indemnity agreement
    May 22, 2020 Covid-19

    COVID-19: work from home - indemnity agreement

    Dear employer The return to work regulations, as published by the Department of Employment and Labour, encourage employers, who are permitted to operate, to allow employees to work from home, where practically possible. However, there is a… more
  • End lockdown - Free our children and grandchildren!
    May 22, 2020 Buzz

    End lockdown - Free our children and grandchildren!

    Lockdowns will not end while politicians have the excuse of a supposed duty to impose tyranny on the entire population. Based on the excuse that they must, at all costs, keep high risk (mostly elderly) people safe, the government is trampling… more
  • How Does the COVID-19 Pandemic Relate to the concept of Force Majeure (Act of God)
    May 22, 2020 Covid-19

    How Does the COVID-19 Pandemic Relate to the concept of Force Majeure (Act of God)

    Hanno Bekker, Founding Director of The Legal & Research Group - is passionate about protecting and educating both consumers and businesses on what their legal contractual rights and obligations are. Having spent over a decade as an attorney,… more
  • Doctor who predicted Covid-19 answers all
    May 22, 2020 Covid-19

    Doctor who predicted Covid-19 answers all

    Triple board-certified M.D., Dr. Zach, joins Del in an evolutionary discussion on why Coronavirus is here, what it’s trying to tell us, and how we emerge from the darkness. more
  • Toyota outlines ‘new normal’ for its business operations
    May 21, 2020 Covid-19

    Toyota outlines ‘new normal’ for its business operations

    Toyota South Africa Motors (TSAM) has announced that it has cautiously resumed operations at its Prospecton Plant, in Durban, while adopting a similarly guarded approach to its Parts’ Warehouse facilities and dealerships across the country.… more
  • Gauteng Premier David Makhura in Covid-19 compliance visit at BMW Group Plant Rosslyn
    May 21, 2020 Covid-19

    Gauteng Premier David Makhura in Covid-19 compliance visit at BMW Group Plant Rosslyn

    Production of BMW X3s restarted at Plant Rosslyn this week after Covid-19 closure. Premier Makhura was joined by two MECs to inspect Covid-19 screening procedures. The Premier visited BMW X3 assembly line to assess conditions Gauteng Premier… more
  • McLaren teams up with BBC Blue Peter to launch ‘Supercar of the future’ competition for children
    May 21, 2020 Buzz

    McLaren teams up with BBC Blue Peter to launch ‘Supercar of the future’ competition for…

    One lucky winner will get their design produced as a clay model by McLaren’s top design team Design Director Rob Melville and McLaren materials scientist Ella Podmore star in competition launch film Competition created to demonstrate use of… more
  • Search for South Africa's next motorsport commentator!
    May 21, 2020 Motorsport

    Search for South Africa's next motorsport commentator!

    It is a well-known fact that becoming a professional racing driver is very difficult. Even though the Seagate Gaming Solidarity e-Race has made that title a lot more attainable, it still proves to be challenging with the number of talented… more
  • Fuel prices – up to 50% of every litre goes to taxes
    May 21, 2020 Buzz

    Fuel prices – up to 50% of every litre goes to taxes

    South Africa’s fuel price is comprised of many different elements, some of which make fuel in the country more expensive than that in neighbouring countries to which South Africa exports. The AA publishes an annual breakdown of the fuel price… more
  • Game On! Fly the Ford Flag in the Gaming World While Your Real Wheels Take a Break from the Tarmac
    May 21, 2020 Motoring

    Game On! Fly the Ford Flag in the Gaming World While Your Real Wheels Take a Break from…

    Some iconic Ford vehicles have appeared in numerous games, from PC to PlayStation, and Wii to Xbox. Ford invites gaming enthusiasts to test drive these games while their real wheels stay parked. If all this game play doesn’t quite hit the mark,… more
  • Running in a Face Mask? With a Stroller? With Music? 10 Tips for Joggers in Times of Coronavirus
    May 21, 2020 Covid-19

    Running in a Face Mask? With a Stroller? With Music? 10 Tips for Joggers in Times of…

    Running is the top trend sport during the coronavirus crisis 10 tips from Continental for healthy jogging, issued in cooperation with sports physicians Good running shoes are essential - like models with the high-grip "Continental sole" Amateur… more
  • Covid-19: TERS-funding: final payment letter
    May 21, 2020 Covid-19

    Covid-19: TERS-funding: final payment letter

    Dear employer The Department of Employment and Labour has been circulating a letter to employers who have received TERS benefits on behalf of its employees as a declaration of what the total payments made to employees consisted of. The purpose… more
  • Bentley’s flying bees return to work - with extra help to come back stronger
    May 21, 2020 Buzz

    Bentley’s flying bees return to work - with extra help to come back stronger

    Bentley’s swarm of Flying Bees return from hibernation to start work on World Bee Day Bentley Bees increase to 300,000 with three extra hives to be installed Bees join workers on the Bentayga, Continental GT, Flying Spur and Mulsanne lines in… more
  • Healthy homes and facilities to reduce infection risk
    May 21, 2020 Covid-19

    Healthy homes and facilities to reduce infection risk

    With the Covid-19 lockdown restrictions moving to Level 4, many South Africans are inevitably going to be exposed to more risk of exposure and transfer. This is already apparent when looking at the increase in cases since 5 May 2020. It is… more
  • HEALTH SQUARED helps COVID-19 Small Business Relief Centre
    May 21, 2020 Covid-19

    HEALTH SQUARED helps COVID-19 Small Business Relief Centre

    “During this national crisis our sole purpose is to support small businesses throughout the nation. The main thing to remember is small businesses are not alone, we're here to help guide them. If there is one thing we know about business owners… more
  • Groupe Renault to produce masks at flins to guarantee its needs
    May 21, 2020 Covid-19

    Groupe Renault to produce masks at Flins to guarantee its needs

    Groupe Renault today announced the acquisition of a mask production line to meet its needs and guarantee the health and safety of its employees on its sites and in its commercial network in Europe (industrial and tertiary sites, and the Renault… more
  • Breathe easier inside your car with G.U.D. cabin air filters
    May 21, 2020 Buzz

    Breathe easier inside your car with G.U.D. cabin air filters

    As a result of the Covid 19 Pandemic our daily lives have changed, how we protect ourselves in various environments has also changed and we have to protect ourselves and our families by wearing masks, sanitizing often and social distancing. One… more
  • SAKOR Technologies and SAJ supplying hybrid and electric vehicle testing equipment to indian automotive manufacturers
    May 21, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    SAKOR Technologies and SAJ supplying hybrid and electric vehicle testing equipment to…

    Companies join forces to offer equipment required to meet government electrification mandates SAKOR Technologies Inc., a recognized leader in the area of high-performance dynamometer systems, announces it has begun supplying a variety of… more
  • Industrial UPS first for ABB at major local petrochemical company
    May 21, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    Industrial UPS first for ABB at major local petrochemical company

    Industrial sectors such as petrochemicals cannot afford production downtime due to electrical power failure or disturbances When a major petrochemical producer in Mpumalanga required an industrial UPS solution, Proconics selected the PowerLine… more
  • MasterDrive celebrates 21 years
    May 21, 2020 Buzz

    MasterDrive celebrates 21 years

    In May, MasterDrive is celebrating their 21st anniversary. The last two decades have been ones of many triumphs, one of many challenges and one of great perseverance to succeed. This is especially true during the time of COVID-19. The managing… more
  • Pressure mounts to release key vehicle history to consumers
    May 21, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    Pressure mounts to release key vehicle history to consumers

    The South African Motorbody Repairers’ Association (SAMBRA), an Association of the Retail Motor Industry (RMI) is concerned about the lack of information available to the market with regards to the status of second hand vehicles. Richard Green,… more
  • New advanced Flip Up Full Face ProtectionSafety Shield from Tork Craft Essentials (B7700)
    May 21, 2020 Covid-19

    New advanced Flip Up Full Face ProtectionSafety Shield from Tork Craft Essentials (B7700)

    Unique Durable, lightweight, flip up,anti-fog visor, designed with an all-round side protection Just introduced is the new advanced Tork Craft Essential B7700 Flip Up Face Shield a full and side face safety shield offering the ultimate… more
  • Covid-19: SA lockdown survey: steady decrease in support
    May 21, 2020 Covid-19

    Covid-19: SA lockdown survey: steady decrease in support

    According to a recent survey done by NEASA, 87% of participants do NOT support the lockdown. Please CLICK HERE to participate in the survey. NEASA 24/7 NATIONAL HOTLINE: 086 016 3272 legalhotline@neasa.co.za more
  • Register now! Covid-19 webinar: Labour relations and OHSA compliance
    May 21, 2020 Buzz

    Register now! Covid-19 webinar: Labour relations and OHSA compliance

    The ultimate C-19 workshop: OHSA compliance and labour relations practices 25 MAY 2020 12:00 - 15:00 R550 (excl. VAT) You are invited to join an online course organised by NEASA in partnership with a leading labour law and business consulting… more
  • Renault - We are open for business
    May 20, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    Renault - We are open for business

    We are happy to announce that we are open for business! We are ready to assist with sales, servicing and emergency repairs for all in accordance with level 4. We assure you that we are following strict health and safety guidelines to do… more
  • Covid-19: TERS-funding/UIF: feedback on survey
    May 20, 2020 Covid-19

    Covid-19: TERS-funding/UIF: feedback on survey

    41% of employers still haven’t received their April UIF/TERS monies. Of the 59% of employers who received payment, only 23% received the correct amount. more
  • How BEE changed the rules of the game
    May 20, 2020 Buzz

    How BEE changed the rules of the game

    by Anthony Turton Published in Daily Friend on 2 January 2020 Parts of the article have been highlited by NEASA's Media Department. Some years ago I wrote about a startling fact that few were interested in at that time. That simple fact was… more
  • Continental PremiumContact 6 and SportContact 6 Named Best in European Tyre Tests
    May 20, 2020 Buzz

    Continental PremiumContact 6 and SportContact 6 Named Best in European Tyre Tests

    PremiumContact 6 came out on top of an independent tyre test conducted by the German, Austrian and Swiss automobile clubs, ADAC, ÖAMTC and TCS Test of 225/40 R18 tyre size fitted to a VW Golf GTI, 16 tyre brands evaluated, Continental tyre… more
  • New 10% import tariff applying to cars raises big questions for UK's auto industry, says GlobalData
    May 20, 2020 Buzz

    New 10% import tariff applying to cars raises big questions for UK's auto industry, says…

    Following the news that the UK Government is preparing a new 10% tariff for car imports, including those from the EU, in 2021; David Leggett, Automotive Analyst at GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company, offers his view: “With the UK… more
  • How a 100% Made by Abarth spoiler comes about
    May 20, 2020 Motoring

    How a 100% Made by Abarth spoiler comes about

    All the secrets of the new Spoiler ad Assetto Variabile fitted to the iconic Abarth 695 70° Anniversario. Tested in the FCA wind tunnel in Orbassano, near Turin, and on the Vallelunga circuit near Rome, the Spoiler ad Assetto Variabile improves… more
  • FREE Virtual Summit on eCommerce
    May 20, 2020 Buzz

    FREE Virtual Summit on eCommerce

    South Africa’s biggest eCommerce summit in history Covid-19 has catapulted eCommerce into a new stratosphere in South Africa. While it was already growing at an exponential rate, eCommerce has now cemented its place in the new world of retail.… more
  • The Future of Work
    May 20, 2020 Covid-19

    The Future of Work

    As part of SAICA’s Leadership in a Time of Crisis webinar series, Willem van der Post, CA(SA) and CEO of xTech.Capital shared some thoughts on what the workplace of the future will look like, especially in a post-Coronavirus world. The new… more
  • Rolls-Royce apiary project observes World Bee Day
    May 20, 2020 Buzz

    Rolls-Royce apiary project observes World Bee Day

    United Nations General Assembly has declared 20 May as World Bee Day Raises awareness of the essential role bees and other pollinators play in keeping people and the planet healthy, and the many challenges they currently face Rolls-Royce Apiary… more
  • Reliable partners: MEYLE and T3 Motorsport to strengthen their partnership and start a new sim racing series
    May 20, 2020 Motorsport

