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  • With just 11 weeks until the 2018 SEMA Show kicks off, exhibitors should use the Exhibitor Services Manual to stay on top of their deadlines.
    Aug 17, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    SEMA eNews, Vol. 21, No. 33

    75 Days Until the 2018 SEMA Show—Key Exhibitor Deadlines and Updates The 2018 SEMA Show is about 11 weeks away. Here’s a rundown of key deadlines, including early-bird and advance rates available for several booth services, as well as checklists to… more
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  • Attention all female drivers! Adjust your car settings for a safer ride
    Aug 17, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Attention all female drivers! Adjust your…

    From reckless driving, to potholes and wild animals, safety is a cause for concern on South African roads. And whilst car safety features continue to improve exponentially with advancements in reinforced chassis, computerized warning systems, and… more
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  • All round positive group performance delivers pleasing interim results
    Aug 16, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    All round positive group performance…

    Revenue up 10% to R4.5bn Operating profit 16% higher at R413m HEPS increased 16% to 132 cents Mutlu Akü’s increased industrial sales and exports support a 25,3% improvement in Rand reported operating profit Automotive Components Vertical benefitted… more
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  • ‘Never again’ until next time
    Aug 16, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    ‘Never again’ until next time

    In 1994, Nelson Mandela dedicated the day he was inaugurated as the first President of a free South Africa to those who sacrificed “and surrendered their lives so that we could be free”. Freedom was the reward after the struggle against Apartheid… more
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  • The new BMW 3 Series Sedan: baptism of fire in the
    Aug 16, 2018 Motoring

    The new BMW 3 Series Sedan: baptism of fire…

    Along the way to serial production maturity, the seventh generation of the successful BMW sports sedan has undergone driving dynamics testing and set-up on the legendary Nürburgring Nordschleife. The next generation of the BMW 3 Series Sedan is just… more
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  • Woman Of Steel - Jeánne Esterhuizen
    Aug 16, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Woman Of Steel - Jeánne Esterhuizen

    Born in Barkley-East, Jeánne Esterhuizen has always had a passion and love for beautiful cars and bikes. Technicolour opened in 1994 as a small micro enterprise and in under fifteen years has grown into a large enterprise. Today it is rated as the… more
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  • New workshops at Automechanika: Register now
    Aug 16, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    New workshops at Automechanika: Register now

    Practical workshops have been a part of Automechanika Frankfurt for many years. Now, on the occasion of the event’s 25th anniversary, the range of workshops on offer is being expanded yet again with new offerings that include bodywork repair and… more
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  • New compressors from Probe keep mining industry safe and cool under pressure
    Aug 16, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    New compressors from Probe keep mining…

    Mining is a tough environment, combining harsh physical conditions, long operational hours and cost pressures. Evolving compressed air technologies are increasingly playing a vital role in mining processes including exploration, extraction and… more
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  • Volvo XC40 T3 arrives in SA
    Aug 16, 2018 Motoring

    Volvo XC40 T3 arrives in SA

    The extraordinarily popular Volvo XC40 is now available in T3 guise, bringing even more variety to the 2018 European Car of the Year line-up. The new powertrain is the first three-cylinder engine in the company's 91-year history. The all-new 1.5… more
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  • Rally To Read
    Aug 16, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Rally To Read

    So there you are, driving your car or bakkie through the most spectacular scenery South Africa has to offer, and you think to yourself: “Imagine waking up to this every morning. The people living here are so lucky.” They may not think so. It’s one… more
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  • Rookie hero de Klerk aims even higher
    Aug 16, 2018 Motorsport

    Rookie hero de Klerk aims even higher

    South Africa’s reigning Dakar car rookie champion Hennie de Klerk will be heading back to Peru for the 2019 event intent to deliver a top-twenty finish on top of that rookie car performance last time around. The Pretoria privateer will confirm his… more
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  • Rand hit threatens fuel price
    Aug 16, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Rand hit threatens fuel price

    Substantial Rand weakness could undo recent fuel price stability. This is according to the Automobile Association (AA) which was commenting on unaudited mid-month fuel price data released by the Central Energy Fund (CEF). "Almost two months of… more
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  • Time is running out to register for the NAAMSA Automotive Conference, one of the most important dates on the 2018 calendar for the SA motor industry
    Aug 16, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Time is running out to register for the…

    The NAAMSA Automotive Conference, in association with the Innovation Group, will be one of the most important events for the South African motor and related industries in 2018. Many luminaries of the local industry have already registered so this is… more
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  • Hyundai in Barberton Changes landscape of 110 year old town
    Aug 16, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Hyundai in Barberton Changes landscape of…

    The PSA Romano Branding PSA Romano’s continued journey as largest corporate signage company in Sub-Saharan Africa continues as compliments pour in for a job well done at one of their latest projects at Westvaal Hyundai in Barberton. Byron Pieters,… more
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  • Take precaution in the midst of SA’s hijacking surge
    Aug 16, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Take precaution in the midst of SA’s…

    With an ever-increasing number of hijackings reported across South Africa, it is an unfortunate reality that motorists are at risk of facing this commonly violent criminal act when commuting on a daily basis. This is according to Greig Hains -… more
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  • Single-component casting: high-carbon MEYLE-PD brake disc with full-surface coating
    Aug 16, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Single-component casting: high-carbon…

    High-performance MEYLE-PD brake disc produced from a single casting High-carbon single-component brake disc tested and certified in accordance with the ECE R90 quality standard MEYLE has further expanded its portfolio of brake discs in MEYLE‑PD… more
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  • Chevron South Africa says its B-BBEE transformation is a driver of job creation
    Aug 15, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Chevron South Africa says its B-BBEE…

    82% of the workforce are Black South Africans with 65% of top and senior management comprising of Black employees. Procurement, a major driver of B-BBEE strategy, aimed at creating entrepreneurs Majority Black-owned Branded Marketers own 50% of… more
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  • MasterDrive Newsletter - 14 August 2018
    Aug 15, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    MasterDrive Newsletter - 14 August 2018

    MasterTips: Use your handbrake every time! Many drivers may not care to admit how often they may neglect to do this, yet, it can easily become an unintended means of harm to other people and vehicles. MasterTest: Driving Expressions: the BMW X3 M40i… more
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  • Ford Ranger Production Hits the 500 000 Milestone in South Africa
    Aug 15, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Ford Ranger Production Hits the 500 000…

    Half-millionth Ford Ranger produced at Silverton Assembly Plant in Pretoria Ranger remains top-selling vehicle in popular Double Cab segment in South Africa Ford Motor Company's Silverton Assembly Plant in Pretoria has reached a significant… more
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  • Michelin introduces the new Michelin X® Multi™ HD D in Southern Africa
    Aug 15, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Michelin introduces the new Michelin X®…

    - Drive Further Michelin, the world’s leading tyre technology leader, today announced the availability of the MICHELIN X® MULTI™ HD D in Southern Africa, an update to the immensely successful MICHELIN XDE2+. This tyre, designed for long haul,… more
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  • No investment without property rights
    Aug 14, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    No investment without property rights

    President Ramaphosa recently deployed four investment envoys with a target of raising $100bn in investments over the next five years. One of these envoys, former finance minister Trevor Manuel, said that explaining the ‘land issue’ to investors has… more
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  • Advanced Driving – Being in the Know
    Aug 14, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Advanced Driving – Being in the Know

    Owing to many external factors in modern day living, it has become vitally important for South African motorists to not only drive safely, but to also drive smartly. It simply isn’t sufficient to prioritise K53 driving skills; one must also apply… more
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  • FICO Forum Africa 2018: unpacking risk management and the latest in analytics technology
    Aug 14, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    FICO Forum Africa 2018: unpacking risk…

    An overview of the recent 2-day business technologies’ conference Johannesburg, X August 2018 ̶ FICO recently held its annual FICO Forum Africa in Sandton, Johannesburg with the aim of equipping influencers and decision makers in the business space… more
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  • There’s a whiff of summer in the air – get your car rain-ready
    Aug 14, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    There’s a whiff of summer in the air – get…

    There’s been a definite change in temperature over the last few days and with a promise that summer is just around the corner. “Many of us are looking forward to the first rains but remember that with the first rains comes slippery roads, and the… more
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  • Gunther Schmitz, Acting Chairman of Right to Repair SA (R2RSA)
    Aug 14, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Original parts come only from manufacturers…

    For years consumers have been led to believe that original car parts can only be obtained from Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs), that they are superior parts, and independent workshops deal in inferior, or commonly referred to as pirate… more
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  • Hyundai wants to be back on podium in Rallye Deutschland
    Aug 14, 2018 Motorsport

    Hyundai wants to be back on podium in Rallye…

    Hyundai Motorsport will aim for a podium-scoring performance when the FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) returns to tarmac for Rallye Deutschland next week, round nine of the 13-event season, and the team's home event. The team endured a difficult… more
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  •  Honda Quest True Adventure, the ultimate true adventure challenge is back!
    Aug 13, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Honda Quest True Adventure, the ultimate…

    Following the inaugural event in 2017, Honda Quest True Adventure is an adventure challenge designed to give adventure motorcycle enthusiasts a once in a life time experience with the ultimate adventure motorcycle, The Honda CRF1000L Africa Twin.… more
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  • Murray & Cronje scorch to Aldo 500 victory
    Aug 13, 2018 Motorsport

    Murray & Cronje scorch to Aldo 500 victory

    A chilly Aldo Scribante Racetrack played host to the South African Endurance Championship Nelson Mandela Bay 500 and an entertaining day’s local car racing as Simon Murray and Gavin Cronje rewrote the record books en route to main race victory… more
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  • Special vehicle championships balanced on a knife-edge
    Aug 13, 2018 Motorsport

    Special vehicle championships balanced on a…

    With four of the six rounds of the SA Cross Country Championship completed, consistency at the top of the standings has been the name of the game in the Special Vehicle Championship, although Lady Luck has played a role, and sees the overall leaders… more
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  • Invitation to Sectoral Match-Making Event
    Aug 13, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Invitation to Sectoral Match-Making Event

    Business Matchmaking usually happens between one company and another. The first sectoral match-making event will coincide with the inaugural African Advanced Manufacturing & Composites Show (AAM&CS 2018) from 7th – 9th November 2018 at the Nelson… more
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  • Phil Simmons is appointed as Design Director of Haval
    Aug 10, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Phil Simmons is appointed as Design Director…

    Phil Simmons is appointed as the new Design Director and VP of Haval, in this position, he will be leading the design studio in Baoding, where the brand headquarters are located, as well as the advanced design studio in Shanghai. The main tasks of… more
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  • Crunch time for Sasol GTC Racing Team
    Aug 10, 2018 Motorsport

    Crunch time for Sasol GTC Racing Team

    Round six of the Sasol GTC Championship is the start of a frenetic stage of the season with three rounds in the next six weeks, starting with the Sasol Race Day at Zwartkops on 18th August. For Gennaro Bonafede, currently in second place on the… more
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  • Sasol GTC Championship reaches a pivotal point at Zwartkop
    Aug 10, 2018 Motorsport

    Sasol GTC Championship reaches a pivotal…

    The Sasol GTC Championship enters a pivotal phase of a riveting season of entertaining touring car racing with three rounds taking place over the next six weeks. Just eight points separate the top three title contenders going into round six, the… more
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  • The hunt is on for Signature Motorsport MINI team
    Aug 10, 2018 Motorsport

    The hunt is on for Signature Motorsport MINI…

    Preview: Sasol GTC2 Championship – Rd 6, Zwartkops Raceway, 18th August Signature Motorsport heads into round six of the Sasol GTC2 Championship firmly in the hunt for championship points as Brad Liebenberg and Devin Robertson chase more wins in… more
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  • SEMA eNews, Vol. 21, No. 32
    Aug 10, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    SEMA eNews, Vol. 21, No. 32

    SEMA Show Education: 5 Must-Attend Sessions for Your Staff Executives and entrepreneurs must empower their staff by providing the tools and resources to help move the business forward and ensure success by creating a shared sense of urgency. By Zane… more
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  • ISA  launches India's Flagship Conclave on Steel from 25 - 26 October 2018, The Lalit, New delhi
    Aug 10, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    ISA launches India's Flagship Conclave on…

    India's Flagship Conclave on Steel On behalf of The Indian Steel Association (ISA) we, Messe Frankfurt India take this opportunity in introducing the Inaugural Edition of ISA’s Flagship Event - “ISA - Steel Conclave 2018”. The Conclave would be held… more
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  • REIFEN debuts in Frankfurt
    Aug 10, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    REIFEN debuts in Frankfurt

    The international tyre industry and the automotive aftermarket now have a new common denominator: Frankfurt. From 11 to 15 September 2018, REIFEN and Automechanika Frankfurt will be taking place simultaneously for the first time. It is a move that… more
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  • Mazda, Saudi Aramco and AIST launch research project
    Aug 10, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Mazda, Saudi Aramco and AIST launch research…

    Mazda Motor Corporation announced the start of a joint research project with Saudi Aramco, the state-owned oil company of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and Japan's National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) aimed at… more
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  • Upcoming Events 10 August - 3 September 2018
    Aug 10, 2018 Motorsport

    Upcoming Events 10 August - 3 September 2018

    OUTSIDE SA BORDER Date: 17-19 August Event: FIM AFRICA MOTOCROSS OF AFRICAN NATIONS Category: MOTOCROSS RACING Status: Continental Championship Venue: Mindola Track, Mindola Dam, Zambia Time: 08:00-17:00 Organiser: Copperbelt Dirt Bike Riders Club… more
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  • Those Three Moves...
    Aug 10, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Those Three Moves...

