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  • Dana Expands Training Series with Electrification Maintenance and Servicing Guidelines Videos
    Apr 23, 2019 Buzz

    Dana Expands Training Series with…

    Dana Incorporated (NYSE: DAN) announced today that it has expanded its "Driveline Forensics" training series to include videos covering key safety and maintenance tips for electrified vehicles. The new videos provide overviews on electric vehicle… more
  • Hyundai 'Venue' makes world debut at New York Motor Show
    Apr 23, 2019 Motoring

    Hyundai 'Venue' makes world debut at New…

    The Hyundai Motor Company introduced its all-new Venue this week at the New York Motor Show, to join its larger siblings Kona, Creta, Tucson and Santa Fe in the Korean manufacturer's SUV model line-up. The Venue - packed with a host of premium… more
  • Autonomous vehicles set to be fastest-growing automotive sector with more than 11m sales by 2033, says GlobalData
    Apr 23, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    Autonomous vehicles set to be…

    There is no doubt that profound change is occurring in the automotive industry and now more than ever, it is critical to know which sectors will grow rapidly in the coming years and the ones facing an existential threat, says GlobalData, a leading… more
  • Not All Those Who Wander Are Lost
    Apr 23, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    Not All Those Who Wander Are Lost

    The birth of the Great American road trip 100 years ago For about two weeks every summer between 1914 and 1924, a group of American friends who called themselves the Four Vagabonds would climb in their Model Ts and hit the open road, travelling to… more
  • Alfa Romeo Giulia triumphs at the
    Apr 23, 2019 Buzz

    Alfa Romeo Giulia triumphs at the "Driver…

    The Alfa Romeo Giulia wins the Gold Medal for "Ride and Handling", values intrinsic to the DNA of the Italian brand, which transforms every journey into an exciting driving experience. Follow this link to the new section of the Alfa Romeo Press… more
  • Andrew Gerald Altree is BI Product Manager for FAG and INA
    Apr 23, 2019 Buzz

    New BI Product Manager to oversee FAG and…

    Leading supplier Bearings International (BI) has appointed Andrew Gerald Altree as Product Manager for its FAG and INA brands. Altree, who has a Diploma in Business management and 25 years’ industry experience, will oversee the vision, strategy,… more
  • SEMA Industry Indicators: U.S. Economy Continues to Grow, But at a Slower Rate
    Apr 23, 2019 Buzz

    SEMA Industry Indicators: U.S. Economy…

    By Kyle Cheng Economic data since the shutdown has been weaker and less robust than anticipated and will continue to be throughout the remainder of 2019. However, most economists expect growth to continue. It remains unclear when, how and even if a… more
  • FCA What's Behind: international previews of the first two episodes: far north and far south
    Apr 18, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    FCA What's Behind: international previews of…

    Today saw the International Press Presentation of the FCA What's Behind project: showing for the first time "a backstage view" of the research and development phases of FCA automobiles. The launch of the first two episodes of a unique kind of film… more
  • Jaguar I-PACE 2019 World car of the year, 2019 World green car and 2019 World car design of the year
    Apr 18, 2019 Motoring

    2019 World Car Awards : Triple win finish…

    Jaguar I-PACE 2019 World car of the year, 2019 World green car and 2019 World car design of the year The Road to the World Car Awards journey concluded today with a grande finale awards ceremony and press conference that opened the New York… more
  • 2019 World Car Awards and now there is one… Audi A7 – 2019 World Luxury Car
    Apr 18, 2019 Motoring

    2019 World Car Awards and now there is one……

    The Road to the World Car Awards journey concluded today with a grande finale awards ceremony and press conference that opened the New York International Auto Show. The Audi A7 was declared the 2019 World Luxury Car. This is the second consecutive… more
  • 2019 World Car Awards and now there is one… Suzuki Jimny  – 2019 World Urban Car
    Apr 18, 2019 Motoring

    2019 World Car Awards and now there is one……

    The Road to the World Car Awards journey concluded today with a grande finale awards ceremony and press conference that opened the New York International Auto Show. The Suzuki Jimny was declared the 2019 World Urban Car. A Suzuki car has been a “Top… more
  • 2019 World Car Awards and now there is one…… McLaren 720S – 2019 World Performance Car
    Apr 18, 2019 Motoring

    2019 World Car Awards and now there is one………

    The Road to the World Car Awards journey concluded today with a grande finale awards ceremony and press conference that opened the New York International Auto Show. The McLaren 720S was declared the 2019 World Performance Car. “We feel grateful… more
  • 2019 World Car Awards and now there is one… Jaguar I-PACE – 2019 World Green Car
    Apr 18, 2019 Motoring

    2019 World Car Awards and now there is one……

    The Road to the World Car Awards journey concluded today with a grande finale awards ceremony and press conference that opened the New York International Auto Show. The JAGUAR I-PACE was declared the 2019 World Green Car. This is the first time… more
  • Election fever stokes the NHI fire
    Apr 18, 2019 Buzz

    Election fever stokes the NHI fire

    When in the grip of election fever, it becomes even more difficult than usual to decipher facts from the deluge of rhetoric and obfuscation proffered by politicians. The dose dished up by Health Minister Dr Aaron Motsoaledi in his piece “Democratise… more
  • BMW Driving Experience South Africa offers Namibia Multiday Tours in BMW X3s built at BMW Group Plant Rosslyn.
    Apr 18, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    BMW Driving Experience South Africa offers…

    As part of its Certification to become an Official Partner of M in 2018, BMW Driving Experience South Africa is now offering multiday tours that go through some of the most scenic landscapes in Southern Africa. The multiday tours offer BMW customers… more
  • Mustang Claims Title of Best-Selling Sports Coupe in the World for Fourth Straight Year
    Apr 18, 2019 Motoring

    Mustang Claims Title of Best-Selling Sports…

    Ford celebrates Mustang's 55th anniversary today - National Mustang Day - as the world's best-selling sports coupe of 2018 on the strength of 113,066 cars sold More than 2,600 Mustangs sold in South Africa since 2016 This marks the fourth… more
  • Ford Fund Assists with Disaster Relief after Cyclone Idai
    Apr 18, 2019 Buzz

    Ford Fund Assists with Disaster Relief after…

    Ford Motor Company Fund has contributed a $20 000 grant to Save the Children non-profit organisation (NPO) for disaster relief efforts in Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi $10 000 grant issued to SOS Children's Village Over 300 000 people displaced… more
  • Refreshed Volvo XC90 R-Design, T8 Twin Engine in Thunder Grey (available in South Africa post July 2020) Credit: Volvo
    Apr 18, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    Drunk driving could be a thing of the past…

    Imagine this scenario: you leave a function after a couple of drinks, thinking that you’re perfectly capable of driving. You fire up the engine of your vehicle and head for home. Your car knows that you should not be driving. It decides that you are… more
  • Easter 2019: Don’t become a statistic
    Apr 18, 2019 Buzz

    Easter 2019: Don’t become a statistic

    "Don’t become a statistic this Easter." - This the message from the Automobile Association (AA) who – ahead of the Easter long weekend which starts on Friday (SUBS:: 19 April 2019) - is appealing to South Africans to be vigilant, focussed, and aware… more
  • Battery hassles during the colder months
    Apr 18, 2019 Buzz

    Battery hassles during the colder months

    Battery issues are a common complaint from car owners during the Winter months when temperatures drop. Dewald Ranft, Chairman of the Motor Industry Workshop Association (MIWA), a proud association of the Retail Motor Industry (RMI), says the cold… more
  • Hyundai Announces Project to Generate Electricity Using Hydrogen Vehicle Technology
    Apr 17, 2019 Buzz

    Hyundai Announces Project to Generate…

    Hyundai Motor signs MOU to build 1 MW hydrogen fuel cell power facility in Korea NEXO power module to generate 8,000 MWh of electricity annually with zero emissions Hyundai continues effort to build Hydrogen Society in line with ‘FCEV Vision 2030’… more
  • Aston Martin announces all-star N24 line-up and signs Chadwick
    Apr 17, 2019 Motorsport

    Aston Martin announces all-star N24 line-up…

    Aston Martin will contest the 2019 ADAC Zurich 24-Hour race staged on the world famous Nürburgring Nordschleife (22-23 June) with a pair of Vantage GT4 machines run by the AMR Performance Centre and an all-star driver line-up that includes… more
  • RENAULT EZ-FLEX: an innovative experiment to better understand last-mile urban delivery
    Apr 17, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    RENAULT EZ-FLEX: an innovative experiment to…

    Renault EZ-FLEX is an experimental electric and connected LCV that is both compact and agile. It was created and designed for sustainable mobility and delivery efficiency in urban areas. It is more than a vehicle: it is a real work tool for… more
  • Heavy duty vehicles will go the distance with Plascon Acryline’s ready-for-use coatings
    Apr 17, 2019 Buzz

    Heavy duty vehicles will go the distance…

    Plascon Acryline has supplied leading fleet owners and body builders with extremely durable, long-lasting and scratch resistant coatings for the past 35 years ensuring their vehicles can go the distance. Adding to the trusted Plascon Acryline brand,… more
  • TÜV Test Confirms: Continental MK C1 brake system reduces CO2 emissions of hybrid vehicles by around 5 g
    Apr 17, 2019 Buzz

    TÜV Test Confirms: Continental MK C1 brake…

    Savings of regenerative energy due to improved utilization of the achievable recuperation potential Tests of the CO2 savings potential of the MK C1 electrohydraulic brake system in a plug-in hybrid TÜV confirms in a certified test: MK C1 reduces the… more
  • SA Taxi Foundation delivers broad impact with focused CSI initiative
    Apr 17, 2019 Buzz

    SA Taxi Foundation delivers broad impact…

    South Africa faces numerous challenges. Two of the most prolific issues that require urgent and immediate attention are rampant unemployment and a failing public education system, as both exacerbate poverty and inequality in the country. While… more
  • InspectaCar’s Driving Advice for Holiday Journeys
    Apr 17, 2019 Buzz

    InspectaCar’s Driving Advice for Holiday…

    Long weekends provide the perfect opportunity to take that well-earned break away with family and friends. Driving on South African roads can involve some very long distances, which means long hours behind the wheel, something the average driver is… more
  • BMW Group opens new R260m Midrand Campus
    Apr 17, 2019 Buzz

    BMW Group opens new R260m Midrand Campus

    BMW Group South Africa today opened a new R260m campus at Midrand, Gauteng. The Midrand Campus now consists of BMW Group South Africa’s head office, BMW Financial Services, a new Dealer Training Centre, office space for an additional 500 colleagues,… more
  • MasterDrive Newsletter - 16 April 2019
    Apr 17, 2019 Buzz

    MasterDrive Newsletter - 16 April 2019

    MasterTips: Drivers in SUVs more dangerous While those in the vehicle sales industry see an increase in SUVs as a positive trend, it also lends a possible complication for road safety, more notably for pedestrians. MasterTest: We’re looking for the… more
  • Wireless Magnetic GPS Tracker Car Vehicle Real Time Tracking
    Apr 16, 2019 Buzz

    Wireless Magnetic GPS Tracker Car Vehicle…

    Magnetic GPS Trackers are the ideal solution to who wants vehicle tracking needs with no cables or wiring, it is deal with you can simply remove the tracker and place it on another vehicle as it suits you. Learn More Here more
  • Product innovations added to the Audi South Africa model range
    Apr 16, 2019 Motoring

    Product innovations added to the Audi South…

    Various local product innovations now supplement Audi's existing model range The Audi A3, Q2 and Q5 model ranges now include special edition models The Audi A5 and Q2 model ranges have enhanced their standard equipment specifications Audi South… more
  • Exceptional total cost of ownership, gives Tata Ultra class leading credentials
    Apr 16, 2019 Motoring

    Exceptional total cost of ownership, gives…

    In South Africa’s truck market, the Tata brand is perceived to punch well above its weight – and no model more so than the recently launched Ultra, which competes in the 4,5- to 5,5-ton segment. Described by Harneet Luther, CEO of Tata Automobile… more
  • Experience the Mother City your way with the FNB Cape Town 12K ONERUN and Budget
    Apr 16, 2019 Buzz

    Experience the Mother City your way with the…

    Wear your feather boa, don a pair of stilettoes, and do you! There are no limitations! It’s the FNB Cape Town 12K ONERUN on 19 May 2019, and Budget Rent a Car is excited to once again be the official car rental partner. The race is a vibrant, joyful… more
  • Ford Hosts Annual Careers Day for Learners
    Apr 16, 2019 Buzz

    Ford Hosts Annual Careers Day for Learners

    Grade 11 and 12 learners exposed to the myriad career possibilities at a global automaker Ford enlightens and inspires learners; shows the auto industry is about so much more than just building cars Ford HR team offers tips and advice for learners… more
  • Petrol price ominous, diesel flat
    Apr 16, 2019 Buzz

    Petrol price ominous, diesel flat

    Unexpectedly strong international fuel prices have raised the spectre of an unwelcome fuel price hike for petrol users at the end of April. This is according to the Automobile Association (AA), which was commenting on unaudited mid-month fuel price… more
  • Invitation to join NEASA delegation to China
    Apr 16, 2019 Buzz

    Invitation to join NEASA delegation to China

    Dear business owner NEASA Trade Relations provides an opportunity to: expand your horizons; experience a different business culture; build up contacts with foreign businesses; meet potential business partners and/or investors; and network with local-… more
  • Look forward to an array of informative and inspiring speakers for SAPICS2019
    Apr 16, 2019 Buzz

    Look forward to an array of informative and…

    From the supply chain challenges of United Nations peacekeepers in Somalia to those faced by the producers of reality TV show “Survivor”, from robotics to risk management, and from Coca-Cola to life-saving medicines, the 2019 SAPICS Conference for… more
  • Riaan Fourie
    Apr 16, 2019 Buzz

    Honda Motorcycles Southern Africa appoints…

    Honda Motorcycles Southern Africa is pleased to announce the appointment of Riaan Fourie as Head of Domestic Motorcycles. Riaan has over 20 years' experience within the motorcycle manufacturing and retail sectors. He previously held a position as… more
  • Alfa Romeo at GP number 1000 with a livery that celebrates Nino Farina's win at the first Formula One race - Silverstone 1950 - on Alfa Romeo 158
    Apr 16, 2019 Motorsport

    Alfa Romeo at GP number 1000 with a livery…

    Here we are at race #1000 in 2019: P15 for Antonio, P9 and two points for Kimi. Well done guys - here's to the next 1000! Weather: sunny and dry, 19­20°C air, 25­29°C track Frédéric Vasseur, Team Principal Alfa Romeo Racing and CEO Sauber Motorsport… more
  • ZF’s enhanced 8-speed automatic transmission will start production at its Saarbrücken plant in 2022. ZF has received a double digit billion order from BMW AG for this product.
    Apr 16, 2019 Buzz

    ZF Wins Major Business for New 8-Speed…

    Order from BMW AG with a two digit billion Euro value for advanced 8-speed automatic transmission Flexible application of technology Significant increase in planned share of hybrid transmissions Production to begin at ZF’s Saarbrücken plant in… more
  • Introducing ZF coPILOT, the integrated Level 2+ system for next-generation advanced driver assistance. Powered by ZF ProAI and NVIDIA DRIVE. Image: ZF
    Apr 16, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    ZF coPILOT Enables Enhanced Safety and…

    Integrated and intuitive system for next-generation advanced driver assistance powered by ZF ProAI and NVIDIA DRIVE New driving experience with semi-automated driving: ZF coPILOT takes over various driving maneuvers Improved reliability and safety… more
  • Sachs brand supports Formula E with winning Social Media campaign
    Apr 16, 2019 Motorsport

    Sachs brand supports Formula E with winning…

    As next generation mobility leader, ZF is supporter of Formula E In line with car upgrade for 5th season, ZF supplies Venturi with new electric drive, further strengthening technology partnership Chance to win trip to 2019 Berlin Formula E-Prix To… more
  • Worn tyres make you 33% more likely to crash
    Apr 15, 2019 Buzz

    Worn tyres make you 33% more likely to crash

    Badly maintained tyres and rims are one of the leading causes of car accidents in South Africa and, with the April long weekend approaching, Auto & General Insurance urges motorists to get into the habit of regular inspections, tyre and rim… more
  • Mobility for Megacities: Audi AI:ME
    Apr 15, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    Mobility for Megacities: Audi AI:ME

    At Auto Shanghai 2019, Audi is introducing a visionary mobility concept for the megacities of the future: The showcar, known as the Audi AI:ME, offers compact dimensions, a spacious, futuristic interior, and the ability to drive autonomously at… more
  • “The Cortina in Drag” turns fifty
    Apr 15, 2019 Motoring

    “The Cortina in Drag” turns fifty

    Ford Capri XL 1600 GT 1969 In early 1969 Ford introduced the first Capri. Fifty years on and many South African motorists remember the model with great affection. Ford designed the Capri as a cheaper and more accessible version for global markets of… more
  • Groupe Renault opens a new design center in Shanghai
    Apr 15, 2019 Buzz

    Groupe Renault opens a new design center in…

    Groupe Renault’s Design Department is pursuing its strategy of international expansion with the opening of Renault Design Center Shanghai, the group's seventh design center worldwide. The team of designers at the Renault studio in Shanghai will draw… more
  • BILSTEIN's Bump 'n' Rebound newsletter, April/May 2019
    Apr 15, 2019 Buzz

    BILSTEIN's Bump 'n' Rebound newsletter,…

    BILSTEIN's newest newsletter is packed with news! Toyota’s Land Cruiser…they don’t call it the Land Bruiser for nothing! Nampo Is always “Groot” and this year we’re going bigger than ever. In fact, we’re going 100 square metre big…. First there was… more
  • Check your vehicle’s shock absorbers before the Easter holidays
    Apr 13, 2019 Buzz

    Check your vehicle’s shock absorbers before…

    By Graeme Futter, Head of Sales & Marketing at Gabriel South Africa With the Easter holidays upon us, checking your vehicle before going on a long trip is important. This includes your tyres and another component that people don’t often check, your… more
  • 2019 SEMA Show registration now open
    Apr 13, 2019 Buzz

    2019 SEMA Show registration now open

    Attendees, exhibitors, and media can register online at www.semashow.com/register Registration for the trade-only 2019 SEMA Show is now open at www.semashow.com/register. The annual trade show is set for Tuesday-Friday, Nov. 5-8, 2019, in Las Vegas… more
  • Karhoo wins European startup gold prize for mobility
    Apr 12, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    Karhoo wins European startup gold prize for…

    Karhoo, the marketplace dedicated to urban mobility that connects fleets and customers worldwide - won the prestigious European Startup Gold Prize for mobility during an awards ceremony in Brussels. The young company was judged to be the… more
  • RMI-VTA Free safety campaign Easter 2019
    Apr 12, 2019 Buzz

    RMI-VTA Free safety campaign Easter 2019

    Have your car checked before your holiday trip. Participating RMI vehicle testing stations around the country are offering motorists FREE safety critical checks on their vehicles from 11th until 18th April 2019. The week long campaign aims to help… more
  • Check your car before the Easter holidays
    Apr 12, 2019 Buzz

    Check your car before the Easter holidays

    The Easter holidays are a week away, which means now is a good time for motorists to have their cars checked to ensure safety on the road. Dewald Ranft, Chairman of the Motor Industry Workshop Association (MIWA), a proud association of the Retail… more
  • Apr 12, 2019 Motorsport

    "Alfa Romeo Racing" celebrates Grand Prix…

    Alfa Romeo, the winners the first Grand Prix and of the first championship in the history of Formula 1, pays homage to the most important motorsport competition that counts millions of enthusiastic fans worldwide. Race number one thousand will be… more
  • Opel Corsa GSi - 'German-Styled Innovation'
    Apr 12, 2019 Motoring

    Opel Corsa GSi - 'German-Styled Innovation'

    The new Opel Corsa GSi offers many sporty and luxury extras The much-anticipated 3-door Opel Corsa GSi joins the South African Opel model line-up in May 2019. A number of 'tweaks' take the legendary GSi badge more towards the territory of sport… more
  • Alfa Romeo Triumphs at the
    Apr 12, 2019 Motoring

    Alfa Romeo Triumphs at the "Motor Klassik…

    For the fourth time in a row, Giulia is named "Future Classic" in the "Mid-Size Class" category. The 1968 Alfa Romeo 33 Stradale won the first place in the "Milestones of Design" category. Double win for Alfa Romeo at the "Motor Klassik Awards… more
  • Volvo Group Supports UNICEF’s Idai Relief Efforts
    Apr 12, 2019 Buzz

    Volvo Group Supports UNICEF’s Idai Relief…

    In the aftermath of the devastating cyclone Idai, Volvo AB donated SEK1 million or R1.5 million to UNICEF (United Nations Children’s’ Fund) relief efforts in Malawi, Mozambique and Zimbabwe. According to reports, more than 900 people have so far… more
  • Further progress is being made in the field of fuel cells.  In close cooperation with Joma-Polytec and Mercedes-Benz Fuel Cell, a subsidiary of Daimler AG, the engineering plastic Ultramid has successfully been used to manufacture some fuel cell system components.  This innovative solution is being used as a standard in the new Mercedes GLC F-CELL, which combines a fuel cell with a rechargeable lithium-ion battery.
    Apr 12, 2019 Buzz

    Ultramid® is setting new standards for fuel…

    Engineering plastic from BASF leads to breakthrough Joint project with Joma-Polytec and Mercedes-Benz Fuel Cell is being developed to market readiness Ultramid® meets high quality and safety requirements Which automotive drive system will become… more
  • Responsible driving in wet weather: How much do you actually know?
    Apr 12, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    Responsible driving in wet weather: How much…

    Driving in wet weather requires knowledge and techniques seldom tested in dry conditions Technology in modern cars assists drivers with tough road conditions and poor visibility Ford’s Driving Skills for Life offers motorists tips to stay safer in… more
  • Stand a chance to win a R50000 beach or bush holiday! 
    Apr 12, 2019 Buzz

    Stand a chance to win a R50000 beach or bush…

    To enter, buy 2 or more tyres from a participating Dunlop Zone or Dunlop Express Dealer before 25 April 2019! Hurry! Visit Dunlop and enter today! ENTER HERE TO WIN A HOLIDAY WORTH R50 000! more
  • Rising Chinese motorsport star Ye Yifei joins Renault Sport Academy
    Apr 11, 2019 Motorsport

    Rising Chinese motorsport star Ye Yifei…

    Renault Sport Racing confirms upcoming Chinese driver Ye Yifei as the latest Renault Sport Academy recruit. The announcement was confirmed at the Shanghai International Circuit in a media and VIP event on the eve of the Chinese Grand Prix weekend.… more
  • Gauteng government’s sector-focused model yields investment returns in the automotive sector
    Apr 11, 2019 Buzz

    Gauteng government’s sector-focused model…

    Gauteng government’s automotive sector incubation programme in collaboration with Nissan South Africa enhances the country’s business case to produce the new generation Navara locally. Rosslyn, South Africa 10 April 2019 - The Gauteng Government’s… more
  • Nissan to produce award-winning Navara pickup in South Africa
    Apr 11, 2019 Buzz