    Reliable partners: MEYLE and T3 Motorsport to strengthen their partnership and start a…

    Many areas of public life are currently facing significant uncertainty, including economics and sports. As reliable partners are essential in challenging times like these, support and partnership are more valuable than ever: Hamburg-based… more
  • Technology is Key to Ford's Unwavering Focus on Production Quality and Customer Satisfaction
    May 20, 2020 Motoring

    Technology is Key to Ford's Unwavering Focus on Production Quality and Customer…

    Ford's Silverton Assembly Plant uses an advanced Fits Gate system on its assembly line in Pretoria to measure the gap and flushness between all sheet metal components of the Ranger and Everest Handheld laser measurement gauges are used by… more
  • VIP invite: business masterclass: evolve your business perspective during and beyond Covid-19
    May 20, 2020 Covid-19

    VIP invite: business masterclass: evolve your business perspective during and beyond…

    Masterclass Overview: Brought to you by the PBF & Life Retreat Space is limited: Click Here To Book For Free Now As part of the measures put in place to support businesses during COVID-19 lockdown, this Business Masterclass is an intervention… more
  • Ferrari Museums in Maranello and Modena reopen
    May 20, 2020 Buzz

    Ferrari Museums in Maranello and Modena reopen

    New preventative measures in place for visitors and a thank you to healthcare workers. The Ferrari museums open their doors to the public today, in line with Italian government regulations. After closing on February 24 in compliance with the… more
  • ASEAN vehicle sales sharply lower in Q1, says GlobalData
    May 19, 2020 Buzz

    ASEAN vehicle sales sharply lower in Q1, says GlobalData

    Sales of new vehicles in southeast Asia’s six largest markets combined are estimated to have declined by over 19% to 700,528 units in the first quarter of 2020, according to GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company. “The ASEAN vehicle… more
  • Enterprising South Africans enter the delivery game!
    May 19, 2020 Buzz

    Enterprising South Africans enter the delivery game!

    Faced with the economic challenges of lockdown, South Africans have demonstrated their entrepreneurial spirit like never before. Some people have started sewing and selling masks, for instance. And, based on search statistics on AutoTrader,… more
  • Covid-19: Open up this economy without any delay
    May 19, 2020 Covid-19

    Covid-19: Open up this economy without any delay

    ... navigating through the COVID-19 LOCKDOWN scandal ... by Gerhard Papenfus Indications are that government, in the days and weeks ahead, will relax the lockdown to Alert Level 3. However, the slow ‘release’ of the economy will be executed by… more
  • CRM tools help businesses recover from economic uncertainty of covid-19
    May 19, 2020 Buzz

    CRM tools help businesses recover from economic uncertainty of covid-19

    With Covid-19 and the resultant lockdown, South African industries, and the world at large, are in a very uncertain place. The closure of businesses and facilities has, as predicted, led to an economic backlash within many (if not all)… more
  • Honda Dealerships are open for business
    May 19, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    Honda Dealerships are open for business

    Honda Motor Southern has confirmed that all nationwide dealerships have resumed operations. This is after the The Minister of Trade, Industry and Competition, Mr. Ebrahim Patel announced that certain trading activities on vehicles will be… more
  • SIM is the new real
    May 19, 2020 Motorsport

    SIM is the new real

    While Formula 1 enjoys its contract-signing 'silly season', the real racing action continues online. It's a fascinating new era in the sport where the average armchair enthusiast can fight it out with top-line sim racers and professional racing… more
  • Subaru Dealerships are Now Open - with Safety Measures in Place
    May 19, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    Subaru Dealerships are Now Open - with Safety Measures in Place

    In line with the latest regulations, Subaru Southern Africa and its dealer network is open. The safety of our employees and customers is of utmost importance and a number of measures have been implemented across our dealer network to ensure the… more
  • Transport during Level 4: Netstar partnership boosts passenger safety on Putco fleet
    May 19, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    Transport during Level 4: Netstar partnership boosts passenger safety on Putco fleet

    A partnership between bus company Putco and fleet-management organisation Netstar has enabled Putco to exponentially improve the safety of its fleet at a time when people are especially reliant on essential bus services. The Covid-19 pandemic… more
  • Isuzu Voted As The Brand With The Best Sales People
    May 19, 2020 Buzz

    Isuzu Voted As The Brand With The Best Sales People

    Isuzu has been voted as "The brand which has the best sales people" in a consumer survey conducted by cars.co.za as part of it annual Ownership Satisfaction Survey conducted in 2019. The survey measures and tracks a wide range of issues of… more
  • Optimum asset utilization crucial for shared mobility companies’ recovery in Southeast Asia, says GlobalData
    May 19, 2020 Covid-19

    Optimum asset utilization crucial for shared mobility companies’ recovery in Southeast…

    Following the news that the overall revenues of Singapore-based tech giant Grab have been pulled down by its core ride-hailing segment as people continue to stay at home due to coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak; Animesh Kumar, Director of… more
  • Afri Ride ready to bring smart and cashless mobility to the transport sector
    May 19, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    Afri Ride ready to bring smart and cashless mobility to the transport sector

    The world was not prepared for a pandemic nor the complete shift of lifestyle needed to flatten the curve of the Covid-19 infection rate. South Africa is no exception and the current lockdown limitations are also, unfortunately, placing strain… more
  • Take these Virtual Tours with Ford on National Museum Day
    May 19, 2020 Buzz

    Take these Virtual Tours with Ford on National Museum Day

    The Model T is considered by many to be one of the most influential cars of all time, selling more than 15 million in various configurations Henry Ford revolutionised the assembly line, dramatically reducing vehicle cost and build time. His… more
  • Covid-19: CCMA is open
    May 19, 2020 Covid-19

    Covid-19: CCMA is open

    Dear employer The CCMA has issued a directive confirming that all CCMA offices will be open to the public as of 18 May 2020. Although strict OHS measures will be imposed, face-to-face meetings will be conducted at the CCMA offices. Should a… more
  • To tackle COVID-19 we need trade collaboration and innovation
    May 19, 2020 Covid-19

    To tackle COVID-19 we need trade collaboration and innovation

    As member states of the World Health Organization prepare to gather in Geneva on May 18th for the World Health Assembly, a global coalition of 31 think tanks calls on governments to commit to open trade, collaboration and innovation in the… more
  • Opinion: Time for freight industry to hit the road and lower its carbon emissions and carbon tax
    May 19, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    Opinion: Time for freight industry to hit the road and lower its carbon emissions and…

    Air pollution: what is the big deal? Road transport is a major source of air pollution that harms human health and the environment. Vehicles emit a range of pollutants including nitrogen oxides (NOx) and particulate matter (PM). In addition to… more
  • LKQ Takes GM To Court Over Part Design Patents
    May 19, 2020 Buzz

    LKQ Takes GM To Court Over Part Design Patents

    LKQ Corporation has begun legal proceedings against General Motors over the infringement and validity of collision repair part design patents on 6 May in a US district court. LKQ says it has a Design Patent License Agreement (DPLA) with GM that… more
  • NAAMSA quarterly review of business conditions: 1st Quarter 2020
    May 19, 2020 Buzz

    NAAMSA quarterly review of business conditions: 1st Quarter 2020

    New motor vehicle manufacturing industry / automotive sector: 1st Quarter 2020 Key features: First Quarter 2020 First quarter 2020 industry employment reflected a decline of 670 jobs to reach 29 996 positions at end March, 2020; Industry capacity… more
  • An open letter to all open-letter writers
    May 19, 2020 Buzz

    An open letter to all open-letter writers

    By David Bullard Many eminent people have written open letters to the president urging him to be more presidential. He’s probably too busy to respond but, if he did, it would look something like this…. Dear Gareth, Andrew, Tracey, Ben and… more
  • Auto industry faces sharper downturn than financial crisis of 2007/8, says GlobalData
    May 18, 2020 Buzz

    Auto industry faces sharper downturn than financial crisis of 2007/8, says GlobalData

    Even as automotive manufacturers tentatively restart production lines after the COVID-19 crisis disruptions, the global automotive industry faces a hit to the market that will be greater than in the 2007/8 financial crisis, says GlobalData, a… more
  • The Impact of the Global Pandemic on Human Activity: Part III
    May 18, 2020 Buzz

    The Impact of the Global Pandemic on Human Activity: Part III

    The Top Line Total worldwide steps decreased by 12% in April 2020 Worldwide steps from just workout activities increased by 24% More people are exercising, but in different ways, to make up for the Coronavirus’s suppression of normal daily… more
  • Covid-19: business support: easing of the lockdown
    May 18, 2020 Covid-19

    Covid-19: business support: easing of the lockdown

    "It is hard to imagine a more stupid or more dangerous way of making decisions than by putting those decisions in the hands of people who pay no price for being wrong." Thomas Sowell ... navigating through the COVID-19 LOCKDOWN scandal ... Dear… more
  • A must read: once the pandemic is over, we must fight for the freedoms we have lost in the crisis
    May 18, 2020 Covid-19

    A must read: once the pandemic is over, we must fight for the freedoms we have lost in…

    by Stephen Grootes - Published by Daily Maverick earlier Parts of the article have been highlighted by NEASA's Media Department. This too shall pass, and when it does we need a thoughtful, rational national debate about drafting emergency… more
  • Mexican factory restart delays could scupper US automaker restarts, says GlobalData
    May 18, 2020 Buzz

    Mexican factory restart delays could scupper US automaker restarts, says GlobalData

    Following the news that the Mexican Government has pushed back the restart date for the Mexican auto sector to 1st June; Calum MacRae, Automotive Analyst at GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company, offers his view: “If enforced, this… more
  • A library of knowledge in your hands
    May 18, 2020 Buzz

    A library of knowledge in your hands

    SKF Shelf App In your day-to-day work, being informed is all-important. Quick access to the right documents and resources can make all the difference – no matter whether you are trying to solve a problem or you need the right facts and figures… more
  • Dacia, 15 years success story in Europe
    May 18, 2020 Motoring

    Dacia, 15 years success story in Europe

    A unique story in the automotive industry; 6.4 million vehicles sold in Europe since 2005; A 3.8% market share in 2019 in Europe; To celebrate its presence in Europe, Dacia is launching an anniversary limited series. From a single model to a… more
  • SKF South Africa Announces new Managing Director
    May 15, 2020 Buzz

    SKF South Africa Announces new Managing Director

    SKF South Africa is pleased to announce the appointment of Burak Özyurt as the company's new Managing Director. After working for Arcelik- Defy, Burak Özyurt joined SKF in 2012 as an Application Engineer in Turkey and worked in various roles… more
  • Voluntary vehicle scrappage policy unlikely to lure India’s customers in short-term, says GlobalData
    May 15, 2020 Buzz

    Voluntary vehicle scrappage policy unlikely to lure India’s customers in short-term, says…

    Following the news that the Ministry of Road Transport & Highways (MoRTH) of India recently reassured that a formal vehicle scrappage policy for India is being worked upon; Animesh Kumar, Director of Automotive Consulting at GlobalData, a… more
  • Covid-19 unpacked: invitation to free webinar
    May 15, 2020 Covid-19

    Covid-19 unpacked: invitation to free webinar

    ... navigating through the COVID-19 LOCKDOWN scandal ... WEBINAR - Business sustainability, innovation and tough decisions 20 MAY 2020 at 14:00 You are invited to join a FREE webinar by organised by NEASA in partnership with a leading national… more
  • The increasing absurdity of Patel's red pen
    May 15, 2020 Covid-19

    The increasing absurdity of Patel's red pen

    "... despite our President's address I am still unsure what colour t-shirt I can buy to wear under a jumper ..." Latest clothing and motor dealer regulations are so illogical they’re laughable … by Hilton Tarrant - Published in Moneyweb Parts… more
  • GLTC’s contingency plan keeps customers running optimally
    May 15, 2020 Covid-19

    GLTC’s contingency plan keeps customers running optimally

    Following the implementation of the lockdown in South Africa, GLTC has put in place a workable national aftermarket support contingency plan which has yielded greater success in the face of tough COVID-19 influenced operating conditions. Since… more
  • How Artificial Bird Poop Keeps Your Paintwork Safe in the Real World
    May 15, 2020 Buzz