    Those three moves are all you need to know to protect yourself against an attacker. Those moves were demonstrated to the women at Isuzu Motors South Africa by the International Protection Academy during an empowering Women's Day programme that took… more
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  • Audi South Africa has been recognised by IPSOS for purchasing and customer experience in South Africa
    Aug 10, 2018 Motoring

    Audi South Africa has been recognised by…

    The results of the annual IPSOS South African Competitive Customer Experience survey are out. Audi has retained gold position for purchasing and customer experience in the South African automotive industry. Audi has achieved the gold standard in the… more
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  • AAPEX 2018 Mobility Garage to Provide Underhood and Alternative Fuel Vehicle Training
    Aug 10, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    AAPEX 2018 Mobility Garage to Provide…

    When attendees step into the AAPEX 2018 Mobility Garage, the experience will be technology driven and focused, complete with demos of digital scan tools, underhood training and the latest innovations in electric vehicles and alternative fuel… more
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  • Grinding the jobless into the ground with job deprivation rules
    Aug 08, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Grinding the jobless into the ground with…

    By Eustace Davie, Director of the Free Market Foundation, the author of Jobs for the Jobless and a contributor to Jobs Jobs Jobs. Much is written about inequality, decrying high salaries paid by companies to their executives as being one of its main… more
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  • Ford Celebrates Production of 10 Millionth Mustang
    Aug 08, 2018 Motoring

    Ford Celebrates Production of 10 Millionth…

    Ford Mustang, a cultural icon inspiring optimism and independence around the world, celebrates the production of its 10 millionth car at Flat Rock Assembly Plant in Michigan Ford Mustang is the best-selling sports car of the last 50 years, is… more
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  • Extra heavies pull commercial vehicle sales
    Aug 08, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Extra heavies pull commercial vehicle sales

    The South African commercial vehicle market recorded a very marginal year-on-year increase of 0.1% at the end of July, to reach 14 853 new units sales so far in 2018. The biggest growth occurred in the Extra Heavy Commercial Vehicle segment, which… more
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  • Manie Ackerman, winner with Charles Peterson from The Weekend Warrior Team.
    Aug 08, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    The Weekend Warrior Shines Light for Lucky…

    The Weekend Warrior has brightened up the day or rather the night of the lucky winner of a set of Vision X GEN2 Spotlights. The winner, Mani Ackermann, was selected from a country wide selection of entrants. He was one of the many people who… more
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  • Audi and Volkswagen brands recognised by IPSOS for customer experience in South Africa
    Aug 08, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Audi and Volkswagen brands recognised by…

    Audi and Volkswagen win Gold in customer purchasing and servicing experience for passenger vehicles Volkswagen wins Gold in customer purchasing and servicing experience for light commercial vehicles The Audi and Volkswagen brands have again taken… more
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  • Volkswagen and Audi expanding transformation in the dealer network
    Aug 08, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Volkswagen and Audi expanding transformation…

    The new Dealer Principal Apprenticeship Programme candidates are (image Above): Front row left to right: Lateef Rasdien - Audi Centre Sandton (Lindsay Saker Group), Beleisha Moolman - Audi Centre Fourways (Lindsay Saker Group), Nonkqubela Maliza… more
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  • MasterDrive Newsletter - 07 August 2018
    Aug 08, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    MasterDrive Newsletter - 07 August 2018

    MasterTips: Red-light-running fatalities Can greater monitoring of red light infringements result in a decline of fatal red-light-running crashes? Statistics from the USA shed some light on this. MasterTest: Bike Expressions: the Suzuki SV 650… more
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  • NAAMSA Quarterly review of business conditions -  2nd Quarter 2018
    Aug 08, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    NAAMSA Quarterly review of business…

    QUARTERLY REVIEW OF BUSINESS CONDITIONS: NEW MOTOR VEHICLE MANUFACTURING INDUSTRY / AUTOMOTIVE SECTOR: 2nd QUARTER 2018 NAAMSA’s quarterly review of business conditions for the South African motor vehicle manufacturing Industry, during the second… more
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  • Bridgestone has announced key appointments to strengthen its operations and the implementation of its business strategy.
    Aug 08, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Bridgestone has announced key appointments…

    Sales Yugan Moodley has joined Bridgestone South Africa in the capacity of Sales Director. He brings with him significant experience that spans over 25 years in the industrial sector which among other things, includes creating new business models… more
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  • Dr Sven Baumgarten – Managing Director, Ms Nonhlanhla Ngwenya – Director & Mr. Grant Glennistor – Head of Operations
    Aug 08, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    German multi-national KSB announces…

    KSB Pumps and Valves (Pty) Ltd (KSB) today announced that the company has achieved Level 1 B-BBEE status after Insikazi Synergies (RF) (Pty) Ltd (Insikazi), a 100% black women-owned company, acquired a 30% stake in KSB South Africa. This is a first… more
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  • Women in auto industry via AIDC EC Graduate Development Program
    Aug 08, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Women in auto industry via AIDC EC Graduate…

    The Automotive Industry Development Centre in the Eastern Cape is demonstrating how South Africa's automotive supply chain is transforming and particularly how WOMEN can thrive in the male dominated automotive manufacturing sector. The organisation,… more
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  • Sumitomo Rubber South Africa’s Truck and Bus Radial Tyre Manufacturing Plant officially commences production
    Aug 08, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Sumitomo Rubber South Africa’s Truck and Bus…

    Sumitomo Rubber South Africa (SRSA), manufacturer of the popular Dunlop tyre brand, has celebrated the official commencement of production at its state-of-the-art truck and bus radial (TBR) tyre manufacturing plant in Ladysmith. It is the latest… more
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  • Clean steel ready to be exported from the Mathe Group truck tyre recycling plant.
    Aug 08, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Mathe Group “steels” a march on tyre…

    Hammarsdale-based Mathe Group, South Africa’s largest tyre recycler, is not only consuming more and more environmentally destructive used truck tyres but has now developed two steel by-products that are being exported to Australia and Korea in… more
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  • Alfa Romeo Giulietta eager to cement championship position
    Aug 08, 2018 Motorsport

    Alfa Romeo Giulietta eager to cement…

    The Alfa Romeo Giulietta of Theo van Vuuren and Bradley Scorer heads into the penultimate round of the Mopar South African Endurance Series in good shape to continue its impressive performance. The Arnold Chatz Cars Racing Giulietta has surprised… more
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  • NAAMSA Automotive Conference - Paths to the Future
    Aug 07, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    NAAMSA Automotive Conference - Paths to the…

    When: Friday 31 August 2018 Venue: SA Festival of Motoring, Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit To reinforce the role of NAAMSA as the leading, collective voice of the automotive industry in South Africa, the inaugural NAAMSA Automotive Conference will be… more
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  • Engen, Namibia’s leading marketer of liquid fuels and lubricants, has announced the appointment of Christian Li as their new managing director in the country.
    Aug 07, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Meet Engen Namibia’s new MD

    With over 20 years’ experience spanning the retail and lubricants side of the downstream oil business, as well as the commercial side, inclusive of special products, marine and aviation, Li has been charged with the challenging task of maintaining… more
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  • Electric vehicles will transform the automotive industry over the next five years, says GlobalData
    Aug 07, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Electric vehicles will transform the…

    The electric vehicle is one of four themes, along with the connected car, autonomous driving technology and transport-as-a-service, that is disrupting the legacy automotive industry, according to GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company. The… more
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  • Jakkie Olivier, CEO for the Retail Motor Industry Organisation (RMI)
    Aug 07, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Unhappy with your car repairs? You have…

    You want to know that when you hand your car over for costly repairs that they will be done properly. But what if they aren’t? Jakkie Olivier, CEO for the Retail Motor Industry Organisation (RMI), says there is recourse for inefficient servicing of… more
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  • Office 2.0: How tech will transform the office of 2018
    Aug 07, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Office 2.0: How tech will transform the…

    Technology is causing disruption on an unprecedented scale – not just to jobs but to work itself. Andre Sharpe, Regus’s Chief Information Officer, comments about the innovations that will change the workplace in 2018 and beyond 1/ Buildings will… more
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  • SKF Product Information -  Astra H
    Aug 07, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    SKF Product Information - Astra H

    SKF is offering a consistent range for the Astra H. See the below Production Information Sheet for more information. SKF Product Information more
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  • B-BBEE Commission calls for government and private sector to increase number of women on boards and procurement spend from 30% black women owned businesses
    Aug 07, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    B-BBEE Commission calls for government and…

    The report produced by the Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment Commission (“B-BBEE Commission”) on the national status and trends on broad-based black economic transformation for 2017 calendar year shows that JSE listed companies have only 38%… more
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  • Karen Petersen with the oldest participants of the Put Foot Rally Vivienne and Bernard Petersen.
    Aug 07, 2018 Motorsport

    Trailblazer Karen completes the Put Foot…

    “You can’t just wing it. The long driving takes all your energy. Some of the stints can take 14 hours. But we accepted early on in the journey that it wouldn’t be easy and tried to alternate the driving. There are roads that just don’t exist. It’s… more
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  • Serco helps SPAR with the challenge of load securing
    Aug 07, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Serco helps SPAR with the challenge of load…

    Serco in conjunction with its load securing partner Loadlok – a European leader in cargo control solutions – has developed a captive shoring system for SPAR in the Western Cape. The prototype system has been on trial in a 16-ton truck body for… more
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  • Piotr Czyzyk
    Aug 06, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Goodyear South Africa welcomes new Trentyre…

    Goodyear South Africa is proud to announce Piotr Czyzyk as a new addition to the Trentyre and Goodyear leadership team. Piotr Czyzyk joins Goodyear as the new Director for Trentyre and Commercial business and has been consulting in Trentyre since… more
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  • Urban Girls Guide: 10 Easy Steps to Changing a Flat Tyre
  • Trainings all over the world: Internationalisation of the BMW and MINI Driving Experience proceeding apace.
    Aug 03, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Trainings all over the world:…

    The successful BMW and MINI Driving Experience model is now even more international. South Africa is the latest market to have a BMW and MINI Driving Experience recognised with the certificate “Official Partner of M”, guaranteeing that it meets the… more
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  • The Fast Lane: What Driverless Cars Mean for Innovation and Risk
    Aug 03, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    The Fast Lane: What Driverless Cars Mean for…

    It’s coming quickly down the road: a world where we can get in a car anytime we want to but don’t own one. Where we’re all passengers. Where accidents are drastically reduced, and we don’t have to worry about dangerous drivers on the road. Where we… more
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  • Derick de Vries, Head of VAF and fleet management at Standard Bank
    Aug 03, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Fleet sales provide strong underpin to July…

    The replenishment of car fleets in both the private and public sectors has provided a strong underpin to new vehicle sales in July, though export sales disappointed on the month, says Standard Bank Vehicle and Asset Finance. National Association of… more
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  • Lex Winson has taken the reins as National Service Manager at GLTC
    Aug 03, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Speed of service matters

    For any materials handling equipment owner, uptime is a key parameter that distinguishes between success and stagnation. Based on this understanding, speed is such an important factor that is sought in every aspect of Goscor Lift Truck Company’s… more
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  • Does your pitch reflect your values?
    Aug 03, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Does your pitch reflect your values?

    Now in its ninth year, ENGEN Pitch & Polish, in partnership with Engen Petroleum Ltd, Nedbank and Raizcorp, is a national entrepreneurial workshop and competition programme that – so far – has helped over 10 000 entrepreneurs improve the way they… more
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  • By Mike Higley, Vice President Operations, FedEx Express Sub-Saharan Africa
    Aug 03, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    How to export around the clock - 12 key…

    Global interconnectivity, access to diverse supply chains, and new technology have transformed today’s entrepreneurial landscape, and the spirit of creativity and innovation continue to drive the growth of SMEs across Africa, and around the world.… more
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  • 500 Reasons to head to Aldo
    Aug 03, 2018 Motorsport

    500 Reasons to head to Aldo

    Endurance race to top action packed meeting Port Elizabeth’s racing faithful can look forward to the sound of powerful engines, the scent of race fuel and the squeal of rubber as epic racing returns to the newly resurfaced Aldo Scribante Race Track… more
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  • Freight Forwarding Industry Anticipates SAAFF Congress: Industry Event of the Year
    Aug 03, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Freight Forwarding Industry Anticipates…

    With the SAAFF Congress 2018 only weeks away, industry stakeholders are preparing for an exciting and full Programme. “With 16 presentations, 3 social/networking events and an exhibition over the two-day industry gathering, delegates have lots of… more
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  • Concours South Africa 3 years of Premier Automotive Elegance
    Aug 03, 2018 Motoring

    Concours South Africa 3 years of Premier…

    Continuing a tradition that now extends 3 years, top classic car collectors in South Africa will make their way to the magnificent setting of the Nelson Mandela Park fields at Steyn City from 10 to 12 August. Enthusiasts will gather to the largest… more
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  • BMW Group remains on course and reaffirms outlook for 2018
    Aug 03, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    BMW Group remains on course and reaffirms…

    Substantial upfront expenditure for mobility of the future Footprint in China to be significantly expanded Significant increase in deliveries of electrified vehicles EBT Group margin within target range above 10% Automotive segment EBIT margin… more
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  • SKF Product Information - Audi Q3
    Aug 03, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    SKF Product Information - Audi Q3

    SKF is offering a consistent range for the Audi Q3. See attached Production Information Sheet for more information. SKF Product Information more
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  • Freedom and prosperity for all
    Aug 03, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Freedom and prosperity for all

    Given the current economic situation in the country characterised by low growth, more people are coming to appreciate the sound moral, philosophical, and economic underpinnings of a free market economy. The most important principles are without… more
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  • The V8 power unit for the new BMW 8 Series Coupe: A masterpiece from the Munich engine plant.
    Aug 03, 2018 Motoring

    The V8 power unit for the new BMW 8 Series…

    The new BMW 8 Coupe is now rolling off the assembly line at the BMW Dingolfing plant, whilst the engine for the most dynamic model variant is being built at the company’s main factory in Munich. Parallel to the start of production of the luxury… more
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  • Michelin introduces the new Michelin LTX Force in Southern Africa
    Aug 03, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Michelin introduces the new Michelin LTX…

    Michelin, the world’s leading tyre-technology leader, today officially announced the availability of MICHELIN LTX FORCE range in the Southern Africa region. The tyres in the range are all terrain – both on and off road – targeted at SUV and 4x4… more
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  • Michelin introduces the new Michelin Primacy 4 in Southern Africa – safe when new, safe when worn
    Aug 03, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Michelin introduces the new Michelin Primacy…

    Michelin, the world’s leading tyre-technology leader, today announced the availability of MICHELIN PRIMACY 4 tyres in the Southern Africa region. True to its mission of sustainable mobility, this latest update to the popular PRIMACY range succeeds… more
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  • Autoparts Autoshow - The main event of the automotive industry in Kazakhstan
    Aug 03, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Autoparts Autoshow - The main event of the…

    17 – 20 October, 2018 International Exhibition Company “Atakent-Expo” will organize XX Kazakhstan International Exhibition of Automobile and Accessories during the period from 17 to 20 October, 2018 on the territory of KCBC “Atakent”. 20 Years on… more
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  • Babalwa Pendlani is one of many young women whose horizons have broadened thanks to Engen.
    Aug 03, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    This Women’s Day we celebrate a future…

    August is a special for Engen. It is Women’s Month, and it provides the company with an opportunity to reflect upon its commitment to helping gifted South African women explore new horizons. Babalwa Pendlani is one of many young women whose horizons… more
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  • Top 10 best cars for first time drivers
    Aug 03, 2018 Motoring

    Top 10 best cars for first time drivers

    Which vehicles are ideal for first-time drivers? Here Angelique Lynch, AutoTrader Marketing Director, compiles a list of the top 10 vehicles that will make good first-time buys. “Good options are always the Volkswagen Polo or Polo Vivo, the Toyota… more
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  • Will South Africa go the way of Zimbabwe?
    Aug 03, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Will South Africa go the way of Zimbabwe?