    Nissan to produce award-winning Navara…

    Major investment in plant, equipment and training Rosslyn facility to expand role as LCV export hub for Navara, NP200 and NP300 Significant job creation at plant and supply chain Full range of Navara models to be produced on new, flexible production… more
  • Warren Kosikov named SEMA vice president of sales
    Apr 11, 2019 Buzz

    Warren Kosikov named SEMA vice president of…

    Warren Kosikov has been named Vice President of Sales for the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA), where he will lead the sales team and guide the day-to-day sales strategy for both the SEMA and PRI Shows, SEMA News and Performance Racing… more
  • Michelin introduces two new high performance tyres to the Pilot Sport range in Africa and Middle East
    Apr 11, 2019 Buzz

    Michelin introduces two new high performance…

    Innovation has always been central to the Michelin Group when it comes to developing tyres and services to improve driving and mobility. This innovative spirit has helped create the new additions to the Pilot Sport range which Michelin has recently… more
  • BMW 530 MLE restoration underway
    Apr 11, 2019 Motoring

    BMW 530 MLE restoration underway

    In December 2018 BMW South Africa announced that it would start restoring the legendary BMW 530 Motorsport Limited Edition (MLE):… more
  • We’re looking for a Hero – The Hero – on our highways
    Apr 11, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    We’re looking for a Hero – The Hero – on our…

    R100 000 prize awaits South Africa’s best truck driver As the 2019 Easter long weekend approaches, road safety is once again an issue: how do we address the almost inevitable carnage on our highways? “Perhaps the question is not so much how we… more
  • Optimistic start to 2019 for Volkswagen Group South Africa
    Apr 11, 2019 Buzz

    Optimistic start to 2019 for Volkswagen…

    Volkswagen Group sold 21 601 vehicles from January to March 2019 Polo Vivo is the top-selling passenger brand in the first quarter with 7 651 units Audi achieved 19.4% market share in the premium segment Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles had best first… more
  • Honda Motor Southern Africa Announces Appointment of New President
    Apr 11, 2019 Buzz

    Honda Motor Southern Africa Announces…

    Honda Motor Southern Africa is pleased to announce the appointment of Hiroyuki Tazawa as the new President, effective immediately. Hiroyuki Tazawa will succeed Toshiaki Konaka, who has been appointed as Regional Head of Africa Middle East Regional… more
  • Pratley upgrades its research laboratories with the latest tech
    Apr 11, 2019 Buzz

    Pratley upgrades its research laboratories…

    South African manufacturer Pratley has recently undergone an extensive revamp of its two main test and research laboratories, according to CEO Kim Pratley. This has bolstered its unique position among electrical-equipment manufacturers globally in… more
  • Fidelity ADT partners with Hollard highway heroes campaign
    Apr 11, 2019 Buzz

    Fidelity ADT partners with Hollard highway…

    Hollard Highway Heroes, an annual competition that identifies and rewards South Africa’s best long-distance truck drivers, launched today with some brand new sponsors including Fidelity SecureDrive, the latest offering from Fidelity Security. Wahl… more
  • Practical tip: Apply Standoblue Basecoat without any defects
    Apr 11, 2019 Buzz

    Practical tip: Apply Standoblue Basecoat…

    Standoblue, the water-based basecoat from Standox, has been approved by all leading car manufacturers (OEMs). It continues to set standards with its reliable Made In Germany technology. Its 1.5 coat application with no intermediate flash off time,… more
  • Safe driving tips for the easter holidays
    Apr 10, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    Safe driving tips for the easter holidays

    South African roads are unsafe spaces. The festive season death toll in 2018/19 rose by 5% to more than 1600 from an already appalling level. And this Easter, hundreds of thousands of holiday makers will be on the roads again. Gumtree Auto’s Jeff… more
  • New Ford Ranger Raises the Bar Further in LCV Segment
    Apr 10, 2019 Motoring

    New Ford Ranger Raises the Bar Further in…

    New Ranger builds on its 'tough truck' character with detail changes for exterior and interior Advanced all-new 2.0 Bi-Turbo and Single Turbo engines introduced in conjunction with sophisticated 10-speed automatic transmission. Proven 2.2 and 3.2… more
  • MasterDrive Newsletter - 09 April 2019
    Apr 10, 2019 Buzz

    MasterDrive Newsletter - 09 April 2019

    MasterTips: Volvo leads the way in managing speed Volvo will limit the speed of their vehicles from 2021 which they hope will encourage dialogue in the industry about the role of manufacturers in increasing safety. MasterTest: Launch review: the… more
  • TATA International in Africa, CEO Len Brand with scholarship recipients from the University of the Free State
    Apr 10, 2019 Buzz

    TATA Invests in Tertiary Education of Future…

    For the 2018/19 academic year, TATA awarded 53 deserving postgraduate students with scholarships worth R2.3-million More than 250 postgraduate students at South African universities have benefitted from TATA scholarships since 2006 TATA has invested… more
  • As Winter rolls in, be sure to look out for these signs to have your battery checked
    Apr 10, 2019 Buzz

    As Winter rolls in, be sure to look out for…

    Could it be time for a battery check? Just as you think you’re going to be a few minutes early for work this morning, you get into your car, turn the key and guess what happens next? No ignition. Could you be out of fuel? Have you forgotten to turn… more
  • Volkswagen Group South Africa's PeoplePavilion welcomes its 500 000th visitor
    Apr 10, 2019 Buzz

    Volkswagen Group South Africa's…

    Over 100 000 visitors welcomed at the facility in 2018 More benefits in 2019 for the gym's 2 200 members In a massive milestone for Volkswagen Group South Africa (VWSA), the company's PeoplePavilion recently welcomed its 500 000th visitor in just… more
  • BMW Group South Africa deepens its commitment to education
    Apr 10, 2019 Buzz

    BMW Group South Africa deepens its…

    20 BMW X3s donated to schools, universities and science centres BMW Group SA will support with training material, equipment and time First car handed over to Soshanguve Technical High School. BMW Group South Africa on Tuesday handed over the first… more
  • Using technology to generate real value
    Apr 10, 2019 Buzz

    Using technology to generate real value

    Smart fleet management solutions are increasingly being used worldwide to reduce operational costs, increase productivity, improve customer service levels and enhance safety and security. Wahl Bartmann, CEO of Fidelity Services Group, says the… more
  • Automation Pavilion: Invitation to companies aligned to automation to exhibit
    Apr 10, 2019 Buzz

    Automation Pavilion: Invitation to companies…

    The SAIMC will provide an Automation Pavilion at the Manufacturing Indaba for those companies interested in exhibiting at this event. Automation has become a driving force in all production systems. Technologies and architectures have emerged… more
  • Performance at the Auto NITZ Party. This photo is protected by copyright. All rights of usage and exploitation are held by Messe Frankfurt.
    Apr 10, 2019 Buzz

    Automechanika Kuala Lumpur 2019 reached new…

    Automechanika Kuala Lumpur 2019 reached new heights for ‘Sourcing, Training and Entertainment’ On 23 March, the 11th edition of Automechanika Kuala Lumpur 2019 closed with roaring success. Participants throughout Asia flocked to the Kuala Lumpur… more
  • Record turnout for VW VIVOnation festival
    Apr 10, 2019 Buzz

    Record turnout for VW VIVOnation festival

    The sold-out music and lifestyle festival drew thousands of people at the two-day event Special edition Polo Vivo model launched at the VIVOnation festival Now in its second year, the VW Vivonation Festival, a bespoke music and lifestyle event, saw… more
  • National Aviation Services (NAS) to Launch Ground Handling and Cargo Services in Mozambique
    Apr 10, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    National Aviation Services (NAS) to Launch…

    The ground handling and cargo management services extend NAS’s existing investments in Mozambique National Aviation Services (NAS) (www.NAS.aero), the fastest growing aviation services provider in the emerging markets will offer comprehensive ground… more
  • Jeep® and Mopar® Brands Debut Six Concept Vehicles for 53rd Annual Moab Easter Jeep Safari
    Apr 09, 2019 Buzz

    Jeep® and Mopar® Brands Debut Six Concept…

    Jeep® Wayout: A fully-capable overland concept utilizing the all-new Jeep Gladiator's best-in-class payload, to allow for a full roof-top tent and custom canopy. Jeep Flatbill: Extreme 4x4 capability and utility of all-new Jeep Gladiator with a… more
  • CERN unveils its Science Gateway project
    Apr 09, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    CERN unveils its Science Gateway project

    CERN is launching the Science Gateway, a new scientific education and outreach centre targeting the general public of all ages. The building will be designed by world-renowned architects, Renzo Piano Building Workshop. The project will be funded… more
  • BI PAREL crowned winner of 2019 MINI Scouting Menswear competition, in association with GQ Magazine
    Apr 09, 2019 Buzz

    BI PAREL crowned winner of 2019 MINI…

    MINI South Africa, along with its partners GQ Magazine and South African Fashion Week (SAFW), is pleased to announce Shaylene Morris of BI PAREL as the winner of the 2019 MINI Scouting Menswear competition, in association with GQ Magazine. Shaylene… more
  • Power transmission belts are supplied in traditional, classic, and narrow-profile V-belt forms.
    Apr 09, 2019 Buzz

    BI set to add ContiTech belts to its…

    Leading supplier Bearings International (BI) is set to add to its extensive basket of premium brands and world-class products following a visit by the ContiTech Power Transmission Group to discuss a local distribution agreement for its belt products… more
  • Carmakers will look to 'pool' ahead of tough CO2 emission rules in Europe, says GlobalData
    Apr 09, 2019 Buzz

    Carmakers will look to 'pool' ahead of tough…

    As average vehicle CO2 emissions trend upwards in Europe, carmakers are looking to form 'pools' that can help avoid large fines under new tighter EU CO2 emission rules that come into force in 2021. Dave Leggett, Automotive Editor at GlobalData, a… more
  • Maserati at the Shanghai Auto Show 2019
    Apr 09, 2019 Motoring

    Maserati at the Shanghai Auto Show 2019

    Chinese market debut for Levante, Ghibli and Quattroporte MY19 New Zegna PELLETESSUTA™ interiors for the Quattroporte S Q4 GranLusso The Maserati stand boasts an interactive experience featuring virtuous Italian solutions for customization Maserati… more
  • Demag cranes celebrates 200th anniversary
    Apr 09, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    Demag cranes celebrates 200th anniversary

    2019 marks the double century of Demag, which started from humble beginnings in the town of Wetter in Germany in 1819 by Friedrich Harkort. He was an early prominent German industrialist and pioneer of industrial development in the Ruhr region.… more
  • E-mobility: Continental launches first tire optimized for electric buses in city traffic
    Apr 09, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    E-mobility: Continental launches first tire…

    Tires for electric buses need to support a usually high overall vehicle weight due to the heavy electric battery and stand instant torque delivery. To master these challenges, they need to combine grip, robustness, and above-average load carrying… more
  • Ctrack Iris a game changer in video monitoring and telematics
    Apr 08, 2019 Buzz

    Ctrack Iris a game changer in video…

    Leading vehicle telematics and tracking services provider, Ctrack, has introduced Ctrack Iris, a high-quality, customisable video monitoring solution ideal for rental vehicles, light deliveries, fleet vehicles, heavy commercial’s, general machinery… more
  • Audi holds on to 2019 GTC Championship lead
    Apr 08, 2019 Motorsport

    Audi holds on to 2019 GTC Championship lead

    Pole position, race one win and fastest lap of the weekend for Simon Moss Simon Moss leaves as championship leader Tschops Sipuka impresses with resilient driving performance at Zwartkops Round 2 of the Global Touring Cars Africa Championship (GTC)… more
  • DENSO to Invest $1.6 Billion to Strengthen Development and Production of Automotive Electrification Products and Systems
    Apr 08, 2019 Buzz

    DENSO to Invest $1.6 Billion to Strengthen…

    Investment, new Electrification Innovation Center and Hirose Plant will shape the future of mobility – DENSO, the world’s second largest mobility supplier, today announced it will invest approximately 180 billion yen (US$1.6 billion) over the next… more
  • Volkswagen Motorsport extends manufacturer's points lead at Round 2 of the GTC series
    Apr 08, 2019 Motorsport

    Volkswagen Motorsport extends manufacturer's…

    Second position overall for Keagan Masters Sixth overall for Daniel Rowe Domination of GTC 2 category continues Zwartkops Raceway - Pretoria. It was a mixed bag as far as the overall results were concerned for Volkswagen Motorsport's Global Touring… more
  • Multiple IRONMAN Champion Visits Isuzu
    Apr 08, 2019 Buzz

    Multiple IRONMAN Champion Visits Isuzu

    Raynard Tissink, front, multiple IRONMAN champion today (Friday 5th April) addressed Isuzu Motors South Africa employees who will be participating in the Standard Bank Ironman and Isuzu Corporate Challenge over the weekend in Port Elizabeth. Tissink… more
  • Iceland Comes to Africa with Limited Edition Isuzu D-MAX Arctic Truck
    Apr 08, 2019 Motoring

    Iceland Comes to Africa with Limited Edition…

    The Isuzu D-MAX range has an exciting and very exclusive new limited-edition flagship, and it is a derivative which takes off-road prowess to new heights - both literally and figuratively! Set for local launch in May 2019, the Isuzu D-MAX Arctic AT… more
  • The Squeaky Wheel
    Apr 08, 2019 Buzz

    The Squeaky Wheel

    New at Wheel Well In our own experience, 8 out of 10 car seats are incorrectly installed, incorrectly adjusted or the wrong seat for the child altogether. Through our Car Seat Clinic we will check the following: Correct installation Correct harness… more
  • The soon to launch in SA, All-New Mazda3 wins top prize at 2019 Red Dot awards
    Apr 08, 2019 Motoring

    The soon to launch in SA, All-New Mazda3…

    The all-new Mazda3 has captured the "Red Dot: Best of the Best" prize at the 2019 Red Dot product design awards. Southern Africa launch timing is set for the third quarter of 2019. The competition's highest accolade is awarded to products whose… more
  • Welcome to Alfa Romeo Racing, Mick!
    Apr 08, 2019 Motorsport

    Welcome to Alfa Romeo Racing, Mick!

    *Herzlich willkommen, Mick!* Mick Schumacher took over the cockpit of the Alfa Romeo Racing C38, completing a successful testing session at the Bahrain International Circuit. Alfa Romeo Racing focused on aerodynamic tests in the morning, followed by… more
  • Spot the Difference? Drivers Who Cycle May See Dangers More Quickly, Ford Research Reveals
    Apr 08, 2019 Buzz

    Spot the Difference? Drivers Who Cycle May…

    Drivers who cycle are more observant than drivers who don’t cycle, according to a new study commissioned by Ford Motor Company Research shows that drivers who cycle are able to identify small but significant changes in driving scenarios more quickly… more
  • MEYLE Performance: MEYLE with extensive sponsoring program for 2019
    Apr 08, 2019 Buzz

    MEYLE Performance: MEYLE with extensive…

    MEYLE as technical partner for SL TruckSport 30 MEYLE supports T3 Motorsport team in ADAC GT Masters, 24H Series, NES 500 series Cooperation with DRIFT UNITED drift series extended Focus on continuous exchange and transfer of technical know-how In… more
  • The return of a Gullwing
    Apr 08, 2019 Buzz

    The return of a Gullwing

    When it comes to colour accuracy and colour matching, Standox has outstanding expertise for right first-time results. Michael Plag, project manager at the Mercedes-Benz Classic Center in Fellbach, Germany, knows this too. The vintage car specialists… more
  • Never-before-seen design image of Fisker’s affordable, all-electric luxury SUV – set for launch in 2021
    Apr 08, 2019 Buzz

    Former Volkswagen and Toyota Executive, Don…

    Jackson named senior advisor of manufacturing, spearheading Fisker Inc. strategy and site selection Former roles include: President of Manufacturing at Volkswagen of America and Senior Vice President, Quality and Production at Toyota Announcement… more
  • How to Read Your Tyre Size
    Apr 08, 2019 Buzz

    How to Read Your Tyre Size

    See the infographic from Tiger Wheel & Tyre more
  • Nissan Easter Festival: 10 years of equestrian excellence!
    Apr 08, 2019 Buzz

    Nissan Easter Festival: 10 years of…

    Calling all horse lovers from far and wide! Kyalami Equestrian Park will proudly host the country’s premier horse show with world class competition on offer across all disciplines as well as entertainment for the whole family. Now in its 10th year,… more
  • Official Pictures of All New Off-road Great Wall Pickup have been released
    Apr 08, 2019 Motoring

    Official Pictures of All New Off-road Great…

    On April the 2nd, Great Wall Pickup officially revealed that their all new pickup series would be launched at the Shanghai International Automobile Industry Exhibition on April 16th 2019. Great Wall Pickup also released two official pictures of the… more
  • Imperial Logistics supplies medical kits to Mozambique and Venezuela
    Apr 08, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    Imperial Logistics supplies medical kits to…

    International aid organisations, amongst others, once again placed their trust in Imperial Logistics’ sourcing and procurement business, Imres, to get critically needed medical kits to areas affected by Cyclone Idai in southern Africa and to crisis… more
  • On Your Marks, Get Set...Go
    Apr 08, 2019 Buzz

    On Your Marks, Get Set...Go

    It is all systems go for the Isuzu team who will be participating in the Isuzu Corporate Ironman challenge this weekend. Isuzu Motors South Africa, headline sponsor of the corporate triathlon challenge, which took place on 6 April, a day before the… more
  • EP races set to thrill Saturday 13 April
    Apr 08, 2019 Motorsport

    EP races set to thrill Saturday 13 April

    Port Elizabeth race fans can look forward to local motor racing of the highest order, when the Aldo Scribante Racetrack hosts the third round of the Eastern Province regional championships on Saturday 13 April. The action will be fraught at the head… more
  • Grow Your Overseas Business—Register for Biannual SEMA Export Fair
    Apr 08, 2019 Buzz

    Grow Your Overseas Business—Register for…

    By Linda Spencer Meet one-on-one with international buyers and learn top tips and best practices to grow your export sales at the 2019 SEMA Export Fair. The July 23–24 event, held at the SEMA Garage in Diamond Bar, California, includes seminars… more
  • Mercedes-Benz scoops the title at the 2019 AutoTrader SA Car of the Year
    Apr 08, 2019 Motoring

    Mercedes-Benz scoops the title at the 2019…

    The Mercedes-Benz A-Class is the 2019 AutoTrader South African Car of the Year and won by a healthy margin! The sought-after award was presented at a spectacular function at Shepstone Gardens in Johannesburg on April 4. Much like the actual venue… more
  • Keeping your vehicle in top condition saves lives on the roads
    Apr 05, 2019 Motoring

    Keeping your vehicle in top condition saves…

    The long weekend is around the corner, and we’re counting down the days for that trip away for some much-needed R&R (rest and relaxation)! While you’re planning your accommodation and what to pack, don’t forget to make sure your vehicle is well… more
  • Flexible Working instrumental to SME Success in SA
    Apr 05, 2019 Buzz

    Flexible Working instrumental to SME Success…

    If buying a home is considered the most stressful purchase an adult can make, securing a business address is the equivalent for Small to Medium Enterprises (SMEs) and start-ups. A 2019 workplace survey commissioned in 80 countries by flexible… more
  • New Large Bakkie from GWM Will Make Its Debut at Auto Shanghai 2019
    Apr 05, 2019 Motoring

    New Large Bakkie from GWM Will Make Its…

    Great Wall Pickup, the leader in the Chines pickup industry, made another big move recently. This all new Great Wall Pickup will officially break cover making its global debut at the upcoming Auto Shanghai to be held in April 2019 according to an… more
  • Are Companies Missing Great Branding Opportunities?
    Apr 05, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    Are Companies Missing Great Branding…

    In these tough economic times, don’t overlook the opportunities that are right in front of you. Fleet branding is one of the most impactful and affordable yet underestimated and underutilised of the signage solutions. It has the potential to reach… more
  • DENSO Prioritizes Safety through Partnership with B.R.A.K.E.S Teen Defensive Driving Program
    Apr 05, 2019 Buzz

    DENSO Prioritizes Safety through Partnership…

    Mobility supplier and nonprofit organization expand collaboration during National Distracted Driving Awareness Month to educate communities about preventable auto crashes Every day, at least nine Americans die and 100 are injured in distracted… more
  • World Car Finals – the countdown continues
    Apr 05, 2019 Motoring

    World Car Finals – the countdown continues

    Greetings jurors, partners and OEMs. This will be our last newsletter before the Road to the World Car 2019 concludes its annual journey with the announcement of this year’s World Car Awards winners during the grande finale awards ceremony that… more
  • Richard Green, National Director of the South African Motor Body Repairers’ Association (SAMBRA)
    Apr 05, 2019 Buzz

    Motor Body Repair industry in for a shakeup

    The current structure of the Motor Body Repair (MBR) sector in South Africa is poised to change dramatically, says Richard Green, National Director of the South African Motor Body Repairers’ Association (SAMBRA), a proud association of the Retail… more
  • New Mitsubishi Triton toughens up
    Apr 05, 2019 Motoring

    New Mitsubishi Triton toughens up

    Engineered beyond tough, the new muscular-styled Triton makes its local debut less than six months after the world launch and is sure to keep the heads turning. Celebrating four decades with a tough new look and a host of enhanced exterior and… more
  • Opel Distributor proudly adds a new Brand Ambassador to the mix!
    Apr 05, 2019 Buzz

    Opel Distributor proudly adds a new Brand…

    Opel Distributor is proud to announce their new partnership and Opel Brand Ambassador, Funky Executive Chef, Sizo Henna. We believe that Sizo is the perfect ingredient for the Opel brand, thanks to his inspiring outlook on life, and ability to bring… more
  • MasterDrive Newsletter - 02 April 2019
    Apr 05, 2019 Buzz

    MasterDrive Newsletter - 02 April 2019

    MasterTips: Driving in the EU after Brexit Brexit may soon affect driving license requirements for people living in the UK and EU should there be a 'no deal' exit. MasterTest: Sam says dynamite comes in small packages There is no doubt the Opel Adam… more
  • Registration is Open for AAPEX 2019
    Apr 05, 2019 Buzz

    Registration is Open for AAPEX 2019

    Registration is now open for AAPEX 2019, the world’s gathering place for the more than $1 trillion global automotive aftermarket industry. AAPEX 2019 will take place Tuesday, Nov. 5 through Thursday, Nov. 7, at the Sands Expo in Las Vegas. To… more
  • Continental's ContiPressureCheck and MiX Telematics Provide Integrated Fleet Management Solution
    Apr 05, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    Continental's ContiPressureCheck and MiX…

    ContiPressureCheck (CPC) among Continental's wide range of advanced safety technologies MiX Telematics provides interface with the on-board computer and relay of real-time tyre information to the MiX Fleet Manager platform Combined, the two systems… more
  • Pointers to lessen the pinch at the pumps
    Apr 05, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    Pointers to lessen the pinch at the pumps

    With rising costs and a recent fuel price hike just a month ago, motorists will feel the pinch at the pumps now more than ever. As of midnight tonight, motorists will pay R1,34 more per litre for 93 unleaded petrol and R1.31 for 95. Diesel vehicles… more
  • KW high-performance shock absorbers now available from RGMotorsport
    Apr 05, 2019 Motorsport