    How Artificial Bird Poop Keeps Your Paintwork Safe in the Real World

    Bird poop can seriously damage your vehicle’s paintwork. Laboratory-developed bird poop is tested on Ford vehicles’paintwork, to ensure that the paintwork protects your car and stays shiny. Regularly wash your vehicle and gently remove harmful… more
  • The FCA Heritage Officine Classiche workshops reopen their doors
    May 15, 2020 Buzz

    The FCA Heritage Officine Classiche workshops reopen their doors

    In total security, the activities of FCA Heritage resume in the Mirafiori complex in Turin: everything from certification of historic vintage cars to services of technical assistance and maintenance to total restoration. Check this link to view… more
  • Open Up the Supply Chain and All Sectors to Minimise Extensive Job Losses and Prevent Further Economic Decline
    May 15, 2020 Buzz

    Open Up the Supply Chain and All Sectors to Minimise Extensive Job Losses and Prevent…

    The Road Freight Association (RFA) is urging Government to open up all sectors of the economy to lessen the already devastating economic impact of lockdown and COVID-19. “The movement of both goods and people is vital for the wheels of South… more
  • The future of racing eSports: From safety car to cybersecurity
    May 15, 2020 Motorsport

    The future of racing eSports: From safety car to cybersecurity

    By Alexander Moiseev, Chief Business Officer of Kaspersky Amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and the overall economic downturn, a number of industries have managed to thrive - one of them is eSports. While all the major live sporting events… more
  • Too little too late for small businesses
    May 15, 2020 Buzz

    Too little too late for small businesses

    The President’s announcement indicated a move from Level 4 to Level 3 at the end of May 2020 for most of South Africa, except the hotspots. Cape Town and Johannesburg, the two dominant areas for small businesses are firmly in the Covid-19 red… more
  • Payment holidays aren’t the only options in an economic crisis
    May 15, 2020 Covid-19

    Payment holidays aren’t the only options in an economic crisis

    COVID-19 has hurt the global economy, and a key concern on South Africans’ minds relates to finances, their debt, and how to manage these in a time of uncertainty. Whether it’s an entire country or a business or an individual, “payment… more
  • Launching the Black Industrialist Forum
    May 15, 2020 Buzz

    Launching the Black Industrialist Forum

    We are pleased to announce the launch of our new strategic event, the Black Industrialist Forum. The aim of the Black Industrialist Forum is to convene a gathering of Black Industrialists to meet and engage with the relevant stakeholders to… more
  • Busworld India rescheduled to October 2020
    May 15, 2020 Buzz

    Busworld India rescheduled to October 2020

    With global trade and travel restrictions in the current situation, Busworld International CVBA and Messe Frankfurt India have jointly announced the postponement of Busworld India. Originally scheduled to be held in August 2020 at the Bangalore… more
  • G.U.D. Holdings develops innovative hand-wash station for taxi ranks
    May 15, 2020 Buzz

    G.U.D. Holdings develops innovative hand-wash station for taxi ranks

    An innovative mobile hand-wash station that allows people at taxi ranks to wash their hands with hygienic liquid soap and water to prevent the spread of the Human Coronavirus, has been developed by G.U.D. Holdings. G.U.D. Holdings are well… more
  • Volkswagen partners with racing team to make motorsport more accessible to South African youth
    May 15, 2020 Motorsport

    Volkswagen partners with racing team to make motorsport more accessible to South African…

    Volkswagen Motorsport is at the forefront of investing in the future of motorsport in South Africa With a proud 40-year history that has seen the People's Car investing in racing drivers such as Sarel van der Merwe, Tschops Siphuka, the late… more
  • Perseverance pays off
    May 15, 2020 Motorsport

    Perseverance pays off

    For SA Cross Country champions, Johan and Werner Horn, the automotive industry is the blood in their veins and the heartbeat of their grit and passion. Way back in 1942, the family business Malalane Garage, was established by Johan Horn… more
  • Covid-19: Do you support the lockdown?
    May 15, 2020 Covid-19

    Covid-19: Do you support the lockdown?

    Dear employer After being completely inundated by, not only our member constituency, but by the business community as a whole, NEASA launched a survey to establish what the support levels are of the lockdown. The results are overwhelmingly… more
  • Ensuring Safe and Sanitary Environment Is Top Priority as Ford Dealers Re-open for Business in South Africa
    May 15, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    Ensuring Safe and Sanitary Environment Is Top Priority as Ford Dealers Re-open for…

    Ford dealers across South Africa have started re-opening in line with the government's Alert Level 4 directives which allow a gradual phased-in process commencing 13 May Safety and hygiene measures introduced at all Ford dealers to mitigate… more
  • Post-COVID used car market expected to witness high growth in Southeast Asia, says GlobalData
    May 15, 2020 Buzz

    Post-COVID used car market expected to witness high growth in Southeast Asia, says…

    Following the news that the sales of used cars are witnessing growth during conditional movement control order (CMCO) in Malaysia; Animesh Kumar, Director of Automotive Consulting at GlobalData, a leading research and consulting company, offers… more
  • Open letter to South Africa to set the record straight about illegal strikes, criminal activities, burning trucks & shooting of drivers
    May 15, 2020 Buzz

    Open letter to South Africa to set the record straight about illegal strikes, criminal…

    BY ARNOUX MARÉ, MD OF INNOVATIVE STAFFING SOLUTIONS Dear South Africa, Members of the Media, Members of the Transport Sector & to all Essential Services Providers As social media has been filled with single-sided stories about unfair labour… more
  • Customers can service their cars again
    May 15, 2020 Buzz

    Customers can service their cars again

    As of Wednesday 13 May, motorists are finally allowed to service their cars under strict risk-adjusted trading measures, hygiene and social distancing restrictions. Pieter Niemand, national director of the Motor Industry Workshop Association… more
  • Nissan should axe Datsun brand, says GlobalData
    May 15, 2020 Buzz

    Nissan should axe Datsun brand, says GlobalData

    Following the news that Nissan is close to deciding to axe its Datsun brand; David Leggett, Automotive Editor at GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company, offers his view: “Car companies find themselves in extraordinary times right now… more
  • ZF Aftermarket Takes Field Work and Customer Trainings Virtual
    May 15, 2020 Buzz

    ZF Aftermarket Takes Field Work and Customer Trainings Virtual

    ZF Aftermarket Technical Training takes ‘lunch n’ learns’ from the shop to live webinars Over 10,000 technicians reached in the last 6 weeks The changed environment has required businesses to adapt their everyday norms and ZF Aftermarket has… more
  • BMW South Africa Joins Red Cross in fight against Covid-19
    May 15, 2020 Covid-19

    BMW South Africa Joins Red Cross in fight against Covid-19

    Loan of 17 BMWs will help South African Red Cross Society access marginalised communities in urgent need of help Majority of loan cars are Rosslyn-built BMW X3s Underlines BMW SA’s commitment to South Africa and its people BMW Group South… more
  • Artistic functionality: the inside story on the McLaren GT’s unique and high-tech interior materials
    May 15, 2020 Buzz

    Artistic functionality: the inside story on the McLaren GT’s unique and high-tech…

    McLaren design philosophy of ‘everything for a reason’ accelerates innovation in interior design, with introduction of cashmere, SuperFabric® and different types of leather McLaren GT follows Speedtail in offering new generation of technical,… more
  • Strong financial controls needed to maximise benefit of COVID-19 relief efforts
    May 15, 2020 Covid-19

    Strong financial controls needed to maximise benefit of COVID-19 relief efforts

    The COVID-19 pandemic has had a global impact. The South African government has been applauded by the World Health Organisation for its quick response to curb the spread of the COVID-19 in its early stages, and prepare its health care system to… more
  • Covid-19: loan guarantee scheme: open
    May 15, 2020 Covid-19

    Covid-19: loan guarantee scheme: open

    Dear employer The Covid-19 Loan Guarantee Scheme announced by the President is officially open for applications as of 12 May 2020. This scheme is available to all businesses who are in distress as a result of Covid-19 and with an annual… more
  • Motor vehicle dealers well prepared for reopening of sales, repairs and services
    May 15, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    Motor vehicle dealers well prepared for reopening of sales, repairs and services

    Motor vehicle dealers in South Africa selling both new and used vehicles are well prepared for the reopening of sales following an announcement last night by the Minister of Trade, Industry and Competition, Ebrahim Patel. This is the confident… more
  • Lack of supplier development leads to critical pharmaceutical shortages in Covid-19 crisis
    May 15, 2020 Covid-19

    Lack of supplier development leads to critical pharmaceutical shortages in Covid-19 crisis

    The Covid-19 crisis has highlighted a lack of supplier development in South African supply chains. This has contributed to shortages of critical pharmaceutical components like the active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs) in medicines, according… more
  • Auto companies lose US$564bn in market cap in Q1 2020, says GlobalData
    May 15, 2020 Buzz

    Auto companies lose US$564bn in market cap in Q1 2020, says GlobalData

    The cumulative market capitalization of automotive companies has fallen by US$564bn in the first quarter (Q1) of 2020 as the COVID-19 crisis battered the share prices across the sector, says GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company.… more
  • Covid-19: TERS-funding: updated guidelines provided
    May 15, 2020 Covid-19

    Covid-19: TERS-funding: updated guidelines provided

    Dear employer There has been a host of difficulties experienced by employers with the submission and processing of TERS claims, not in a small measure attributable to ever changing requirements and processes. The Department of Employment and… more
  • Vehicle crime rapidly returning to pre-lockdown levels
    May 15, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    Vehicle crime rapidly returning to pre-lockdown levels

    While South Africa experienced a significant drop in vehicle crime during the national lockdown, activities are returning to normal levels as country restrictions are being lifted. Tracker data, recorded from the company’s 1.1 million installed… more
  • Open letter to the President
    May 14, 2020 Buzz

    Open letter to the President

    13 May 2020 Mr. MC Ramaphosa The State President Republic of South Africa Dear Mr President The National Employers’ Association of South Africa (NEASA), the organisation I represent, consists of thousands of employers/businesses, all… more
  • MasterDrive news: did you check your fleets after level 5?
    May 14, 2020 Buzz

    MasterDrive news: did you check your fleets after level 5?

    Now that lockdown is starting to phase out, fleet managers need to spend some time checking their fleets before sending them out onto the roads. After spending over a month stationary, a number of checks need to be done before your vehicles can… more
  • Covid-19: TERS claims: payments to be made in May
    May 14, 2020 Covid-19

    Covid-19: TERS claims: payments to be made in May

    Dear employer The COVID-19 TERS benefit has allowed employers to claim benefits on behalf of their employees until the end of April. Although it has not been confirmed formally, it is likely that these benefits will also be available for the… more
  • Covid-19: Thank You, Nurses
    May 14, 2020 Covid-19

    Covid-19: Thank You, Nurses

    International Nurses’ Day - NEASA would like to extend a deep appreciation towards nurses across South Africa, those who continuously dedicate themselves to caring for the sick, especially during these trying and confusing times. It is your… more
  • Covid-19: monetary aid: governmental financial assistance
    May 14, 2020 Covid-19

    Covid-19: monetary aid: governmental financial assistance

    Dear employer A survey conducted among NEASA members and the NEASA network pertaining to Governmental assistance and aid, has indicated that 49% of participating employers have not applied for Covid-19 related governmental financial aid. The… more
  • 'Flattening the curve' was intended for the virus, not the economy
    May 14, 2020 Covid-19

    'Flattening the curve' was intended for the virus, not the economy

    Business for SA (B4SA) has called for South Africa to proceed quickly to lockdown level 2, lest deeper, and longer-lasting harm be caused to an already crippled economy. According to Hilary Joffe, the group indicated that, "if level 4 continued… more
  • Covid-19: return to work screening
    May 14, 2020 Covid-19

    Covid-19: return to work screening

    Dear employer We previously provided employers with a return to work TOOLKIT in order to assist employers, who are permitted to operate under Alert Level 4, in complying with the OHS health and safety regulations as set out by Government. One… more
  • Angie Frederic, an Executive Committee member of the Tyre, Equipment, Parts Association (TEPA), a proud association of the Retail Motor Industry Organisation (RMI) and owner of Supaquick Hillcrest, shares her views on what the future holds for the tyre industry in the wake of the coronavirus crisis.
    May 14, 2020 Covid-19

    Where to for the tyre industry?