    In February 2018, the African National Congress (ANC) government of South Africa joined with the radical left-leaning Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) to approve a motion in parliament to request the Constitutional Review Committee to “undertake a… more
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  • Head of TransUnion Auto in South Africa, Kriben Reddy
    Aug 02, 2018 Motoring

    Significantly Lower Vehicle Price Inflation…

    Vehicle Pricing Index dips below inflation for the 4th consecutive quarter Lower vehicle price inflation is providing significant relief to embattled consumers, with the TransUnion SA Vehicle Pricing Index (VPI) for new and used vehicles dipping… more
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  • How crime affects your car insurance
    Aug 02, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    How crime affects your car insurance

    The formula for determining your insurance premium is a tricky one at best, based on your individual risk profile. This includes your age, your income, your insurance history – and the car that you drive. "Your car is a determining factor in the… more
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  • Cassie Lessing, managing director, Strato IT Group
    Aug 02, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Consumerisation of the supply chain…

    Enterprise sector needs to start adopting more mobile-first applications The consumerisation of digital technology has seen a surge in demand for mobile-first logistics solutions placing significant pressure on companies to adopt a digital approach… more
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  • Strong demand for good quality used vehicles in South Africa
    Aug 02, 2018 Motoring

    Strong demand for good quality used vehicles…

    There is a demand shift from used to new vehicles in South Africa, but the ratio of used car sales to those of new models is still at 2.09:1, which means that used sales are still more than double those of used. This is according to the TransUnion… more
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  • Autopromotec Blog - July/August 2018
    Aug 02, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Autopromotec Blog - July/August 2018

    Workshop 4.0, digitization and new mobility trends the future of car repair While waiting for Autopromotec 2019 (from 22 to 26 May in Bologna), the aftermarket world met at the 2018 State of the Industry to discuss the big changes affecting the… more
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  • From Left: Eugene Oosthuizen, SRSA: Group Manager: Sales; Solly Gangat of Gang Racing Dunlop Zone in Krugersdorp, Mr Fred Kekana, winner of Toyota Fortuner and Iqbal Gangat of Gang Racing Dunlop Zone in Krugersdorp.
    Aug 02, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Dunlop Announces Winner of Toyota Fortuner

    Sumitomo Rubber South Africa (PTY) LTD (SRSA) has announced the winner of its Dunlop Easter Competition. Fred Kekana of Johannesburg is the proud owner of a brand-new Toyota Fortuner 2.8 GD6 Auto. Fifty-three-year-old father of three, Kekana bought… more
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  • Mr Pratley himself, CEO Kim Pratley, underneath the 13 t bulldozer suspended using Wondafix.
    Aug 02, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    From mineral to electrical products, Pratley…

    Since the company was founded in 1948, Pratley has diversified into a wide range of industrial sectors. This year it celebrates its 70th anniversary, with over 1 000 products in its stable, and 350 global patents. In 2018 alone, the company has… more
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  • Venezuela under the socialism of the 21st century – from prosperity to misfortune
    Aug 02, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Venezuela under the socialism of the 21st…

    The economic collapse in Venezuela, undergone during the last two decades, is due to the presence of the ideological-political project commonly referred to as ‘Socialism of the 21st Century’. A project that has made clear its intent of dismantling… more
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  • Since 2011, Carl Martin Welcker, CEO and President of Alfred H. Schütte GmbH in Cologne, has been representing the EMO Hannover as its General Commissioner, and at many public appearances in Germany and abroad has been raising awareness of the world’s premier trade fair for the field of metalworking.
    Aug 02, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    EMO Hannover 2019 in the starting blocks!…

    Frankfurt am Main, 1 August 2018 – The starting shot has been fired for EMO Hannover 2019. The invitation and registration documents for the world's leading metalworking trade fair are currently being sent out to around 60 countries. "We contact… more
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  • MasterDrive Newsletter - 31 July 2018
    Aug 02, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    MasterDrive Newsletter - 31 July 2018

    MasterTips: The correct following distance [Watch] Keeping the correct following distance is a major tenet of defensive driving, yet, it is something many drivers often neglect to do. This is how to gauge the correct following distance. MasterTest:… more
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  • Beyond cheque book charity: building sustainable social impact programs in Africa
    Aug 02, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Beyond cheque book charity: building…

    SAP Executive Social Sabbatical program harnesses local skills, resources to drive sustainable long-term social impact. In 2015, countries around the world unanimously adopted the UN Sustainable Development Goals, an ambitious set of objectives that… more
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  • FAW SA the most improved commercial vehicle brand in 2018 according to the NADA Dealer Satisfaction survey
    Aug 02, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    FAW SA the most improved commercial vehicle…

    The release of the annual National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA), Dealer Satisfaction Index (DSI) survey, as conducted by the independent market research firm, Lightstone, has FAW as the most improved commercial vehicle brand for 2018.… more
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  • Naamsa Comment on the July 2018 industry new vehicle sales statistics
    Aug 01, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Naamsa Comment on the July 2018 industry new…

    Commenting on the latest new vehicle sales statistics for the month of July, 2018 – the Association said that the latest domestic sales figures had been in line with industry expectations but that export sales had again disappointed. In the event,… more
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  • Federal-Mogul Motorparts Presents New Support Program and Champion® Expansion at Automechanika Frankfurt 2018
    Aug 01, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Federal-Mogul Motorparts Presents New…

    Federal-Mogul Motorparts announced its presence at Automechanika Frankfurt 2018 on the 11th-15th of September. During the show, the company will present exciting new products and innovative projects from across its diverse range of widely regarded,… more
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  • ASX leads the charge with Rasta
    Aug 01, 2018 Motoring

    ASX leads the charge with Rasta

    Fhatuwani "Rasta" Rasivhenge is no stranger to the whistle when it comes to the icons of the industries close to him, although behind the wheel of his Mitsubishi ASX, it would be from the advantage of his commanding position behind the wheel.… more
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  • Mercedes-Benz extends South African love affair with launch of new C-Class
    Aug 01, 2018 Motoring

    Mercedes-Benz extends South African love…

    Locally-built C-Class offers new levels of looks, safety and performance Mercedes-Benz South Africa has launched the new edition of its highly successful C-Class range to the local market at an event in Johannesburg’s inner city, celebrating its… more
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  • Motul Partners with Red-Lined Motoring Adventure to Introduce Joey Evans to SACCS
    Aug 01, 2018 Motorsport

    Motul Partners with Red-Lined Motoring…

    Through its partnership with the Red-Lined Motoring Adventure Team, Motul is a proud contributor to the success of the South African Cross Country Series – one of Africa’s most demanding motorsports championships. Red-Lined Motoring Adventure… more
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  • R14 million in prizes up for grabs for science boffins competing in SA’s largest science fair
    Aug 01, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    R14 million in prizes up for grabs for…

    South Africa’s brightest scientific minds will compete for their chance to win prizes worth well over R14 million as this year’s Eskom Expo for Young Scientists International Science Fair (ISF) gains momentum. These prizes include university… more
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  • Feedback from NAACAM Show 2017 participants and see who has already booked for 2019
    Aug 01, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Feedback from NAACAM Show 2017 participants…

    Plans are well underway to deliver a larger and more value-adding initiative in 2019. Take advantage of early bird discounts by booking and paying for your exhibition stands and conference delegate tickets before 31 August 2018. For early bird… more
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  • MILAN Automotive GmbH Unleashes Hyper Car MILAN RED
    Aug 01, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    MILAN Automotive GmbH Unleashes Hyper Car…

    A car against the tide. This is what Austrian born Markus Fux, 36, CEO of MILAN Automotive GmbH is doing: bringing to the road the cutting edge know-how of Austrian companies - uncompromising in design and technic - in what will be the new… more
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  • SAPICS Annual Charity Golf Day 2018 is here again!
    Aug 01, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    SAPICS Annual Charity Golf Day 2018 is here…

    Earlier date by popular demand! The SAPICS Annual Golf Day has become an anticipated event on the calendar for many of our members, corporate partners and sponsors. The 2018 Golf Day is guaranteed not to disappoint with a great line up activities… more
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  • The MX-5 roadster is a good example of Mazda’s out-of-the-box thinking
    Jul 31, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Auto Alert August 2018

    Mazda’s Fifty Million During May, the Mazda Motor Corporation celebrated the production of its fifty-millionth vehicle in its home country of Japan with a ceremony at the Hofu Plant in Yamaguchi prefecture. This was the culmination of a journey that… more
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  • The Phoenix August 2018
    Jul 31, 2018 The Phoenix

    The Phoenix August 2018

    In my youth I was a rabid free marketeer, and an avid disciple of Milton Friedman. To my mind, the market should dictate most everything, and I couldn’t understand why governments intervened in such a seamless process. Of course, over the years I… more
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  • Find one of 20 Hella golden sensors and win your share of R20 000 in vouchers.
    Jul 31, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Find one of 20 Hella golden sensors and win…

    Twenty winners will each receive a R1000 gift voucher for a retail outlet in their area; the outlet will be one of the following: Checkers, Checkers Hyper, Shoprite, Spar, Pick ‘n Pay, Pick ‘n Pay Hyper, Game, Makro or TakeAlot. This voucher is not… more
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  • Barloworld Logistics breaks new ground
    Jul 30, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Barloworld Logistics breaks new ground

    Spokesperson: Kamogelo Mmutlana, CEO, Barloworld Logistics On 13th July 2018, Barloworld Logistics celebrated a significant milestone in the journey to their new facility. A SOD turning ceremony was hosted on-site, and the teams from all partner… more
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  • Julian van der Watt
    Jul 30, 2018 Motorsport

    Positive weekend for van der Watt

    South Africa’s Julian van der Watt enjoyed mixed results in the weekends US Formula 1600 series triple-header at Mid-Ohio over the weekend. The South African Investchem Formula 1600 champion qualified thirteenth and drove up to fifth and eighth in… more
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  • 2018 Formula One Rolex Hungarian Grand Prix - Race - Sunday
    Jul 30, 2018 Motorsport

    2018 Formula One Rolex Hungarian Grand Prix…

    Weather: sunny and dry, 32-35°C air, 47-57°C track It was a disappointing race outcome for the Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 Team at the 2018 Hungarian Grand Prix. Starting from P14 (Marcus Ericsson) and P16 (Charles Leclerc), the two drivers went into the… more
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  • Coetzee and Sandra Labuscagne. Image: Nadia Jordaan
    Jul 30, 2018 Motorsport

    Consistency the name of the game for special…

    The Atlas Copco 400, the fourth round of the 2018 South African Cross-Country Championship that takes place on 3 and 4 August in the Bronkhorstspruit area on the outskirts of Gauteng, will be extremely important for competitors in the Special… more
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  • Now That’s a Bright Idea! Cycling Jacket Prompts Riders to Turn, Shows Others When They Do
    Jul 30, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Now That’s a Bright Idea! Cycling Jacket…

    Vibrations tell wearer which way to go - lights and indicators show other road users, pedestrians Finding the way through busy streets on two wheels can be daunting and for cyclists who take their eyes off the road to glance at navigation apps, this… more
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  • Goodyear South Africa's 67 minutes of play for Mandela Day
    Jul 30, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Goodyear South Africa's 67 minutes of play…

    Goodyear South Africa has once again heeded to the call to impact lives in communities on Mandela Day by inviting 84 Grade Six learners from Stephen Nkomo Primary school to come and celebrate this significant day with them on 18 July 2018. With… more
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  • McLaren Senna 001 takes the ultimate road trip
    Jul 30, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    McLaren Senna 001 takes the ultimate road…

    McLaren Senna with chassis number 001 presented to owner David Kyte by McLaren Automotive CEO, Mike Flewitt, in ceremony at the McLaren Technology Centre Striking Anniversary White paintwork with Aurora Blue livery central to bespoke design… more
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  • From Left to Right: Nonkqubela Maliza: VWSA Director: Corporate and Government Affairs; Lettie Siluma: Director Sithuthukile Trust; Lefu Khoarai: Member of Parliament.
    Jul 27, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Volkswagen For Good extends its support of…