    KW high-performance shock absorbers now…

    RGMotorsport has been appointed as a reseller of KW coilover performance suspension systems, giving discerning petrolheads in Gauteng access to a premium German-made product with a race-proven heritage. KW is probably best known for their Street… more
  • Take Advantage of Season Changes: Offer Spring Checks Now
    Apr 04, 2019 Buzz

    Take Advantage of Season Changes: Offer…

    The effects of the cold season on safety-relevant parts is often underestimated 90 percent of drivers want to be certain that their vehicle is in flawless condition ZF Aftermarket supports independent workshops with expert knowledge and premium OE… more
  • Front row, L-R:  Sindie Ndwalaza (Regional Corporate Affairs Manager Cape Channel, Transnet Port Terminals); Chad Jansen (Acting Business Manager PE Lohathla Manganese Business Cape Channel, Transnet Port Terminals); Rajesh Dana (Port Manager, Transnet National Ports Authority, Port of Port Elizabeth); Captain Alexander Elpedes (Delphinus Leader, NYK Line); Raymond Williams (Vehicle Logistics - Export Markets, Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa); Second row: Captain Faisal Sultan (Senior Operations Manager, TNPA, Port of Port Elizabeth); Sujit Baghattjee (New Business Development Manager, TNPA, Port of Port Elizabeth); Paul Brooks (MP&L Manager, Ford Struandale Engine Plant) - far right
    Apr 04, 2019 Buzz

    Ford Begins Vehicle Exports from Port…

    New multi-port strategy for vehicle exports from Port Elizabeth to complement current Roll On Roll Off (RORO) Terminal in Durban First shipment comprises 1 000 Ford Ranger and Ford Ranger Raptor models destined for markets in Europe Complements… more
  • How refurbished car batteries compare to new ones
    Apr 04, 2019 Buzz

    How refurbished car batteries compare to new…

    Good quality car batteries have an impressive lifespan of up to five years. Old car batteries can be refurbished into workable second-hand batteries. The question is whether you can trust a cheaper refurbished battery to reliably power your car and… more
  • Automotive Maintenance and Repair 2019 new sectors mapped out untouched business opportunities in the aftermarket
    Apr 04, 2019 Buzz

    Automotive Maintenance and Repair 2019 new…

    A constant buzz of business discussions could be found in every corner of the Automotive Maintenance and Repair Expo (AMR), which was held from 21 – 24 March 2019 at Beijing’s New China International Exhibition Centre. With a solid foundation in the… more
  • Akhona Qengqe – transformation director, KFC & Chairperson of FASA
    Apr 04, 2019 Buzz

    New FASA chair to focus on growth and…

    Growing and empowering the SME and franchise sector will be at the centre of Akhona Qengqe’s tenure as Chair of the Franchise Association for 2019 and 2020. As Transformation Director for KFC, she will use her experience and commercial acumen to… more
  • Turning manufacturing on its head—and reaping the benefits
    Apr 04, 2019 Buzz

    Turning manufacturing on its head—and…

    Bridgestone South Africa has begun reinventing the way it “does” manufacturing, with early indications of success. By Barry Nigrini, Continuous Improvement Manager, Bridgestone South Africa Like all South African manufacturers, Bridgestone faces… more
  • One of the vehicles built by Serco for Coca Cola.
    Apr 04, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    Serco helps further driver training at…

    Serco played a significant role in helping to further the safety of truck drivers at Coca-Cola Beverages South Africa (CCBSA) by building two specialised Protec steel trailers to house vehicle simulators. CCBSA invests heavily in the safety of their… more
  • Castrol celebrates 120 years of innovation
    Apr 04, 2019 Buzz

    Castrol celebrates 120 years of innovation

    Castrol, the world’s leading manufacturer, distributor and marketer of premium lubricating oils, greases and automotive related services celebrates its 120th anniversary this month. The company was founded in England by Charles Wakefield in 1899… more
  • What’s keeping logistics CEO’s awake at night
    Apr 04, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    What’s keeping logistics CEO’s awake at night

    Logistics businesses in South Africa continue to show resilience despite the prevailing economic headwinds. Zak Sivalingum, FNB Gauteng East Regional Head, says the logistics industry plays an integral role in the growth of the economy through the… more
  • Mark Dommisse, Chairperson of the National Automobile Dealers’ Association (NADA)
    Apr 04, 2019 Buzz

    Comment from The National Automobile…

    Overall Dealer sales channel for: March 2019 – 41,235 new vehicles sold in March 2019 (2018: 44,417 showing a 7.2% decline on dealer floors) Year-on-year March 2019 vs March 2018 - 110,628 new vehicles sold year-to-date to March 2019 (2018: 118,158… more
  • Motus and BNP Paribas close landmark positive incentive loan in South Africa
    Apr 04, 2019 Buzz

    Motus and BNP Paribas close landmark…

    Motus Holdings Limited, a South African automotive company, announced that it has added a Positive Incentive Loan (PIL) feature to its existing US$ 30 million loan with BNP Paribas to complement its strengthening commitment to environmental… more
  • ACMA Automechanika New Delhi 2019 steers the wheels towards shifting aftermarket dynamics
    Apr 04, 2019 Buzz

    ACMA Automechanika New Delhi 2019 steers the…

    ACMA Automechanika New Delhi concluded on 17 February following four successful days of product unveilings, business dialogs, trend debates and quality networking. The event drew 515 exhibitors from 16 countries and 13,267 visitors from 42 countries… more
  • Hearing-impaired vocational programme delivers on the workshop floor
    Apr 04, 2019 Buzz

    Hearing-impaired vocational programme…

    Dozens of hearing-impaired individuals are enjoying fulfilling careers thanks to a skills development public private partnership established within the retail motor industry. Motor repair workshops are reporting considerable success with graduates… more
  • This could save your life – five basic Easter road trip car safety checks
    Apr 04, 2019 Buzz

    This could save your life – five basic…

    Before every long car journey, you should do a basic safety check on your vehicle. Jeff Osborne of Gumtree Autos SA says ideally everyone should get a proper service or expert assessment of their vehicle prior to heading off on holiday but, if… more
  • World Surf League Athletes Filipe Toledo and Nikki Van Dijk Join Jordy Smith and Malia Manuel as Jeep® Brand Ambassadors
    Apr 04, 2019 Buzz

    World Surf League Athletes Filipe Toledo and…

    The four World Surf League (WSL) athletes will be part of the Jeep® brand's global marketing efforts of its WSL partnership, including broadcast, print, digital and social, supporting the 2019 Championship Tour (CT) season New "Make A Wave" social… more
  • Special Olympics Team Returns to South Africa with Record Tally of Medals
    Apr 04, 2019 Buzz

    Special Olympics Team Returns to South…

    Special Olympics Summer World Games took place in Abu Dhabi from 14 to 21 March South African team of 71 athletes earned 35 gold, 15 silver and 12 bronze medals Ford provided sponsorship of over R1-million for 30 special needs athletes The Special… more
  • Important reminder: Workplace Skills Plan and Annual Training Report deadline looming – 30 APRIL 2019
    Apr 04, 2019 Buzz

    Important reminder: Workplace Skills Plan…

    Contact us to assist you with these services. Dear NEASA employer According to the Skills Development Act 97/1998 and the National Skills Development Levies Act 9/1999, all employers whose annual payroll is above R 500 000.00 are compelled to, by no… more
  • NAAMSA comment on the March 2019 industry new vehicle sales statistics
    Apr 04, 2019 Buzz

    NAAMSA comment on the March 2019 industry…

    The National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of South Africa [NAAMSA] said that the declining trend in new vehicle market since the beginning of the year continued into March 2019. The lower passenger car sales, however, had again been… more
  • Extreme Festival brings motorsport extravangza to Zwartkops
    Apr 01, 2019 Motorsport

    Extreme Festival brings motorsport…

    The Zwartkops Raceway near Pretoria will host round two of the 2019 Extreme Festival next Saturday (April 6), with seven of the country’s premier circuit racing categories to participate. Officially, the programme will be headed up by two races for… more
  • Seventy Years of History and Wins - Happy Birthday, Abarth!
    Apr 01, 2019 Buzz

    Seventy Years of History and Wins - Happy…

    Carlo Abarth (1908-1979) founded Abarth & C. on 31 March 1949, establishing a genuine legend of style and performance expressed through record-breaking cars, revolutionary tuning kits and legendary races. Ten world records, 133 international… more
  • Battle for the car park continues
    Apr 01, 2019 Buzz

    Battle for the car park continues

    Recent commentary on the proposed Automotive Code of Conduct has seen the car park getting spliced into in-warranty, out-of-warranty cars, those that can be serviced versus those that can’t and who should be allowed to service which vehicles. “We… more
  • UD Trucks unveils new Kuzer HCV
    Apr 01, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    UD Trucks unveils new Kuzer HCV

    Made to deliver extra, UD Trucks’ new Heavy Commercial truck, Kuzer, has been launched in Southern Africa. “Kuzer addresses fleet owners’ requirements for an efficient, safe and dependable commercial truck,” said Gert Swanepoel, managing director of… more
  • UD Trucks launches eight new Quester derivatives in SA
    Apr 01, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    UD Trucks launches eight new Quester…

    UD Trucks Southern Africa added eight New Quester derivatives to its extra heavy commercial vehicle offering, as part of its line-up refinement process. Bringing the total Quester offering to 18 derivatives, the company believes that this will… more
  • UD Trucks adds two new truck ranges to family
    Apr 01, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    UD Trucks adds two new truck ranges to family

    UD Trucks Southern Africa has added two new truck ranges to its local product line-up. This includes eight New Quester derivatives in the extra heavy truck segment, as well as Kuzer – a light heavy commercial truck. The New Quester range will be… more
  • Massive fuel hike on the cards again
    Apr 01, 2019 Buzz

    Massive fuel hike on the cards again

    Strong oil prices and an ever-weakening Rand have combined to set up another massive fuel price hike. This is according to the Automobile Association (AA), which was commenting on unaudited month-end fuel price data released by the Central Energy… more
  • Lyft may wow investors but big ride-hail question-marks remains, says GlobalData
    Apr 01, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    Lyft may wow investors but big ride-hail…

    Ride-hail firm Lyft made it's debut on the Nasdaq stock market on 29 March, with shares priced at US$72, ahead of the initial guidance range of $62-$68 amid expectations of high demand. Dave Leggett, Automotive Editor at GlobalData, a leading data… more
  • Change in management at Messe Frankfurt USA and South Africa
    Mar 29, 2019 Buzz

    Change in management at Messe Frankfurt USA…

    Effective 1 April 2019, Konstantin von Vieregge, Managing Director of Messe Frankfurt South Africa, will be moving to Atlanta to assume the position of President at Messe Frankfurt Inc. He will be succeeded by Joshua Low, who has already been Group… more
  • Load shedding and payment of employees
    Mar 29, 2019 Buzz

    Load shedding and payment of employees

    Contact your Regional NEASA office for assistance. Dear NEASA employer The latest spate of load shedding has caused havoc for employers and the issue is seemingly going to be prevalent for the foreseeable future. One of the major issues affecting… more
  • Jenni Trethowan (left), founder member of Baboon Matters Trust, and Dr Paula Pebsworth (right), scientific advisor with the Baboon Matters Trust opted for the Fiat Fullback as their vehicle of choice, during a research expedition in Sabie, Mpumalanga.
    Mar 29, 2019 Buzz

    FCA provides Fullback(ing) of local…

    Dr Paula Pebsworth is in South Africa to look for ways to reduce human baboon conflict FCA is sponsoring the use of a Fiat Fullback double cab for the essential field work needed to find solutions Humans and baboons are often in conflict over shared… more
  • AIDC EC CEO Hoosain Mahomed (far right) with from left Dr Karl van der Merwe - Head of NMU Kaizen Department, S4 Integration Business Manager Ettienne Gerwel and Dr Anton Grutter, Director of Lean Institute Africa, who adjudicated the national Kaizen awards in Port Elizabeth
    Mar 29, 2019 Buzz

    National Kaizen champions crowned

    Duys Engineering Group and SJM Flex were named Kaizen Champions at the annual Kaizen Seminar and awards in Port Elizabeth on 28 March 2019. Hosted by the AIDC, in partnership with Lean Institute Africa, annually, in Gauteng and the Eastern Cape in… more
  • SA Historic Grand Prix Festival Documentary
    Mar 29, 2019 Motorsport

    SA Historic Grand Prix Festival Documentary

    The documentary made on the South African Historic Grand Prix Festival was aired on South African television to wide acclaim. If you missed the broadcast or are not based in South Africa to have seen the film, we are now sharing it with you. If you… more
  • Daimler-Geely JV moving Smart to China with all-electric product renewal makes sense for both, says GlobalData
    Mar 29, 2019 Buzz

    Daimler-Geely JV moving Smart to China with…

    News has emerged today (28 March) that Daimler has struck a deal with Geely for a 50:50 joint venture based in China to develop and operate the Smart brand globally as an all-electric carmaker. Dave Leggett, Automotive Editor at GlobalData, a… more
  • Growth opportunities for local suppliers lie in increased LOCALISATION
    Mar 29, 2019 Buzz

    Growth opportunities for local suppliers lie…

    With another year comes the release of the annual, insightful South African Automotive Supplier Industry Benchmark Report, produced for the National Association of Automotive Component and Allied Manufacturers (NAACAM). Based on extensive research… more
  • The ContiLogger combines hardware, software and manpower with an individual consulting approach.
    Mar 29, 2019 Buzz

    ContiLogger: Continental Consults its OTR…

    The ContiLogger service concept allows Continental to consult its off-the-road (OTR) customers using on-site study as well as tyre and vehicle driving parameters Service concept enables users to cut operating costs and improves applications Advanced… more
  • World premiere: XM3 INSPIRE unveiled at the 2019 Seoul Motor Show
    Mar 28, 2019 Motoring

    World premiere: XM3 INSPIRE unveiled at the…

    XM3 INSPIRE show car is a distinctive Coupé SUV that embodies a new era in Renault Samsung Motors design. This innovative concept of vehicle previews a Renault Samsung Motors production model intended to be launched on the first half of 2020 for the… more
  • FCA What's Behind: behind the scenes of research and development
    Mar 28, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    FCA What's Behind: behind the scenes of…

    Delivering the high standards of quality, safety, reliability and comfort that characterise every FCA Group vehicle requires an incessant job that is often done behind the scenes: FCA What's Behind is the video project that reveals its details… more
  • Subscriptions open for the 2019 Abarth Rally Cup, the single-brand championship reserved for Abarth 124 Rally within the ERC
    Mar 28, 2019 Buzz

    Subscriptions open for the 2019 Abarth Rally…

    The 2019 Abarth Rally Cup will consist of six races all valid for the European Rally Championship in the R-GT class. The 2019 Abarth Rally Cup will have a dedicated ranking within the ERC2 ranking. There will be a rich jackpot for the first four… more
  • Axalta continues to drive innovation with 17,000 of its daylight lamps in bodyshops around the world
    Mar 28, 2019 Buzz

    Axalta continues to drive innovation with…

    Axalta (NYSE: AXTA) - a leading global manufacturer of liquid and powder coatings, and the refinish industry leader in Digital Colour Management - continues to drive innovation and demonstrate its ongoing commitment to meeting customers’ needs with… more
  • Despite Areas of Recovery, Challenges Remain for the South African Consumer Credit Market
    Mar 28, 2019 Buzz

    Despite Areas of Recovery, Challenges Remain…

    Increased loan amounts and credit lines are offsetting falling origination volumes in the key personal loan and credit card consumer lending categories as lenders shift to lower-risk borrowers Rising delinquencies in home loans and vehicle finance… more
  • My Truck Driver “Braaied” the Truck Battery
    Mar 28, 2019 Buzz

    My Truck Driver “Braaied” the Truck Battery

    My driver called me and advised that the truck’s battery was badly burnt. I thought ‘no ways, how is that possible?’ He sent photos and I couldn’t understand how a battery could be that badly damaged to the extent that the battery casing and cables… more
  • MasterDrive Newsletter - 26 March 2019
    Mar 28, 2019 Buzz

    MasterDrive Newsletter - 26 March 2019

    MasterTips: The 5Ws and 1H of safe holiday driving The Easter school holidays are already here and many families are heading to various holiday destinations. If you will be behind the wheel during this time, follow these six tips to ensure you… more
  • Agile approach, effective change management needed for a smooth transition to Industry 4.0
    Mar 28, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    Agile approach, effective change management…

    Moving to an Industry 4.0 environment is key for future success in the industrial and manufacturing sector, but migration to this new world does not have to take place in a disruptive ‘big bang’ manner South African enterprises are moving to embrace… more
  • The new BMW 1 Series: final test phase in Miramas
    Mar 28, 2019 Motoring

    The new BMW 1 Series: final test phase in…

    Extensive fine tuning at the BMW testing ground in the South of France sharpens the independent character of the new BMW 1 Series. Camouflaged pre-series vehicles of the third-generation BMW 1 Series are currently still undergoing extensive test… more
  • Low business confidence to be expected
    Mar 28, 2019 Buzz

    Low business confidence to be expected

    That business confidence is at its lowest point in the last two years should not come as a surprise. And it is not as a result of policy uncertainty - the politicians punting expropriation without compensation (EWC) for example, are very conscious… more
  • Mick Schumacher and Callum Ilott to complete the 2019 rookie test days for Alfa Romeo Racing
    Mar 27, 2019 Motorsport

    Mick Schumacher and Callum Ilott to complete…

    Mick Schumacher is set to complete the second day of testing for Alfa Romeo Racing in Bahrain. The German driver, who is a member of the Ferrari Driver Academy (FDA) and currently competing in the 2019 FIA Formula 2 Championship, has demonstrated… more
  • Continental's Cutting-Edge Tyres Set the Benchmark for Safety and Performance
    Mar 27, 2019 Buzz

    Continental's Cutting-Edge Tyres Set the…

    Continental PremiumContact 6 wins independent summer tyre tests conducted by Auto Zeitung, AutoBild, AutoBild Allrad and AutoBild Sportscars SportContact 6, Continental's super sports tyre for the ultra-high performance segment, rated best in class… more
  • Nearly half a million bricks later, the first full-scale LEGO® McLaren Senna
    Mar 27, 2019 Motoring

    Nearly half a million bricks later, the…

    Ultimate 1:1 scale LEGO® version of the McLaren Ultimate Series road car unveiled Astonishing feat of LEGO® model-making endurance: nine real McLaren Sennas could have been hand-assembled in time it took to make First interactive McLaren LEGO® model… more
  • Ctrack keeps pace with SA National Rally Championship
    Mar 27, 2019 Motorsport

    Ctrack keeps pace with SA National Rally…

    South Africa’s National Rally Championship (NRC) will make its eagerly-awaited return at the Cape Overberg Grand Prix, which starts in Caledon in the Western Cape on Friday, 29th March. South Africa’s NRC is one of the premier events on SA… more
  • Richard Green, National Director of SAMBRA
    Mar 27, 2019 Buzz

    Got a claim - understand how your excess…

    If you own an insured motor vehicle and you have ever had to claim from your insurance you should be familiar with the word, Excess. An excess is simply the uninsured portion of your loss or that portion of the claim you must pay for. Richard Green,… more
  • Hyundai aims at comeback on tight, twisty Tour de Corse rally stages
    Mar 27, 2019 Motorsport

    Hyundai aims at comeback on tight, twisty…

    Hyundai Motorsport returns to tarmac on the tight, twisty roads of the island of Corsica this weekend for the fourth round of the 2019 FIA World Rally Championship (WRC), and with the aim to win back ground in the manufacturers' challenge after a… more
  • Mitsubishi Motors South Africa focuses on new Compact SUV Range repositioning
    Mar 27, 2019 Motoring

    Mitsubishi Motors South Africa focuses on…

    Following the arrival of the new Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross, Mitsubishi Motors South Africa has launched its new Compact SUV Range strategy aligning its compact sport utility vehicles on a variety of value points. "Our new strategy will emphasise the… more
  • Automated Guided Vehicle Systems for efficient Automated Production
    Mar 27, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    Automated Guided Vehicle Systems for…

    Automated and flexible production processes are the answer to increasing quantities, smaller batch sizes, and high production speeds. Automated guided vehicle (AGVs) systems and their smaller relatives, automated guided carts (AGCs), were once… more
  • Wesley van Zyl, Sales Executive of Fury Isuzu Woodmead, hands over the keys to Pfarelo Mphaphuli
    Mar 27, 2019 Buzz

    ISUZU on Route to Bridging Education in…

    VISITING twelve schools in eight countries, travelling 12 000km in 46 days - all in an Isuzu bakkie. This is the ambitious trip Science teacher Pfarelo Mphaphuli embarked upon on Wednesday [20 March], when he left South Africa in an Isuzu D-MAX… more
  • dmg events launches Aluminium Expo, set to debut in September
    Mar 27, 2019 Buzz

    dmg events launches Aluminium Expo, set to…

    Dedicated aluminium event scheduled for September 2019 and will be co-located with events; Windows Doors & Facades and Gulf Glass Aluminium Expo runs 24-26 September 2019 Event is a single destination for the industry’s entire value chain dmg… more
  • Your driver could be the next Hollard Highway Hero!!!
    Mar 27, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    Your driver could be the next Hollard…

    Are you a truck owner? Are you a promoter of road safety and good driver behaviour? Do you have state of the art tracking? If this is you, then your driver could be the next Hollard Highway Hero!!! Download Entry Form more
  • 1984 Runarounds are the ‘New Classics’
    Mar 27, 2019 Motoring

    1984 Runarounds are the ‘New Classics’

    When you think of classic cars, you probably think of elite marques like MG, Aston Martin and Jaguar, and you also probably think of fifty years ago. But Jeff Osborne of Gumtree SA Autos says there’s now a serious market for what’s called the ‘new… more
  • Clark invests 4.6 million US-Dollar in the U.S. headquarters in Lexington
    Mar 26, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    Clark invests 4.6 million US-Dollar in the…

    S-Series for the USA will be from U.S. Production in the Future Clark plans to expand its North American headquarters in Lexington, Kentucky. A third production plant will be put into operation at the location in the future, where the S-Series… more
  •  Panda Raid 2019, Fiat Panda Cross is the Champion of the Desert
    Mar 26, 2019 Buzz

    Panda Raid 2019, Fiat Panda Cross is the…

    Three thousand kilometres, seven stages and some 400 crews. These are the numbers of the Panda Raid, a regularity rally reserved for 4x2 and 4x4 Panda cars made before 2003. From Madrid to Marrakesh, on desert trails across endless landscapes. The… more
  • Zululand Motorists Vote Tiger Wheel & Tyre
    Mar 26, 2019 Buzz

    Zululand Motorists Vote Tiger Wheel & Tyre…

    Readers of the Zululand Observer are clear about one thing, when it comes to their wheel and tyre needs, they trust Tiger Wheel & Tyre to get the job done. For the fifth consecutive year, readers have voted Tiger Wheel & Tyre "Best Tyre Fitment… more
  • Tips to avoid your car from becoming one of the things that go bump in the night
    Mar 26, 2019 Motoring

    Tips to avoid your car from becoming one of…

    Innovative and truly novel experiences arenot all that common in the motoring industry. But now local car buyers can get ready for exactly such an occurrence via a first for Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) South Africa and its network of dealers:… more
  • The all-new BMW 8 Series Coupe now available in South Africa.
    Mar 26, 2019 Motoring