    It’s understandable if industry members are feeling anxious about how business will fare once lockdown has been lifted. “After all”, says Frederic, “Six weeks without trade has had an unavoidable impact on turnover, especially when there are… more
  • Mazda is proud to support the nation's healthcare workers.
    May 14, 2020 Buzz

    Mazda is proud to support the nation's healthcare workers.

    Starting from 5th of May, Mazda dealers across South Africa are offering a free vehicle service to registered healthcare workers under level 4 and level 5 lockdown. This program is available to all Mazda vehicles, irrespective of their age. "We… more
  • Toyota Motor Corporation announces financial results for fiscal year 2020
    May 14, 2020 Buzz

    Toyota Motor Corporation announces financial results for fiscal year 2020

    Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) – the parent company of Toyota South Africa Motors (TSAM) – today announced its financial results for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2020. Consolidated vehicle sales totaled 8,958,423 units, a decrease of 18,372… more
  • Online technology showcase keeps the motoring drive alive
    May 14, 2020 Buzz

    Online technology showcase keeps the motoring drive alive

    Car enthusiasts will be pleased to know that an online Audi platform now offers an effective and educative way of making use of your free time, with a showcase of the Audi motoring technology that makes modern driving so exciting. The Audi… more
  • Event marketing and Covid 19: Navigating the digital divide is the new reality (albeit virtual)
    May 14, 2020 Buzz

    Event marketing and Covid 19: Navigating the digital divide is the new reality (albeit…

    By Melisa Bender, Head of Marketing, Messe Frankfurt South Africa The trade fairs and exhibitions industry was never meant for the feint hearted. From the ebb and flow of economic strain in a competitive landscape, to the uncontrollables that… more
  • Vehicle dealers allowed to do business again under very strict conditions
    May 13, 2020 Buzz

    Vehicle dealers allowed to do business again under very strict conditions

    The Minister of Trade, Industry and Competition, Ebrahim Patel announced last night that certain trading activities on vehicles will be permitted during Alert Level 4. The newly published directives comes at the back of the amended regulations… more
  • May 13, 2020 Motorsport

    "Storie Alfa Romeo" Episode 4: Alfa Romeo wins the first Formula 1 World Championship

    The bond between Alfa Romeo and Formula 1 is inscribed in the history of GP racing: Alfa Romeo won the inaugural Grand Prix Championship in 1950, with Nino Farina on board an Alfa Romeo Tipo 158 "Alfetta", a success repeated in 1951 by Juan… more
  • The Lotus Evija aero story: “A fighter jet in a world of kites” Exclusive Q&A with Lotus’ chief aerodynamicist Richard Hill
    May 13, 2020 Buzz

    The Lotus Evija aero story: “A fighter jet in a world of kites” Exclusive Q&A with Lotus’…

    New airflow animation explains the Evija all-electric hypercar’s unique porosity and phenomenal downforce Highly experienced senior engineer with 30+ years at Lotus details philosophy of the Evija’s sophisticated aerodynamics View the animation… more
  • Continental launches microsite explaining the latest CO₂ emissions regulations & VECTO for fleet operators in the European Union
    May 13, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    Continental launches microsite explaining the latest CO₂ emissions regulations & VECTO…

    Videos, infographics and further background information shed light on the important role tires play in reducing CO₂ emissions CO₂ reduction and climate protection not only a topic for truck manufacturers but for the whole transport industry,… more
  • Rolls-Royce explores a very unique muse: a Rolls-Royce Rose
    May 13, 2020 Motoring

    Rolls-Royce explores a very unique muse: a Rolls-Royce Rose

    A Rose, bred exclusively for the marque by award winning British breeder Philip Harkness, grows only at the Home of Rolls-Royce in Goodwood, West Sussex The Rose debuted in a one-off design for Phantom’s Gallery, the stage for individual works… more
  • Preparing for a progressive manufacturing base amidst COVID-19
    May 13, 2020 Buzz

    Preparing for a progressive manufacturing base amidst COVID-19

    The Manufacturing Indaba in partnership with Futureworld, has developed a 3-part web-series of thought-provoking and progressive webinar sessions presented by global speaker and renowned Futurist, Craig Wing. The webinars are set to educate and… more
  • Open letter from the Automobile Association (AA) to the Minister of Trade and Industry, Mr Ebrahim Patel
    May 13, 2020 Buzz

    Open letter from the Automobile Association (AA) to the Minister of Trade and Industry,…

    Re: Opening of repair workshops for emergency vehicle repairs and emergency tyre fitment for private citizens during Level 4 lockdown Dear Minister Patel, I am writing this to you on behalf of Automobile Association (AA) members, as well as all… more
  • 21st Century Surveys Post-COVID-19 Readiness
    May 13, 2020 Covid-19

    21st Century Surveys Post-COVID-19 Readiness

    Are we equipped for the coming change? 21st Century’s weekly surveys continue to provide valuable insight into how South African businesses are reacting to the current COVID-19 situation and related issues. The fourth survey in the series… more
  • Covid-19: business response survey
    May 13, 2020 Covid-19

    Covid-19: business response survey

    Dear employer The Covid-19 Lockdown has had a massive impact on the economy and the viability of business going forward. In order to determine the measures that employers have implemented or may have to implement to ensure survival, employers… more
  • Covid-19: monetary aid: governmental financial assistance
    May 13, 2020 Covid-19

    Covid-19: monetary aid: governmental financial assistance

    SURVEY - ARE THE MEASURES IN FACT ASSISTING? According to Minister Tito Mboweni, government’s fiscal and monetary interventions amount to R800 billion. The purpose of this survey (consisting of only 2 questions) is to determine to what extent… more
  • Covid-19 lockdown: banks and UIF TERS funds
    May 13, 2020 Covid-19

    Covid-19 lockdown: banks and UIF TERS funds

    Dear employer NEASA recently conducted a survey among its members to determine what the issues are regarding the UIF TERS funds deposited into the accounts of employers/companies and then being utilised for other, non-designated purposes such… more
  • Bentley Motors resumes production and looks to a stronger, safer future
    May 12, 2020 Motoring

    Bentley Motors resumes production and looks to a stronger, safer future

    Over 1,700 Bentley colleagues on-site to start a phased production ramp up Colleagues experience new working environment, fully trained in the 250 new hygiene and social distancing processes successfully in place Production starts at 50 per… more
  • Effective management in IT
    May 12, 2020 Covid-19

    Effective management in IT

    Information technology’s speed ofevolution offers vast opportunities for all. Managers within the IT environment face a particularly unique challenge; staying ahead of rapid advancement brought on by Industry 4.0. This has been further… more
  • Covid-19: CCMA disputes during lockdown
    May 12, 2020 Covid-19

    Covid-19: CCMA disputes during lockdown

    Dear employer The CCMA has issued a directive indicating that the offices of the CCMA will nationally, as a general rule, not be opening for face-to-face meetings. The CCMA will, however, be conducting conciliations telephonically and… more
  • The KYKNet buite ekspo Limpopo and Hankook Land Cruiser Festival
    May 12, 2020 Buzz

    The KYKNet buite ekspo Limpopo and Hankook Land Cruiser Festival

    Our correspondence in this regard sent on 23 March 2020 refers. The current situation as far as the Covid 19 situation goes has forced us to announce that we will be moving the kykNET Buite Ekspo Limpopo’s dates at Sondela to 11 – 13 September… more
  • The NSBC is urging Big Business to #PayYourBills
    May 12, 2020 Buzz

    The NSBC is urging Big Business to #PayYourBills

    “COVID-19 and the economic downturn has and will continue to have a devastating impact on SMEs throughout South Africa. SMEs need to pay their workers, rent, suppliers and other key operating expenses, and survive as a family”, says Mike… more
  • South African Student Entrepreneurs put COVID-19 Projects into Action with Ford Fund Grant
    May 12, 2020 Covid-19

    South African Student Entrepreneurs put COVID-19 Projects into Action with Ford Fund Grant

    Enactus team from the University of KwaZulu-Natal wins Ford Motor Company Fund grant to assist local communities affected by COVID-19 lockdown regulations Students developed SmartGro (www.smartgro.co.za), which uses smart mobility and a… more
  • Can petrol expire? And other lockdown vehicle questions
    May 12, 2020 Buzz

    Can petrol expire? And other lockdown vehicle questions

    With lockdown in full swing, we’re seeing a lot less traffic on the roads. But not using your car for extended periods of time doesn’t mean that it doesn’t require maintenance, according to Nunben Dixon, Head of Gumtree Auto. “There are a few… more
  • Covid-19: TERS-funding/UIF: daily survey (11/5)
    May 12, 2020 Covid-19

    Covid-19: TERS-funding/UIF: daily survey (11/5)

    11 MAY 2020 According to our survey: 11 days after payday, 49.9% of employers still haven’t received their UIF payments; and only 38.6% of those who received payment, agree, in general, with the amounts received. Dear fellow employer We wish to… more
  • Under pressure: air cargo stakeholders become flexible to deliver
    May 12, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    Under pressure: air cargo stakeholders become flexible to deliver

    Challenged by a lack of capacity and rising prices, air cargo stakeholders are adapting to the new normal in a bid to keep supply chains operational and economies running. This is according to industry stakeholders who were participating in a… more
  • Strong industry support as Automechanika Ho Chi Minh City 2020 sets new show date
    May 12, 2020 Buzz

    Strong industry support as Automechanika Ho Chi Minh City 2020 sets new show date

    To safeguard both public health and business development throughout the automotive industry in the midst of the global COVID-19 outbreak, organisers of Automechanika Ho Chi Minh City had announced in February to reschedule the 2020 show… more
  • Lotus and Centrica agree partnership to redesign electric vehicle ownership
    May 12, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    Lotus and Centrica agree partnership to redesign electric vehicle ownership

    A new model of integrating connected vehicles, connected homes and connected customers is being developed New, flexible platform designed to power a future digital mobility lifestyle New global sustainability programme targets net-zero carbon… more
  • Poor consumer sentiment a concern for India’s automotive industry, says GlobalData
    May 12, 2020 Buzz

    Poor consumer sentiment a concern for India’s automotive industry, says GlobalData

    Following the news that Maruti Suzuki India Ltd (MSIL) has re-opened 600 dealerships, which were shut down due to lockdown as a result of coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak and is set to resume production at Manesar plant on 12 May 2020; Animesh… more
  • Sherwin-Williams Launches ‘Ultimate Mancave’ Promotion
    May 12, 2020 Buzz

    Sherwin-Williams Launches ‘Ultimate Mancave’ Promotion

    Sherwin-Williams Automotive Finishes has introduced a competition where employees of body shop repairers can enter to win a number of prizes to spruce up their entertainment area at home. “As we find ourselves spending more and more time at… more
  • TRW Continues the “Face-to-Face” Conversation and Invites More Shops to Join
    May 11, 2020 Buzz

    TRW Continues the “Face-to-Face” Conversation and Invites More Shops to Join

    Join Us at the Roundtable Discussion and Receive a Thank-You Gift for being the #HeroesofMobility Sign-Up Now > Join ZF Aftermarket for a live and interactive Roundtable ‘Lunch n’ Learn’ focused on the TRW branded product lines. TRW, a brand of… more
  • How to bring the car trade in back to car dealerships
    May 11, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    How to bring the car trade in back to car dealerships

    One of the ways car dealerships buy a car from consumers is as a trade in. The trade in has become more important to car sales, now more than ever before. And there are some car dealerships that are getting their hands on the trade in and some… more
  • Put Pedal To The Metal With The GT-SS
    May 11, 2020 Motoring

    Put Pedal To The Metal With The GT-SS

    Grip-Tech, well-known in motoring circles for its mechanical anti-theft devices such as spare wheel locks, has turned its design, engineering and manufacturing skills to making foot-operated hand sanitizer dispensers. The main point of… more
  • Ford Joins SA Red Cross Society in Celebrating World Red Cross Day Through Supporting its COVID-19 Relief Efforts
    May 11, 2020 Covid-19

    Ford Joins SA Red Cross Society in Celebrating World Red Cross Day Through Supporting its…

    Two Ford Rangers have been provided to the South AfricanRed Cross Society in Nelson Mandela Bay to assist with relief efforts during the COVID-19 pandemic Red Cross has assisted over5 000 direct beneficiaries in and around Port Elizabeth, and… more
  • Covid-19 Lockdown: TERS-funding: why does it need to be so difficult?
    May 11, 2020 Covid-19

    Covid-19 Lockdown: TERS-funding: why does it need to be so difficult?