    Volkswagen hands over four Polos to ECD Centres supporting over 30 000 disadvantaged children Volkswagen Group South Africa's (VWSA), Director for Corporate and Government Affairs, Nonkqubela Maliza handed over four Polos to the Edutak Early… more
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  • Castrol Classic partners Paul Williams, Giovanni Schule, and motoring guru Roger Mc Cleery
    Jul 27, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Are you starving your classic, vintage or…

    Your classic treasure may well be crying out for the correct oils Modern oils are modified to meet the latest engine technology of today, the very best oils for the modern engines have evolved with the latest technology along with the removal of… more
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  • Graham Eagle appointed as FCA South Africa CEO
    Jul 27, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Graham Eagle appointed as FCA South Africa…

    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) is pleased to announce the appointment of Graham Eagle as Chief Executive Officer for South Africa, effective immediately. This follows the recent resignation of Robin van Rensburg who left office on the 26th July… more
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  • Pure McLaren GT Series heads to Paul Ricard
    Jul 27, 2018 Motorsport

    Pure McLaren GT Series heads to Paul Ricard

    2018 Pure McLaren single-make FIA accredited international race series Circuit Paul Ricard to hold fourth round of the season Race field of McLaren 570S GT4 ‘arrive and drive’ track cars all supported by McLaren engineers, whether rented or owned… more
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  • Constitutional court rules on labour brokers
    Jul 27, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Constitutional court rules on labour brokers

    The Constitutional Court, on 26 July 2018, delivered a long awaited judgement on the interpretation of section 198A of the Labour Relations Act. The issue in dispute was whether the “deeming” provision in this section caused the client of a labour… more
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  • Cartrack’s unique technical training model uplifts talented young South Africans
    Jul 27, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Cartrack’s unique technical training model…

    For 27-year-old Sandile Mungwe, the training and subsequent employment he has received at Cartrack has proven to be life-changing in more ways than one. Sandile has always had an aptitude for auto mechanical work, but has received limited… more
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  • Competitive sailing for climate research: BMW supports Team Malizia in the “Ocean Challenge” environmental initiative.
    Jul 27, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Competitive sailing for climate research:…

    Pierre Casiraghi’s sailing race team Malizia will gather valuable data on the global circulation of CO2 in the Vendée Globe race, which Boris Herrmann will contest in November 2020. The toughest regatta in the world will take Herrmann to the… more
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  • Tiger Wheel & Tyre Celebrates Women with offering them Free Tyre & Road Safety Workshops
    Jul 27, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Tiger Wheel & Tyre Celebrates Women with…

    On 9 August South Africa will be celebrating National Women's Day, but Tiger Wheel & Tyre is celebrating women all month long. The company will once again host free Tyre & Road Safety workshops for women at selected stores countrywide. The workshops… more
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  • Fuel price breather as prices stay stable
    Jul 27, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Fuel price breather as prices stay stable

    Better exchange rate performance and retreats in international oil prices will mean virtually unchanged fuel prices in August. This is according to the Automobile Association (AA), which was commenting on unaudited month-end fuel price data. "During… more
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  • Interesting motor industry insights from the NADA DSI Awards
    Jul 27, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Interesting motor industry insights from the…

    The National Automobile Dealers’ Association (NADA) Dealer Satisfaction Index (DSI) now in its 23rd year DSI forms vital link between dealers and manufacturers Consensus among speakers on “industry disruptors” The 23rd Annual NADA Dealer… more
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  • Fuel price deregulation complex
    Jul 27, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Fuel price deregulation complex

    Association says petrol price increases a symptom of weak economy The increase to fuel prices in July marked the fourth straight month in 2018 that these prices increased. They came off the back of three decreases in January, February and March.… more
    460
  • Shell Helix Ultra is leading the way for a new standard in motor oil protection
    Jul 27, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Shell Helix Ultra is leading the way for a…

    Coinciding with the new API SN PLUS standard launch, Shell Helix Ultra unveils its new suite of products designed to offer advanced protection for modern turbocharged engines Shell is continuing to demonstrate its industry and technology leadership… more
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  • SEMA eNews, Vol. 21, No. 30
    Jul 27, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    SEMA eNews, Vol. 21, No. 30

    What Has SEMA Done for You Lately? Event Promoters Can Reach Consumers Using Free MOTORin’ App Breaking News Success Starts Here: Industry Gathers to Celebrate Its Trailblazers SEMA Show Education Announces Opening Keynote Exhibitors: Add Value and… more
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  • Overcoming supply chain challenges to help win the war against AIDS
    Jul 26, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Overcoming supply chain challenges to help…

    At the 22nd International AIDS Conference, which takes place in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, from 23 to 27 July, Imperial Logistics will showcase the critical role being played by logistics and supply chain management in winning the war against AIDS.… more
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  • South Africa sees Africa Investment Forum as vehicle for economic growth
    Jul 26, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    South Africa sees Africa Investment Forum as…

    The Africa Investment Forum (AIF), African Development Bank’s new platform to enhance private-sector cooperation and drive investment to key development sectors on the continent, has received commendation from South Africa’s Finance Minister,… more
    599
  • Goodyear to study tyre materials reaction in International Space Station Experiments
    Jul 26, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Goodyear to study tyre materials reaction in…

    Material science plays a critical role in tyre research and development Scientific discovery project to evaluate molecular structures of silica not available on Earth Results to inform additional opportunities to potentially improve fuel efficiency… more
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  • Opposing views expressed on sustainable road infrastructure funding
    Jul 26, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Opposing views expressed on sustainable road…

    A fascinating discussion on sustainable road infrastructure funding in South Africa took place on day one of the four-day Southern African Transport Conference (SATC), held in Pretoria in July. Speaking in the Emerald Room of the CSIR International… more
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  • Ask Afrika to deliver best practice in customer experience management
    Jul 26, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Ask Afrika to deliver best practice in…

    Customer Experience Management Africa Summit 2018 Thursday, 26 July 2018: In an increasingly competitive and fast-moving environment, customer service is becoming a business-critical tool to survival. With customer needs changing faster than what… more
    687
  • FUCHS Lubricants Honours Mandela's Legacy
    Jul 26, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    FUCHS Lubricants Honours Mandela's Legacy

    Bakgethwa was founded by Matankiso Makhetha in 2011, who opened her home to abandoned or orphaned children in the community. She saw the need to provide shelter and a home for these children, and sprung into action with virtually no assistance.… more
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  • Tips for SA motorists in light of fuel price increases
    Jul 26, 2018 Motoring

    Tips for SA motorists in light of fuel price…

    South Africans are bracing themselves for yet another fuel price increase which is expected to hit our pockets in August. This follows the recent fuel price hike of 26 cents p/l for 93 octane petrol, 23 cents p/l for 95 octane and 24 cents p/l for… more
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  • SMEs: Tackle your B-BBEE status to ensure long-term business success
    Jul 26, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    SMEs: Tackle your B-BBEE status to ensure…

    Until businesses adopt transformation in a more meaningful way, government will continue to shift the legislative goalposts. Innovative BEE Solutions Business Unit Manager, Hansie De Waal, says keeping abreast of changes to the regulatory landscape… more
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  • World premiere: Porsche presents the new Macan
    Jul 26, 2018 Motoring

    World premiere: Porsche presents the new…

    Full connectivity, new design elements and extended equipment for the success model Porsche has unveiled the new version of its compact SUV. The Macan has been a great success since its launch in 2014, and has now been enhanced in terms of design,… more
    269
  • Recklessly throwing taxpayer funds at court cases is unconstitutional
    Jul 26, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Recklessly throwing taxpayer funds at court…

    With unemployment and social welfare at crisis levels and an actively shrinking economy, one would expect government to spend the little funds it forcefully extracts from taxpayers on comparatively important things, like grants, the police, or… more
    413
  • Niall Lynch, CEO of Hyundai Automotive SA, and Mr Enver Surty, Deputy Minister of Basic Education, unveils the plaque at Heerengracht Primary School in Eldorado Park
    Jul 26, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Hyundai Automotive SA donates 6th school…

    The sixth library sponsored and equipped by Hyundai Automotive South Africa (HASA) in cooperation with the Imperial and Ukhamba Community Development Trust was handed over to Heerengracht Primary School in Eldorado Park on Mandela Day. The festive… more
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  • Supplychainforesight goes Green
    Jul 26, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Supplychainforesight goes Green

    Barloworld Logistics’ presents local businesses opinions on sustainable supply chains In recent weeks the local conversation about environmental practices, and indeed the behaviour of individuals and businesses alike when it comes to sustainability… more
    431
  • Snow in July or a Christmas Heat Wave? New Ford ‘Weather Factory’ Simulates Any Weather, Anytime
    Jul 26, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Snow in July or a Christmas Heat Wave? New…

    State-of-the-art “Weather Factory” can simulate diverse environmental conditions ranging from blizzards to searing heat, from high humidity to gale-force winds Ford’s advanced new facility ensures drivers can rely on vehicles that have endured… more
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  • Telematics Innovation & Vehicle Security Forum. 23-24 August 2018, Emperors Palace Convention Centre, Johannesburg
    Jul 26, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Telematics Innovation & Vehicle Security…

    You only have a few weeks left to book your seat for the third annual Telematics Innovation and Vehicle Security Forum, where experts wil discuss latest insights on telematics technology and how it helps in vehicle security, insurance, fleet… more
    514
  • AAPEX 2018 Service Professionals Session to Address Career Paths for Auto Technicians
    Jul 26, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    AAPEX 2018 Service Professionals Session to…

    The Service Professionals General Session at AAPEX 2018 will tackle an important industry issue: building rewarding careers for automotive technicians and ensuring they have the skills to repair vehicles equipped with new technology, regardless of… more
    547
  • South Africa cannot borrow itself out of trouble
    Jul 26, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    South Africa cannot borrow itself out of…

    In exceptional cases, the ability to borrow money might be beneficial. It might also be extremely detrimental and burden you financially forever. If my son informs me that he has obtained a R 100 000 facility on his credit card, I will not be… more
    479
  • EXOR announcement
    Jul 26, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    EXOR announcement

    It is with the deepest sadness that EXOR has learned of the passing of Sergio Marchionne. John Elkann said: "Unfortunately, what we feared has come to pass. Sergio Marchionne, man and friend, is gone. I believe that the best way to honor his memory… more
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  • Battle Resumes for Ford NWM in Bronkhorstspruit
    Jul 26, 2018 Motorsport

    Battle Resumes for Ford NWM in…

    After three wins this season, Lance Woolridge and Ward Huxtable continue to lead Class T Championship Gareth Woolridge and Boyd Dreyer set sights on third place in standings Brazilians Marcos Baumgart and Kleber Cincea aim for another podium finish… more
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  • The new Volkswagen Touareg
    Jul 26, 2018 Motoring

    The new Volkswagen Touareg

    • The new Touareg is the most technologically advanced Volkswagen model of its era.• The third generation Touareg makes a bold statement on design, technology, handling and comfort.• With the "Innovision Cockpit" of the Touareg, Volkswagen has… more
    335
  • Labour unrest and strike protection
    Jul 26, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Labour unrest and strike protection

    During June, parts of Johannesburg were plunged into darkness – not from load shedding, but due to striking Eskom workers damaging company property during a one-day wage strike. The South African Communications Minister, Nomvula Mokonyane, has… more
    460
  • MasterDrive Newsletter - 24 July 2018
    Jul 26, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    MasterDrive Newsletter - 24 July 2018

    MasterTips: Passing on deadly habits When you drive with your child in the car, you are passing on your driving habits to them. If you think about the last trip with your child, are you proud of the habit you shared with them? MasterTest: Bike… more
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  • Bringing Off-Road Experience to a New Level, Ford Ranger Raptor is Ready for the 'Outback Attack'
    Jul 26, 2018 Motoring

    Bringing Off-Road Experience to a New Level,…

    Unveiled to the world for the first time earlier this year, the highly anticipated Ford Ranger Raptor is set to arrive in markets across Asia Pacific. With Ford Performance DNA at its core, this high-speed desert racer pushes the limits in… more
    466
  • Active engagement via mobile-only tech disrupts insurance industry
    Jul 26, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Active engagement via mobile-only tech…

    Ryan Barlow, Chief Technology officer, e4 says that when it comes to the insurance sector, it is mobile-only as insurance brands grapple with disruption from lighter, more agile technology rich cloud insurance products: “It is no longer just… more
    349
  • 65 speakers, railway project updates, 2 days of networking- only at East Africa Rail
    Jul 26, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    65 speakers, railway project updates, 2 days…

    In 2018, East Africa Rail will see more speakers than last year. With speakers joining from the East African region to share project updates and international case studies from world leading operators. Feature keynote speakers include: Dr Fethi… more
    290
  • Six reasons to attend Infrastructure Africa 2018
    Jul 26, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Six reasons to attend Infrastructure Africa…

    Join us at this year's Infrastructure Africa for unrivalled opportunities in networking, learning, and discovery. SIX REASONS TO ATTEND Engage with a cross-section of the infrastructure business community at the highest level using the Business… more
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  • BAIC announces SA plant to go live in 2018 Q4
    Jul 26, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    BAIC announces SA plant to go live in 2018 Q4

    BAIC announces Satisfactory Construction Milestones at first international vehicle plant outside China Presidents Ramaphosa and Jinping unveil first SA assembled BAIC Vehicle through Live Video Link BAIC SA Investment Testimony of BRICS inclusive… more
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  • “Research, collaboration and sharing knowledge is crucial” says Connected Energy as it announces Circular Economy research project
    Jul 25, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    “Research, collaboration and sharing…