    The all-new BMW 8 Series Coupe now available…

    The presentation of the new BMW 8 Series Coupe adds a brand new chapter to the Bavarian premium carmaker’s long history of sensational sports cars – and gets its current model offensive in the luxury segment off to a particularly dynamic start. The… more
  • The all-new BMW Z4 now available in South Africa
    Mar 26, 2019 Motoring

    The all-new BMW Z4 now available in South…

    BMW has a rich history of roadsters that have stood out as icons of pure driving pleasure. And now another is about to join the hall of fame in the shape of the new BMW Z4 – a premium open-top sports car boasting a classic fabric soft-top, an… more
  • Usha Lad, Shell Lubricant’s Project Leader Heavy Duty Diesel Engine Oil
    Mar 26, 2019 Buzz

    Peering into the fleet crystal ball

    Usha Lad, Shell Lubricant’s Project Leader Heavy Duty Diesel Engine Oil, discusses Shell’s understanding of how the future of lubricants is set to evolve, and in turn, shaping the future of the freight industry. The freight and transport industries… more
  • Jakkie Olivier, CEO of the Retail Motor Industry Organisation (RMI)
    Mar 26, 2019 Buzz

    Don’t skimp on tyres, warns RMI

    With rising costs, petrol hikes, load shedding and generally tough economic times consumers are looking for ways to cut back on costs. Cutting back on car maintenance and especially tyre replacement should not be an option, says Jakkie Olivier, CEO… more
  • Race Spray Gun: paint like the World Champions
    Mar 26, 2019 Buzz

    Race Spray Gun: paint like the World…

    Spies Hecker launches a limited special edition Race Spray Gun designed in the Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport style. Spies Hecker has been responsible for the paint for the five-time FIA Formula OneTM World Constructors’ Champions for more than… more
  • Tracker attains 52.35% black ownership
    Mar 26, 2019 Buzz

    Tracker attains 52.35% black ownership

    A change of ownership structure at Tracker has enabled the company to attain 52.35% black ownership status. Tracker has obtained a full score of 25/25 on the ownership pillar of the ICT scorecard. The company has also achieved the full score of 2… more
  • Andre du Sart, Motor Manager at insurance brokerage and risk advisors, Aon South Africa
    Mar 26, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    Mature risk retention strategies benefit…

    South Africa’s growth forecast for 2019 is set at a deeply concerning 1,3% according to the World Bank projections, putting it among the worst performers in sub-Saharan Africa. At 1.3%, SA’s projected real economic expansion comes in at under a… more
  • Thule lets you take along your lifestyle every Easter
    Mar 25, 2019 Buzz

    Thule lets you take along your lifestyle…

    The only time a person should put all their eggs in one basket is when it is a Thule basket. That’s because Thule products – whether box, basket, rack or any of a multitude of sports utility solutions – are designed so that travellers can take their… more
  • Why You Should Harness Technology to Battle Absenteeism
    Mar 25, 2019 Buzz

    Why You Should Harness Technology to Battle…

    Absenteeism is costing South African businesses thousands of Rand every month. But how do you take on the challenge of mitigating this cost when employees don’t even have to pick up the phone anymore to call in sick? Today, skipping work can be as… more
  • SEMA Show prepares exhibitors for success
    Mar 25, 2019 Buzz

    SEMA Show prepares exhibitors for success

    Recognizing that auto part manufacturers invest in, and rely heavily on, the SEMA Show for their marketing promotions, SEMA Show organizers are hosting the 10th annual SEMA Show Exhibitor Summit on June 17-19, 2019, in Las Vegas, Nevada. During the… more
  • 8 Amazing Cars that World Leaders Drive
    Mar 25, 2019 Motoring

    8 Amazing Cars that World Leaders Drive

    Watch a motorcade of world leaders travel through a city on the news and you'll soon realise that they don't blag a lift in any old rustbucket. They have vehicles specifically designed for that task. Surrounded by enormous crowds of civilian… more
  • Abarth wins the Auto Bild
    Mar 22, 2019 Motoring

    Abarth wins the Auto Bild "Best Brands"…

    Abarth prevails in the "Design" category for the first time. Abarth 595 and Abarth 695 heads the "Design" ranking in the "Mini Cars" class. Abarth 124 spider wins the "Convertibles up to 50,000 Euro" category. As in 2018, Abarth is among the winners… more
  • Maanda Tshifularo, Head of Dialdirect
    Mar 22, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    Dialdirect voted as product of the year

    Dialdirect was recently voted Product of the Year in the largest consumer-voted award for product innovation. 4000 South African households gave the insurer the nod for inspiring South Africans to drive right through its smartphone App. “We are… more
  • World first: Groupe Renault starts piloting vehicle-to-grid charging in electric vehicles on a large scale
    Mar 22, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    World first: Groupe Renault starts piloting…

    Groupe Renault, the European leader in electric vehicles, is beginning the first large-scale pilot schemes in alternating-current, vehicle-to-grid charging in electric vehicles. Technology using an onboard reversible charger can greatly reduce the… more
  • SEMA eNews, Vol. 22, No. 12
    Mar 22, 2019 Buzz

    SEMA eNews, Vol. 22, No. 12

    SEMA Industry Indicators: Economic Outlook Remains Mixed Amid Uncertainty Where is the U.S. economy heading? The answer to that question remains difficult and unclear. In February, gains were a feeble 20,000 new jobs, after averaging 226,000 new… more
  • First prototype carbon fibre chassis delivered from new £50m McLaren Automotive innovation and manufacturing centre
    Mar 22, 2019 Motoring

    First prototype carbon fibre chassis…

    First prototype MonoCell produced in new £50m innovation centre McLaren Composites Technology Centre in Sheffield region opened last year The first prototype carbon fibre MonoCell, the tub that forms the main structure of McLaren’s car produced by… more
  • Richard Berner(left) and Greame Futter, Gabriel marketing executive next to the Tigra Space Frame 13B Rotary Turbo Saloon Sponsored by Gabriel Shock Absorbers
    Mar 22, 2019 Motorsport

    Gabriel Shock Absorbers announces Super…

    Gabriel shock absorbers has announced sponsorship of Richard Berner, driver of the Tigra Space Frame 13B Rotary Turbo vehicle who will participate in the 2019 Inland Championship, Clubmans Super Saloon competition. The 450 horse power saloon car… more
  • In March 2019, Rhenus acquired the South-African based freight forwarding and logistics specialist World Net Logistics. Picture source: Rhenus SE & Co. KG.
    Mar 22, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    Rhenus establishes its own network in South…

    The Rhenus Group took over the South African freight forwarding and logistics specialist, World Net Logistics (WNL), which has its headquarters in Johannesburg, in March 2019. In addition to having a dense network of business sites in South Africa,… more
  • ZF Technical Training Kicks Off 2019 Schedule
    Mar 22, 2019 Buzz

    ZF Technical Training Kicks Off 2019…

    Technical training courses translate ZF’s OE automotive knowledge into a hands-on learning opportunity Technicians can learn from ASE-certified ZF trainers in small classes of up to 25 people ZF Technical Training has announced the 2019 schedule for… more
  • The Bobcat B730 delivers the power that customers need for the most demanding agricultural applications.
    Mar 21, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    Full line-up of tough Bobcat agricultural…

    20 March 2019: From fencing to trenching and excavating to loading and cleaning, and even grapples for bales, Bobcat Equipment South Africa will have a full line-up of equipment ideal for the agricultural industry on display at Grain SA’s NAMPO… more
  • Nonkqubela Maliza, Director: Corporate and Government Affairs at Volkswagen Group South Africa, Oscar Mabuyane, MEC for Finance, Economic Development, Environmental Affairs and Affairs in Eastern Cape, Sally Marengo, owner of KPL Die Casting and Thomas Schaefer, Chairman and Managing Director of Volkswagen Group South Africa.
    Mar 21, 2019 Buzz

    Volkswagen Group South Africa commits its…

    R70.9 million committed to support black-owned companies Four companies funded - two are already VWSA suppliers Volkswagen Group South Africa (VWSA) has committed to continue supporting and developing black owned suppliers through the Volkswagen… more
  • Miraculous discounts and special offers coming buyers' way via Night of Miracles dealer event
    Mar 21, 2019 Motoring

    Miraculous discounts and special offers…

    FCA South Africa dealerships across the country will be hosting a Night of Miracles sales marathon event for the first time in South Africa. Join us in this unique event to see for yourself if miracles are only a thing of the past, or if they are… more
  • Automechanika Kuala Lumpur 2019 opens with more opportunities for knowledge transfer, networking and entertainment
    Mar 21, 2019 Buzz

    Automechanika Kuala Lumpur 2019 opens with…

    Automechanika Kuala Lumpur 2019 opens for its 11th edition in Malaysia. This leading automotive trade fair in the ASEAN region takes place from today until 23 March. Participants from around the world, including a number of new supporters, are set… more
  • Tiger Wheel & Tyre Simplifies Tyre Size Searches for Customers
    Mar 21, 2019 Buzz

    Tiger Wheel & Tyre Simplifies Tyre Size…

    Tiger Wheel & Tyre is giving customers another good reason to remain loyal to the country's most award-winning and trusted wheel and tyre company. The company has announced the introduction of a new fast and simple online search functionality that… more
  • The Port of Durban, with the port’s container precinct in the foreground and the Island View Precinct in the background.
    Mar 21, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    Port of Durban Records Growing Cargo Volumes

    The Port of Durban has noted growth in volumes in the container, liquid bulk and dry bulk sectors in 2018, according to recent data released by Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA). Container volumes in the Port of Durban ended 9.5% higher for… more
  • Jakkie Olivier, CEO of the Retail Motor Industry Organisation (RMI)
    Mar 21, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    How future car ownership will change

    Car sharing is a widely expected phenomenon of the near future. But like much of Industry 4.0 (or the Fourth Industrial Revolution) it is, for the moment, more a buzzword than reality. Most people who share cars through Uber or Taxify in reality… more
  • MasterDrive Newsletter - 19 March 2019
    Mar 21, 2019 Buzz

    MasterDrive Newsletter - 19 March 2019

    MasterTips: Using technology to beat traffic As the country battles with stage four loadshedding again, drivers face major traffic delays on their commutes to and from work. There may, however, be ways to reduce the frustration until electricity… more
  • Auto Maintenance and Repair Expo 2019: special product zones and new launches ready for show opening
    Mar 21, 2019 Buzz

    Auto Maintenance and Repair Expo 2019:…

    Auto Maintenance & Repair Expo (AMR) will raise its curtain on 21 March 2019 in Beijing’s New China International Exhibition Centre. In this edition of Asia’s leading repair and maintenance industry event, attendees can explore the latest products,… more
  • Deregulating the economy: A matter of urgency
    Mar 21, 2019 Buzz

    Deregulating the economy: A matter of urgency

    Small business is widely acknowledged as the engine of economic growth in both developing and developed economies. The South African government also recognises this. President Ramaphosa said during the 2019 SONA (state of the nation address): “Given… more
  • AFRICA ECO RACE - 12th edition - be part of the adventure #AER2020 - 5th to 19th of January 2020
    Mar 21, 2019 Motorsport

    AFRICA ECO RACE - 12th edition - be part of…

    Following the emotion and champagne of last 13th of January on the shores of the mythical Lac Rose, all competitors already had their minds on the next edition. The team of the only African marathon cross-country rally has therefore gotten back to… more
  • Acclaimed earthmoving equipment provider chooses MiX Telematics to help keep drivers safe
    Mar 21, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    Acclaimed earthmoving equipment provider…

    MiX Telematics, a leading global provider of fleet and mobile asset management solutions, today announced that it will be providing a renowned earthmoving equipment provider with a telematics solution to help improve the efficiency of their vehicles… more
  • The NSK load detection device can wirelessly transmit the cargo weight to an on-board system or mobile phone
    Mar 21, 2019 Buzz

    NSK develops world’s first hydraulic load…

    In a world-first, NSK has developed a load detection device that prevents the overloading of commercial vehicles and improves safety. Offering easy fitment to the suspension of vans, light trucks and other commercial vehicles, the device enables… more
  • President of the Republic of Kenya, Uhuru Kenyatta, presenting the award for exemplary tax compliance for 2018 to Martin Mbugua, finance director of Imperial Managed Solutions for East Africa
    Mar 21, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    Accolades recognise Imperial Logistics’…

    The London Stock Exchange Group has recognised Imperial Logistics’ healthcare business in Nigeria, Worldwide Healthcare, as one of the “Companies to Inspire Africa” for 2019. This is one of several accolades recently bestowed on Imperial Logistics’… more
  • Aarto Bill in its current form is flawed
    Mar 21, 2019 Buzz

    Aarto Bill in its current form is flawed

    Association says Amendment Bill is geared towards revenue collection and not road safety “In principle the AA is in favour of a demerit system for drivers, it is something we have always backed and supported even as far back as the 1960s when such a… more
  • Volvo Cars to impose 180 kph speed limit on all cars to highlight dangers of speeding
    Mar 20, 2019 Buzz

    Volvo Cars to impose 180 kph speed limit on…

    Volvo Cars, as a worldwide leader in safety, is sending a strong signal about the dangers of speeding and will limit the top speed on all its cars to 180 kph from 2020. The company’s vision, which aims for no one to be killed or seriously injured in… more
  • Strong focus on innovation, skills development and
    Mar 20, 2019 Buzz

    Strong focus on innovation, skills…

    There will be three major focus areas at this year's Automechanika Johannesburg. The trade fair for the automotive aftermarket takes place at Expo Centre, Nasrec, from 18-21 September 2019. Each of the first three days is being dedicated to a… more
  • Fuel levy not a silver bullet for SA’s road funding challenges
    Mar 20, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    Fuel levy not a silver bullet for SA’s road…

    The fuel levy is a diminishing source of income for government due to technological advancements, and there are numerous concerns over how money currently derived from the levy is allocated and used. This emerged during the third Transport Forum… more
  • Android OS Disrupts the Automotive OS Market with its Superior Upgradability and Over-the-air Support
    Mar 20, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    Android OS Disrupts the Automotive OS Market…

    Partnerships among software developers and automotive OEMs expand application opportunities, finds Frost & Sullivan Google's Android automotive OS and Linux are likely to challenge the incumbent QNX, with major original equipment manufacturers… more
  • The Role of Manufacturing in Africa
    Mar 20, 2019 Buzz

    The Role of Manufacturing in Africa

    Manufacturing plays a prominent role in Africa’s economic development made evident by how industrial growth positively affects the overall GDP and productivity of the nation. Manufacturing activities promote development in that they boost the value… more
  • Ford Integrates Waze to Enable Hands-Free Navigation for SA Motorists
    Mar 20, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    Ford Integrates Waze to Enable Hands-Free…

    Waze, the world's largest community-based traffic and navigation app now available for SYNC 3 in South Africa Available through Ford SYNC® 3 AppLink®, Waze users can simply plug their compatible phone into a SYNC 3-equipped vehicle and project the… more
  • 4 Tips on Buying a Car That Is Less Likely to Be Stolen
    Mar 20, 2019 Buzz

    4 Tips on Buying a Car That Is Less Likely…

    No one buys a car just to be stolen, and yet many people inadvertently do. Choice of vehicle is one of the factors car insurers consider when adjusting premiums because some automobiles are more attractive to criminals than others. Car thieves like… more
  • Tech leaders pave way for the convergence of IT & OT at Future Factory India Confex 2019
    Mar 20, 2019 Buzz

    Tech leaders pave way for the convergence of…

    Tech experts from Tata Communications, Bosch, Infor, Microsoft, Unlimit (A Reliance Group Company) and Software Technology Parks of India converged at the Future Factory India Confex 2019 in Mumbai to discuss the convergence of IT & OT and the many… more
  • Haval and GWM Owners weekend 15 to 17 March 2019 - Cape Town Western Cape
    Mar 20, 2019 Motoring

    Haval and GWM Owners weekend 15 to 17 March…

    "Haval is not just another Brand, we are very customer orientated, as we truly understand that without happy customers, we simply don't have a business." This was the opening line to the welcome message from National Sales Manager, Tyrone Alberts… more
  • New McLaren 720S GT3 takes victory in MElbourne on customer debut
    Mar 20, 2019 Motorsport

    New McLaren 720S GT3 takes victory in…

    Customer team 59Racing secures historic first-ever pole positon and race win for the McLaren 720S GT3 Victory at Melbourne’s Albert Park for the track-only Super Series model on competitive customer debut Race wins and further podium finishes for… more
  • Jeff Osborne is Head of Key Accounts: Gumtree SA
    Mar 20, 2019 Motoring

    How to get a great SUV for less than R250K

    The SUV market has been biggest in the automotive world since 2015. In South Africa in 2018 there were a staggering 88 different models on the local market classified by NAAMSA as SUVs. The range here now stretches from compact entry level to super… more
  • The all-new Renault Clio wins the award of the best production car at the RTL – Auto Plus – Turbo Grand Prix
    Mar 20, 2019 Motoring

    The all-new Renault Clio wins the award of…

    While it has just been presented at the Geneva Motor Show, the All-new Clio won its first award! The general public elected it as the best Production Car of the 2019 Geneva Motor Show at the Auto Plus / RTL / Turbo Grand Prix. A great reward for the… more
  • The rise of autonomous vehicles and why ethics matter
    Mar 20, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    The rise of autonomous vehicles and why…

    By Rudeon Snell, Leonardo Lead at SAP Africa There is little doubt that autonomous vehicles, more commonly known as self-driving cars, are set to be transformational. The market alone is set to reach roughly $42-billion by 2025 with a compound… more
  • The SA SME Fund invests R100m to anchor Spartan SME Finance’s new R600m Debt Fund
    Mar 19, 2019 Buzz

    The SA SME Fund invests R100m to anchor…

    South African small business financier, Spartan SME Finance, has secured a R100-million investment from The SA SME Fund to anchor its R600-million debt financing fund. The funding will be immediately available to Spartan SME Finance to boost its… more
  • Arguments regarding safety and parts are disingenuous, says Right to Repair
    Mar 19, 2019 Buzz

    Arguments regarding safety and parts are…

    Right to repair codes of conduct currently being finalised by the Competition Commission were always bound to provoke opposition from vested interests, citing issues varying from safety concerns to job losses. The view of Right to Repair South… more
  • Ford Ranger Claims Top Honours at Car Magazine's Annual Top 12 Best Buys Awards
    Mar 19, 2019 Motoring

    Ford Ranger Claims Top Honours at Car…

    Eighth win in a row for Ford Ranger in Car Magazine's Top 12 Best Buys Awards for 2019 Ranger remains top-selling double cab bakkie in SA, with imminent launch of even more accomplished New Ranger Ford Everest, EcoSport and Fiesta named runners-up… more
  • SKF Product Information - SKF Extended Chassis Offer Polo 6R1/C1 and Polo 9N
    Mar 19, 2019 Buzz

    SKF Product Information - SKF Extended…

    SKF now have availability on the following VW Polo 6R1/C1 and 9N parts: VKDS 311003 - Ball joint front left VKDS 311004 - Ball joint front right VKDS 341000 - Stabeliser (6R1/C1) VKDS 321003 - Track control arm right (Includes bushes) VKDS 321002 -… more
  • Mpumalanga 400 delivers favourable results for title defending teams
    Mar 18, 2019 Motorsport

    Mpumalanga 400 delivers favourable results…

    The 2019 South African Cross Country Series (SACCS) started on a high note for all the teams who managed to finish the Mpumalanga 400, the opening round that took place at Dullstroom this weekend. Competitors not only scored their first points of… more
  • Top Fiat Chrysler Automobiles South Africa dealers recognised for excellence
    Mar 18, 2019 Buzz

    Top Fiat Chrysler Automobiles South Africa…

    Awards recognise exceptional performance, great brand ambassadors and outstanding customer service Cargo Motors Bedfordview takes top honours as Overall Aftersales Dealer of the Year 2018 Ronnie's Motors East London scooped the Most Improved… more
  • On World Sleep Day, Ford ‘Sleep Suit’ Delivers a Wake-Up Call on the Dangers of Driving While Drowsy
    Mar 18, 2019 Buzz

    On World Sleep Day, Ford ‘Sleep Suit’…

    On World Sleep Day (Friday, March 15) Ford ihighlighted the dangers of driving when tired – a major factor in up to 1 in 5 road accidents – with the help of a special “Sleep Suit” Research compares impairment from drowsy driving to that experienced… more
  • Isuzu Supports Drought Relief in Makhanda
    Mar 18, 2019 Buzz

    Isuzu Supports Drought Relief in Makhanda

    ISUZU Motors South Africa this week delivered two water tank trucks to the disaster relief organisation, Gift of the Givers, to help with the water crisis in Makhanda (Grahamstown). Gift of the Givers Director of Strategic Planning Badr Kazi said… more
  • Renault and Renault Duster in the spotlight at CAR Top 12 Best Buys 2019
    Mar 18, 2019 Motoring

    Renault and Renault Duster in the spotlight…

    Well-renowned Car Magazine hosted their prestigious annual Top 12 Best Buys Awards on 12th March in Gauteng. These awards serve as a definitive guide for purchasing of new vehicles for consumers in the market. There are 12 Categories put forward… more
  • SEMA eNews, Vol. 22, No. 11
    Mar 18, 2019 Buzz

    SEMA eNews, Vol. 22, No. 11 - SEMA…

    Join SEMA for the bi-annual SEMA Australia Regional Business Development Conference, May 9–13, in Melbourne. Meet with pre-vetted trade buyers in this market identified as the second most important global export market for U.S.-based SEMA-member… more
  • Fisker Inc. Reveals Stunning All-Electric SUV Design, Priced Below $40,000
    Mar 18, 2019 Buzz

    Fisker Inc. Reveals Stunning All-Electric…

    Dramatically sculpted vehicle is set to #ReinventTheSUV with a futuristic, elegant muscular look – to be launched in the second half of 2021 Emotion-stirring design is combined with a technologically advanced, intuitive user experience and a target… more
  • AutoTrader SA Car of the Year judge, Sean Nurse, inspects the line-up of cars to test. Credit: SAGMJ
    Mar 18, 2019 Motoring

    No clear winner after AutoTrader SA Car of…

    The evaluation days for the 2019 AutoTrader South African Car of the Year (COTY) competition have been concluded, and the competition process is now one step closer to revealing which vehicle will win South Africa’s most sought-after automotive… more
  • Quality Bosch Parts Made in South Africa
    Mar 18, 2019 Buzz

    Quality Bosch Parts Made in South Africa

    Local content partner for South African Automotive Manufacturers. “Made in South Africa” proudly produced products at the Bosch Brits facility which occupies some 77,915m2 consists of two manufacturing plants and a training facility, holding the ISO… more
  • Rand, Oil Squeeze Fuel Price
    Mar 15, 2019 Buzz

    Rand, Oil Squeeze Fuel Price

    Fresh off substantial fuel price hikes in March, South Africans should brace themselves for further increases in April. This is according to the Automobile Association (AA), which was commenting on unaudited mid-month fuel price data released by the… more
  • Audi A4 is a 2019 Best Buy According to CAR Magazine
    Mar 15, 2019 Motoring