    According to NEASA’s latest survey, only 47% of employers that have applied for TERS benefits, have received it - or at least part of it. However, this is just half the story. The enclosed letter perhaps explains why thousands of employers… more
  • Covid-19: Support for the lockdown dissipating
    May 11, 2020 Covid-19

    Covid-19: Support for the lockdown dissipating

    Dear fellow employer A survey conducted by NEASA during the course of the last 24 hours, revealed that only 18% of participants are currently supporting the lockdown. The initial support for the lockdown was overwhelming. Since then, however:… more
  • The new Sharebox S18 cabinet in operation. - We experience high interest for contact free customer service, says Arne Eivind Andersen, CEO of Sharebox.
    May 11, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    Car rentals digital strategy challenges

    The biggest roadblock to “business as usual” in this COVID-19 period is social distancing, as many of the businesses around the world are still based on face-to-face interactions across the counter or outlet based transactions, which is why… more
  • Covid 19 lockdown: the genie is already out of the bottle
    May 11, 2020 Covid-19

    Covid 19 lockdown: the genie is already out of the bottle

    The panicked response to an unknown virus - although there is, as yet, only speculation, and abounding theories in respect of where the Coronavirus originated or who designed it and for what purpose, one thing is becoming very clear: the… more
  • Cyclists push to new heights
    May 11, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    Cyclists push to new heights

    Cyclists are scaling new heights during lockdown, and this past weekend South African pro-road racing cyclist, Willie Smit, lead a group of fellow cyclists zig-zagging a virtual vertical Alpine route. This virtual challenge, Alpe du Zwift, is… more
  • Looking Ahead: What We Can Count On
    May 11, 2020 Buzz

    Looking Ahead: What We Can Count On

    By Chris Kersting - Currently the industry is making tremendous adjustments, not only to our businesses but also to our personal lives. At this stage, we’re still getting more information about the various ways that companies are adapting to… more
  • The bottom-line benefits of dealership and after-sales service automation
    May 08, 2020 Buzz

    The bottom-line benefits of dealership and after-sales service automation

    With millions of South Africans working from home, among the first-hand discoveries many businesses are likely to be making is the limitation imposed on their processes due to their dependence on hard-copy documentation. This is especially… more
  • These motor features could curb the spread of viruses
    May 08, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    These motor features could curb the spread of viruses

    From the latest innovations to everyday motor features, here’s a list of nine car features that could help curb the spread of viruses. 1. Temperature detecting helmets Chinese tech firm KC Wearable has developed a smart helmet that can detect… more
  • Covid-19: South Africa lockdown survey
    May 08, 2020 Covid-19

    Covid-19: South Africa lockdown survey

    Dear employer There is an increasing pushback against the continued lockdown implemented by Government. The general undercurrent is changing from an initial support of the lockdown to a rejection thereof. In order to determine the level of… more
  • Smile 90.4FM's changes in light of COVID-19
    May 08, 2020 Covid-19

    Smile 90.4FM's changes in light of COVID-19

    COVID-19 has forced all businesses to do things a little bit differently, and that includes Smile 90.4FM. While still providing well-contextualized factual and useful content, they have adapted in more ways than one. Here’s a list of some of… more
  •  Toyota donates more than 65 000 litres of sanitiser to the taxi industry
    May 08, 2020 Buzz

    Toyota donates more than 65 000 litres of sanitiser to the taxi industry

    Toyota South Africa Motors (TSAM) is spending more than R10 million to assist the local taxi industry in the fight against the spread of COVID-19. The assistance comes in the form of more than 65 000 litres of sanitisers, 2 000 face masks, as… more
  • Covid-19: TERS - proposed course of action
    May 08, 2020 Covid-19

    Covid-19: TERS - proposed course of action

    Dear employer Despite the TERS online portal being updated continuously, many employers are still experiencing a number of difficulties with submissions of TERS claims. In order to assist, we hereby provide a proposed course of action to… more
  • Serco supplies ‘Sani-Booth’ to Counter COVID-19 in the Workplace
    May 08, 2020 Covid-19

    Serco supplies ‘Sani-Booth’ to Counter COVID-19 in the Workplace

    Leading South African truck and trailer body building company, Serco, has developed a sanitation booth in which a fine mist of people-friendly disinfectant is sprayed onto the user to help prevent the spread of the deadly coronavirus. The… more
  • Covid-19: Public transport curfew
    May 08, 2020 Covid-19

    Covid-19: Public transport curfew

    Dear employer We previously communicated that, as per the Alert Level 4 regulations, public transporters may operate between 5:00 and 20:00. This has now, inexplicably and apparently at a whim, been amended by the Minister of Transport to 5:00… more
  • Drive Away Your Quarantine Blues with Key Motorsport Moments from Ford Performance
    May 08, 2020 Motorsport

    Drive Away Your Quarantine Blues with Key Motorsport Moments from Ford Performance

    Ford has turned to racing to prove its products and technologies against the best in the world Ford's podium lockout during the 1966 24 Hours of Le Mans race with the GT40 has been described by company executive chairman Bill Ford as "the… more
  • Gary Bertholdt a chip off the old block
    May 08, 2020 Motorsport

    Gary Bertholdt a chip off the old block

    Over numerous decades motorsport in all its guises has been the playground of family racing permutations with siblings following in their father’s footsteps, sons or daughters participating with dads, husbands and wives contesting… more
  • BMW Motorrad: 5 year warranty for all helmets.
    May 08, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    BMW Motorrad: 5 year warranty for all helmets.

    The previous warranty period of two years for BMW Motorrad helmets will be extended to five years retroactively from 1 January 2020. This means that motorcyclists can look forward to riding even more and have to worry a little less about their… more
  • Aston Martin Lagonda puts safety first as staff begin phased return to work at UK manufacturing site
    May 08, 2020 Covid-19

    Aston Martin Lagonda puts safety first as staff begin phased return to work at UK…

    Extensive and wide-reaching new safety measures are designed to reduce COVID-19 risk for Aston Martin Lagonda employees returning to work Staff at St Athan factory lead the way on 5 May; Gaydon to follow in due course The range of actions being… more
  • Covid-19 lockdown: UIF: it's not what they say it is
    May 08, 2020 Covid-19

    Covid-19 lockdown: UIF: it's not what they say it is

    The daily surveys done by NEASA indicates that, 6 days after the end of April, 53% of employers still haven’t received their TERS monies from the UIF. Many employees affected by this do not have food on the table. This is not the impression one… more
  • Covid-19: If only they tackled the other issues with the same zeal
    May 08, 2020 Covid-19

    Covid-19: If only they tackled the other issues with the same zeal

    by Gerhard Papenfus NEASA continuously endeavours to keep you up to date on developments to assist you in navigating your path through this unprecedented moment in, not only South Africa’s, but the world’s history. However, there is more at… more
  • Automotive industry exports excel pre-Covid-19
    May 08, 2020 Buzz

    Automotive industry exports excel pre-Covid-19

    The nearly 100% decline in April 2020 new vehicle sales and export figures represent a barometer of the Covid-19 impact on the domestic automotive industry and the economy at large. Businesses and consumers remain uncertain on what the future… more
  • Policy reforms and stimulus package crucial to bring India’s auto industry back on track, says GlobalData
    May 07, 2020 Buzz

    Policy reforms and stimulus package crucial to bring India’s auto industry back on track,…

    Following the news that auto industry heads met Minister of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprise to seek urgent government help; Bakar Sadik Agwan, Senior Automotive Consultant at GlobalData, a leading research and consulting company, offers… more
  • Brabham Automotive celebrates two years
    May 07, 2020 Buzz

    Brabham Automotive celebrates two years

    Brabham Automotive was introduced to the world on 2 May 2018, with the launch of the Brabham BT62 at Australia House, London. As the company marked its second birthday last week, in the midst of the global COVID-19 crisis, it can reflect on… more
  • #MitsubishiSArugby supports Community Feeding Projects
    May 07, 2020 Buzz

    #MitsubishiSArugby supports Community Feeding Projects

    MITSUBISHI MOTORS SOUTH AFRICA in Partnership with SANZAAR Rugby Referees Jaco Peyper, Rasta Rashivenga and Junior Springbok assistant coach Bafana Nhleko embarked on community feeding projects over the last week. Our aim was to reach community… more
  • Covid-19 Lockdown level 4: transportation of shift workers
    May 07, 2020 Covid-19

    Covid-19 Lockdown level 4: transportation of shift workers

    Dear employer The curfew imposed on movement before 5:00 and after 20:00 has caused some concern for businesses who are running a shift system with regards to transportation of shift workers after the curfew. The major issue was that, in terms… more
  • Covid-19: How to deal with employees if you cannot open up
    May 07, 2020 Covid-19

    Covid-19: How to deal with employees if you cannot open up

    Dear employer According to the regulations pertaining to Alert Level 4, a number of additional businesses could have started their operations as of 1 May. However, due to the remaining lockdown regulations, as well as the economic downturn, it… more
  • Re-opening of additional Avis rental locations
    May 07, 2020 Buzz

    Re-opening of additional Avis rental locations

    In support of the announcement by our President, Cyril Ramaphosa, that the country would move to Level 4 of the Covid-19 lockdown, we are pleased to advise the re-opening of 23 Avis rental locations throughout the country, for your convenience.… more
  • Coronavirus pandemic offers 'opportunity for F1 to change,' says Nico Hülkenberg
    May 07, 2020 Motorsport

    Coronavirus pandemic offers 'opportunity for F1 to change,' says Nico Hülkenberg

    In an interview with CNN, Formula 1 veteran Nico Hülkenberg believes the enforced break the sport is having to undergo because of the coronavirus pandemic offers the perfect time to make some changes. Speaking to CNN Sport’s Amanda Davies over… more
  • May 07, 2020 Motoring

    "Storie Alfa Romeo" Episode Three: The 6C 2500 Villa d'Este - a masterpiece of 20th…

    Alfa Romeo remained a benchmark during the years before and after the Second World War, while industrialisation began moving the motor car away from the artisan approach towards modern manufacturing The 6C Villa d'Este was a trailblazer in… more
  • Covid-19: Return to work - who has to be screened?
    May 07, 2020 Covid-19

    Covid-19: Return to work - who has to be screened?

    SCREENING DOES NOT REQUIRE TEMPERATURE TEST Dear employer We previously communicated that as part of the screening requirements of workers entering the workplace, a non-invasive temperature check has to be conducted by the employer. However, it… more
  • Pay Day surprises!
    May 07, 2020 Covid-19

    Pay Day surprises!