    Award-winning energy-storage company, Connected Energy, has announced its collaboration with Lancaster University Doctoral Researcher Thomas Jalili Tanha, Professor Katy Mason and Dr. Teea Palo to undertake a study into the making of a Circular… more
    552
  • Haval Motors South Africa impresses in 1st NADA Awards
    Jul 25, 2018 Motoring

    Haval Motors South Africa impresses in 1st…

    Haval earns bronze medal in NADA Dealer Satisfaction Index Awards Haval, the professional SUV division of GWM, has made its competitors sit up and take notice after earning a bronze medal in the 2018 National Automobile Dealers' Association (NADA)… more
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  • FCA Announces New Appointments
    Jul 25, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    FCA Announces New Appointments

    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. (NYSE: FCAU / MTA: FCA) announced today (23 July 2018) that Alfredo Altavilla will be leaving the Group to pursue other professional interests. The Group thanks Alfredo for his contributions and wishes him all the best… more
    515
  • L-R - Shumikazi Sibhozo, Principal of Vuba Primary School; Thomas Schaefer, Chairman and MD of Volkswagen Group SA; Nonkqubela Maliza, Director Corporate and Government Affairs
    Jul 25, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Volkswagen employees continue to live Nelson…

    Volkswagen Group South Africa volunteers pack another 30 000 meals in an attempt to reach the goal of 100 000 meals by the end of 2018 Every year, the birthday of South Africa's first democratically elected president, Nelson Mandela is celebrated… more
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  • 2018 National Automobile Dealers' Association Dealer Satisfaction Index reflects sturdy Mazda Dealer Partner Relationship
    Jul 25, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    2018 National Automobile Dealers'…

    For the second year in a row, Mazda Southern Africa's collective efforts were recognized and rewarded when the company received a gold award at the NADA DSI Awards held at the home of WesBank in Fairland, Johannesburg. Mazda's DSI scores increased… more
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  • Trust in key for online car sales - Consumer insight revealed at Dealer Master Class
    Jul 25, 2018 Motoring

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  • Additional lights on vehicles – the debate continues
    Jul 25, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Additional lights on vehicles – the debate…

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  • Round 5 Autobarn Superhatch Dezzi Raceway 11 August
    Jul 24, 2018 Motorsport

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  • New car sales are on a roll – what does that mean for the used car market?
    Jul 24, 2018 Motoring

    New car sales are on a roll – what does that…

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  • Business Unusual: Embracing Disruptive Technologies in the Automotive Sector
    Jul 24, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Business Unusual: Embracing Disruptive…

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  • Husqvarna's Gilbert sets up title showdown
    Jul 24, 2018 Motorsport

    Husqvarna's Gilbert sets up title showdown

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  • Chris Visser and Phillip Herselman – Atlas Copco Toyota Hilux. Image Nadia Jordaan.
    Jul 24, 2018 Motorsport

    From the desert to the mealie fields of…

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  • Mr Mike Manley
    Jul 24, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

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  • All roads leading to the African Advanced Manufacturing and Composites Show
    Jul 24, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    All roads leading to the African Advanced…

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  • Juan Wheeler (left), new Chief Financial Officer & Daniell Theron (right), new Head of Network Development
    Jul 24, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    FCA South Africa appoints new CFO and Head…

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  • Audi Q2 #untaggable campaign recognised with an APEX Award
    Jul 23, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Audi Q2 #untaggable campaign recognised with…

    Audi South Africa, in conjunction with its advertising partner, Ogilvy Cape Town, received its first APEX Award The APEX Awards recognises advertising and communication effectiveness as part of a marketing launch campaign The Audi Q2 #untaggable… more
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  • NAACAM Show latest exhibitors
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    Jul 23, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    SEMA eNews, Vol. 21, No. 29

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  • Understanding your insurance policy means understanding your rights
    Jul 23, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Understanding your insurance policy means…

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  • Clover Mama Afrika celebrates Madiba Day at the Shalate Drop-in Centre
    Jul 23, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Clover Mama Afrika celebrates Madiba Day at…

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  • Andrew Kirby, one of sa's top executives to spell out the challenges facing local motor industry at NAAMSA Conference
    Jul 23, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Andrew Kirby, one of sa's top executives to…

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  • Securex South Africa sees record-breaking 25th year
    Jul 23, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Securex South Africa sees record-breaking…

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  • NAACAM Show 2019: Stand a chance to win a conference delegate ticket
    Jul 23, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    NAACAM Show 2019: Stand a chance to win a…

    The event where SA’s automotive manufacturing industry comes together to showcase its capability and engage in current issues relevant to the sector domestically and globally. Amplify our call for widespread industry participation and stand to be… more
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  • 2018 BRICS Summit backed by Haval Motors South Africa
    Jul 23, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    2018 BRICS Summit backed by Haval Motors…

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  • Pre-owned vehicles with new car benefits
    Jul 23, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Pre-owned vehicles with new car benefits

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    603
  • Global compact earthmoving brand refocuses in the local market
    Jul 23, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Global compact earthmoving brand refocuses…

    ELB Equipment has relaunched an exciting range of equipment including skidsteers, articulated loaders and BHL’s from one of the world’s leading compact equipment manufacturers. American-made Gehl machines are a well-known brand across the globe… more
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  • With AAPEX 2018 quickly approaching, here’s the latest news:
    Jul 20, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    With AAPEX 2018 quickly approaching, here’s…

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    777
  • Banks need to justify to the poor why they are bailing out SAA
    Jul 20, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Banks need to justify to the poor why they…

    The recent announcement by minister Pravin Gordhan that, at the request of state owned enterprises (SOEs), the banks will “help” SOEs with more funding and additional unspecified assistance, raises serious questions. Banking chiefs must publicly… more
    683
  • Adient South Africa’s expansion with a new USD7.4-million plant is a positive leap for localisation
    Jul 20, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Adient South Africa’s expansion with a new…

    The unmet economic needs of the majority of South Africa country are well-known to its citizens. Our economy will benefit from higher investment, both domestic and foreign. Jobs are crucial, as is the need to improve our skills and education base.… more
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  • The new branch is now located at Cnr Swartkops & Broad Street in North End.
    Jul 20, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Safeguarding the bottom line through the…

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    663
  • European Car of the Year Volvo XC40 receives five star rating in Euro NCAP assessment
    Jul 20, 2018 Motoring

    European Car of the Year Volvo XC40 receives…

    Volvo Cars' XC40 adds another accolade as it receives five stars and top ratings in the 2018 Euro NCAP tests. This means the XC40 joins its larger siblings in the 60 and 90 series as one of the safest cars in the world. The 2018 Euro NCAP testing… more
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  • Ten Ways Air Compressors Can Improve Farming Efficiency
    Jul 20, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Ten Ways Air Compressors Can Improve Farming…

    A quality air compressor is an essential tool for any working farm, with applications far beyond simply inflating tyres. At its core, an air compressor is a power tool that creates and focuses pressurized air, which can in turn be used to power a… more
    716
  • Elena Novikova and Mopar® Together Again in 2018
    Jul 20, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Elena Novikova and Mopar® Together Again in…

    The partnership between the world cycling champion and Mopar®, the FCA brand for aftermarket products and services of the Group, has been renewed for the second year running. Determination, dedication and love for daily challenges: these are the key… more
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  • Top achievers from the MiX Telematics Enterprise BEE Trust celebrated
    Jul 19, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Top achievers from the MiX Telematics…

    Students excel given the right support and guidance MiX Telematics, a leading global provider of fleet and mobile asset management solutions, recently celebrated and awarded the top ten South African academic achievers of 2017, at their offices in… more
    509
  • Liberty is the source of human progress
    Jul 19, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Liberty is the source of human progress

    Promoting his seminal book, South Africa’s war against Capitalism, the economist Professor Walter Williams averred that “The solution to South Africa’s problems is not special programmes, it’s not affirmative action, it’s not handouts, and it’s not… more
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  • Deserving Recognition? National Advanced Manufacturing Innovation Awards
    Jul 19, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Deserving Recognition? National Advanced…

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  • FASA establishes industry specific food franchise forum
    Jul 19, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    FASA establishes industry specific food…

    The Franchise Association of South Africa (FASA) is delighted to announce the establishment of a Food Franchise Forum representing the majority of the household names in the casual dining and quick service restaurants (CDQSR) sector. Based on 2016… more
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  • Data: The foundation of accelerated growth in a transformed world
    Jul 19, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Data: The foundation of accelerated growth…

    In an ever more connected world, it is essential that businesses find their footing on the transformation journey. Data is the foundation of this journey, providing the key to get the vehicle to insights moving. Through the effective use of data,… more
    635
  • Camp Jeep® 2018 Starring the New Jeep Wrangler Breaks All Records
    Jul 19, 2018 Motoring

    Camp Jeep® 2018 Starring the New Jeep…

    The key event for the Jeep® Owners Group (J.O.G.) held in Austria last weekend was a resounding success, attracting massive participation from all across Europe. More than 1,200 Jeep enthusiasts and 600 vehicles came together to confirm the special… more
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  • Preview - 2018 Formula One Emirates German Grand Prix
    Jul 19, 2018 Motorsport

    Preview - 2018 Formula One Emirates German…

    11th Round of the FIA Formula One World Championship, 20th to 22nd July 2018 Hinwil, 17th July 2018 - The Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 Team is heading into the last two back-to-back races before the summer break. The first stop is Hockenheim, where Marcus… more
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  • New repair technologies at Automechanika Frankfurt 2018
    Jul 19, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    New repair technologies at Automechanika…

    Connectivity, robot repair, artificial intelligence – the Frankfurt Festhalle will be transformed into a hotspot for future trends at Automechanika. From 11 to 15 September 2018, companies will be showcasing their innovative products and solutions… more
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  • National Automobile Dealers’ Association recognises need for transparency
    Jul 19, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    National Automobile Dealers’ Association…

    National Automobile Dealers’ Association (NADA) supports process of drafting industry-wide Code of Conduct for Aftermarket segment Franchised dealers remain best-placed to look after customers’ vehicles during warranty period NADA recognises need… more
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  • MasterDrive Newsletter - 17 July 2018
    Jul 19, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    MasterDrive Newsletter - 17 July 2018

    MasterTips: Training for the right reasons Most forward thinking companies agree a strong ‘safety culture’ is both crucial and necessary. But something is missing from the conversation, and that's how a company's training program can either… more
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  • Naamsa Automotive Conference
    Jul 19, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Naamsa Automotive Conference

    Date: Friday 31 August 2018 Venue: SA Festival of Motoring, Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit To reinforce the role of NAAMSA as the leading, collective voice of the automotive industry in South Africa, the inaugural NAAMSA Automotive Conference will be… more
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  • SACAA general manager, Mark Hunter with Aspasa director, Nico Pienaar. SACAA has joined forces with Aspasa to better regulate and communicate the use of coal ash products in the economy
    Jul 19, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Finding economical uses for coal ash

    Mountains of ash from our coal burning power stations can be avoided if new uses can be found to convert it from waste product to a valuable commodity. Already some of the ash is making its way into the country’s cement products to lend strength and… more
    776
  • SKF Automotive Online - Linking you to the SKF World
    Jul 19, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    SKF Automotive Online - Linking you to the…

    Find SKF Automotive information where ever you may go. See the links below to our on-line catalogues and videos: SKF International automotive catalogue https://www.vsm.skf.com/uk/en SKF local automotive catalogue https://skf.jackcat.co.za/catalogue/… more
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  • NAACAM Show latest exhibitors
  • Marcus Hörberg
    Jul 19, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    New head of Volvo Group Southern Africa…

    Volvo Group Southern Africa has announced the appointment of Marcus Hörberg as the company’s new vice president to lead the company’s local operations, with effect 1 July 2018. Hörberg was the vice president of Volvo Peru and Region North for the… more
    715
  • Better performance, longer service life: 22 new references for the flex disc in MEYLE-HD quality
    Jul 19, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Better performance, longer service life: 22…

    The Hamburg-based spare parts manufacturer MEYLE AG is presenting new references for the flex disc in MEYLE-HD quality, resulting from collaboration with BOGE Elastmetall GmbH, a leading manufacturer of automotive vibration technology. Through the… more
    627
  • Consumer beware
    Jul 19, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Consumer beware

    “Consumer beware.” That, in a nutshell, is the advice from Johan van Vreden, the ombud for the motor industry of South Africa (MIOSA). According to the Consumer Protection Act number 68 of 2008 all businesses operating within the automotive and… more
    684
  • Oil change - What happens to used lubricating oil in South Africa?
    Jul 17, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Oil change - What happens to used…

    Global warming and environmental pollution has intensified our need to recycle our limited natural resources and to extend the lifespan of the manufactured products we use. The lubricants industry is no exception and currently in South Africa most… more
    721
  • Scintilating Engen Polo Cup racing at wet Aldo Scribante circuit
    Jul 17, 2018 Motorsport

    Scintilating Engen Polo Cup racing at wet…

    Both races held in wet conditions Rain master Jeffrey Kruger retains his overall championship lead Multiple shunt sees second race finish behind Safety Car Repeated rain showers changed the complexion of the Engen Polo Cup races at the Aldo… more
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  • Home heroes deliver at PE national
    Jul 17, 2018 Motorsport

    Home heroes deliver at PE national

    Wet conditions throughout Friday practice gave teams enough time to prepare for a sodden Extreme Festival raceday at Port Elizabeth’s newly surfaced Aldo Scribante Racetrack, but that did not deter local race fans from turning up in their numbers to… more
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  • 	Detlev von Platen, Member of the Executive Board, Sales and Marketing
    Jul 17, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Porsche sets new delivery record in the…

    Iconic 911 sports cars up by almost 30 per cent Dubai. The positive trend continues: With 130,598 vehicles delivered worldwide in the first six months of 2018, Porsche AG has exceeded the previous record set last year by another three per cent. With… more
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  • Isuzu Motors South Africa: 40 years of bakkie
    Jul 17, 2018 Motoring