    Audi A4 is a 2019 Best Buy According to CAR…

    CAR Magazine recognised their Best Buys for 2019 at their annual Top 12 Awards this week. The awards recognise the best vehicles in their respective categories as voted by the motoring journalists who form part of the CAR magazine team. A firm… more
  • Bryden Morton, B.Com (Hons) Economics, Executive Director & Chris Blair, B.Sc Chem. Eng., MBA – Leadership & Sustainability, CEO
    Mar 15, 2019 Buzz

    Comparing Private and SOE Pay Practices

    Remuneration practices have far reaching consequences, not only for individuals and companies but for the economy as a whole. The bulging public sector wage bill was mentioned on numerous occasions within the 2019 South African budget speech and has… more
  • Important reminder: Workplace Skills Plan and Annual Training Report deadline looming – 30 APRIL 2019
    Mar 15, 2019 Buzz

    Important reminder: Workplace Skills Plan…

    Dear NEASA employer According to the Skills Development Act 97/1998 and the National Skills Development Levies Act 9/1999, all employers whose annual payroll is above R 500 000.00 are compelled to, by no later than 30 April 2019, submit: a workplace… more
  • Automatic for more people: Motulevo launches in South Africa
    Mar 15, 2019 Buzz

    Automatic for more people: Motulevo launches…

    Automatic cars have always been a popular option in South Africa, with an estimated 10.2 million such vehicles on the country’s roads in 2016. One major drawback of choosing an automatic over a car with manual transmission has been the lack of… more
  • Zimbabwe land lessons for SA
    Mar 15, 2019 Buzz

    Zimbabwe land lessons for SA

    American sportsman Yogi Berra was known for his quirky turns of phrase. One of his most famous was, "It's like déjà vu all over again." When it comes to land expropriation in South Africa, you can’t help but think, it’s déjà vu all over again. How… more
  • Premier Interschool Rugby in Action - Grey High vs Selborne College
    Mar 15, 2019 Buzz

    Supa Quick becomes title sponsor of Premier…

    Supa Quick has announced a two-year sponsorship of the Premier Interschools Rugby Series, which showcases the 12 highest profile school rugby matches each year. Since 2013, Premier Interschools has brought some of the most traditional and highest… more
  • Global research shows that flexible working is now a deal breaker in the war for talent
    Mar 15, 2019 Buzz

    Global research shows that flexible working…

    New research shows that 83% of workers around the world would turn down a job that didn’t offer flexible working Over half (54%) of respondents say that having a choice of work location is more important to them than working for a prestigious… more
  • The Automotive Industry Development Centre [AIDC] received two awards for their outstanding training programmes at the Haggai Education and Training Skills Development Summit’s Achiever Awards ceremony, which took place at the CSIR International Convention Centre in Tshwane yesterday. Pictured above (left to right) from the AIDC is Nerulal Ramdharie (CFO); Niki Nkuna (Project Manager: Stakeholder Relations); William Mogale (Departmental Manager: Skills Development and Training); Tebogo Thobane (Departmental Administrator: Skills Development and Training); Bethuel Bodigelo (Trade Test Assessor); Christina Romorola (Project Manager: Skills Development and Training).
    Mar 15, 2019 Buzz

    Achiever Awards: Celebrating the absolute…

    The Achiever Awards recognises excellence in skills development and encourages companies across South Africa to implement training that improves productivity and changes lives. The winning skills training programmes were selected based on their… more
  • New B-BBEE incentive drives SA youth employment
    Mar 15, 2019 Buzz

    New B-BBEE incentive drives SA youth…

    New dti B-BBEE codes are driving business to create jobs for young people in automotive, banking, healthcare and other sectors across SA. Nearly 400 companies are already taking advantage of the new benefit aimed at prioritising youth employment on… more
  • High-end manufacturers from Spain are waiting for you in Automechanika Istanbul!
    Mar 15, 2019 Buzz

    High-end manufacturers from Spain are…

    Nowadays fairs are one of the most frequently adopted methods to enter new markets and expand trade volume. With 800-year experience, Messe Frankfurt is today one of the global leaders in the fair industry. Our portfolio of over 100 fairs in around… more
  • Groupe Renault announces the new composition of the Executive Committee
    Mar 15, 2019 Buzz

    Groupe Renault announces the new composition…

    In order to respond to the sweeping changes taking place in the automobile industry, accelerate the company’s transformation to better meet customer expectations and improve the efficiency and profitability of operations, Thierry Bolloré, CEO of… more
  • Dewald Ranft, Chairman of the Motor Industry Workshop Association (MIWA)
    Mar 15, 2019 Buzz

    Look after your car’s brain

    When an Electronic Control Unit (ECU) – also known as the ‘computer’ – of a vehicle needs to be repaired or replaced, motorists are often confronted with a hefty repair bill. This makes sense as an ECU is a very powerful control system capable of… more
  • At the Geneva Motor Show it’s all about the concept
    Mar 15, 2019 Motoring

    At the Geneva Motor Show it’s all about the…

    The 2019 Geneva Motor Show has only just kicked off but it's already being praised for having the best concept cars on show to date. Predictably there’s been a strong emphasis on Electric and Smart vehicles, with Volkswagen, Volvo, Fiat and Audi all… more
  • What Does Industry 4.0 Mean For African Manufacturers?
    Mar 14, 2019 Buzz

    What Does Industry 4.0 Mean For African…

    Known as the “Fourth Industrial Revolution”, the term Industry 4.0 is an embodiment of innovative technologies that are spearheading the computerisation of manufacturing. This revolutionary digitisation has already taken European industries by… more
  • Metair delivers record performance in difficult environment
    Mar 14, 2019 Buzz

    Metair delivers record performance in…

    Revenue up 8% to R10.28 billion Operating profit 19% higher at R1.00 billion HEPS increased 16% to 327 cents Dividend per share of 100 cents declared, up 25% Continued strong performance from both the Energy Storage and Automotive Component… more
  • Shedding Weight on Refrigerated Trailers
    Mar 14, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    Shedding Weight on Refrigerated Trailers

    With the focus heavily on reducing trailer tare weight, Serco recently completed the manufacture of its first two Protec reefer semi-trailers using aluminium facings in place of steel. The result is vehicles with the advantage of injected foam panel… more
  • TOTAL QUARTZ INEO HTC 5W-30: An Innovative New Lubricant Especially Formulated for PSA Car Engines
    Mar 14, 2019 Buzz

    TOTAL QUARTZ INEO HTC 5W-30: An Innovative…

    Total Lubrifiants, a partner of PSA for more than 50 years, is launching TOTAL QUARTZ INEO HTC* 5W-30, specifically designed to protect and strengthen the engines of the French automaker’s vehicles in extreme conditions. Helping PSA Overcome… more
  • Juan van Boom walked away with the Cape Kustoms build of the 1970s MGB BT at the Cape Town Motor Show on Sunday. From left Garth Rhoda, Cape Town Motor Show, Grant Cloete from Cape Kustoms, and winner Juan van Boom. Photo credit: Maryann Shaw
    Mar 14, 2019 Buzz

    Cape Town Motor Show celebrates 2019 success

    The Cape Town Motor Show (CTMS) is celebrating its 2019 successes, having hosted over 24 000 petrol heads and families at GrandWest on 2 and 3 March. CTMS Marketing Director Garth Rhoda says the team is fielding calls from a number of vehicle… more
  • The Renault DUSTER 4x4 completes the All-New DUSTER range
    Mar 14, 2019 Motoring

    The Renault DUSTER 4x4 completes the All-New…

    The Toughest Off-Roader for all Following the successful launch of the All-New Duster in October 2018, the much anticipated All-New Renault Duster 4x4 is here, displaying the same enhanced genetics as the rest of the Duster range with specific… more
  • Ferrari lead F1 in commercial appeal, but McLaren poised to compete, says Sportcal, a GlobalData company
    Mar 14, 2019 Buzz

    Ferrari lead F1 in commercial appeal, but…

    Despite a lack of recent success on the track in terms of titles, Ferrari are still the team to beat off the track when it comes to securing commercial revenue in Formula One says Sportcal, a GlobalData company. Conrad Wiacek, Head of Sponsorship at… more
  • BASF In Action at the NAACAM Automotive Conference and Exhibition
    Mar 14, 2019 Buzz

    BASF In Action at the NAACAM Automotive…

    The number of cars on our streets are continually growing. By 2020, there will be approximately 1.2 billion cars on the road worldwide, an enormous increase of nearly 300 million compared to 2012. As the world’s leading automotive supplier in the… more
  • OMNI - Machine Learning for Manufacturing
    Mar 14, 2019 Buzz

    OMNI - Machine Learning for Manufacturing

    Manufacturing is complex and hard to control and existing technologies often fail at preempting production glitches. This is the motivation behind DataProphet’s OMNI product: an AI solution to reduce the cost of non-quality for heavy industries.… more
  • New zones spotlight rising trends at Automechanika Kuala Lumpur 2019
    Mar 13, 2019 Buzz

    New zones spotlight rising trends at…

    The 11th edition of Automechanika Kuala Lumpur will return from 21 to 23 March 2019 at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (KLCC). Attendees will be able to explore the latest products, services and technologies from over 300 exhibitors across 9,710… more
  • Jean-Dominique Senard, Chairman of Renault, Hiroto Saikawa, CEO of Nissan, Thierry Bolloré, CEO of Renault and Osamu Masuko, CEO of Mitsubishi Motors, announce the intention to create a new Alliance operating board.
    Mar 13, 2019 Buzz

    Alliance announce the intention to create a…

    Jean-Dominique Senard will act as Chairman of this new operating board of the Alliance, with the CEOs of Nissan, Renault, and Mitsubishi Motors also joining the board. The new Alliance operating board will drive the operational cooperation between… more
  • MEIBC - what are they up to?
    Mar 13, 2019 Buzz

    MEIBC - what are they up to?

    Dear Steel Industry employer Since 2010 NEASA [with the support of the Plastic Convertors’ Association of South Africa (PCASA) and recently also the South African Engineers’ and Founders’ Association (SAEFA)] has succeeded in either setting aside… more
  • Hyundai re-groups after missing podium in Rally Mexico
    Mar 13, 2019 Motorsport

    Hyundai re-groups after missing podium in…

    Hyundai Motorsport has added important points to its FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) manufacturers' total with Thierry Neuville and Dani Sordo scoring for their respective fourth and ninth place finishes on the weekend in Rally Mexico. Sunday's… more
  • Mahindra unveils the Thar Adventure Series
    Mar 13, 2019 Buzz

    Mahindra unveils the Thar Adventure Series

    Mahindra's most iconic off-roader, the Mahindra Thar, has received a major off-road boost for 2019 with the launch of the Thar Adventure Series model. The Thar Adventure Series is a special edition equipped with a host of off-road accessories that… more
  • The product is chemical-resistant and can tolerate a wide temperature range for short periods
    Mar 13, 2019 Buzz

    Pratley launches new gasket maker and flange…

    A new flange sealant and gasket maker in the form of a tough and elastic silicone rubber for superior sealing was launched by Pratley in February 2019. It can tolerate extreme temperatures of -50°C to +300°C for short periods, and is… more
  • Jeep Renegade is
    Mar 13, 2019 Motoring

    Jeep Renegade is "SUV Urbain de l'Année"

    The readers of the French magazine SUV Crossover named Jeep Renegade "Urban SUV Of the Year 2019" The new Jeep Renegade, introduced across Europe in fall last year, has been crowned "SUV Crossover Urbain de l'Année" (Urban SUV Crossover Of The Year)… more
  • MasterDrive Newsletter - 12 March 2019
    Mar 13, 2019 Buzz

    MasterDrive Newsletter - 12 March 2019

    MasterTips: The next most important safety feature Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB) is projected to become one of the most important safety features in vehicles. Think of it as an extra set of eyes on the road and an extra foot on the brake.… more
  • The CAPAS Arbour Day held successfully to support the green initiative of Southwest China
    Mar 13, 2019 Buzz

    The CAPAS Arbour Day held successfully to…

    CAPAS Arbour Day was jointly organised by the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade, the Automotive Sub-Council (CCPIT-Auto), Messe Frankfurt (Shanghai) Co Ltd and the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade, Sichuan… more
  • Exciting Milestone Reached for 2018/2019 CILTSA Candidacy Programme for Women
    Mar 12, 2019 Buzz

    Exciting Milestone Reached for 2018/2019…

    The 14 women selected to participate in the 2018/2019 Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILTSA) Candidacy Programme are making excellent strides towards completing their CILT International Certificate in Logistics and Transport, having… more
  • Pay attention people - Tyres Matter
    Mar 12, 2019 Buzz

    Pay attention people - Tyres Matter

    Tyres are probably the most under-estimated part of motoring. No matter how much you invest in your vehicle, it’s tyres which are your first line of defence against an accident. They also affect the comfort of your ride and they represent a big… more
  • Johan Vermeulen, second right, Isuzu Executive Manufacturing and Supply Chain shakes hands with Roger Goliath, Manager, Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality (NMBM) Fire and Emergency Services. With them area Hilton Hing, NMBM Deputy Director Fleet Management and Mike Pienaar, Kanu Chief Operations Officer.
    Mar 12, 2019 Buzz

    Nelson Mandela Bay Metro Supports Local…

    When Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality needed to upgrade its existing fire-fighting fleet, they procured these tough fire-fighting machines right on their door step. Locally built at Isuzu Motors South Africa's Port Elizabeth truck plant, the Isuzu… more
  • Standox launches online videos with user tips for passenger car refinishing
    Mar 12, 2019 Buzz

    Standox launches online videos with user…

    Standox, the refinish brand from Wuppertal, Germany, launches a new series of online user videos under the banner Standovision. Paint experts provide valuable and practical tips on the very best use of individual products for professional… more
  • Automechanaika Ho Chi Minh City 2019 replied to the local commercial and passenger vehicle sectors
    Mar 12, 2019 Buzz

    Automechanaika Ho Chi Minh City 2019 replied…

    Now in its third edition of the show, Automechanika Ho Chi Minh City continued to cement its position as one of the region’s leading trade fairs for the automotive service industry. The exhibition took place from 28 February to 2 March and shone a… more
  • Misdiagnosis means Eskom’s problems will persist
    Mar 11, 2019 Buzz

    Misdiagnosis means Eskom’s problems will…

    If you counted every hair on your head, that amount probably will not add up to the amount of times you have read and heard about the causes of the Eskom crisis. Corruption and state capture have been identified as the bedrock reasons why South… more
  • Production vehicle category promises exciting battles and lots of action at Mpumalanga 400
    Mar 11, 2019 Motorsport

    Production vehicle category promises…

    An exciting season in the Production Vehicle category of the South African Cross Country Series (SACCS) can be expected when the Mpumalanga 400, the season opener kicks into gear on 15 and 16 March in the fly-fishing town of Dullstroom in… more
  • Africa's premier photo, video and imaging event attracts prestigious supercar partnership
    Mar 11, 2019 Buzz

    Africa's premier photo, video and imaging…

    Messe Frankfurt South Africa, organizers of the Photo & Video Experience, has announced a premiere partnership with one of the world's most prestigious motoring brands - Lamborghini South Africa. The Photo & Video Experience will be held from 26-28… more
  • Ford Sponsors 30 Team SA Athletes for Special Olympics in Abu Dhabi
    Mar 11, 2019 Buzz

    Ford Sponsors 30 Team SA Athletes for…

    Over R1-million sponsorship provided by Ford for 30 special needs athletes 2019 Special Olympics Summer World Games takes place from 14 to 21 March SA National Team will compete in football, futsal (five-a-side female soccer), table tennis,… more
  • Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport: New season, new livery, new colour
    Mar 11, 2019 Motorsport

    Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport: New…

    In the Formula OneTM off-season, continuous development of the cars and creating new liveries in time for the new season are key priorities. Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport added another objective in the run up to the 2019 season: a brand-new green… more
  • DACHSER South Africa to showcase at the NAACAM Show 2019
    Mar 11, 2019 Buzz

    DACHSER South Africa to showcase at the…

    Dachser South Africa will be exhibiting at the National Association of Automotive Component and Allied Manufacturers (NAACAM) Show taking place in Durban from 12-14 March 2019. Dachser South Africa’s exhibition space will provide visitors with the… more
  • Mitsubishi Motors World Premiere for MITSUBISHI ENGELBERG TOURER To start new
    Mar 11, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    Mitsubishi Motors World Premiere for…

    Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) is giving the MITSUBISHI ENGELBERG TOURER new-generation crossover SUV its global premiere at the 89th Geneva International Motor Show, March 5th through 17th. Embodying the "Drive your Ambition" corporate global… more
  • March 8 - Jeep Brand Celebrates Women Soccer Fans
    Mar 11, 2019 Buzz

    March 8 - Jeep Brand Celebrates Women Soccer…

    On International Women's Day, March 8, the Jeep® brand is kicked off a new activity dedicated to the women who support Juventus Football Club: photos and video portraying their enthusiasm for the team will be on the big screens at the Allianz… more
  • When People Talk about
    Mar 11, 2019 Buzz

    When People Talk about "Mobility of the…

    Annual targets met: sales 44.4 billion Euros, adjusted EBIT margin 9.3 percent Executive Board's dividend proposal: 4.75 Euros per share (up 0.25 Euros) Net income of 2.9 billion Euros almost at a record level (14.49 Euros per share) Continental… more
  • Saving Motoring Money  - Gumtree Auto’s Jeff Osborne has a good list tips
    Mar 08, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    Saving Motoring Money - Gumtree Auto’s Jeff…

    With relentless fuel price increases, and the budget about to beat us on the head again, it’s time to think smart about how to save serious money from your motoring spend. Gumtree Auto’s Jeff Osborne has a good list of easy-to-implement tips. Fill… more
  • Volkswagen T-Cross coming to South Africa in 2019
    Mar 08, 2019 Motoring

    Volkswagen T-Cross coming to South Africa in…

    The T-Cross joins the Tiguan and Touareg in the Volkswagen SUV model range The sporty and stylish Volkswagen T-Roc confirmed for local market introduction in 2020 In the second half of the year, Volkswagen will introduce its first compact SUV to the… more
  • Goodyear Gym 1: (from left) Ray Norris, Goodyear EMEA Commercia Manufacturing Director; Ian Hind, Goodyear South Africa Manufacturing Director and Darren Hayes-Powell, Goodyear South Africa and Sub-Saharan Africa Managing Director in the new Goodyear Gym.
    Mar 08, 2019 Buzz

    Goodyear South Africa committed to…

    Today, Goodyear South Africa announced the official opening of an onsite gym facility for its employees at the Goodyear Recreational Centre in Uitenhage. Goodyear embarked on a journey to make the Goodyear gym a reality a few years ago following a… more
  • Ford, Castrol and NWM Join Forces for 2019 SA Cross Country Series
    Mar 08, 2019 Motorsport

    Ford, Castrol and NWM Join Forces for 2019…

    Ford and Neil Woolridge Motorsport (NWM) welcome Castrol as co-sponsor for the 2019 SA Cross Country Series (SACCS) Reigning Class T champions Lance Woolridge and Ward Huxtable begin title defence at Mpumalanga 400 in Dullstroom, on 15 and 16 March… more
  • Mar 08, 2019 Buzz

    High-end manufacturers from Italy are…

    Turkey's Leading International Trade Fair for the Automotive Industry. Automechanika Istanbul 2018 closed with record numbers: 1,351 exhibitors met with 45,979 visitors from all around the world during 5-8 April 2018. Bringing the major players in… more
  • MISA calls on the retail motor industry to accelerate gender equality in observance of International Women’s day on 8 March
    Mar 08, 2019 Buzz

    MISA calls on the retail motor industry to…

    The Motor Industry Staff Association (MISA) has called on the South African retail motor industry to accelerate gender equality in the retail motor sector in observance of International Women's Day on Friday, 8 March 2019. While some progress has… more
  • TOTAL QUARTZ INEO HTC 5W-30 : An Innovative New Lubricant Especially Formulated for PSA Car Engines
    Mar 08, 2019 Buzz

    TOTAL QUARTZ INEO HTC 5W-30 : An Innovative…

    Total Lubrifiants, a partner of PSA for more than 50 years, is launching TOTAL QUARTZ INEO HTC* 5W-30, specifically designed to protect and strengthen the engines of the French automaker’s vehicles in extreme conditions. Helping PSA Overcome… more
  • Ferrari F8 Tributo, a celebration of excellence
    Mar 08, 2019 Motoring

    Ferrari F8 Tributo, a celebration of…

    The mid-rear-engined two-seater berlinetta that pays homage to the most powerful V8 in Ferrari history The F8 Tributo is the new mid-rear-engined sports car that represents the highest expression of the Prancing Horse's classic two-seater… more
  • Engen celebrates women truck drivers this International Women Day
    Mar 08, 2019 Buzz

    Engen celebrates women truck drivers this…

    8 March, 2019 Phindile Sithole, one of 16 female bulk truck operators employed by Engen says that while she fully supports Engen’s drive to secure a more gender-balanced world, she always knew that she wanted to be a truck driver and nothing was… more
  • Tested and developed in the truck: New brake pads in MEYLE-PD quality
    Mar 07, 2019 Buzz

    Tested and developed in the truck: New brake…

    MEYLE-PD brake pads according to ECE-R 90 standard for commercial vehicles Optimised friction material for safe and optimum braking performance Ready for installation: complete kit with all mounting materials MEYLE has been a technical cooperation… more
  • A career in the motor industry can be lucrative, says MIWA
    Mar 07, 2019 Buzz

    A career in the motor industry can be…

    We are rapidly approaching the third month of the year and, without doubt, there are 2018 matriculants still wondering what they should be doing this year. “The good news is that the motor industry has much to offer enthusiastic young people eager… more
  • FORGET what you think you know.
    Mar 07, 2019 Buzz

    FORGET what you think you know.