    Month-end comes with so many emotions attached to it for all workers. The joy of knowing that you will get that much-anticipated notification from your bank that your salary has been paid is sometimes short-lived after you receive your pay-slip… more
  • Only 6% of small businesses get relief funding
    May 07, 2020 Covid-19

    Only 6% of small businesses get relief funding

    Findings extracted from the COVID-19 National Small Business Survey (Post Level-5 lockdown) released by the National Small Business Chamber (NSBC), highlights the continued pain experienced by small businesses coming out of level-5 of the… more
  • Getting Ready for Life After Lockdown
    May 07, 2020 Buzz

    Getting Ready for Life After Lockdown

    With the first easing of lockdown restrictions in effect from last week Friday 1st May, Motul remains cautiously optimistic that more businesses will soon be able to start trading again and contribute to the health of the economy. In keeping… more
  • SA Supply chains gear up for level 4 and demand for winter goods
    May 07, 2020 Covid-19

    SA Supply chains gear up for level 4 and demand for winter goods

    As South Africa enters the second phase of the country’s Covid-19 lockdown – Level 4, which includes some easing of the initial restrictions on business and movement – the supply chain industry faces new challenges, according to SAPICS, The… more
  • Covid-19: TERS-funding/UIF: daily survey (6/5)
    May 07, 2020 Covid-19

    Covid-19: TERS-funding/UIF: daily survey (6/5)

    According to our survey: 6 days after payday, 53% of employers still haven’t received their UIF payments (this is, however, a significant improvement from yesterday's 65%); and only 48% of those who received payment, agree, in general, with the… more
  • Robots in the time of Covid-19
    May 07, 2020 Covid-19

    Robots in the time of Covid-19

    The contagion of COVID-19 has swept through the lives of people across the globe, disrupted all industries and brought the world’s economy to a grinding halt. Some analysts predict the pandemic’s impact could be as devastating as the Great… more
  • BMW Group plans for various scenarios and can react swiftly to new developments
    May 07, 2020 Buzz

    BMW Group plans for various scenarios and can react swiftly to new developments

    Liquidity remains at high level – investments prioritised Q1 EBIT up due to high provision recorded in previous year BMW Group updates outlook for Automotive segment EBIT Q1: Product mix and pricing policy underpin revenues Production to be… more
  • Covid-19: Lockdown of economy = Switch-off of oxygen supply
    May 07, 2020 Covid-19

    Covid-19: Lockdown of economy = Switch-off of oxygen supply

    by Gerhard Papenfus Every flight is preceded by a safety announcement. Among others, this announcement contains an instruction that, in the event of an emergency (indeed in the case of a life-threatening emergency) which results in a drop of… more
  • Now's the best time to upgrade your compressor
    May 07, 2020 Buzz

    Now's the best time to upgrade your compressor

    Industrial Air Compressors – Melbourne, Sydney & Brisbane We supply and service air compressors and ancillary filtration equipment Australia wide to the automotive and industrial markets. Industrial Air Compressors We can provide an air… more
  • ZF Aftermarket expands its range of electronically controlled dampers significantly
    May 07, 2020 Buzz

    ZF Aftermarket expands its range of electronically controlled dampers significantly

    Sachs CDC systems (Continuous Damping Control) are used in more and more vehicles Defective CDC dampers may not be replaced with unregulated hydraulic dampers ZF Aftermarket will expand its portfolio of Sachs CDC dampers significantly in 2020… more
  • Power of changing drinking habits
    May 07, 2020 Covid-19

    Power of changing drinking habits

    For some, one of the more contentious regulations during lockdown has been the ban on alcohol sales. Following the extension of the lockdown, many South Africans were hoping that this ban would be relaxed but were disappointed on 16 April when… more
  • Eylean Launches First IATF-Compliant Software for Automotive Industry
    May 07, 2020 Buzz

    Eylean Launches First IATF-Compliant Software for Automotive Industry

    The first IATF-compliant project management software, designed specifically for the automotive industry, introduces a range of tools for quality and performance tracking to reduce manual work and streamline the manufacturing process. May 5th,… more
  • Covid-19: Return to work - who has to be screened?
    May 07, 2020 Covid-19

    Covid-19: Return to work - who has to be screened?

    The Department of Employment and Labour has issued a large number of regulations that employers, who are permitted to operate during Alert Level 4 should adhere to, in order not to fall foul of its legal obligations. Among these is a… more
  • Volkswagen signs partnership with German government to convert its PE Plant into temporary Covid-19 medical facility
    May 07, 2020 Covid-19

    Volkswagen signs partnership with German government to convert its PE Plant into…

    The facility could accommodate up to 4 000 patients German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development supports setup of the facility and further activities of a strategic alliance in Nelson Mandela Bay with funding of 5.2 million… more
  • Car Dealership Lockdown - Level 4 Specific Directions
    May 06, 2020 Covid-19

    Car Dealership Lockdown - Level 4 Specific Directions

    Car Dealership enquiries rise more than 150% as consumers anticipate their opening. Various industry bodies, including car dealership bodies, made representations for inclusion in “specific directions”. The submissions support a phased approach… more
  • Actuaries warn of acute human toll of lockdown
    May 06, 2020 Covid-19

    Actuaries warn of acute human toll of lockdown

    A continued lockdown is not only damaging the economy, it promises a 'humanitarian disaster to dwarf Covid-19’ by having a severe impact on the health and well-being of millions of South Africans. That is the gist of a detailed report sent to… more
  • Covid-19: Impact of covid-19 on smme’s
    May 06, 2020 Covid-19

    Impact of covid-19 on smme’s

    Dear employer We are circulating this survey on behalf of an independent research institute with whom NEASA collaborates. The Covid-19 lockdown has had a significant impact on the sustainability of the SMME sector. Just over a week ago, the… more
  • Covid-19: OHS compliance: harsh penalties await
    May 06, 2020 Covid-19

    Covid-19: OHS compliance: harsh penalties await

    Dear fellow employer The Covid-19 pandemic regulations have placed extensive and cumbersome obligations on employers who are permitted to resume operations under lockdown Alert Level 4. These regulations are accompanied by some draconian… more
  • Ford Dealers Contribute R1-million to Face Shields Project, Business Partners Donate R900 000
    May 06, 2020 Covid-19

    Ford Dealers Contribute R1-million to Face Shields Project, Business Partners Donate R900…

    Ford National Dealer Council contributes R1-million to face shields project, which matches Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa's investment Absa, which has a joint venture with Ford Credit, contributes R600 000 R300 000 donated by other Ford… more
  • Covid-19: TERS deadline
    May 06, 2020 Covid-19

    Covid-19: TERS deadline

    Dear employer The Department of Employment and Labour has confirmed that there is currently no deadline for the submission of TERS claims for the period up to 30 April 2020. Although it is expected that claims will also be allowed for the… more
  • Covid-19: TERS: Electrical industry agreement extended
    May 06, 2020 Covid-19

    Covid-19: TERS: Electrical industry agreement extended

    Dear Electrical Industry employer The Minister of Employment and Labour, on 4 April 2020, extended a TERS collective agreement to non-parties in the Industry. The agreement does not contain any special provisions apart from stating that TERS… more
  • Covid-19: Pension/provident funds: best practice guideline
    May 06, 2020 Covid-19

    Covid-19: Pension/provident funds: best practice guideline

    The Covid-19 lockdown has placed severe pressure on the cash flow of many businesses. Consequently, many businesses have opted to, or will do so in future, implement a provident fund payment holiday or restructure the rules of retirement funds… more
  • Audi Freeway Plan further extends relief to Audi drivers
    May 06, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    Audi Freeway Plan further extends relief to Audi drivers

    The standard Audi Freeway Plan is a comprehensive maintenance and service plan that covers all Audi vehicles for the first five years and/or 100 000 kilometres The Audi Freeway Plan will offer a further 3 month extension period for valid… more
  • Lockdown impacted motorists desperate for dealership openings
    May 06, 2020 Covid-19

    Lockdown impacted motorists desperate for dealership openings

    The financial well-being of a whopping 65% of vehicle-buying consumers in South Africa has been negatively impacted by the nationwide lockdown. Many (30% to be precise) are under pressure to replace their vehicle within the next four weeks.… more
  • UK car market will see more sales and digital push as crisis eases, says GlobalData
    May 06, 2020 Buzz

    UK car market will see more sales and digital push as crisis eases, says GlobalData

    Following the news that UK new car sales in the month of April fell by 97% as the market was effectively frozen under lockdown rules; David Leggett, Automotive Analyst at GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company, offers his view: “With… more
  • Hyundai helps to bring food relief to communities affected by Covid-19 pandemic in SA
    May 06, 2020 Buzz

    Hyundai helps to bring food relief to communities affected by Covid-19 pandemic in SA

    Hyundai Automotive South Africa is helping to bring relief to people in dire need during the Covid-19 pandemic through the donation of vehicles to Gift of the Givers and FoodForward SA - both non-governmental organisations who have made it… more
  • New date: Automechanika Frankfurt to be held from 14 to 18 September 2021.
    May 06, 2020 Buzz

    New date: Automechanika Frankfurt to be held from 14 to 18 September 2021.

    Due to difficult conditions resulting from the corona pandemic and measures taken to stem its spread, including event bans and travel restrictions that are regularly being extended, Messe Frankfurt and its customers, partners and supporting… more
  • A virtual flashmob to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the legendary Abarth Exhaust
    May 06, 2020 Motoring

    A virtual flashmob to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the legendary Abarth Exhaust

    May 4, 1950: at the 32nd Turin Motor Show, 70 years ago to the day, the Scorpion brand debuted the Abarth Exhaust, its first. A legend was born. In typical Abarth style, the whole community will be taking part in a virtual flashmob as part of… more
  • Covid-19: NBCRFLI TERS benefits update
    May 06, 2020 Covid-19

    Covid-19: NBCRFLI TERS benefits update

    Dear Road Freight employer As previously communicated, the NBCRFLI issued a circular informing the Industry that employers who wish to submit their TERS applications through the Bargaining Council may do so for the period 17 April 2020 to 30… more
  • Covid-19: Phased-in return to work
    May 06, 2020 Covid-19

    Covid-19: Phased-in return to work

    Dear employer The regulations issued by the Department of Employment and Labour requires employers that may operate under Alert Level 4 to have a phased-in approach to the return of employees. The regulations, however, do not prescribe the… more
  • Volkswagen extends new vehicle Warranty and Maintenance Plans
    May 06, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    Volkswagen extends new vehicle Warranty and Maintenance Plans

    Warranty and maintenance periods extended due to impact of COVID-19 pandemic Concession given to Volkswagen customers who were not able to claim warranty due to closed workshops In light of the COVID-19 epidemic, Volkswagen South Africa has… more
  • Covid-19: How to deal with vulnerable employees
    May 06, 2020 Covid-19

    Covid-19: How to deal with vulnerable employees

    Dear employer There has been some confusion surrounding the return to work of employees who are considered to be high risk. These are employees with a history of comorbidities and/or employees over the age of 60. On careful reading of the… more
  • Covid-19: BIZPORTAL registration
    May 06, 2020 Covid-19

    Covid-19: BIZPORTAL registration

    Dear employer The Department of Trade, Industry and Competition has confirmed that employers who are allowed to operate under Alert Level 4 must acquire a certificate from the CIPC. This certificate can be obtained online via the BIZPORTAL… more
  • Covid-19: Return to work plan and assessments are necessities
    May 06, 2020 Covid-19

    Covid-19: Return to work plan and assessments are necessities

    The Department of Employment and Labour (DEL) issued regulations last week, which all employers who are permitted to start operations as of 1 May 2020, must adhere to. NEASA has already provided members with a TOOLKIT to assist in this regard.… more
  • The digital journey to operational excellence
    May 06, 2020 Covid-19

    The digital journey to operational excellence

    In a two-speed world, businesses across the globe are often faced with one crippling dilemma: outgrowing legacy technology systems. Facing an outdated, ill-fitting Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system, local ship repair and marine… more
  • Goldwagen and Wolf Oil Corporation announce the beginning of an exciting new partnership
    May 05, 2020 Buzz

    Goldwagen and Wolf Oil Corporation announce the beginning of an exciting new partnership

    Wolf Oil Corporation and Goldwagen are delighted to announce their new partnership which will see Wolf Lubricants products being distributed exclusively by Goldwagen’s retail outlets throughout Southern African markets including South Africa,… more
  • April new vehicle sales not a surprise
    May 05, 2020 Buzz

    April new vehicle sales not a surprise

    The National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of South Africa [NAAMSA] said that the April new vehicle sales figures were not a surprise and were expected. “The 98,4% drop in new vehicle sales is a true reflection of the South Africa… more
  • Supply chain and logistics constraints will hamper US auto sector recovery, says GlobalData
    May 05, 2020 Buzz

    Supply chain and logistics constraints will hamper US auto sector recovery, says…

    Following the news that a number of vehicle manufacturers in the US are putting back schedules for manufacturing plant restarts; David Leggett, Automotive Editor at GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company, offers his view: “The US… more
  • Telematics now across UD Trucks’ entire range
    May 05, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    Telematics now across UD Trucks’ entire range

    UD Trucks Telematics Services will now come standard on every new UD Trucks vehicle purchased, backdated to 1 March 2020. “Technology such as telematics, will play an increasingly important role in the ever-changing transport environment,”… more
  • Covid-19: SA lockdown: a costly blunder
    May 05, 2020 Covid-19