    Isuzu Motors South Africa: 40 years of bakkie

    WHAT do former Springbok Rugby Captain John Smit, the first test tube baby, the Walkman and the movie Grease have in common? They were all introduced to the world in the same year that the first Isuzu bakkie went into local production in South… more
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  • Mazda SA launches the enhanced Mazda CX-3
    Jul 17, 2018 Motoring

    Mazda SA launches the enhanced Mazda CX-3

    Mazda Southern Africa has begun accepting orders for the updated Mazda CX-3 at dealerships throughout Southern Africa. An ideal crossover; the CX-3 has received interior and exterior updates. Design improvements include front fog lamp bezel colour… more
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  • Jaguar chooses new Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 3 SUV as OE fitment for Jaguar E-PACE
    Jul 17, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Jaguar chooses new Goodyear Eagle F1…

    Goodyear proudly announces that it has been chosen by Jaguar to supply original equipment tyres for the Jaguar E-PACE, the medium-sized SUV of the British vehicle manufacturer. Goodyear will supply Jaguar's new SUV with Eagle F1 Asymmetric 3 SUV and… more
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  • Michael Stephen from Engen Audi takes GTC Championship Lead
    Jul 17, 2018 Motorsport

    Michael Stephen from Engen Audi takes GTC…

    Fourth consecutive full front lockdown of the 2018 GTC season for Engen Audi team Fastest lap by Michael Stephen at the Aldo Scribante Racetrack 1 -2 victory for Engen Audi in GTC race 1 First and second place positions for Engen Audi in overall GTC… more
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  • Champion and Ferodo MINI John Cooper Works win in the rain
    Jul 17, 2018 Motorsport

    Champion and Ferodo MINI John Cooper Works…

    Signature Motorsport enjoyed their most successful weekend of the 2018 Sasol GTC2 Championship when Devin Robertson won the opening race and Brad Liebenberg won the second race at a soaking wet Aldo Scribante raceway in Port Elizabeth on Saturday.… more
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  • Refinish tips for electric vehicles
    Jul 17, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Refinish tips for electric vehicles

    Exceptional repair results at low temperatures is the challenge for refinishers when they carry out paint repairs on electric and hybrid vehicles. And coordinated product solutions from Spies Hecker provide the answer. The number of registrations of… more
    692
  • Impressive speaker line-up at the NAAMSA Automotive Conference
    Jul 17, 2018 Motoring

    Impressive speaker line-up at the NAAMSA…

    The NAAMSA Automotive Conference in association with the Innovation Group takes place in the AutoTrader roof terrace alongside the Festival of Motoring presented by WesBank at the Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit on 31 August 2018. The conference, titled… more
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  • Fuel set to rise on Rand weakness
    Jul 17, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Fuel set to rise on Rand weakness

    Fuel prices are likely to rise again at the end of July going into August. This is according to the Automobile Association (AA), which was commenting on unaudited mid-month fuel price data released by the Central Energy Fund. "International oil… more
    772
  • Nomination Deadline Fast Approaching - National Advanced Manufacturing Innovation Awards
  • Artificial intelligence and the future firm
    Jul 17, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Artificial intelligence and the future firm

    “Artificial intelligence is here to stay. It’s changing our lives and creating new opportunities for businesses and engagement. It’s now up to our profession to embrace these new opportunities,” says Chris Thatcher, Partner & Leader of Global… more
    810
  • The FUCHS Lubricants South Africa managers and supervisors who completed the GIBS leadership development programme
    Jul 17, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    FUCHS Lubricants employees graduate on GIBS…

    Twenty seven FUCHS Lubricants South Africa (FLSA) managers and supervisors have graduated on a GIBS leadership development programme that included topics such as working under pressure and employee relationships. Annelia Tshabalala, Human Resources… more
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  • Celebrating the title sponsorship announcement are from left Craig Uren, Isuzu Executive Officer, Sales, Service and Marketing, Michael Sacke, Isuzu Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director and Keith Bowler, Managing Director, IRONMAN South Africa
    Jul 17, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Isuzu announced as title sponsor for the…

    The two-day Isuzu IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship event to take place on September 1 and 2, 2018 in Nelson Mandela Bay, South Africa IRONMAN, a Wanda Sports Holdings company, is proud to announce that Isuzu will be the title sponsor for the 2018… more
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  • Chris Kambouris, Founder and MD TurboDirect S.A
    Jul 17, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Who and What is TurboDirect SA

    TurboDirect SA is the leading and the most experienced turbo operator in Southern Africa having the official agency for the Original (OEM) turbos that is currently fitted to your vehicle. This being the legendary Honeywell Garrett turbos and… more
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  • Opel's new
    Jul 17, 2018 Motoring

    Opel's new "Grandland X" takes two…

    Practical, full of innovative technologies and every model with its own distinctive character - this is the Opel X-Family consisting of the Grandland X, Crossland X and Mokka X. However, the Opel SUV family is not only impressing customers with its… more
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  • Porsche Studio Cape Town Waterfront inaugurated
    Jul 16, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Porsche Studio Cape Town Waterfront…

    First Porsche Studio in the Southern Hemisphere Cape Town. Porsche is strengthening its presence in South Africa with the official opening of a Porsche Studio in Cape Town. The first of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere, this new site was… more
    885
  • SEMA eNews, Vol. 21, No. 28
    Jul 16, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    SEMA eNews, Vol. 21, No. 28

    SEMA Seeks Up-and-Coming Vehicle Builders New Tax Required for U.S. Companies Selling More Than $56,000 USD Annually to Australian Consumers Free Publication Opportunities for SEMA Show Exhibitors SEMA Garage to Host ’19 Hyundai Veloster Turbo… more
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  • Pepson team after Piggs Peak glory
    Jul 16, 2018 Motorsport

    Pepson team after Piggs Peak glory

    Pepson Plastics Husqvarna Racing heads to Swaziland for the fourth round of the MSA South African Cross Country Moto Championship at the Mhlibhi Piggs Peak 400, keen to continue the team’s impressive form in the first half of the season. All four… more
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  • Brett Hendricks is General Manager at Thebe Tourism Group.
    Jul 16, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Petrol increase and tourism - how much…

    As South Africans begin to process the after-effects of yet another fuel price hike, our first thoughts focus sharply on the things we feel we can do without, the things we can cut out of our lives to keep our households and businesses afloat. In… more
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  • Upcoming Events 16 July - 6 August 2018
    Jul 16, 2018 Motorsport

    Upcoming Events 16 July - 6 August 2018

    21.07.2018 FIM TRIAL WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP, COMBLAIN AU POINT, BELGIUM, BELGIQUE 22.07.2018 FIM MXGP/MX2 MOTOCROSS WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP, LOKET, CZECH REP, REP. TCHEQUE 22.07.2018 FIA FORMULA ONE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP, GERMAN GRAND PRIX, HOCKENHEIM, GRAND… more
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  • Retro Rewind will increase all your motor racing film coverage by posting it on their live streaming site permanently where it can be viewed 24/7 at no cost
    Jul 16, 2018 Motorsport

    Retro Rewind will increase all your motor…

    Giving you additional film coverage for all your race meetings both past, current, and future events All current series and race sponsors have their TV covered with the various packages available such as the Extreme Festival Events this TV coverage… more
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  • Automechanika Ho Chi Minh City 2019 – now is your chance to join !
  • FICO Forum Africa to Unpack the Future of Analytics and Decision Making
    Jul 13, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    FICO Forum Africa to Unpack the Future of…

    Business leaders from financial services and other firms will explore the future of analytics in decision making at the FICO Forum Africa, on 17 and 18 July at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Sandton. Hosted by analytics software firm FICO, which has a… more
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  • Driver behaviour – have you looked in the mirror lately?
    Jul 13, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Driver behaviour – have you looked in the…

    The funny thing about driver behaviour is that we all think we are excellent drivers and everyone else isn’t. There’s also a strange way of thinking that because other drivers are breaking the road rules, we can to. “It’s time we brought order back… more
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  • The ins and outs of public transport while traveling abroad
    Jul 13, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    The ins and outs of public transport while…

    Using public transport in a foreign country can be a bit daunting if you don’t know your way around the transport services provided. Chubb Travel Insurance offers some practical tips when using public transport that will have you commuting like a… more
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  • Tenneco supplies suspension on new Suzuki Swift Sport & Maruti Suzuki India Dzire
    Jul 12, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Tenneco supplies suspension on new Suzuki…

    Tenneco Inc. (NYSE:TEN), a global supplier of Ride Performance and Clean Air products and systems is supplying its Multi-Tuned Valve (MTV) suspension technology on the Swift Sport Manufactured in Japan, as well as the Dzire compact-sedan passenger… more
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  • Caption: Goodwood Festival of Speed Central Feature Source newspress
    Jul 12, 2018 Motoring

    Goodwood Festival of Speed 2018 starts…

    The Goodwood Festival of Speed (FoS) starts today and runs until 15 July. It is one of the world’s largest car culture events which brings together a powerful mix of cars, celebrities and motoring royalty. Besides the iconic 1.16-mile Hill Climb… more
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  • 5GAA, BMW Group, Ford and Groupe PSA Exhibit First European C-V2X Direct Communication Interoperability Between Multiple Automakers
    Jul 12, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    5GAA, BMW Group, Ford and Groupe PSA Exhibit…

    Companies team up with Qualcomm and Savari to showcase C-V2X’s advanced performance for safety, traffic efficiency and autonomy Exhibition includes communication between vehicles, motorcycles and infrastructure, showing commercial readiness for… more
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  • Acceleration of the NEV Strategy - Joint Venture Contract Signed by GWM and BMW
    Jul 12, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Acceleration of the NEV Strategy - Joint…

    Chinese Premier Li Keqiang and German Chancellor Angela Merkel presided over the fifth round of Chinese-German inter-governmental consultation in Berlin. Witnessed by Chinese and German government officials, the joint venture contract is entered… more
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  • Selling Your Car: Your Paperwork Questions Answered
    Jul 12, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Selling Your Car: Your Paperwork Questions…

    Car owners are increasingly taking the sale of their vehicles into their own hands, but the paperwork can be a little daunting. Jeff Osborne, Head of Gumtree Autos, explains what you will need to buy or sell your next car. Settling the car If the… more
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  • The 2018 edition of Camp Jeep® gets under way
    Jul 12, 2018 Motoring

    The 2018 edition of Camp Jeep® gets under way

    · Camp Jeep® 2018 will take place in Styria, Austria, from July 13 to 15. · Annual event is the largest in the Jeep® Owners Group (J.O.G.) calendar. · Stunning venue is currently playing host to the international media launch of the all-new Jeep… more
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  • CONMESA: Construction and mining equipment sales rise
    Jul 12, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    CONMESA: Construction and mining equipment…

    Sales of construction and mining equipment continued to improve during the first quarter of 2018, with sales of new equipment reaching levels last seen in the first quarter of 2015. According to figures released by the Construction and Mining… more
    840
  • Jeremy Potgieter, Eseye, SADC regional head
    Jul 12, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    IIoT set to drive African manufacturing to…

    The manufacturing sector is set to evolve thanks to the rise of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). Specifically focused on industries with machinery and production processes, Jeremy Potgieter, Eseye, SADC regional head, says IIoT will… more
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  • Here's how you lower the fuel price
    Jul 12, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Here's how you lower the fuel price

    The African National Congress and President Cyril Ramaphosa appear determined to lower the fuel price – in the midst of raising it – with Business Tech reporting that government is “actively seeking ways” to find a solution to the problem. The… more
    533
  • Total and Citroën celebrate a 50-year partnership
    Jul 12, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Total and Citroën celebrate a 50-year…

    Total and Citroën have put in many miles together since 1968. Their success story, built on innovation and passion for motorsports, has taken the two brands all the way to the top of podiums. We look back at 50 years of a partnership studded with… more
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  • New AAPEX 2018 Forum to Spotlight Retrofitting ADAS on Existing Cars to Save Lives
    Jul 12, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    New AAPEX 2018 Forum to Spotlight…

    AAPEX 2018 has lined up leading experts of Advanced Driver-Assistance Systems (ADAS) to discuss the growing number of technologies and products that can be installed on millions of vehicles in the car parc that will significantly increase safety… more
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  • How Haval scored instant applause
    Jul 12, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    How Haval scored instant applause

    Excellence is seldom instant and immediate. Especially in the auto world. But there are a couple of exceptions, including Haval - the luxury sub-brand of GWM. We'll get there in just a minute. Now anyone old enough might remember that when Japanese… more
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  • Anything can still happen in the production vehicle championships
    Jul 12, 2018 Motorsport

    Anything can still happen in the production…

    With three of the six rounds of the 2018 South African Cross-Country Series (SACCS), including the recent Toyota Kalahari Botswana 1000 Desert Race where double points were up for grabs now something of the past, teams will have to strategise and… more
    830
  • MasterDrive Newsletter - 10 July 2018
    Jul 11, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    MasterDrive Newsletter - 10 July 2018

    MasterTips: Drug driving dangers The number of drug driving deaths on the roads surpasses the number of drink driving deaths for the first time in New Zealand. MasterTest: Sam says it’s the Queen B The popular Nissan Qashqai has had a facelift in… more
    1053
  • Time is running out! Cape Automotive Forum 2018
    Jul 11, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Already booked your space? Cape Automotive…

    Time is running out to book your space at the Cape Automotive Forum, supported by Automechanika, the Western Cape's premier conference and exhibition for the Automotive Aftermarket. The event takes place on the 17-18 October 2018, at the Cape Town… more
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  • Considerations before filling up your business portfolio with a service station
    Jul 11, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Considerations before filling up your…

    One of the more resilient industries capable of delivering healthy profits during times of slow national economic growth is the fuel retail industry. The industry proved itself to be recession proof. This makes the sector a worthwhile consideration… more
    915
  • Giving opportunities and hope to the Deaf community
    Jul 11, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Giving opportunities and hope to the Deaf…