    NOTHING MORE EXPENSIVE THAN A MISSED OPPORTUNITY Africa's premier Industrial Automation exhibition, all the key technologies, all the industrial megatrends, – A unique business platform awaits you in June 2019 REGISTER ONLINE FOR FREE ENTRY… more
  • Opel Corsa 120Y Special Edition
    Mar 07, 2019 Motoring

    Opel Corsa 120Y Special Edition

    Extra Styling & Specifications Opel's core brand characteristic is to always offer customers more than they expect in the respective vehicle class. In celebration of our brand's solid reputation and OPEL's 120 years in the vehicle industry, the OPEL… more
  • Goodyear, Local Motors Join Forces on Autonomous Shuttles
    Mar 07, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    Goodyear, Local Motors Join Forces on…

    Company earns exclusive tyre fitment on Local Motors 'Olli' vehicle Driverless shuttle added to company testing fleet to study future mobility solutions Autonomous vehicles introduce different tyre needs due to unique design The Goodyear Tyre &… more
  • The Leading Manufacturing event in Sub-Saharan Africa
    Mar 07, 2019 Buzz

    The Leading Manufacturing event in…

    Learn more about the various events of Manufacturing Indaba 2019, which can be registered for individually: Manufacturing Indaba Conference: The aim of the annual 2-day conference is to bring together business owners, industry leaders, government… more
  • World premier of Subaru VIZIV Adrenaline Concept
    Mar 07, 2019 Motoring

    World premier of Subaru VIZIV Adrenaline…

    First Concept Model Designed Under "BOLDER" Design Concept, The Evolved Form of "Dynamic x Solid" Design Identity Subaru Corporation yesterday unveiled the Subaru VIZIV Adrenaline Concept*1 at the 89th Geneva International Motor Show. The "Subaru… more
  • Mazda Unveils Mazda CX-30 Compact Crossover SUV
    Mar 07, 2019 Motoring

    Mazda Unveils Mazda CX-30 Compact Crossover…

    Mazda Motor Corporation made the world premiere of the second model in its new-generation lineup, the Mazda CX-30 compact crossover SUV. As a new core model that sits between the CX-3 and CX-5 models, the new CX-30 will launch to the Southern Africa… more
  • Ford Tests Light-Based Visual Language that Could Help Autonomous Vehicles Communicate with Pedestrians
    Mar 07, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    Ford Tests Light-Based Visual Language that…

    Ford engineers tested whether coloured lights displayed above the windscreen could be a good solution for bridging the communication gap between autonomous vehicles and people Driver concealed within a special “Human Car Seat” helps create realistic… more
  • Drive your ambition to the golf course with the Mitsubishi Motors Golf Day and JOE lil'brary
    Mar 07, 2019 Buzz

    Drive your ambition to the golf course with…

    Driving your ambition gets a new twist early in March with the Mitsubishi Motors Golf Day in support of the exciting new JOE lil'brary. Mitsubishi Motors South Africa invites golfers to a worthy cause, the Mitsubishi Motors Golf Day, and help share… more
  • NAACAM Show 2019: One week left: What you need to know
    Mar 07, 2019 Buzz

    NAACAM Show 2019: One week left: What you…

    The NAACAM Show 2019 is now just a week away. See important information to ensure value from your participation. 1. Schedule of activities: 2. Conference: Our growth-focussed conference programme, delivered by 50+ C-suite speakers, will unpack the… more
  • Renault unveils Alaskan ICE Edition, a show car with an enhanced design that announces a limited series that will be available from September
    Mar 06, 2019 Motoring

    Renault unveils Alaskan ICE Edition, a show…

    Renault Alaskan ICE Edition, in its glacier white colour, contrasts with black and red exterior strippings. Alaskan ICE Edition is equipped with an exclusive two-tone hard-top design to increase storage volume and protect the load, and black style… more
  • Flexible workspace is the new franchise frontier
    Mar 06, 2019 Buzz

    Flexible workspace is the new franchise…

    Three in ten buildings in every city around the world could offer a new franchise opportunity in the coming years. Flexible workspace, sometimes known as co-working, is a booming industry. The term refers to office space, meetings rooms and… more
  • Kamogelo Mmutlana Chief Executive Officer  Barloworld Automotive and Logistics
    Mar 06, 2019 Buzz

    Barloworld announces new Group structure

    On 27 February 2019, Barloworld Group announced a strategic decision to merge their Automotive and Logistics Divisions, a move that will leverage the assets and capabilities of the two divisions. The new change brings about the opportunity to… more
  • Fiat Concept Centoventi: the
    Mar 06, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    Fiat Concept Centoventi: the "democratic"…

    For its 120th anniversary, Fiat is presenting the Fiat Concept Centoventi concept car, a new milestone in the history of Fiat, in Geneva. A pioneer of democratic mobility throughout its history, today Fiat is offering an electric mobility solution… more
  • Volkswagen Group South Africa tackling youth unemployment by providing work-experience for 560 people
    Mar 06, 2019 Buzz

    Volkswagen Group South Africa tackling youth…

    Volkswagen Group South Africa supports the Youth Employment Services programme by providing work opportunities for unemployed youth Volkswagen Group South Africa (VWSA) has created work opportunities for 560 unemployed youth through the Youth… more
  • Transformation in practice - Stimulating value chain growth
    Mar 06, 2019 Buzz

    Transformation in practice - Stimulating…

    Businesses that are successful in effecting major transformation changes especially with black equity partners, will secure a sustained competitive advantage under the South African Automotive Masterplan 2035. That is the view of Electrocoat MD,… more
  • Advance Look at the Series: The Audi Q4 e-tron concept model
    Mar 06, 2019 Motoring

    Advance Look at the Series: The Audi Q4…

    It has been roughly a year since the first series production Audi with electric drive made its debut at the same location: The Audi e-tron* was still covered in camouflage wrapping foil at that point. The brand with the four rings is now giving an… more
  • Sergio Marchionne - 2019 World Car Person of the Year
    Mar 06, 2019 Buzz

    Sergio Marchionne - 2019 World Car Person of…

    World Car Awards jurors from 24 countries choose Marchionne for prestigious award More than 80 World Car Awards (WCA) jurors from 24 countries collectively decided by secret ballot that the automotive industry titan, Sergio Marchionne, who… more
  • Maserati Levante: the Allegra Antinori one-off and the interactive journey through Italian excellence at the 89th Geneva International Motor Show
    Mar 06, 2019 Motoring

    Maserati Levante: the Allegra Antinori…

    Maserati Levante: Allegra Antinori one-off fully personalized by the Maserati Centro Stile An interactive experience involving working tables of Italian excellence: Maserati presents the first step in customization Europe's biggest Motor Show of the… more
  • High-performance additions to the Audi Sport family
    Mar 06, 2019 Motoring

    High-performance additions to the Audi Sport…

    The return of an RS icon: the introduction of the new Audi RS 4 Avant Excellent design in RS form: the introduction of the new Audi RS 5 Sportback These new additions to the Audi Sport range are now available for sale in South Africa The Audi Sport… more
  • The Jeep e-volution showcased in Geneva
    Mar 06, 2019 Motoring

    The Jeep e-volution showcased in Geneva

    Preview of the new Jeep® Renegade and Jeep Compass with plug-in hybrid electric technology New PHEV technology enhances the Jeep off-road performance taking advantage of the high torque control during take-off The combined action ofthe two… more
  • Tips for spending less at the pumps
    Mar 06, 2019 Buzz

    Tips for spending less at the pumps

    A steep fuel price hike set for midnight tonight, motorists will be paying 74 cents more per litre – across both 93 and 95. Diesel vehicles haven’t escaped the hike either and will also experience an increase of 93 cents per litre. With price… more
  • Argus Motors-Special for Mar & Apr 2019
    Mar 06, 2019 Buzz

    Argus Motors-Special for Mar & Apr 2019

    Top Selling Items Don't get caught without these items in stock. Click here to view list Check Out New Arrivals Including: Expansion tanks, radiator cap, flanges, viscous clutch, throttle body, air flow meter, crank shaft sensors, electronic fuel… more
  • MasterDrive Newsletter - 05 March 2019
    Mar 06, 2019 Buzz

    MasterDrive Newsletter - 05 March 2019

    MasterTips: How to handle a tyre blowout The prospect of a tyre blowout while you are driving is a frightening one for many drivers. This is what to do should this happen to you. MasterTest: The new Jaguar XE The new XE, available in South Africa… more
  • Line up for Falken Polo Cup - Credit VW Motorsport
    Mar 06, 2019 Motorsport

    SA Motorsport season has started and teens…

    The Falken Polo Cup series, held at Dezzi Raceway near Port Shepstone on the KwaZulu-Natal South Coast this Saturday, presented an electric day of racing. Twenty-three drivers competed on the newly modified track to secure points in the first round… more
  • Jakkie Olivier, CEO of the Retail Motor Industry Organisation (RMI)
    Mar 06, 2019 Buzz

    Eco-sustainability – how is the auto…

    Green is not a buzzword anymore, but a standard The automotive industry has emphatically joined the green movement over the past decade, with more than 80% of a car today being able to be recycled, says Jakkie Olivier, CEO of the Retail Motor… more
  • The Goodyear AERO - A Concept Tyre for Autonomous, Flying Cars
    Mar 06, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    The Goodyear AERO - A Concept Tyre for…

    Goodyear introduces its latest concept tyre at the 2019 Geneva International Motor Show The Goodyear AERO concept is a two-in-one tyre designed for the autonomous, flying cars of the future. This concept would work both as a tyre for driving on the… more
  • World Premiere of Restored 1950's Autonomous Concept Vehicle Golden Sahara II with Goodyear Tyres
    Mar 06, 2019 Buzz

    World Premiere of Restored 1950's Autonomous…

    Goodyear and Klairmont Kollections unveil restored Golden Sahara II on translucent Goodyear tyres at the 2019 Geneva International Motor Show In collaboration with Klairmont Kollections, Goodyear unveiled the restored Golden Sahara II at the 2019… more
  • GWM increases their support to buyers
    Mar 06, 2019 Motoring

    GWM increases their support to buyers

    GWM made its debut in the South Africa pick up market in March 2007. For the past 12 years, the GWM brand has gathered fans with our highly affordable and superb quality Single and Double Cab bakkies. The GWM brand has grown consistently over the… more
  • 103 years of BMW Group, 100 years of records and victories.
    Mar 06, 2019 Motoring

    103 years of BMW Group, 100 years of records…

    Courage, independence, competing with the best while forging new pathways – these have been the characteristics of the BMW Group since 7 March 1916. Today, BMW Group Classic is looking back on a series of events, record achievements and innovations,… more
  • One grand event in Geneva to reveal the previews of Alfa Romeo, Fiat and Jeep
    Mar 05, 2019 Motoring

    One grand event in Geneva to reveal the…

    Today, the FCA Group will be sharing its vision on the mobility of the future with the media. The triple reveal will be hosted in the new, symbolic Agorà set up at the Geneva Motor Show. The grand event will be streamed live from 10.45 a.m. CET, at… more
  • NAAMSA quarterly business review report:  4th quarter 2018
    Mar 05, 2019 Buzz

    NAAMSA quarterly business review report: …

    QUARTERLY REVIEW OF BUSINESS CONDITIONS: NEW VEHICLE MANUFACTURING INDUSTRY / AUTOMOTIVE SECTOR: 4TH QUARTER 2019 Below, for information purposes, is a copy of NAAMSA’s quarterly review of business conditions for the South African motor vehicle… more
  • Yugan Moodley, Executive Director - Sales, Bridgestone South Africa
    Mar 05, 2019 Buzz

    Bridgestone widens consumers’ access to…

    Tyre manufacture adopts open channel strategy Bridgestone South Africa has announced that its Bridgestone and Firestone branded products will now be available at selected tyre retailers in South Africa. Until now, the manufacturer’s passenger and… more
  • Sasol consumer boycott punishes the wrong entity
    Mar 05, 2019 Buzz

    Sasol consumer boycott punishes the wrong…

    Dear motorist At the outset I wish to confirm that I have no personal interest in any of the entities dealt with herein. Sasol is one of South Africa’s best-known brands. Apart from its role as a refiner of fuel, it also fulfils a wholesale and… more
  • Garmin® selected as tier 1 partner to design and manufacture vehicle infotainment modules
    Mar 05, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    Garmin® selected as tier 1 partner to design…

    Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), today announced that the Garmin automotive OEM (original equipment manufacturer) group has been selected as the lead design and production partner of infotainment modules for the BMW Group. These modules will be… more
  • New Tiger Wheel & Tyre Opens at Mokala Mall, Kuruman
    Mar 05, 2019 Buzz

    New Tiger Wheel & Tyre Opens at Mokala Mall,…

    Vehicle owners in Kuruman in the Northern Cape now have access to the world's biggest wheel and tyre brands, along with award-winning service from South Africa's best-loved and most trusted retail wheel and tyre brand. This news comes as local… more
  • Haval launches new badge for their SUV Offering
    Mar 05, 2019 Buzz

    Haval launches new badge for their SUV…

    One world, One Haval! That is the new mission statement of China's leading SUV manufacturer Haval. What does this new mission statement mean? Well the answer is simple; the Company has its eyes firmly set on globalization of the brand. Haval is… more
  • Falken Polo Cup lives up to high expectations at Round 1
    Mar 04, 2019 Motorsport

    Falken Polo Cup lives up to high…

    Large crowd at South Coast’s Dezzi Raceway treated to racing spectacle Both current and former champions make their intentions clear New Polo GTi sets new series lap record 6th overall for Volkswagen’s Mogotsi following two action-packed races The… more
  • Volkswagen takes the lead in GTC series
    Mar 04, 2019 Motorsport

    Volkswagen takes the lead in GTC series

    Volkswagen scoops the manufacturer‘s award at opening round of the Extreme Festival Second overall for Keagan Masters Third overall for Daniel Rowe Volkswagen continues to dominate GTC2 with two victories courtesy of Bradley Liebenberg Port… more
  • Minesh Bhagaloo Appointed Interim Head of Communications for Ford in SA and SSA
    Mar 04, 2019 Buzz

    Minesh Bhagaloo Appointed Interim Head of…

    Ford Motor Company today announced that Minesh Bhagaloo, Product Communications Manager for the Sub-Saharan Africa region, will assume responsibility for the Communications Department on an interim basis as of 1 March, 2019. Bhagaloo takes over from… more
  • A history of racing and victories: Alfa Romeo is Automotive Sponsor of the 2019
    Mar 04, 2019 Motorsport

    A history of racing and victories: Alfa…

    The brand renews its partnership with the "most beautiful race in the world": it will be Automotive Sponsor for another three years. Alfa Romeo will provide the organisers with a fleet of thirty Giulia and Stelvio models, 2019 "1000 Miglia" official… more
  • Solberg Subaru reunion
    Mar 04, 2019 Motorsport

    Solberg Subaru reunion

    For almost a decade, the names Solberg and Subaru were woven into a world championship-winning tapestry. Brothers in arms, the two were inseparable in the pursuit of excellence, success, glory. Petter Solberg's 13 rally wins helped elevate the… more
  • 2019 AutoTrader Car Of The Year marketing reach at 25 million and counting...
    Mar 04, 2019 Buzz

    2019 AutoTrader Car Of The Year marketing…

    Some may ask what value the 2019 AutoTrader South African Car Of The Year might bring to manufacturers. The short answer is a marketing reach to date of 25 000 000 and counting. With our formal 2-day jury evaluation now only 10 days away and our… more
  • Battery research consortium promises ‘big leap’ in performance
    Mar 04, 2019 Buzz

    Battery research consortium promises ‘big…

    A global battery consortium charged with advancing lead battery technology has re-launched as it prepares to unveil a raft of new research designed to take the technology to the next level. The Consortium for Battery Innovation, which includes more… more
  • BMW Group and Daimler AG to jointly develop next-generation technologies for automated driving
    Mar 04, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    BMW Group and Daimler AG to jointly develop…

    Long-term strategic cooperation planned Next generation of technologies for driver assistance systems and highly automated driving on highways (SAE Level 3 and Level 4) Goal: a flexible platform and shorter innovation cycles Technology to be market… more
  • Tschops Sipuka returns home to Audi and Terry Moss Racing in 2019
    Mar 04, 2019 Motorsport

    Tschops Sipuka returns home to Audi and…

    Legendary racing driver, Tschops Sipuka, will make his return to national circuit racing with Terry Moss Racing and the Audi South Africa team in the 2019 Global Touring Cars (GTC) Championship, beginning this weekend at Dezzi Raceway, Port… more
  • GCAS is now able to supply rental units on portable compressors, ranging from 185 CFM to 1 600 CFM
    Mar 04, 2019 Buzz

    Goscor Compressed Air Systems boosts rental…

    Goscor Compressed Air Systems has bolstered its rental fleet of compressors to provide customers with an even bigger range to choose from, specific to their requirements. As part of its turnkey service offering to its customers, Goscor Compressed… more
  • Innocent small business owners targeted in Newcastle
    Mar 04, 2019 Buzz

    Innocent small business owners targeted in…

    Imagine for a moment that after a herculean effort raising capital you are able to start a business. A business that employs some people in your community who, previously, had been living in poverty. A business serving the needs of its customers,… more
  • Knowledge from the Pros! ZF Aftermarket Launches [pro]Tech Workshop Service
    Mar 04, 2019 Buzz

    Knowledge from the Pros! ZF Aftermarket…

    ZF Aftermarket launches successful [pro]Tech workshop service concept in the states for independent workshops ZF [pro]Tech caters to the everyday needs of the technicians The online system and training service unites technicians with the Pros An… more
  • PSG Insure offers vehicle buyers access to tailored short-term insurance cover
    Mar 04, 2019 Buzz

    PSG Insure offers vehicle buyers access to…

    PSG Insure, part of South Africa’s largest independent adviser network, has partnered with BMW Financial Services (South Africa) (Pty) Ltd (‘BMW Finance’) to offer its customers quality advice and competitive insurance solutions. From 1 March 2019,… more
  • Maserati at the 89th edition of the Geneva International Motor Show
    Mar 04, 2019 Motoring

    Maserati at the 89th edition of the Geneva…

    Levante Trofeo V8 Launch Edition premieres at the Show: a limited edition of 100 units An interactive journey through selected Italian excellences: Maserati presents the first step towards personalization The stand features the entire MY19 Range, in… more
  • Christoph Miller, managing director EMO Hannover, doing a presentation at the EMO Hannover 2019 media conference in Sandton on 13 February 2019
    Mar 02, 2019 Buzz

    EMO Hannover - Tools to Die For

    The 22nd EMO will be opening its doors from 16 to 21 September 2019 in Hanover. Once again, the world's leading trade fair for metalworking is being held in Germany, the world's third largest machine tool market. "All major manufacturers of… more
  • Stronger oil brings fuel price woe
    Mar 02, 2019 Buzz

    Stronger oil brings fuel price woe

    Rising international petroleum prices have resulted in South Africans facing substantially higher fuel prices in March. This is according to the Automobile Association (AA), which was commenting on unaudited month-end fuel price data released by the… more
  • Isuzu Extra-Heavies ensure growth in Specialist segment
    Mar 02, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    Isuzu Extra-Heavies ensure growth in…

    Isuzu Motors South Africa enhances the range of Isuzu extra-heavy gross vehicle mass (GVM) models from 16,5-ton all the way to 35-ton GVM with the launch of the Isuzu FY-Series 8 X 4 models into the South African market. Long-haul rigs operating at… more
  • Why projects fail & how to move beyond the blame game
    Mar 02, 2019 Buzz

    Why projects fail & how to move beyond the…

    By MC Botha, Director of the Centre for Business Management of Projects at USB-ED Picture yourself as project manager to a project that’s run 10 years over its expected completion date and $95-million over budget. From a project management… more
  • Automechanika Ho Chi Minh City opens for 2019 presenting the latest trends, expertise and automotive entertainment
    Mar 02, 2019 Buzz

    Automechanika Ho Chi Minh City opens for…

    Participants gear up for the 3rd edition of Automechanika Ho Chi Minh City 2019, a three-day show that will be held at the Saigon Exhibition and Convention Center (SECC) from 28 February to 2 March. The show is hosting 359 exhibitors from 18… more
  • NAAMSA comment on the February, 2019 industry new vehicle sales statistics
    Mar 02, 2019 Buzz

    NAAMSA comment on the February, 2019…

    Commenting on the new vehicle sales statistics for the month of February, 2019 – released today for public consumption via the website of the Department of Trade & Industry – the Association said that the disappointing trend in new car sales… more
  • Isuzu continues to improve South Africa's best-selling Truck Range
    Mar 02, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    Isuzu continues to improve South Africa's…

    Isuzu Motors South Africa holds the position of South Africa's best-selling truck brand in the Medium Commercial and Heavy Commercial Vehicle segment for the past six years. Isuzu offers the widest range of truck models in this market segment and is… more
  • Feb 28, 2019 Motoring

    "Honda e Prototype" World Premiere at Geneva…

    Honda e Prototype previews production model evolved from 2017 Urban EV Concept Distinctive, clean exterior design combined with a contemporary, minimalist interior featuring advanced technology Rear-wheel-drive platform and wide stance deliver… more
  • FCA to Expand Production Capacity in Michigan to Grow Core Brands, Electrify Jeep Vehicles
    Feb 28, 2019 Motoring

    FCA to Expand Production Capacity in…

    $4.5 Billion to Build New Assembly Plant in Detroit and Add Production at Five Existing Michigan Facilities, Creating Nearly 6,500 Jobs FCA total committed investments in the U.S. grow to nearly $14.5 billion since 2009, with nearly 30,000 jobs… more
  • Increases abound for embattled consumers
    Feb 28, 2019 Buzz

    Increases abound for embattled consumers

    Automobile Association laments ongoing rises aimed at citizens Toll fees across South Africa will increase again on 1 March, adding yet more financial pain to already embattled consumers. The Automobile Association (AA) says these increases will… more
  • Shumani Industrial team with the company Director Victor Nemukula (right)
    Feb 28, 2019 Buzz

    Shumani’s true one-stop shop model for…

    With a wide range of products and services under one roof, Shumani Industrial Equipment redefines the one-stop shop model when it comes to the provision of industrial equipment. In recent years, the industrial equipment industry has not only seen a… more
  • Vision X - the ultimate lights for your 4x4 from Probe
    Feb 28, 2019 Buzz

    Vision X - the ultimate lights for your 4x4…

    Probe, South Africa's largest importer of premium, maintenance-free, fit and forget batteries and comprehensive auto-electrical products, has the ideal lighting requirements for all your off-road needs. Whether you’re out camping, seeking adventure… more
  • MasterDrive Newsletter - 27 February 2019
    Feb 28, 2019 Buzz

    MasterDrive Newsletter - 27 February 2019

    MasterTips: Relief from fuel price increases Estimates predict there will be a fuel price increase of at least 67c for petroleum and 84c for diesel in March. The fuel levy will hike these prices by 29c and 30c respectively in April, placing extra… more
  • By Filum Ho, the CEO of South African auto parts and glass specialists Autoboys. Filum transitioned from a top career in investment banking at the likes of Deutsche Bank and Merrill Lynch to shaking up SA’s auto parts and glass markets. In 2017, African Rainbow Capital (ARC) acquired a 51% stake in Autoboys, making it SA’s first black-owned national glass and collision parts provider.
    Feb 28, 2019 Buzz

    Certifying car crash parts in SA will save…

    Insurers and their consumers could save billions of rands every year if South Africa’s automotive industry adopts more wide-spread certification of collision car parts. Many South Africans would be interested to know that when an insured vehicle is… more
  • Continental conquers the Kings at 2019 Herald Cycle Tour
    Feb 28, 2019 Buzz

    Continental conquers the Kings at 2019…

    Continental's Ian Langlands and Julien Biger won the fun inter-team challenge against Isuzu Southern Kings players Jurie van Vuuren and Michael Botha The Kings riding gear donated to a local cycling development team to boost its academy Isuzu Motors… more
  • IWG Plc. Opens up franchising opportunities in South Africa
    Feb 28, 2019 Buzz

    IWG Plc. Opens up franchising opportunities…

    “The estimated turnover generated by franchising in South Africa in 2018, was R721 billion and the number of franchisors has increased by almost 30 percent since 2013. I will let that sink in for a bit,” says Mo Nanabhay, Franchise Director, Africa… more
  • Government stealth tax to fund ailing Eskom
    Feb 28, 2019 Buzz

    Government stealth tax to fund ailing Eskom

    Officially, for the 2019/20 financial year, government will not be increasing income taxes. The only taxes set to increase are the indirect taxes: fuel levies, excise duties on alcohol and cigarettes, and the new carbon tax coming into effect on 1… more
  • AAPEX 2019 to Welcome Global Automotive Aftermarket to Las Vegas in November
    Feb 28, 2019 Buzz