    Covid-19: SA lockdown: a costly blunder

    by a NEASA member We find ourselves in a boiling pot, bubbling with conspiracies and Ministers running around and shouting orders as if on a military parade. To worsen the already existing distrust, many of these conspiracies will turn out to… more
  • Superiate: where brands and compassion meet
    May 05, 2020 Covid-19

    Superiate: where brands and compassion meet

    Brad Stern talks about Superiate’s history of meaningful marketing and how this should be the new normal post COVID-19 Brad Stern, founder and Chief Marketing Officer at Superiate, found himself riding the wave of a successful 20-year marketing… more
  • Covid-19 Lockdown: Is it about more than just the virus?
    May 05, 2020 Covid-19

    Covid-19 Lockdown: Is it about more than just the virus?

    by Gerhard Papenfus It has never happened before, and it is not supposed to be happening now. In South Africa, since the outbreak of Covid-19, 131 people has died as a result of Covid-19 symptoms. That is 1 fatality out of every 452 000 people.… more
  • Rolls-Royce Motor Cars reflects on unique 116-year history
    May 05, 2020 Motoring

    Rolls-Royce Motor Cars reflects on unique 116-year history

    A unique moment of historical symmetry for Rolls-Royce Motor Cars occurs on 4th May 2020 Date marks both the anniversary of first meeting between founders The Hon Charles Rolls and Henry Royce in Manchester, England on 4th May 1904 and… more
  • Significant increase in fleet operators looking to improve cash flow
    May 05, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    Significant increase in fleet operators looking to improve cash flow

    Fleet operators in the commercial vehicle sector are challenging conventional thinking and business practices. This is according to John Loxton, WesBank Head of Fleet Management and Leasing. “The world has changed from the days when corporate… more
  • New auction platform gives SA’s motor dealer-network respite during Covid-19 crisis.
    May 05, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    New auction platform gives SA’s motor dealer-network respite during Covid-19 crisis.

    The motor dealer retail market in South Africa has all but stalled during the national lockdown, putting thousands of jobs at risk. Motor dealers are an essential part of the automotive value chain, and longer a restrictive lockdown continues,… more
  • Now available a New Anti - Microbial Gel Hand Sanitiser from Tork Craft
    May 05, 2020 Covid-19

    Now available a New Anti - Microbial Gel Hand Sanitiser from Tork Craft

    Its the most effective chemical for killing bacteria, viruses, fungi, moulds, spores and is still user-friendly This new Tork Craft Anti - Microbial Gel Hand Sanitiser with G-CIDE is a unique biocide which is able to kill all living organisms… more
  • ASA Webinar Reviews Industry Challenges Amid COVID-19
    May 05, 2020 Buzz

    ASA Webinar Reviews Industry Challenges Amid COVID-19

    The Automotive Service Association (ASA) is holding a “virtual industry professional forum” for one hour at 12pm USA EDT on Wednesday 6 May. The forum will be dedicated to understanding the challenges the automotive repair industry is facing… more
  • How the COVID-19 pandemic is shaping investment strategies.
    May 05, 2020 Covid-19

    How the COVID-19 pandemic is shaping investment strategies.

    At SAICA’s Leadership in a time of crisis webinar series, Investec’s Chief Investment Strategist, Chris Holdsworth, shared insight on how the pandemic is shaping investment strategies. As if there isn’t enough to worry about during the… more
  • Covid-19: Banks and TERS funds
    May 05, 2020 Covid-19

    Covid-19: Banks and TERS funds

    Dear employer We have received, on more than one occasion, complaints from members that their respective banks have, either under the classification of bank charges, or debiting of overdraft accounts, utilised the TERS funds received from the… more
  • New media portal for retailing and branding industry to disrupt status quo
    May 05, 2020 Buzz

    New media portal for retailing and branding industry to disrupt status quo

    Retail is one of the fastest transforming industries in the world and Africa is leading global innovation in many areas Retailing Africa (www.RetailingAfrica.com), a new business-to-business news site focusing on the retailing and consumer… more
  • Letter to President Cyril Ramaphosa
    May 05, 2020 Covid-19

    Letter to President Cyril Ramaphosa

    by Gareth Cliff Published on his blog earlier Parts of the article have been highlited by NEASA's Media Department. Dear President Ramaphosa I’m going to keep this brief, because I know you’re dealing with a lot. We’ve all been ready to support… more
  • Tesla shows agility and shapes up for China’s electric vehicle market, says GlobalData
    May 05, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    Tesla shows agility and shapes up for China’s electric vehicle market, says GlobalData

    Following the news that Telsa will reduce the price of its Model 3 in China to ensure that it qualifies for subsidies in the world’s largest car market; Calum MacRae, Automotive Analyst at GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company,… more
  • L - R: Councillor Buyelwa Mafaya, Speaker: Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality, Wendy Dunywa, Facilities Champion: Eastern Cape Department of Health, Nomkhita Mona, CEO: Nelson Mandela Bay Business Chamber, Councillor Tshonono Buyeye, Acting Executive Mayor: Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality, Dr John Black, Infectious Diseases Specialist: Eastern Cape Department of Health, Thomas Schaefer, Managing Director: Volkswagen Group South Africa and Andrew Muir, President: Nelson Mandela Bay Business Chamber.
    May 05, 2020 Covid-19

    VWSA donates beds to NMB stadium's Covid-19 facility

    150 bed bases handed over to government Beds to be used in isolation facility for Covid-19 low-acuity patients In support of the local and provincial government's efforts to curb the spread of Covid-19 in Nelson Mandela Bay, Volkswagen Group… more
  • Covid-19 lockdown. Our response.
    May 05, 2020 Covid-19

    Covid-19 lockdown. Our response.

    To the extent that we are able to, NEASA will continuously provide you with simplified information to comply with all government’s demands which you must adhere to before you can open your business again. We want you to know that we do not… more
  • Financial reporting in the cloud in the wake of Covid-19
    May 04, 2020 Covid-19

    Financial reporting in the cloud in the wake of Covid-19

    There is no denying that the world is currently in a state of economic uncertainty. Companies are bracing themselves for the economic backlash of the Covid-19 pandemic. Many have already felt the repercussions seeping through their crumbling… more
  • Zaahir Essa brings the thunder down under!
    May 04, 2020 Motorsport

    Zaahir Essa brings the thunder down under!

    The Sequel is usually never as good as the first one but man were they wrong this time. Covering 6 tracks, 165 racers, 5 continents and infinite action, that was what took place during the NEC Global Solidarity e-Race Intercontinental… more
  • Tesla to suffer as China cuts electric vehicle subsidies, says GlobalData
    May 04, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    Tesla to suffer as China cuts electric vehicle subsidies, says GlobalData

    Following the news that China’s electric vehicle (EV) subsidies will now be limited to more affordable, locally built models; Mike Vousden, Automotive Analyst at GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company, offers his views: “China is both… more
  • New TransUnion research assesses pandemic’s impact on consumer finances in seven global markets
    May 04, 2020 Covid-19

    New TransUnion research assesses pandemic’s impact on consumer finances in seven global…

    Millennials Hardest Hit as COVID-19 Impacts Consumer Finances Around the World The COVID-19 pandemic is causing similar financial challenges for consumers around the world, but new research indicates that Millennials are being challenged the… more
  • The Digital Transformation of Supply Chain Management Lowers Costs and Reduces Risk
    May 04, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    The Digital Transformation of Supply Chain Management Lowers Costs and Reduces Risk

    Digital solutions mitigate much of the coronavirus supply chain disruptions A host of digital innovations address the growing pressure to increase overall efficiencies and minimize risks within a rapidly evolving supply chain. Supply chain… more
  • Mandla Mdakane joins Toyota Gazoo Racing SA GTC squad
    May 04, 2020 Motorsport

    Mandla Mdakane joins Toyota Gazoo Racing SA GTC squad

    TOYOTA GAZOO Racing SA is excited to announce the experienced track racer, Mandla Mdakane, as the second member of its Global Touring Cars (GTC) squad. Mdakane will be partnering Michael van Rooyen in a second GTC Toyota Corolla, sporting the… more
  • Covid-19: Phased opening up of the economy
    May 04, 2020 Covid-19

    Covid-19: Phased opening up of the economy

    Following the painful official announcement by Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, regarding the phased opening of the economy, the NEASA COVID-19 team is doing its very best to supply you… more
  • What good leaders do in a time of crisis
    May 04, 2020 Covid-19

    What good leaders do in a time of crisis

    As part of SAICA’s Leadership in a time of crisis webinar series, CA(SA) and CFO of Discovery Health, Brett Tromp, shared his thoughts on what good leaders can do in a time of crisis. In good times, a leader’s role is straightforward: keep your… more
  • KFC ready to serve up South Africa’s most loved fried chicken
    May 04, 2020 Covid-19

    KFC ready to serve up South Africa’s most loved fried chicken

    Selected restaurants set to reopen on 02 May 2020 for delivery only Following an announcement made by the government that restaurants can operate via delivery only, KFC will be back in action on the 2nd of May serving up South Africa’s most… more
  • Covid-19: Level 4 lockdown regulations
    May 04, 2020 Covid-19

    Covid-19: Level 4 lockdown regulations

    Dear employer The Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs has promulgated the regulations applicable during the lockdown Alert Level 4. The application period of the regulations is for the duration of Alert Level 4, with the… more
  • Nearly 2,000 Exhibitors Make Commitment to 2020 SEMA Show
    May 04, 2020 Covid-19

    Nearly 2,000 Exhibitors Make Commitment to 2020 SEMA Show

    Nearly 2,000 companies are demonstrating confidence about the specialty-equipment market's future by investing in the 2020 SEMA Show, and will participate in the Priority Space Selection beginning May 4. The space selection provides exhibitors… more
  • New invention from Norway allows car repair shops to service clients without physical contact
    May 04, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    New invention from Norway allows car repair shops to service clients without physical…

    "Being in the pandemic outbreak of COVID-19 we saw a unique business opportunity for our newly developed S18-Safe ServiceStation and sat in all sails in order for the insurance approval to go through. We already had a lot of interest prior to… more
  • UK car output slump set to continue, says GlobalData
    May 04, 2020 Buzz

    UK car output slump set to continue, says GlobalData

    Following the news that UK car output fell 37.6% in March, according to figures released by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) as the COVID-19 crisis shuttered plants; David Leggett, Automotive Analyst at GlobalData, a… more
  • Covid-19 & TERS-funding. What about the other millions?
    May 04, 2020 Covid-19

    Covid-19 & TERS-funding. What about the other millions?

    by Gerhard Papenfus According to a NEASA survey, 37% of employers who have applied to the UIF for assistance in order to pay their employees, or at least a portion of their salaries, have indeed received it. A large portion of employers who… more
  • COVID-19 and the security industry
    May 04, 2020 Covid-19

    COVID-19 and the security industry

    What does COVID-19 mean for the security industry? How will it impact future regulations and standards? Hear from industry figures on how they believe the pandemic has impacted the security industry and whether the outbreak will have a… more
  • Achieving mental wellbeing during COVID-19
    May 04, 2020 Covid-19

    Achieving mental wellbeing during COVID-19

    As part of SAICA’s Leadership in a time of crisis webinar series, Clinical Psychologist Navlika Ratangee spoke about how to achieve mental wellbeing during the COVID-19 crisis. The South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA)… more
  • Automotive Supplier provides solution for  PPE shortages
    May 04, 2020 Covid-19

    Automotive Supplier provides solution for PPE shortages

    A tenant of the Automotive Supplier Park (ASP) in Rosslyn, PolyGen, is one of the companies providing solutions to the COVID0-19 Pandemic. PolyGen has joined the band of factories in the automotive sector that are modifying their production… more
  • Lift-off at Mbazwana in KZN as Trucking Industry Collaborates to Deliver Food to the Hungry
    Apr 30, 2020 Covid-19

    Lift-off at Mbazwana in KZN as Trucking Industry Collaborates to Deliver Food to the…