    At Probe Corporation, we engage in the transformation of South Africa at every possible opportunity presented to us. One of our major initiatives is the training and development of our own employees and that of unemployed learners. But we are intent… more
    861
  • BMW Group expands footprint in China with BMW Brilliance Automotive joint venture
    Jul 11, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    BMW Group expands footprint in China with…

    Long-term framework for expansion of BMW Brilliance Automotive (BBA) joint venture Signing in presence of Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang and German Chancellor Angela Merkel Further step in the growth of BMW brand in China BBA expands production… more
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  • TITAN Cargo MAXX SAE 10W-40 for exhaust systems and turbochargers
    Jul 11, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    TITAN Cargo MAXX SAE 10W-40 for exhaust…

    FUCHS Lubricants Premium MAXX Performance engine oil now includes FUCHS XTL-Technology, specially developed for vehicles with modern exhaust after-treatment systems and turbochargers. It provides ageing stability and improved fuel-economy over the… more
    872
  • The Bobcat T870 track loader was supplied with a skeleton bucket for bulk waste collection.
    Jul 10, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Goscor Group assists in WESSA clean-up of…

    Goscor Cleaning Equipment (GCE) and Bobcat Equipment South Africa, both part of the Goscor Group, were proud sponsors and partners to Wildlife and Environment Society of South Africa’s (WESSA’s) Big Treasure Beach Clean-Up in KwaZulu-Natal from 5 to… more
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  • The Parent Trap: could flexible work solutions provide an escape?
    Jul 10, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    The Parent Trap: could flexible work…

    Parenting and work often feels incompatible -- what with kids' sick days, projects, last-minute meetings that clash with pre-school pickups, soccer games, ballet classes, and the whole pumping-at-the-office thing - but working outside of the home is… more
    1032
  • The Port Elizabeth facility produces Payen gaskets and seals for the aftermarket.
    Jul 10, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Local manufacturing boosts Federal-Mogul…

    High quality gasket and seal brands such as Payen® are manufactured locally by Federal-Mogul Motorparts at its Port Elizabeth facility When end users fit gaskets onto their vehicles’ engines, they don’t expect them to fail prematurely; each gasket… more
    863
  • Bridgestone returns as Title sponsor of the 2019 Bridgestone World Solar Challenge
    Jul 10, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Bridgestone returns as Title sponsor of the…

    Bridgestone Corporate yesterday (09-07-2018) announced that the company will be the title sponsor of the 2019 Bridgestone World Solar Challenge, the world’s foremost solar technology and advanced engineering challenge, which will be held in… more
    834
  • Standox supports Austrian racing team in Formula Student series
    Jul 10, 2018 Motorsport

    Standox supports Austrian racing team in…

    Standox, one of the global refinish brands of Axalta, has been supporting the OS.Car student racing team from the University of Applied Sciences (FH) Campus Wien for the last five years. The more than 40 team members have designed a race car to… more
    1024
  • Meet today's automotive retail professional
    Jul 10, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Meet today's automotive retail professional

    The speed at which automotive technology is advancing means that today’s innovation is tomorrow’s standard and OEMs (Original Equipment Manufacturers) can no longer be market leaders just by differentiating on the latest technology trends. “However,… more
    876
  • Lesley Williams - Tshimologong CEO
    Jul 10, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Digital and Audiovisual Content Hub launched…

    Tshimologong Digital Innovation Precinct, founded by Wits University has today launched a Digital Content Hub, an incubator of innovative and creative audio-visual content, in partnership with Agence Française de Développement (AFD) and the French… more
    1012
  • Ford Appoints New Director of Marketing, Sales & Service for South Africa and SSA
    Jul 10, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Ford Appoints New Director of Marketing,…

    Ford Motor Company announced that Conrad Groenewald, 43, has been appointed the Director of Marketing, Sales & Service for South Africa and Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA), effective 1 July. Groenewald takes over the position from Neale Hill, who moved… more
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  • Engen Polo Cup title chase moves to Port Elizabeth
    Jul 10, 2018 Motorsport

    Engen Polo Cup title chase moves to Port…

    Three-way championship fight to resume Revamped circuit to aid blistering lap times Minimal tyre wear to enable close racing The Engen Polo Cup championship brigade will visit the Aldo Scribante Raceway near Port Elizabeth next weekend (July 13 and… more
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  • aBr is proud to announce its partnership with the NAACAM Show
    Jul 09, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    aBr is proud to announce its partnership…

    As South Africa’s leading automotive aftermarket magazine, we at aBr are very passionate about all things “automotive,” especially when it comes to trend-setters and shows like the ones NAACAM (The National Association of Automotive Component and… more
    524
  • NAACAM Show: Heading for Durban in 2019
    Jul 09, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    NAACAM Show: Heading for Durban in 2019

    The National Association of Automotive Component and Allied Manufacturers (NAACAM) is delighted to announce that, following a competitive host city bidding process, the NAACAM Show 2019 will be hosted by the eThekwini Municipality in partnership… more
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  • Opel Corsa Sport 1.4 T
    Jul 09, 2018 Motoring

    Opel Corsa Sport 1.4 T

    Bound to astound with its sporty, funky good looks, connectivity and power sunroof as standard. Designed to impress, with power and features beyond what is to be expected from a vehicle in this segment and at this price, the Opel Corsa Sport 1.4T is… more
    1021
  • Jeep® Wrangler, sponsor of the Rolling Stones No Filter Tour, in Warsaw for tour finale
    Jul 09, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Jeep® Wrangler, sponsor of the Rolling…

    The partnership between the British band and the legendary SUV brand began in 2014. Rolling Stones concert-goers have since enjoyed the Jeep® experience on each of the band's European tours. Latest 'Rolling Stones - No Filter' 2018 tour has featured… more
    1004
  • Half-year commercial vehicle sales just slightly off the pace
    Jul 09, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Half-year commercial vehicle sales just…

    The South African commercial vehicle market once again showed resilience amidst challenging economic conditions, to end the first half of 2018 with just a slight year-on-year decline of 1.3%. A total of 12 555 commercial vehicles has been sold so… more
    924
  • Alfa Romeos of the past and present take to the stage at Goodwood
    Jul 09, 2018 Motoring

    Alfa Romeos of the past and present take to…

    Stelvio Quadrifoglio makes its United Kingdom debut at the twenty-fifth "Festival of Speed 2018". By its side will be the showcar of the Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 Team currently competing in the Formula 1 FIA World Championship with Marcus Ericsson and… more
    883
  • Ford Calls on Drivers, Cyclists to ‘Share The Road’, Virtual Reality Experience Shows How
    Jul 09, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Ford Calls on Drivers, Cyclists to ‘Share…

    Ford’s ‘Share The Road’ campaign promotes understanding on city streets ‘Share The Road’ promotes driver and cyclist harmony in increasingly congested cities, targeting changes in behaviour to help make urban areas safer, reduce pollution,… more
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  • Roskill: Fuelling the Electric Car Revolution
    Jul 09, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Roskill: Fuelling the Electric Car Revolution

    The global transition to electric vehicles is expected to drive demand for lithium aggressively over the next decade and beyond. This will require lithium mine supply to increase substantially, and by 2027 Roskill forecasts that the industry will… more
    731
  • Transgroup Logistics says FAW is a perfect fit
    Jul 09, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Transgroup Logistics says FAW is a perfect…

    Transgroup Logistics, a Black Economic Empowerment company with offices in Durban, Northern Natal and Gauteng, recently took delivery of four FAW 16.240FT truck tractors and one FAW 15.180FL. The company, with a mixed fleet, has also been approved… more
    957
  • Advanced Manufacturing Awards to recognise and inspire South Africa's manufacturers
    Jul 09, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Advanced Manufacturing Awards to recognise…

    National awards officially recognising innovation and excellence in Advanced Manufacturing will be made for the first time in South Africa during November. The National Advanced Manufacturing Innovation Awards, is hosted under the auspices of the… more
    950
  • The New Jeep® Wrangler is ready to amaze at Camp Jeep
    Jul 09, 2018 Motoring

    The New Jeep® Wrangler is ready to amaze at…

    The first exclusive images of the stunning venue for Camp Jeep® 2018 have been released. The annual event - the most important in the Jeep® Owners Group (J.O.G.) calendar - will be held in Styria, Austria, from 13 to 15 July and will attract more… more
    894
  • Think you know what to expect in 2018? Think again!
    Jul 09, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Think you know what to expect in 2018? Think…

    Over the last 46 years, the industry has come to count on ELECTRA MINING AFRICA for a world-class showcase of the latest and greatest innovations and technologies, leading products and services, and the most cutting-edge machinery, equipment and… more
    900
  • SEMA eNews, Vol. 21, No. 27
    Jul 09, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    SEMA eNews, Vol. 21, No. 27

    Scholarships Available to First 25 SEMA Members Who Register for Export Workshop Student-Built ’15 Jeep Wrangler Fetches $53,500 at Auction 7 SEMA Show Hotels for Less Than $150 Per Night SEMA Industry Award Nominations Due July 13 Last Chance for… more
    1168
  • Continued expansion for BestDrive network in SA and Sub-Saharan Africa
    Jul 09, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Continued expansion for BestDrive network in…

    ContiTrade Africa, the retail division of Continental Tyre South Africa, is continuing its expansion of the BestDrive dealer network across South Africa and the Sub-Saharan Africa region, and plans to welcome 17 new dealers during 2018. "Our… more
    1031
  •  Signature Motorsport ready to apply MINI magic at Aldo Scribante
    Jul 09, 2018 Motorsport

    Signature Motorsport ready to apply MINI…

    Preview: Sasol GTC2 Championship – Rd 5, Port Elizabeth, 14th July The Sasol GTC2 Championship heads into the season mid-point with Brad Liebenberg lying second in the title race, two points ahead of Devin Robertson following the Champion MINI John… more
    952
  • Government and other entities are advised to reject B-BBEE certificates issued by verification agencies that are not accredited by SANAS
    Jul 06, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Government and other entities are advised to…

    The B-BBEE Commission advises entities and organs of state to reject B-BBEE certificates that have been issued by verification agencies or professionals who are not accredited by South African National Accreditation Systems (“SANAS”) as such B-BBEE… more
    803
  • Director-General Trade And Industry Addresses The Manufacturing Indaba 2018
    Jul 06, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Director-General Trade And Industry…

    Lionel October, the Director-General Trade and Industry, recently addressed the delegates of the Manufacturing Indaba 2018 at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg. Some key topics from in his address include: The importance of manufacturing… more
    478
  • Tiger Wheel & Tyre to Motorists - Inflate Tyres & Give Yourself a Salary Increase
    Jul 06, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Tiger Wheel & Tyre to Motorists - Inflate…

    Company Reminds Motorists that Under-Inflated Tyres Increase Fuel Consumption With one petrol price increase after another, it's turning out to be a bleak winter. The knock-on effect of these increases means the price of just about everything goes… more
    1019
  • Turbo Direct new building at 40 Electron Avenue, Isando
    Jul 06, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    SA’s leading Turbo Company, TurboDirect SA…

    SA’s leading Turbo Company, TurboDirect SA now have a new state of the art home for its blue-chip brand’s Honeywell/Garrett, BorgWarner Mitsubishi and Holset turbochargers. The group have moved into their new tailor-made premises which will now… more
    506
  • Exclusive Fiat 500
    Jul 06, 2018 Motoring

    Exclusive Fiat 500 "Spiaggina '58" is the…

    Today marks both the birthday of the Fiat icon and the 60th anniversary of the famous 500 Jolly Spiaggina, the legendary little car's first special series and symbol of the "Dolce Vita". For the dual celebration, the Fiat brand presents the new 500… more
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  • Jeep® Brand Celebrates 115th Anniversary of Harley-Davidson®in Prague
    Jul 06, 2018 Motoring

    Jeep® Brand Celebrates 115th Anniversary of…

    The two brands share enthusiasm, freedom and sense of belonging and will be teaming up in Prague from July 5 to 8 for the most important International Harley-Davidson event of the year. On display the new Jeep® Cherokee- the next generation of the… more
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  • Ferraris, Lambos & Porsches set for PE debut
    Jul 06, 2018 Motorsport

    Ferraris, Lambos & Porsches set for PE debut

    Port Elizabeth race fans can look forward to a special treat when the G&H Transport Extreme Supercars take to the newly resurfaced Aldo Scribante Racetrack, Nelson Mandela Bay in anger for the first time as the Extreme Festival South African… more
    890
  • Volvo Cars reports best ever first half sales
    Jul 05, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Volvo Cars reports best ever first half sales

    Volvo Cars has reported record sales for the first half of 2018 of 317,639 cars, an increase of 14.4 per cent compared to the same period last year. The robust first half performance places the company firmly on course to report another year of… more
    1108
  • IT and engineering: bringing it all together
    Jul 05, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    IT and engineering: bringing it all together

    The maintenance of infrastructure is a vital role for engineers worldwide – to mitigate risks for our industries and for society at large. With recent advances in information technology (IT), possibilities have opened up to ensure that this… more
    1034
  • Preview - 2018 Formula 1 Rolex British Grand Prix
    Jul 05, 2018 Motorsport

    Preview - 2018 Formula 1 Rolex British Grand…

    10th Round of the FIA Formula 1 World Championship, 6th to 8th July 2018 Hinwil, 4th July 2018 - After the team's first double-points finish of the season at the Austrian Grand Prix last weekend, the Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 Team moves on to compete in… more
    1000
  • AAMCS 2018 -  Book Now and get the Early Bird Rate
    Jul 05, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    AAMCS 2018 - Book Now and get the Early…

    More Information Here more
    1288
  • Malema – leave the South African Reserve Bank alone
    Jul 05, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Malema – leave the South African Reserve…