    AAPEX 2019 to Welcome Global Automotive…

    The rapid changes and transformation taking place in the $1 trillion high-tech global automotive aftermarket industry will be in the spotlight at AAPEX 2019 as attendees experience new product introductions, advanced training, and current and… more
  • Roads and retail: Increased capacity for increased growth
    Feb 28, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    Roads and retail: Increased capacity for…

    Roads are the arteries through which the economy pulses. By linking producers to markets, workers to jobs, students to school, and the sick to hospitals, roads are vital to any development agenda. Since the Gauteng Freeway Improvement Project (GFIP)… more
  • Tyremart boosts turnaround time thanks to Milwaukee torque wrenches
    Feb 28, 2019 Buzz

    Tyremart boosts turnaround time thanks to…

    One of South Africa’s largest independent tyre and fitment franchise groups Tyremart, has successfully trialled the Milwaukee M18 FUEL™ ½" mid-torque impact wrench at some of its busiest branches. Due to the fact that it is not owned by any specific… more
  • Flexible bipolar polymer plates open the way for compact batteries
    Feb 28, 2019 Buzz

    Flexible bipolar polymer plates open the way…

    Whether used in stationary energy supply or electric car applications, conventional battery systems involve several interconnected individual cells, which presents certain disadvantages in terms of efficiency and manufacturing. With bipolar… more
  • Abarth is celebrating 70 years of history and introducing the 595 esseesse and the 124 Rally Tribute at the Geneva International Motor Show
    Feb 28, 2019 Motoring

    Abarth is celebrating 70 years of history…

    Debut of the new 595 esseesse and 124 Rally Tribute, paying homage to 70 years of style and performance, deeply rooted in motorsports. The new Abarth 595 esseesse is inspired by the legendary Sixties tuning kit and the later Abarth 500 edition… more
  • SKF Product Information - SKF Multipack offer for Universal Boot kits
    Feb 27, 2019 Buzz

    SKF Product Information - SKF Multipack…

    To better serve mechanics, SKF has launched a Multipack kit offer for the Universal Boot kits. VKJP 01007 is the Multipack kit of VKJP 01003 and contains 7 universal boot kits for the Light Commercial Vehicles. SKF Product Information more
  • Jeep Brand at the 2019 International Geneva Motor Show
    Feb 27, 2019 Motoring

    Jeep Brand at the 2019 International Geneva…

    The latest additions to the expanding Jeep® line-up in Europe will be on show at the 89th Geneva International Motor Show. Exclusive customisations with Jeep® Authentic Accessories by Mopar® enhance the features of the Jeep SUVs on display. In the… more
  • Appointment of Mr Mike Mabasa as executive director of NAAMSA and impending retirement of the director of NAAMSA, Mr Nico Vermeulen
    Feb 27, 2019 Buzz

    Appointment of Mr Mike Mabasa as executive…

    With effect from 5th November, 2018, Mr Mike Mabasa, aged 44, joined NAAMSA as Executive Directordesignate of the Association and will succeed Mr Nico Vermeulen who will be retiring, at the end of March, 2019, as Director of NAAMSA after 37 years of… more
  • Unlocking Africa’s Untapped Potential through Business Matchmaking
    Feb 27, 2019 Buzz

    Unlocking Africa’s Untapped Potential…

    Every year, the Manufacturing Indaba brings together business leaders who are invested in unlocking Africa’s potential through the growth of manufacturing and industrialisation. Through our Business Matchmaking platform you can book a meeting with… more
  • re you ready for the green revolution?
    Feb 27, 2019 Buzz

    Are you ready for the green revolution?

    As environmental pressures move from the margins of government attention to a core focus area, significant further changes to the scope of government policy are likely. Firms will need to develop environmentally sustainable business strategies in… more
  • 200,000 Renault electric vehicles sold across Europe!
    Feb 27, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    200,000 Renault electric vehicles sold…

    Renault has topped the 200,000 mark in sales of electric vehicles in Europe, building on a dedicated range launched in 2011. In France, the fourth biggest global market, Renault has registered 100,000 electric vehicles. Renault is No. 1 in electric… more
  • South African-built Ford Ranger Tops LCV Exports, Best-Selling Pickup in Europe
    Feb 27, 2019 Buzz

    South African-built Ford Ranger Tops LCV…

    Ford Ranger led LCV exports from South Africa with 68 364 vehicles for 2018, up 16.2% Best-ever Ranger sales in Europe, climbing 15.7% year-on-year to 51 500 units Ford retains pickup segment leadership in EU20 markets, climbing 1.4 percentage… more
  • Fiat celebrates 120 years of history at the 2019 Geneva International Motor Show
    Feb 27, 2019 Buzz

    Fiat celebrates 120 years of history at the…

    Geneva will set the scene for the début of the new 500 "120th" family, the most elegant and best-connected range ever, celebrating the first 120 years of the Fiat brand. Available on 500, 500X and 500L, the new "120th" range is characterised by its… more
  • The new BMW R 1250 GS and R 1250 GS Adventure now in South Africa.
    Feb 27, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    The new BMW R 1250 GS and R 1250 GS…

    The new BMW R 1250 GS and R 1250 GS Adventure – the fascination of travel and touring in a new dimension of engine power. For more than 35 years, the boxer engine in the BMW Motorrad GS models has stood for distinctive, powerful and reliable… more
  • Naacam Show 2019: Only 2 weeks to go- Full Update
    Feb 27, 2019 Buzz

    Naacam Show 2019: Only 2 weeks to go- Full…

    The NAACAM Show 2019 is just two weeks away and aims to galvanize the automotive industry around the clear vision of the SA Automotive Masterplan (SAAM) and directly drive firm-level growth. See a brief update on progress towards our objectives 1.… more
  • The early bird catches the worm first 
    Feb 26, 2019 Buzz

    The early bird catches the worm first 

    Early Bird Registrations Closing Soon! If you don't have specific names yet, don't worry - The early bird catches the worm first so book and pay now and confirm names of delegates at a later stage. Don't miss your opportunity to catch the early bird… more
  • Flexible workspace a key growth market in South Africa
    Feb 26, 2019 Buzz

    Flexible workspace a key growth market in…

    IWG plc. ahead of the game According to a recent economic study, between 8% and 13% of all employment will be associated with flexible workspaces in most developed economies by 2030. A worldwide ‘workplace revolution’ is under way, and yet in… more
  • Mboweni: invest in loss-making SAA or in taxis and trains for working people?
    Feb 26, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    Mboweni: invest in loss-making SAA or in…

    South African Airways’ (SAA) days are numbered if Mboweni gets his way. Yet, he has allocated a further R6bn in state guarantees to the bankrupt national airline in the 2019 budget. The Finance Minister knows that SAA survives because many in the… more
  • Bakwena’s new Commercial Manager has big plans for N1N4
    Feb 26, 2019 Buzz

    Bakwena’s new Commercial Manager has big…

    The Bakwena Platinum Corridor Concessionaire is proud to announce that it has appointed Solomon Kganyago as its new Commercial Manager. Kganyago brings with him overall 17 years of work experience, dedicating 11 of those years to his time at the… more
  • Ford Collaborates with Rally to Read to Bolster Education and Literacy in Rural Areas
    Feb 26, 2019 Buzz

    Ford Collaborates with Rally to Read to…

    Support for Rally to Read linked to Ford's community upliftment programmes, focusing on education R1.3-million contribution by Ford to boost training, mentorship and delivery of books for rural primary schools Over 10 000 books, 110 educational toys… more
  • Electric cars & Eskom – how will that work out?
    Feb 26, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    Electric cars & Eskom – how will that work…

    Shell SA recently announced that they will be launching the first electric vehicle (EV) charging stations in their retail network this year, starting with a small number and building up as demand grows. That same week, the country started once again… more
  • The new ‘Automechanika trio’ leitmotif.
    Feb 26, 2019 Buzz

    Automechanika Frankfurt broadens its scope

    The leading international trade fair for the automotive aftermarket is creating new structures for the 2020 event, both thematically and physically on the exhibition grounds. The portfolio will now be more clearly organised, particularly in the… more
  • David Stevens, Owner of Smith Mining Equipment.
    Feb 26, 2019 Buzz

    Smith Power becomes part of Royal Reesink

    As part of its first steps into Africa, Dutch multinational Royal Reesink, one of the world’s largest distributors of high-quality equipment across several industries, has acquired the shares of Smith Mining Equipment, a South African importation… more
  • The all-new Eclipse Cross - Mitsubishi Motors South Africa welcomes its 6th distinctive model
    Feb 26, 2019 Motoring

    The all-new Eclipse Cross - Mitsubishi…

    One of the best looking cars out of Japan has arrived on local soil, aimed at eclipsing many direct competitors in the segment for compact luxury SUVs. Boasting Mitsubishi's unique Super All-Wheel Control (S-AWC), the all-new Eclipse Cross offers a… more
  • Opinion piece: Eskom - a blessing in disguise? ... and then came SONA and the budget speech
    Feb 26, 2019 Buzz

    Opinion piece: Eskom - a blessing in…

    Particularly over the past decade, every aspect of the South African society has been eroded by skewed transformation policies. Initially the erosion of our institutions, on its path to total destruction, manifested almost unnoticed and unhindered,… more
  • South African Cross Country Series fertile ground for international racing
    Feb 26, 2019 Motorsport

    South African Cross Country Series fertile…

    With the start of the 2019 South African Cross Country Series (SACCS) just weeks away, Dullstroom, the fly-fishing capital of the country, is gearing up for round one of the season. The tranquil town and its surroundings will play host to world… more
  • Iimage: Lesedi la Batho Career Expo 2018
    Feb 25, 2019 Buzz

    Lesedi la Batho Career Expo 2019

    On 15 May 2019, our organisation is hosting its third annual career expo in the community of Mabopane, to expose high school learners to various career opportunities. It is important that we secure a holistic variety of exhibitors across higher… more
  • Standard Bank Launches Wholesale Finance Proposition for OEMs and Dealers Across Africa
    Feb 25, 2019 Buzz

    Standard Bank Launches Wholesale Finance…

    Standard Bank’s Group Vehicle and Asset Finance division has launched a brand new Wholesale Finance Proposition that will offer original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), distributors and their dealer networks a single partner providing comprehensive… more
  • Keeping each other safe and sound
    Feb 25, 2019 Buzz

    Keeping each other safe and sound

    Health & safety and environmental affairs plays a vital role in Probe Corporation’s daily operations and is one of our highest priorities. In our commitment to upholding this, Probe Corporation has developed and implemented an Integrated Management… more
  • SKF Product Information - SKF Range extension - Rubber boot kit offer
    Feb 25, 2019 Buzz

    SKF Product Information - SKF Range…

    SKF has extended its range of Rubber boot kit offer with 10 extra kits, all identifiable with a kit designation with a «R» suffix. Ex: VKJP 1021 R. VKJP R have the same kit content of the corresponding VKJP kit but the boot is made of Rubber,… more
  • BWT‘s Pink continues to light up Formula 1 in 2019
    Feb 25, 2019 Motorsport

    BWT‘s Pink continues to light up Formula 1…

    BWT - The Best Water Technology Group stays on the F1 grid continuing as a Formula 1 principal sponsor in 2019. This year, the two pink cars with the drivers Sergio Perez and Lance Stroll will be racing as team SportPesa Racing Point F1 Team.… more
  • South Africa's most successful series ready for Round 1
    Feb 25, 2019 Motorsport

    South Africa's most successful series ready…

    Following a recent announcement of Falken Tyres being the new headline sponsor, the Volkswagen Cup is now known as the Falken Polo Cup Racing spectacle to be hosted at the South Coast's Dezzi Raceway A number of former champions are eager to fight… more
  • Budget Speech lacks critical detail on SMMEs development and remains ignorant of the tough economic environment they are operating in
    Feb 25, 2019 Buzz

    Budget Speech lacks critical detail on SMMEs…

    Wednesday’s much anticipated budget speech by Finance Minister Tito Mboweni lacked concrete plans to assist and create a more conducive environment for SMME’s, resulting in major concerns for this crucial sector of the economy, Innovative Accounting… more
  • The HondaJet is the Most Delivered Aircraft in its Class for the Second Consecutive Year
    Feb 22, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    The HondaJet is the Most Delivered Aircraft…

    Honda Aircraft Company announced that the HondaJet was the most delivered aircraft in its class in 2018, based on numbers provided by the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA). Last year, 37 HondaJets were delivered around the globe,… more
  • Hyundai has 3 finalists for World Car of the Year awards
    Feb 22, 2019 Motoring

    Hyundai has 3 finalists for World Car of the…

    Hyundai Motor Company is in contention for the World Car of the Year Awards with 3 models - of which two appear on the list of top ten for the overall prize. Hyundai's NEXO, the company's fuel cell vehicle with its environmentally clean and advanced… more
  • Automotive Enterprise Development Company awards informal mechanics one million Rands’ of tools
    Feb 22, 2019 Buzz

    Automotive Enterprise Development Company…

    Twenty five motor mechanics operating informal workshops in the Nelson Mandela Bay municipality received one million Rands worth of automotive tools and equipment on 21 February 2019. Filpro, an Enterprise Development company, partnered with… more
  • 2019 Budget is
    Feb 22, 2019 Buzz

    2019 Budget is "budget as usual" - except…

    The biggest bang in the 2019 Budget is the absence of any big bang. Its most striking feature is the absence of anything striking. SA’s debt, if not reversed, is going to reach a level that will lead to calamitous consequences. “The President has… more
  • Ten Rad Things to See and Do at the Cape Town Motor Show
    Feb 22, 2019 Motoring

    Ten Rad Things to See and Do at the Cape…

    Rev your engines! The Cape Town Motor Show (CTMS) is ready to wow car fans and their families and friends once again at GrandWest Casino and Entertainment World, 2-3 March 2019. The show promises a weekend of memorable experiences and excitement for… more
  • Vibration-warning indicator paste reduces downtime, improves safety
    Feb 22, 2019 Buzz

    Vibration-warning indicator paste reduces…

    A tamper-proof vibration-warning indicator paste that can improve safety and reduce inspection time across a number of industries is now available locally from leading supplier Bearings International (BI). Applications for DYKEM® Cross-Check Torque… more
  • 120 years for Opel, and counting!
    Feb 22, 2019 Motoring

    120 years for Opel, and counting!

    Opel is a brand with a reason to celebrate! OPEL CORSA 120Y Special Edition coming to South Africa! *1 Russelheim. In 2019 OPEL is celebrating 120 years of automotive production, and thereby 120 years full of innovations for car lovers around the… more
  • Bridgestone celebrates another succesful Route 66 MTB Experience
    Feb 22, 2019 Buzz

    Bridgestone celebrates another succesful…

    Bridgestone's challenging annual three-day Route 66 Mountain Bike Experience took place from the 15th to the 17th of February this year. The event which started and ended at Kloofzicht Lodge in the beautiful Cradle of Humankind west of Johannesburg,… more
  • Renault and Dacia: News at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show
    Feb 22, 2019 Buzz

    Renault and Dacia: News at the 2019 Geneva…

    World premiere for the New Renault Clio: the brand's icon undergoes a revolution The New Renault Twingo presented for the first time Dacia will present its new Ultimate limited edition Rendez-vous on Tuesday, March 5 at 8:15 am on the Renault stand… more
  • Ralf Benack Appointed Director Fleet Solutions for Continental Truck Tires Replacement Business in EMEA
    Feb 22, 2019 Buzz

    Ralf Benack Appointed Director Fleet…

    Ralf Benack to head the newly established Fleet Solutions department In his new position, he will drive the further integration of Continental’s fleet services Continental, the technology company and premium tire manufacturer, is pressing ahead with… more
  • Fiat Tipo reaches the 500,000 units milestone
    Feb 22, 2019 Motoring

    Fiat Tipo reaches the 500,000 units milestone

    The 500,000th car built, less than three years after the launch, is a Tipo 5Door Sport. The Fiat Tipo Sport, developed in partnership with Mopar, is characterised by specific details that emphasise its more dynamic personality: special front bumper,… more
  • Stop-start technology – make sure your battery keeps up
    Feb 22, 2019 Buzz

    Stop-start technology – make sure your…

    Within the next few years, almost all newly-manufactured cars (90%) will have built-in functionality that can contribute to a cleaner environment. Stop-start technology reduces fuel consumption and harmful emissions by reducing the amount of time… more
  • BMW at the 89th Geneva International Motor Show 2019.
    Feb 21, 2019 Motoring

    BMW at the 89th Geneva International Motor…

    The new BMW 7 Series makes its public show debut BMW continues its model offensive in the electrified vehicle segment: world premiere for the new BMW 330e, new BMW X5 xDrive45e and plug-in hybrid members of the new BMW 7 Series range BMW Energy… more
  • Better bakkie buying
    Feb 21, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    Better bakkie buying

    The rest of the world might call them pick-ups or utes but we call them bakkies and they remain South Africa’s best-selling vehicles. In 2018 the Toyota Hilux and the Ford Ranger once again topped the SA auto retail charts with Nissan, Isuzu and VW… more
  • NAAMSA comment on the  2019 / 2020 BUDGET
    Feb 21, 2019 Buzz

    NAAMSA comment on the 2019 / 2020 BUDGET

    Commenting on the Budget proposals announced today by the Minister of Finance, Mr Tito Mboweni, in Parliament – the President of the National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of South Africa (NAAMSA), Mr Andrew Kirby – endorsed Governments’… more
  • Increases to fuel levies will hurt the poor and increase burden on all consumers
    Feb 21, 2019 Buzz

    Increases to fuel levies will hurt the poor…

    Association labels introduction of Carbon Tax ‘grossly unfair’ The Automobile Association (AA) says it is relieved that Minister of Finance Tito Mboweni did not increase fuel levies above inflation – as has been the case in previous years – despite… more
  • SKF Complete Boot kit repair offer
    Feb 21, 2019 Buzz

    SKF Complete Boot kit repair offer

    SKF has launched a Complete boot kit repair offer for both Wheel & Gearbox side contained in the same kit, for the same car model. To easily identify them, all the SKF kits designations start with VKJP 9XXX. The Complete boot kit offer is also used… more
  • Continental Drives Development of Digital Solutions for Construction and Mining Sectors
    Feb 21, 2019 Buzz

    Continental Drives Development of Digital…

    Member of the Executive Board, Hans-Jürgen Duensing: "Construction site of the future will not operate without digital mortar." World premiere: ContiLogger enables optimized route management and perfectly coordinated tyre use Efficient and safe:… more
  • BMW Group to expand global R&D network: Technology Office due to open in Tel Aviv in 2019
    Feb 21, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    BMW Group to expand global R&D network:…

    BMW Group to open Technology Office in Israel Tel Aviv is the centre of the country's startup scene Cooperation with founders and universities planned The BMW Group has been collaborating with Israeli firms from various technology fields for a… more
  • Electriq~Global to launch their water-based fuel with Eleqtec in The Netherlands
    Feb 21, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    Electriq~Global to launch their water-based…

    Through its partnership with Dutch company Eleqtec, Electriq~Global’s water-based fuel is expanding to the Netherlands to power eMobility solutions in 2020. Australian-Israeli company Electriq~Global (www.Electriq.com) and Dutch company Eleqtec… more
  • #Budget2019 - Small Business Back on the real agenda?
    Feb 21, 2019 Buzz

    #Budget2019 - Small Business Back on the…

    Small business is identified as an imperative in the National Development Plan 2030 and as a primary job creator with plans for 90 percent of jobs to be in Small Medium Enterprises (SME). “This has been the policy position in many of the previous… more
  • Protection against bacteria and mould – new biofunctional MEYLE‑ORIGINAL cabin air filter for clean air in the vehicle
    Feb 21, 2019 Buzz

    Protection against bacteria and mould – new…

    Silver-ion coating with antibacterial effect provides additional filtering of bacteria and prevents mould and fungal development Perfect fit for quick and easy installation 16 new references for more than 42 million vehicles worldwide MEYLE… more
  • Antonio Giovinazzi behind the wheel of the Alfa Romeo Racing C38 in Barcelona - Day 2, 2019 Winter Testing
    Feb 21, 2019 Motorsport

    Antonio Giovinazzi behind the wheel of the…

    The Alfa Romeo Racing team headed into the second day of testing at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya with the Italian driver Antonio Giovinazzi in the cockpit of the 2019 contender, the Alfa Romeo Racing C38. Antonio completed a total of 101 laps… more
  • Car Care Click Launches in Gauteng…
    Feb 21, 2019 Buzz

    Car Care Click Launches in Gauteng…

    Pioneering the car service and repair experience for customers – Honest, reliable and qualified car mechanics that come to you. Car Care Click, We fix Cars while you do Life! Car Care Click has today, launched a fresh and unprecedented online… more
  • MINI Scouting Menswear competition returns to 2019 SA Fashion Week
    Feb 20, 2019 Buzz

    MINI Scouting Menswear competition returns…

    MINI South Africa has announced another instalment of its MINI Scouting Menswear competition in association with GQ Magazine. Now in its second year of partnering with South African Fashion Week (SAFW), the MINI Scouting Menswear Competition is… more
  • MasterDrive Newsletter - 19 February 2019
    Feb 20, 2019 Buzz

    MasterDrive Newsletter - 19 February 2019

    MasterTips: Driving Technology: how adaptive headlights work Adaptive headlight systems allow drivers to spot a difficult-to-see object on a dark, curved road about a third of a second earlier than with conventional headlights. This is how this… more
  • Why use an accredited vehicle repairer or dealership? Here’s why…
    Feb 20, 2019 Buzz

    Why use an accredited vehicle repairer or…

    You are looking for a mechanical workshop, motor body repairer, or even to buy a new car and you don’t know where to start. Well, accreditation is a good place to start, says Jakkie Olivier, CEO of the Retail Motor Industry Organisation (RMI). “By… more
  • ContiTech South Africa attains 51% black ownership in local empowerment deal
    Feb 20, 2019 Buzz

    ContiTech South Africa attains 51% black…

    Continental is pleased to announce that ContiTech South Africa has increased its local empowerment ownership in South Africa, through the transformation of its shareholding to a 51% black and 31% black female South African ownership. As a company we… more
  • Isuzu bakkies are a favourite in Zimbabwe
    Feb 20, 2019 Buzz

    Isuzu bakkies are a favourite in Zimbabwe

    Isuzu achieved 25% overall market share in Zimbabwe in 2018; Massive volume increases of Double Cab sales experienced country-wide; Isuzu is also the best-seller in the King (Extended) Cab segment. Zimbabweans love their bakkies. In fact, it is safe to… more
  • Honda Announces Global Automobile Manufacturing Restructure
    Feb 20, 2019 Buzz

    Honda Announces Global Automobile…

    Honda has today announced it will restructure its global manufacturing network. This restructure comes as Honda accelerates its commitment to electrified cars, in response to the unprecedented changes in the global automotive industry. The… more
  • Used Oil - do’s & don’t s for DIY mechanics, workshops and service centres
    Feb 20, 2019 Buzz

    Used Oil - do’s & don’t s for DIY mechanics,…

    It is estimated that South Africa generates about 120 million litres of used lubricant oil every year. This is a large amount of used oil that, if not collected and recycled responsibly, could make its way into our environment and cause untold… more
  • Toyota #SOMI 2019 Presentation
    Feb 19, 2019 Buzz