    As a result of speedy collaboration between key road freight industry players, 500kgs of rice was delivered last week to the remote area of Mbazwana in Kwazulu-Natal last week to feed the hungry. The Road Freight Association (RFA) spearheaded… more
  • Truck Driver's Story:
    Apr 30, 2020 Covid-19

    Truck Driver's Story: "I tell my family: don't touch me anymore, not until Coronavirus is…

    Life under Lockdown is tough. It is especially tough for truck drivers delivering essential goods around the country. Kenneth Setati, who delivers frozen and chilled foods in the Limpopo province, is on the road five days a week. He shares his… more
  • Communication of Renault’s Board of Directors
    Apr 30, 2020 Buzz

    Communication of Renault’s Board of Directors

    Appointment of Mr. Joji Tagawa as director proposed by Nissan. Holding of the Annual General Meeting of Shareholders on June 19, 2020 in closed session. Renault’s Board of Directors, meeting today under the chairmanship of Jean-Dominique… more
  • BodyShop News Australia: May 2020
    Apr 30, 2020 Buzz

    BodyShop News Australia: May 2020

    Our May 2020 Edition Is Out Now The latest issue of BodyShop News Australia has been released. If you are on our mailing list, you will receive it shortly. If you're not on our mailing list, you can click here to sign up for a free subscription… more
  • Beneath the gentle veneer lies a wealth of wisdom
    Apr 30, 2020 Motorsport

    Beneath the gentle veneer lies a wealth of wisdom

    A wealth of motorsport knowledge and experience underlies the blithesome Juan Möhr, who’s Cross Country accomplishments over the past 24-years include the South African regional and national championships, the FIA Cross Country Rally World Cup… more
  • Tork Craft Essentials introduce 5 new Counter safety screens offering protection from both sides
    Apr 30, 2020 Covid-19

    Tork Craft Essentials introduce 5 new Counter safety screens offering protection from…

    5 Options and sizes are available, counter with slot, a hanging version of 800 x 600 mm, 3, 590 x 600 mm counter with and without a slot and a hanging unit. These new Tork Craft Essentialacrylic counter screens allow all businesses to remain… more
  • Coronavirus causes logistics, supply chain nightmares
    Apr 30, 2020 Covid-19

    Coronavirus causes logistics, supply chain nightmares

    Reduction in total freight volumes for the year to March 2020 of -7,1% indicates the depth of the decline in the local goods economy. Despite not having many lockdown restrictions, the firstquarter drop in volumes was still the steepest… more
  • Safely starting your car after it’s been parked during lockdown may be more difficult than you think
    Apr 30, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    Safely starting your car after it’s been parked during lockdown may be more difficult…

    Following President Cyril Ramaphosa’s announcement easing the nationwide lockdown in response to the Covid-19 outbreak in South Africa, a third of the workforce are preparingto head back to work underalert lockdown level four, beginning on… more
  • 2020 Sasol Solar Challenge postponed to early 2021
    Apr 30, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    2020 Sasol Solar Challenge postponed to early 2021

    The 2020 Sasol Solar Challenge (SSC) has been postponed until early 2021. The event is provisionally scheduled to take place from 19- 26 February 2021 instead of September 2020 as initially planned. Participating teams will be able to register… more
  • Schneider Electric reinforces its sustainability commitments as it responds to the Covid-19 crisis
    Apr 30, 2020 Covid-19

    Schneider Electric reinforces its sustainability commitments as it responds to the…

    Schneider Electric is recognized around the globe as an essential business providing service continuity to critical infrastructure such as hospitals, data centers, IT networks, the temperature-controlled food supply chain, energy,… more
  • Pricing of the Limited Edition Golf GTI TCR announced
    Apr 30, 2020 Motoring

    Pricing of the Limited Edition Golf GTI TCR announced

    The Limited Edition Golf GTI TCR will be available for order at Volkswagen dealers from May 2020 The retail price of the Limited Edition Golf GTI TCR has been announced. The Golf GTI TCR will be available for order from Volkswagen dealers in… more
  • Bentley Motors commits to ‘come back stronger’ – outlines changes to luxury car production
    Apr 30, 2020 Motoring

    Bentley Motors commits to ‘come back stronger’ – outlines changes to luxury car production

    ‘Come Back Stronger’ colleague programme highlights around 250 new hygiene and social distancing processes in place Biggest change to daily working life in the company’s 100 year history 11 May start for phased return to work at Crewe… more
  • Good time to buy a used car, as price inflation slows
    Apr 30, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    Good time to buy a used car, as price inflation slows

    Amidst the current global downturn, used car price inflation has slowed in South Africa. Used car prices in South Africa rose by 2.4% in quarter three of 2019, declined to 2.0% in quarter four of 2019 and slowed to 0.9% in the quarter ending… more
  • Tork Craft Essentials introduce 5 new Face Masks available with different fabrics and treatments
    Apr 30, 2020 Covid-19

    Tork Craft Essentials introduce 5 new Face Masks available with different fabrics and…

    Reusable, washer safe and iroable - Clinically proven to reduce infection pathogens on soft surfaces by up to 99%. To view each model go to www.torkcraft.com and enter the code you want to view i.e. TCDM 5000-06 Tork Craft’sEssentialsis a all… more
  • Savings for consumers will hurt government coffers
    Apr 30, 2020 Buzz

    Savings for consumers will hurt government coffers

    Decrease in purchases will result in billions lost by tax collection May 2020 will soon join April in setting back-to-back records for monthly fuel price drops. This is according to the Automobile Association, which was commenting on unaudited… more
  •  Why should car dealership automotive retail be open under level 4 lockdown?
    Apr 30, 2020 Covid-19

    Why should car dealership automotive retail be open under level 4 lockdown?

    Currently, level 4 lockdown does not allow automotive retail sales (motor vehicle sales through car dealerships). Car dealerships sales are currently classified under level 3. Automotive manufacture is not sustainable without car dealership… more
  • Fleet Africa and Super Group Mobilise PinkDrive to Flatten the Curve
    Apr 30, 2020 Covid-19

    Fleet Africa and Super Group Mobilise PinkDrive to Flatten the Curve

    Fleet Africa and Super Group have partnered with PinkDrive on the frontline by providing vehicles for their medical staff to reach the community “hot spots”. PinkDrive joined forces with the National Department of Health (NDoH) by providing… more
  • Ford's High-Tech Three-Dimensional Automated Paint Defect Detection System Delivers Maximum Quality
    Apr 30, 2020 Buzz

    Ford's High-Tech Three-Dimensional Automated Paint Defect Detection System Delivers…

    Ford's Silverton Assembly Plant in Pretoria uses an automated system in its Paint Shop with 21 cameras that scan all exterior body panels to detect imperfections in paintwork Over 3 000 images captured in 15 seconds for every vehicle body… more
  • Road Freight Association Voices Concerns about Level 4 Restrictions and Permissions
    Apr 30, 2020 Covid-19

    Road Freight Association Voices Concerns about Levael 4 Restrictions and Permissions

    The Road Freight Association (RFA) is concerned about aspects of the controlled relaxing of the lockdown, with specific regard to the opening of road freight operations and logistics after 1 May 2020, as presented at the Government’s media… more
  • FCA What's Behind: Season 2, Episode 1 - The Engine Revolution
    Apr 30, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    FCA What's Behind: Season 2, Episode 1 - The Engine Revolution

    The second season of FCA What's Behind looks at the major transformation underway in the mobility sector. The cars of tomorrow, already in development, will be even more tailored to customer needs, with major improvements in technology and… more
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    Apr 30, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    FCA What's Behind: Season 2, Episode 1 - The Engine Revolution

    The second season of FCA What's Behind looks at the major transformation underway in the mobility sector. The cars of tomorrow, already in development, will be even more tailored to customer needs, with major improvements in technology and… more
  • Close to the finish line – and to home: new BMW 4 Series Coupe enters final phase of dynamic testing.
    Apr 29, 2020 Motoring

    Close to the finish line – and to home: new BMW 4 Series Coupe enters final phase of…

    Exhaustive pre-production development process for the new edition of the two-door car carried out at race tracks and other test facilities – Final touches now being added on the country roads and motorways surrounding the BMW Group’s Research… more
  • Lost means cost
    Apr 29, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    Lost means cost

    Replacing a lost car key used to be simple – you'd take the spare to your local key cutter and for about R250 you could have a copy made. These days, however, it's a different story. Not only does the modern car key start your car, it can also… more
  • Battery care during lockdown and beyond
    Apr 29, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    Battery care during lockdown and beyond

    If your car is sitting in your garage or driveway during lockdown without being used much, it’s important to take care of your battery. Ernest Simon of leading battery distributor Probe provides some handy tips for helping you preserve your… more
  • Another victim of COVID-19: The Audit
    Apr 29, 2020 Covid-19

    Another victim of COVID-19: The Audit

    COVID-19 has taken the world by storm, so much so that plunges in global stock markets are making history in terms of the low levels being hit, as well as the speed at which the collapses are occurring. For the first time in history, the US oil… more
  • Apr 29, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    "It's shocking to find you're the only one on the road" - Neil Prakasen, Cryogenic…

    The Road Freight Association (RFA) salutes the thousands of truck drivers across the country who are continuing to deliver much-needed essential goods during Lockdown. “Life as a truck driver is challenging at the best of times,” says RFA Chief… more
  • Covid-19: Lockdown Level 4 OHS guidelines - final regulations still pending
    Apr 29, 2020 Covid-19

    Covid-19: Lockdown Level 4 OHS guidelines - final regulations still pending

    Dear employer Government has not yet published the Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) regulations and requirements applicable to employers who may commence operations under Level 4 lockdown on 1 May 2020. There may be insufficient time… more
  • MasterDrive Newsletter 28 April 2020
    Apr 29, 2020 Buzz

    MasterDrive Newsletter 28 April 2020

    MasterTips - Another MasterDrive adventure President Cyril Ramaphosa announced last week that he will gradually be phasing the lockdown out as from 1 May. Consequently, MasterDrive has already initiated plans to continue working within the new… more
  • Staying Relevant in Time of Disruption
    Apr 29, 2020 Buzz

    Staying Relevant in Time of Disruption

    All the industries are gearing up for the post-pandemic arrangements and devising their recovery plans. Ramping up the return of employees, managing claims and contract dispute resolution, collaborating with customers and suppliers to… more
  • Covid-19: How can this be justified?
    Apr 29, 2020 Covid-19

    Covid-19: How can this be justified?

    - a true story - by Gerhard Papenfus Yesterday, a very high ranking government official requested me to explain my position as articulated in my statement “Let ‘them’ go without pay” on 25 April 2020 (click here to view). My response was that I… more
  • Nudging elbows during the handover of 15 Isuzu D-MAX bakkies are Professor Jannie Hugo, (left) Head of Department of Family Medicine, University of Pretoria and Tim Hendon, Isuzu Motors South Africa Marketing Manager with Professor Tiaan de Jager, Dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Pretoria at the back.
    Apr 29, 2020 Covid-19

    More Isuzu Bakkies Deployed in the Fight Against COVID-19

    Isuzu Motors South Africa has made more bakkies available to assist in containing the spread of COVID-19 infections in the country. The Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Pretoria has accepted delivery of 15 Isuzu D-MAX bakkies… more
  • Old Mutual Insure sets aside R60 million towards premium relief for our customers
    Apr 29, 2020 Covid-19

    Old Mutual Insure sets aside R60 million towards premium relief for our customers

    Ramping up efforts to support customers manage the financial fallout of COVID-19 Old Mutual Insure has set aside R60 million towards 15% motor premium discounts in April 2020 and 10% in May 2020 for qualifying personal lines customers.… more
  • Africa ECO Race 2021 - news 2
    Apr 29, 2020 Buzz

    Africa ECO Race 2021 - news 2

    First, we hope you are all well and taking good care of yourself and your loved ones. We have a special thought for those of you who are on the front line. This period of confinement has the merit of allowing us all to take more time for… more
  • simRACE247 rookies star at the ring
    Apr 29, 2020 Motorsport

    simRACE247 rookies star at the ring

    Fledgling team impresses in iRacing Nürburgring 24 Fledgeling virtual racing team simRACE247 enjoyed a bittersweet debut at the toughest virtual race of them all, the iRacing Nürburgring 24 Hours on the famous Nordschleife over the weekend.… more