    Toyota #SOMI 2019 Presentation

    Kyalami 19 Feb 2019 View the presentation View the image gallery more
  • The Rule of Law and moving SA forward
    Feb 19, 2019 Buzz

    The Rule of Law and moving SA forward

    The Rule of Law is one of the ideals of our political morality. It refers to the ascendancy of law as such and of the institutions of law in a system of governance. South Africa is flirting dangerously with destabilising the Rule of Law when… more
  • Local Primary School Receives Transport Boost
    Feb 19, 2019 Buzz

    Local Primary School Receives Transport Boost

    The learners from Heatherbank Primary School close to Theesecombe received a transport boost with the donation of a 60-seater Isuzu bus. The 108 learners from Grade 1 to Grade 7 are transported daily from Walmer Township and surrounds to school.… more
  • Eibach Springs is pleased to announce that Andrew D. Graham joined the group’s German operation in January 2019.
    Feb 19, 2019 Buzz

    Eibach Springs is pleased to announce that…

    "We are delighted to welcome Andrew to Eibach and look forward to using the breadth and depth of his knowledge and experience to take our aftermarket coil spring programme (Eibach Replacement Line) to the next stage,” said Christof Schulte, Head of… more
  • New Fiat Advertising Campaign celebrates 2019 Grammy Award Winners Sting & Shaggy for Best Reggae Album
    Feb 19, 2019 Buzz

    New Fiat Advertising Campaign celebrates…

    The new Fiat teaser celebrates the 2019 GRAMMY "Best Reggae Album" winners, Sting & Shaggy, for their chart-topping release, 44/876 (Cherrytree/A&M/Interscope Records) and will give a sneak-peak at the upcoming advertising campaign featuring these… more
  • Continental becomes one of the five Main Partners of the Tour de France in 2019
    Feb 19, 2019 Buzz

    Continental becomes one of the five Main…

    Continental, official partner of the Tour de France from 2018 to 2022, is upgrading its sponsorship to Main Partner of the race in 2019 This year, six teams will be racing on Continental tyres Continental is to equip the official Tour vehicles with… more
  • Owner Dimakatso Taking Delivery of HPVR 500
    Feb 19, 2019 Buzz

    HPVR-500 vacuum truck fits the bill for…

    To execute its stormwater drains and sewer line cleaning contract awarded by the City of Tshwane, Mdndibi Business Enterprise has taken delivery of a new HPVR-500 vacuum truck from leading industrial equipment supplier, Shumani Industrial Equipment.… more
  • Hyundai on podium again in Rally Sweden
    Feb 19, 2019 Motorsport

    Hyundai on podium again in Rally Sweden

    Hyundai Motorsport has taken its second consecutive podium result of the 2019 FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) on the weekend as Thierry Neuville finished in third place after a closely contested battle on the concluding day of Rally Sweden.… more
  • R.S. Days: An all new meetup format for the Renault Sport community
    Feb 19, 2019 Motorsport

    R.S. Days: An all new meetup format for the…

    2019 sees Renault Sport make its return to the track with R.S. Days, a series of new events designed to bring its community of customers and enthusiasts together and immerse them in various aspects of Renault Sport. Seven meets at legendary European… more
  • The moment that Minister of Small Business Development, Lindiwe Zulu, and Tom Creamer, Telesure Group CEO, cut the ribbon
    Feb 19, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    Initative to assist black-owned towing…

    Telesure Investment Holdings (Telesure), which owns and operates several of South Africa’s leading insurance brands, has teamed up with Firstassist to launch an initiative to assist Black-owned Exempted Micro Enterprises take their business to the… more
  • Tips4You - Online Video Tips for Car Refinishers
    Feb 19, 2019 Buzz

    Tips4You - Online Video Tips for Car…

    The new Spies Hecker Tips4You videos feature an experienced refinish technician who shows refinishers how to get the most out of their Spies Hecker products through correct application. The videos, which are available on the Spies Hecker website and… more
  • Hyundai wins two prestigious iF Design Awards
    Feb 19, 2019 Buzz

    Hyundai wins two prestigious iF Design Awards

    Hyundai Motor Company has been recognized for its cutting-edge vehicle design at the world-renowned iF Design Award 2019 for the fifth straight year. The Palisade and Le Fil Rouge concept vehicle each won the Automobiles/Vehicles category at the… more
  • FUCHS set to increase presence in Tanzania
    Feb 19, 2019 Buzz

    FUCHS set to increase presence in Tanzania

    The FUCHS Group, which operates globally in the lubricants industry, is strengthening its presence in Tanzania and is establishing a new company. This will ensure direct access for its customers and distributors to the highest quality global… more
  • Save the best for last
    Feb 19, 2019 Motorsport

    Save the best for last

    At 8.30, exactly 30 minutes before F1 cars took to the track for the first time in 2019, Alfa Romeo Racing presented the new Alfa Romeo Racing C38 Last but not least. A shame that our friends from Wikipedia didn't show up, as it would have made… more
  • Defensive Driver Training Can Make Our Roads Safer
    Feb 19, 2019 Motoring

    Defensive Driver Training Can Make Our Roads…

    According to Pertunia Sibanyoni, CEO of InspectaCar, every South African has a right to safe roads, and the more drivers who undergo defensive driver training, the safer our roads will be - therefore her reason for partnering with MasterDrive, an… more
  • When Elegant empowers, people – such as Hollard Highway Hero Stephen Meje – win
    Feb 19, 2019 Buzz

    When Elegant empowers, people – such as…

    Empowerment in all its facets is central to how Elegant Fuel operates, from its corporate make-up to the communities it supports – and to the people who work for its partners. People such as Stephen Meje, the 2018 winner of the Hollard Highway… more
  • Bogged Down Logging Business Mileage for Tax Season?
    Feb 19, 2019 Buzz

    Bogged Down Logging Business Mileage for Tax…

    The Journey Organizer from Tiger Wheel & Tyre takes the hassle out of tax and travel claims Tax season is upon us and with it the determination to do things better, like logging business mileage. Now, thanks to the Journey Organizer from Tiger Wheel… more
  • Messe Frankfurt to switch over entirely to renewable energy
    Feb 19, 2019 Buzz

    Messe Frankfurt to switch over entirely to…

    As of event year 2020, Messe Frankfurt will be changing over completely to green power, sourcing 100 percent of its electricity from renewable energy. This includes the power supply for the stands, halls and exhibition grounds at the company’s… more
  • Alliance Ventures invests in PowerShare to advance charging solutions and services for electric vehicles
    Feb 19, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    Alliance Ventures invests in PowerShare to…

    Alliance Ventures, the strategic venture capital arm of Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi, today announced a new investment in PowerShare, an electric vehicle (EV) charging platform startup based in China. PowerShare provides an online platform that… more
  • For B-BBEE to take full hold, black people must back their fellows, B-BBEE Commission roundtable session hears
    Feb 18, 2019 Buzz

    For B-BBEE to take full hold, black people…

    Until black people have enough faith in their fellows to employ them as service providers, black economic transformation (BEE) will not become entrenched, BEE Advisory Council member Dr Thami Mazwai said on Friday. Dr Mazwai was speaking at a… more
  • Auditing firms, technology and their effect on professional investigations
    Feb 18, 2019 Buzz

    Auditing firms, technology and their effect…

    Thirty years ago, South Africa’s professional landscape looked completely different to what it is today. The investigations industry has been revolutionised by the advent of auditing firms which conduct internal investigations, and innovative… more
  • A true BMW racer at the front of the field: new Formula E Safety Car livery presented in Mexico City
    Feb 18, 2019 Motorsport

    A true BMW racer at the front of the field:…

    The BMW i8 Coupe Safety Car will take on the guise of a real racer from the Mexico City E-Prix onwards. The new livery – from the pen of Michael Scully, Head of Design BMW Motorsport – underlines the close relationship between this special BMW i8… more
  • NEASA B-BBEE announcement
    Feb 18, 2019 Buzz

    NEASA B-BBEE announcement

    Dear Employer B-BBEE compliance is a big frustration to most companies and there are various misconceptions surrounding it. In many instances advice is given which compromises the effectiveness of companies without providing any real benefit. It is… more
  • It’s your car – shouldn’t you be allowed to choose who repairs it?
    Feb 18, 2019 Buzz

    It’s your car – shouldn’t you be allowed to…

    The independent car repair industry has been gearing up for the much-needed change it believes will come through implementation of the Automotive Industry Code of Conduct championed by the Competition Commission. “The industry is ready”, says… more
  • Smith Power extends materials handling offering with Baoli range
    Feb 18, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    Smith Power extends materials handling…

    Smith Power Equipment, a South African importation and distribution company representing leading global equipment brands, has expanded its offering with the addition of the Baoli range of materials handling equipment to its distribution stable. As… more
  • DRiV Incorporated to Spin From Tenneco Later This Year
    Feb 18, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    DRiV Incorporated to Spin From Tenneco Later…

    New Aftermarket and Ride Performance Company Expected to be a Global Leader DRiV Incorporated is the name of the future publicly traded Aftermarket and Ride Performance company that will launch in the second half of this year, following Tenneco… more
  • Full immersion in the Alfa Romeo world for Kimi Räikkönen and Antonio Giovinazzi
    Feb 18, 2019 Buzz

    Full immersion in the Alfa Romeo world for…

    The Alfa Romeo line-up representing the utmost in sportiness and beauty are there with the drivers: Giulietta Veloce, Giulia Quadrifoglio and Stelvio Quadrifoglio are present for a day on the Balocco proving grounds ahead of what is gearing up to be… more
  • What can personal income taxpayers expect from the 2019 budget speech?
    Feb 18, 2019 Buzz

    What can personal income taxpayers expect…

    Against the backdrop of the weakening Rand, the pain point of the increased marginal tax rate of 45 per cent, the increase in the VAT rate by 1 percent in April 2018 and the decline in household spend, can South Africans really afford another tax… more
  • 2019 SA natioinal season starts at Rover
    Feb 18, 2019 Motorsport

    2019 SA natioinal season starts at Rover

    Speculation may be rife on who will take that holeshot when the first gate drops to see the 2019 TRP Distributors South African National Motocross Championship burst into action at Port Elizabeth's Rover Raceway Saturday 23 February, but there is… more
  • Saving motoring money
    Feb 18, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    Saving motoring money

    With relentless fuel price increases, and the budget about to beat us on the head again, it’s time to think smart about how to save serious money from your motoring spend. Gumtree Auto’s Jeff Osborne has a good list of easy-to-implement tips. Fill… more
  • DHL Global Connectedness Index: Globalization hits new record high
    Feb 18, 2019 Buzz

    DHL Global Connectedness Index:…

    Mauritius is sub-Saharan Africa's most connected country International flows of trade, capital, information and people all intensified significantly for the first time since 2007; Mauritius is sub-Saharan Africa's most connected country; Mozambique… more
  • Motolek: Still providing the spark for South Africa’s vehicles after 50 years.
    Feb 18, 2019 Buzz

    Motolek: Still providing the spark for South…

    Casting your mind back to 1969 will conjure up images of the Rolling Stones in their prime, Tom Jones and Three Dog Night. Let your mind wander across to vehicles, and it will likely have visions of the muscular Chev Camaro, the Valiant or the… more
  • SONA 2019 Commentary by Renai Moothilal, NAACAM Executive Director
    Feb 18, 2019 Buzz

    SONA 2019 Commentary by Renai Moothilal,…

    “The SONA was encouraging in that President Ramaphosa reflected on the importance of investment and a sectoral focus to growing the economy, whilst also being clear in his commitment to promoting a business-friendly regulatory environment”… more
  • Open letter to government and business leaders
    Feb 18, 2019 Buzz

    Open letter to government and business…

    Fellow Leaders in Government and Business in South Africa, As I’m sure is the case of many leaders across the country, I spent last Thursday evening listening to President Cyril Ramaphosa delivering the State of the Nation address with keen interest… more
  • Take it easy on the wet roads – other drivers and your car appreciate it!
    Feb 18, 2019 Buzz

    Take it easy on the wet roads – other…

    The rains have arrived in earnest in many parts of the country and with it comes wet, slippery roads and bad-tempered, impatient drivers. “Along with that the load-shedding means traffic lights aren’t working and motorists are facing delays. This… more
  • ISUZU Consolidates Bakkie and Truck Plant
    Feb 18, 2019 Buzz

    ISUZU Consolidates Bakkie and Truck Plant

    Creating a more efficient footprint, Isuzu Motors South Africa today officially launched its consolidated truck and bakkie manufacturing plant. The R27-million project of relocating the Isuzu truck production facilities from Kempston Road in Port… more
  • IBM Services transforming Vivo Energy with SAP S/4HANA
    Feb 18, 2019 Buzz

    IBM Services transforming Vivo Energy with…

    Fueling future growth by boosting efficiency and unlocking operational insight IBM (NYSE: IBM) has announced that Vivo Energy, a market-leading company that distributes and markets Shell branded fuels and lubricants in Africa has selected IBM… more
  • New Renault KOLEOS - Prestigious Design, State of the Art Technology and High-End Refinement come standard
    Feb 18, 2019 Motoring

    New Renault KOLEOS - Prestigious Design,…

    New KOLEOS is Renault's flagship SUV, distinguishable by- A powerful design with all the stylistic codes of Renault's new identity. A refined interior equipped with the segment's very best journey-enhancing features, marked by premium quality.… more
  • Fuel price reversal as oil strengthens
    Feb 15, 2019 Buzz

    Fuel price reversal as oil strengthens

    Recent reductions in the fuel price have been dealt a blow by a steady increase in international petroleum prices during the first half of February. This is according to the Automobile Association (AA) which was commenting on unaudited mid-month… more
  • Winners – Insurance category 2017/18 SAMBRA awards
    Feb 15, 2019 Buzz

    2017/18 SAMBRA Awards a resounding success

    Winners – Equipment suppliers 2017/18 SAMBRA awards – left to right : Vinay Ramjattan from Bosch; Marco Willemse from Gondolier and Deon de Kock from Bosch Winners – OEM category 2017/18 SAMBRA awards – left to right: Charles Claasen from Toyota SA;… more
  • Isuzu Celebrates a Year of Milestones in South Africa
    Feb 15, 2019 Motoring

    Isuzu Celebrates a Year of Milestones in…

    Isuzu Motors South Africa reflects on the achievements and progress the company has made, a year after its official launch. Isuzu's investment in South Africa preserved 1000 direct jobs and secured around 4000 jobs through its network of 80 dealers… more
  • B-BBEE Commission to host a roundtable on black ownership as a key element of B-BBEE
    Feb 15, 2019 Buzz

    B-BBEE Commission to host a roundtable on…

    The Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment (B-BBEE) Commission is hosting a roundtable discussion on Black Ownership at Gallagher Convention Centre in Midrand on 15 February 2019. Members of the B-BBEE Commission and the BEE Advisory Council have… more
  • SAMBRA National Director, Richard Green
    Feb 15, 2019 Buzz

    SAMBRA echoes Ramaphosa’s call to empower…

    With SME development having been placed in the centre of government policy in President Cyril Ramaphosa’s State of the Nation Address, the South African Motor Body Repairers’ Association (SAMBRA), a proud association of the Retail Motor Industry… more
  • PENTA Motor Group joins the 2019 Autotrader South African Car Of The Year competition
    Feb 15, 2019 Buzz

    PENTA Motor Group joins the 2019 Autotrader…

    The 2019 AutoTrader South African Car Of The Year is proud to announce that the Penta Motor Group has joined as a second-tier sponsor of the competition. The South African Car Of The Year has never had any restrictions other than that no second tier… more
  • 2018 FINANCIAL RESULTS: Groupe Renault maintained its operating margin at a high level despite a more challenging environment in the second half
    Feb 15, 2019 Buzz

    2018 FINANCIAL RESULTS: Groupe Renault…

    Sales were up 3.2% to 3.9 million units including Jinbei and Huasong brands as of January 1, 2018. Group revenues were down 2.3% to €57,419 million. At constant exchange rate1, revenues would have risen by 2.5%. Group operating margin of €3,612… more
  • SEW-EURODRIVE (Pty) Ltd. drives assembly-line extension at major automotive manufacturer
    Feb 15, 2019 Buzz

    SEW-EURODRIVE (Pty) Ltd. drives…

    The MOVITRANS® contactless energy transfer system from SEW-EURODRIVE (Pty) Ltd., in conjunction with its MOVIPRO® SDC decentralised drive, position, and application controller, have played a critical role in an assembly-line extension at a major… more
  • Faster and more powerful than ever before: the new MINI John Cooper Works GP.
    Feb 15, 2019 Motoring

    Faster and more powerful than ever before:…

    The British premium brand announces new version of the extremely sporty small car to come out in 2020 4-cylinder turbo engine with more than 220 kW/300 hp and motor racing technology by John Cooper Works promise a whole new dimension of performance… more
  • Supply Chain Professional of the Year, Richard Dos Santos (centre), with Ingrid Du Buisson of the Transport Education Training Authority (TETA) and SAPICS president Mungo Park
    Feb 15, 2019 Buzz

    Fighting the supply chain skills crisis

    “The image of the supply chain management profession has been marred by corruption, and skills development and the professionalisation of supply chain management has never been more critical than it is today, in our increasingly global, challenging,… more
  • THE TIRE COLOGNE shows strength
    Feb 15, 2019 Buzz

    THE TIRE COLOGNE shows strength

    Over 50 percent of exhibition space already sold There are still sixteen months until the start of the second THE TIRE COLOGNE, but the new leading trade fair of the international tire and wheel industry is already clearly flexing its muscles and… more
  • Groupe Renault Board of Directors communication
    Feb 14, 2019 Buzz

    Groupe Renault Board of Directors…

    Following the resignation of Mr. Carlos Ghosn from the offices of Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer on 24th January 2019, the Board unanimously decided, at its meeting of 13th February 2019, to waive Mr. Ghosn’s… more
  • Super stars Megan Leigh Jackson  took 3rd place with Cebo Dube in second and Skhumbuzo Mbatha who came first
    Feb 14, 2019 Buzz

    Believe in yourself and work hard advises…

    Gauteng’s top Engen Maths and Science School (EMSS) matriculant, Skhumbuzo Mbatha has a secret weapon to ensure his success – an absolute belief in himself, which saw him improve from just 6% in mathematics in grade 9 to an outstanding mark of 92%… more
  • ‘Not just a pile of junk’
    Feb 14, 2019 Motoring

    ‘Not just a pile of junk’

    George – The 23rd George Old Car Show, proudly supported by Oakhurst Insurance Company, took place at PW Botha College in York Street for the last time on Saturday and Sunday 9 and 10 February and will move to a new venue after 19 years at the… more
  • MEYLE simplifies part identification for workshops: graphic search with context-sensitive graphics
    Feb 14, 2019 Buzz

    MEYLE simplifies part identification for…

    Hamburg-based manufacturer MEYLE is first aftermarket supplier to present its own context-sensitive graphics of rear-axle multi-links for selected BMW and Mercedes models Graphical search simplifies parts search and identification for workshops and… more
  • Truck sales off to a good start in 2019
    Feb 14, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    Truck sales off to a good start in 2019

    The South African commercial vehicle market got off to a flying start in 2019, showing a 7.3% increase on January 2018’s results to reach 1 653 sales. This is according to the latest results released for January 2019 by the National Association of… more
  • BI partners with OVK to offer its Agri-Smart solution to farmers
    Feb 14, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    BI partners with OVK to offer its Agri-Smart…

    Leading supplier Bearings International (BI) is extending its footprint in the agricultural industry by partnering with OVK of Ladybrand. The partnership will see BI’s products and services for the sector available at the co-operative’s 57 branches… more
  • Due to three years of increased growth, the 4th annual Festival of Motoring has moved from three days of motoring passion to a four-day extravaganza!
    Feb 14, 2019 Motoring

    Due to three years of increased growth, the…

    The 4th annual Festival of Motoring, presented by WesBank, returns to the Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit from 22-25 August 2019. The Festival of Motoring, organized by Messe Frankfurt, is the only motoring show in Southern Africa endorsed by NAAMSA and… more
  • MasterDrive Newsletter - 12 February 2019
    Feb 13, 2019 Buzz

    MasterDrive Newsletter - 12 February 2019

    MasterTips: Driving through roadworks Roadworks and potholes are common occurrences for many drivers. Yet, research suggests that motorists admit to driving in ways that not only put themselves at risk but construction workers as well. MasterTest:… more
  • The future of the Modena plant: Maserati meets with public authorities and unions
    Feb 13, 2019 Buzz

    The future of the Modena plant: Maserati…

    Today (Modena, 11 February 2019), at its offices in Via Ciro Menotti, Modena, Harald J. Wester, CEO of Maserati S.p.A., met with Palma Costi, Emilia-Romagna Regional Government Councillor for Productive Activities, and the Mayor of Modena, Gian… more
  • New Fiorino Wins the
    Feb 13, 2019 Motoring

    New Fiorino Wins the "Volant d'or" Award in…

    The award ceremony of the first edition of the "Volant d'or" competition organised by the specialist magazine "Tunisie Auto" took place on 30 January. It awarded the best brands of cars and commercial vehicles sold in Tunisia in terms of official… more
  • What makes a racing driver the perfect racing sponsorship package?
    Feb 13, 2019 Motorsport

    What makes a racing driver the perfect…

    The champion that would win this award hands down is Brett Garland of Garland Racing Working in sponsorships, and running events, sponsorship, PR, and advertising companies all my life and working with huge corporate clients over many years and… more
  • Get ready for the biggest trade show of the year with the Vermont Sales annual Open trade Day on the 15, 16 and 17th March.
    Feb 13, 2019 Buzz

    Get ready for the biggest trade show of the…

    Plans are in place to make this year’s show bigger and better than all the past shows, with the many new brands, new products and product ranges, new launches, great demo’s and exciting introductory offers This year Customers will see the latest… more
  • Who Owns Which Car Brands: 64 Curious Facts About Automobile Ecosystem
    Feb 13, 2019 Buzz

    Who Owns Which Car Brands: 64 Curious Facts…

    written by Raj Vardhman January 25, 2019 Whether you’re an enthusiast who likes to know everything about cars or just a regular driver looking to purchase a new vehicle, it’s worth exploring which car company belongs to which automobile group. After… more
  • NAACAM Show 2019: Conference programme and confirmed speakers
    Feb 13, 2019 Buzz

    NAACAM Show 2019: Conference programme and…

    The NAACAM Show aims to play a pivotal role in galvanising the industry around the clear vision of the SA Automotive Masterplan (SAAM). The practical and growth-oriented Conference Programme, delivered by local industry leaders and global experts,… more
  • Fiat 500 in the Spotlight at the MoMA in New York
    Feb 13, 2019 Motoring

    Fiat 500 in the Spotlight at the MoMA in New…

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  • Musawenkosi Vilakazi of Soweto
    Feb 13, 2019 Buzz

    Local students win study bursaries worth…

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  • Ctrack partners with the National Small Business Chamber
    Feb 13, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    Ctrack partners with the National Small…

    Leading vehicle tracking and telematics provider, Ctrack, has joined the National Small Business Chamber (NSBC) of South Africa, a non-profit member organisation that promotes small business development in the country. The NSBC National Partnership… more