    Recent calls to “nationalise” the South African Reserve Bank imply that the Bank is a private entity, thereby raising questions about the correspondence between legal definitions and the realities of control, policymaking, and administration. In… more
    858
  • Keith Cunningham head of Driver Assess.
    Jul 05, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Are you at risk of road rage asks driving…

    South Africa has some alarming road accident statistics – more than 18 000 people die on South African roads each year, more than 150 000 people are severely injured and 8 500 people are paralysed and and the cost to the nation is north of R300… more
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  • Attending today's official announcement of Isuzu's partnership with Propella are from left, Gregory Wood, Isuzu Purchasing Manager, Anita Palmer, Propella Business Incubation Manager, Professor Andrew Leitch, Chairman of the Propella Board and Denise van Huyssteen, Isuzu Executive Corporate Affairs.
    Jul 04, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Isuzu supports Propella Industrial Hub

    From 3D-printing, industrial prototyping to robotics - this is just some of the technology you will find being developed and pushed to new limits at the Isuzu Industrial Hub, situated at the Propella Business Incubator in Port Elizabeth. Isuzu… more
    1151
  • The ins and outs of battery warranty claims and policy claims
    Jul 04, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    The ins and outs of battery warranty claims…

    “I don’t believe it; they refuse to give me a warranty replacement for my dead battery but instead tell me they are giving me a policy claim. I don't even know what a policy claim is!” Many customers do not understand what the difference between a… more
    962
  • The new MINI 3 door, MINI 5 door and MINI Convertible now available in South Africa
    Jul 04, 2018 Motoring

    The new MINI 3 door, MINI 5 door and MINI…

    The British premium automobile manufacturer strengthens the progressive character and appeal of its models in the small car segment with a stylishly refined visual appearance and extensive technological advancements. The update for the MINI 3 door,… more
    893
  • MasterDrive Newsletter - 03 July 2018
    Jul 04, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    MasterDrive Newsletter - 03 July 2018

    MasterTips: Should you wear a bike helmet? [Watch] Are there benefits to wearing a bicycle helmet? We weigh up the argument both for and against helmet use whilst cycling. MasterTest: New prototype vehicle Nissan and Italdesign have created a new… more
    813
  • FibreCo to Boost Broadband Connectivity in Kroonstad
    Jul 04, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    FibreCo to Boost Broadband Connectivity in…

    Internet connectivity in Kroonstad will benefit from a substantial enhancement as FibreCo Telecommunications completes its roll out of fibre in the town, making reliable high-speed broadband connectivity more accessible to the community. Given that… more
    620
  • Hagai Zyss,  Autotalks CEO. Photo credit - Yariv Dagan
    Jul 04, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Hyundai Motor Company Partners with…

    Hyundai Motor invests in Autotalks to accelerate the development and deployment of the next generation V2X chipset for connected cars V2X technology improves vehicle and road safety, mobility and is vital for autonomous driving Hyundai Motor… more
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  • Come and 'Meet the Beetles' at the National Arts Festival
    Jul 04, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Come and 'Meet the Beetles' at the National…

    The Volkswagen AutoPavilion museum is calling all Bug lovers to come and ,Meet the Beetles' this week The oldest Beetle, the last Beetle built in Uitenhage as well as the most beautiful Beetle are on display at the National Arts Festival Nestled on… more
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  • Advanced Manufacturing and Composites Show - Factory Tours Available
  • Brabham BT62 roars into global public debut at Goodwood
    Jul 04, 2018 Motorsport

    Brabham BT62 roars into global public debut…

    The sensational Brabham BT62 will make its global debut at this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed (12-15 July), powering its way up the Hillclimb course in its first ever dynamic appearance in public. Unveiled to the world for the first time in… more
    1026
  • Hyundai shines in JD Power car quality study
    Jul 04, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Hyundai shines in JD Power car quality study

    Hyundai's new-vehicle quality is among the best in the industry, as the company ranked as the second-highest non-premium brand in J.D. Power's 2018 Initial Quality Study (IQS) in the United States of America. Hyundai was one of the most improved… more
    725
  • SARS Services Charter and Communication enhancements
    Jul 04, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    SARS Services Charter and Communication…

    The South African Revenue Services (SARS) has today, 2 July 2018, issued the long awaited service charter which has been outstanding since 2005. “SAICA welcomes the commitments expressed therein as well as the quick actions resulting from the Acting… more
    545
  • NAACAM Show latest exhibitors
  • The winning dealers. From left: Hans Greyling, national head of sales for Mahindra South Africa, Avinash Bapat, Chief Financial Officer, Mahindra, Pratyush Bose, head of the Mahindra South Africa After Sales division, Leoni Nicholas, dealer principal Mahindra Brits, Franco Kalp, dealer principal Mahindra Pretoria North, John-William Vosloo, past dealer principal of Mahindra Montana, Rajesh Gupta, CEO of Mahindra SA, Pavan Nair, head of new business development and Jacques Mellet, head of logistics for Mahindra SA.
    Jul 04, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Mahindra recognises its top-performing…

    Mahindra South Africa recognised its top-performing dealers at a gala event in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal recently. The event coincided with the dealers' visit to the new assembly facility for Mahindra vehicles at the Dube TradePort at the King Shaka… more
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  • Continental’s Tire Division Announces Three New Business Unit Heads
    Jul 04, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Continental’s Tire Division Announces Three…

    Christian Koetz is new Head of Business Unit Commercial Vehicle Tires Philipp von Hirschheydt takes over as Head of Passenger and Light Truck Replacement Tires in Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) Ferdinand Hoyos is new Head of Passenger and… more
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  • Opinion Piece: Government departments undermining the president's agenda
    Jul 04, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Opinion Piece: Government departments…

    In his SONA-address on 16 February 2018, the State President emphasised the importance of SMMEs in establishing sustained growth in the South African economy, in job creation and consequently the alleviation of unemployment and poverty. In… more
    889
  • Advanced Driving Tips for the Urban Jungle
    Jul 04, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Advanced Driving Tips for the Urban Jungle

    City living might seem like a breeze compared to country off-roading, but there are plenty of hazards in urban areas that need to be navigated, says Jeff Osborne, Head of Gumtree Autos. Here is what to do if the urban jungle surprises you with an… more
    524
  • Old School Stalwart Retires
    Jul 03, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Old School Stalwart Retires

    Shane Stevens, group procurement director at Africa Automotive Aftermarket Solutions (AS), retired at the end of June 2018. An industry stalwart, Shane epitomised all the characteristics of old school values, such as punctuality, honesty, integrity,… more
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  •  The 50th Anniversary Wide body Shelby Super Snake is here!
    Jul 03, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    The 50th Anniversary Wide body Shelby Super…

    Commemorating the launch of the first ever Super Snake in the late 1960s, during the height of their racing success under Carroll Shelby himself. The limited-edition Wide Body kits hit our shores in late June and headed straight to our Malmesbury… more
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  • How to survive increasing costs without losing out on insurance protection
    Jul 03, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    How to survive increasing costs without…

    The increase in the value-added-tax rate to 15% in April has South Africans tightening their belts a little more, overall the economic mood is lifting and opening the door to improved sentiment and business confidence. “The remainder of the year… more
    1059
  • CAPAS 2018 closes, supporting the transformation of Southwest China’s automotive industry
    Jul 03, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    CAPAS 2018 closes, supporting the…

    The fifth edition of The Chengdu International Trade Fair for Automotive Parts and Aftermarket Services (CAPAS) successfully concluded on 26 May 2018, at the Chengdu Century City New International Convention and Exhibition Center in China. As a… more
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  • New PE track surface 'to test drivers'
    Jul 03, 2018 Motorsport

    New PE track surface 'to test drivers'

    With two weeks to go before the Extreme Festival national championship motor racing roadshow hits Port Elizabeth for its fifth round at Aldo Scribante, not only do local race officials predict that the newly resurfaced racetrack will challenge teams… more
    1162
  • CEO of AutoTrader, George Mienie
    Jul 03, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Strategic Alliance Between VW and Ford

    CEO of AutoTrader, George Mienie, comments on the announcement of Volkswagen and Ford exploring the prospect of a strategic alliance. The news of an alliance between Volkswagen and Ford, two competitors, may come as a surprise to some. However the… more
    800
  • Audi is the progressive partner to the Marie Claire Power Summit
    Jul 03, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Audi is the progressive partner to the Marie…

    First of its kind power conference for South African women to be hosted by Marie Claire and Audi South Africa The Power Summit aims to celebrate and profile trailblazing women in South Africa Includes a collaboration with the Nelson Mandela… more
    520
  • Medium- and long-term prospects of SA motor industry will be an important topic at Cape Automotive Forum 2018
    Jul 03, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Medium- and long-term prospects of SA motor…

    The South African motor industry is in a state of flux at present as it waits to hear the government's final master plan for the industry for the period 2020-2035. An announcement is expected later this year. In the meantime, Nico Vermeulen, the… more
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  • The ECO Mode allows the operator to easily change the driving mode by the touch of a switch at the dashboard.
    Jul 03, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Doosan 7 Series lifts in

    The new Doosan 7-Series forklift range, now available in southern Africa through exclusive distributor Goscor Lift Truck Company, ticks all the right boxes, from maximum productivity to cost-effective and safe operation across an array of… more
    937
  • Do SA a favour: Close down SAA and pay all staff one year’s retrenchment package. Bargain!
    Jul 03, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Do SA a favour: Close down SAA and pay all…

    There is much hype and little logic in the hysteria surrounding what to do with SAA. A national asset? A flag carrier? A development tool, a bringer of tourists, a gateway into Africa – all fanciful ideas to keep SAA flying at the expense of the… more
    1046
  • Long-lost '68
    Jul 03, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Long-lost '68 "Bullitt" Movie Mustang, New…

    Iconic "Bullitt" movie Mustang as driven by Steve McQueen in the Warner Bros. classic to make debut outside U.S. at 2018 Goodwood Festival of Speed alongside all-new Ford Mustang BULLITT special edition Champion drifter Vaughn Gittins Jr. will pay… more
    1055
  • Vehicle Market remains steady amidst economic challenges, says Standard Bank
    Jul 03, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Vehicle Market remains steady amidst…

    South Africa’s vehicle market remains buoyant despite economic headwinds, with the positive growth in heavy commercial and passenger vehicles in June, a sign of steady consumer and corporate demand, says Standard Bank Vehicle and Asset Finance. This… more
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  • Volkswagen Golf celebrates 40 years in South Africa
    Jul 03, 2018 Motoring

    Volkswagen Golf celebrates 40 years in South…

    Production of Volkswagen's first front-wheel-drive hatch back commenced in South Africa in 1978 In 2008, production of the Golf ceased in South Africa with a sum of 813 000 locally-built cars produced since launch The Volkswagen Golf Mk1 was… more
    1055
  • Toyota shares 800 localisation opportunities with South African suppliers
    Jul 03, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Toyota shares 800 localisation opportunities…

    The Durban Automotive Cluster (DAC) was pleased to attend the Toyota South Africa Motors (TSAM) International Multipurpose Vehicle (IMV) Imported Parts Exhibition held on 21 June 2018 in Durban. Over 40 suppliers viewed over 800 components that are… more
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  • NAAMSA comment on the June 2018 industry new vehicle sales statistics
    Jul 03, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    NAAMSA comment on the June 2018 industry new…

    Commenting on the latest new vehicle sales statistics for the month of June, 2018 – the Association said that the latest domestic sales figures had exceeded industry expectations but that export sales had disappointed. In the event, new vehicle… more
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  • The Land Cruiser Festival and Africa record 2018 - Sondela Nature Reserve and Spa, Bela Bela - 17 to 19 August 2018
  • Nordschleife record of Timo Bernhard and the Porsche 919 Hybrid Evo – all details
    Jul 02, 2018 Motorsport

    Nordschleife record of Timo Bernhard and the…

    Porsche achieves fabulous Nürburgring lap time with hybrid prototype race car Stuttgart. Last Friday morning Timo Bernhard (D) lapped the 20.832 kilometre (12.94 miles) Nürburgring Nordschleife race circuit in 5 minutes and 19.55 seconds – a new… more
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  • Photographs of the Bridgestone Tarlton Tar Autocross at Tarlton on 2018-06-24
    Jul 02, 2018 Motorsport

    Photographs of the Bridgestone Tarlton Tar…

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  • NAACAM Show 2019: Stand a chance to win a conference delegate ticket
    Jul 02, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    NAACAM Show 2019: Stand a chance to win a…

    The event where SA’s automotive manufacturing industry comes together to showcase its capability and engage in current issues relevant to the sector domestically and globally. Amplify our call for widespread industry participation and stand to be… more
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  • Over R1bn invested in Opel South Africa
    Jul 02, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Over R1bn invested in Opel South Africa

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  • 2018 Formula 1 Eyetime Austrian Grand Prix
    Jul 02, 2018 Motorsport

    2018 Formula 1 Eyetime Austrian Grand Prix

    Double points-finish for the Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 Team with Charles Leclerc in P9 and Marcus Ericsson in P10 Weather: sunny and dry, 22-24°C air, 44-49°C track The Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 Team gave a strong performance at the 2018 FIA Formula 1… more
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  • SEMA eNews, Vol. 21, No. 26
    Jul 02, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    SEMA eNews, Vol. 21, No. 26

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  • Oil price a lifeline as Rand slides
    Jul 02, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Oil price a lifeline as Rand slides

    South Africans have been thrown a lifeline by declining oil prices in June. This is according to the Automobile Association (AA), which was commenting on unaudited month-end fuel price data released by the Central Energy Fund (CEF). The AA says that… more
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    Jul 02, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Milestone in Africa: Volkswagen launches…

    Africa's first Integrated Mobility Solutions New facility incorporates sales and service retail outlet, vehicle assembly, training centre and mobility company Local assembly of up to 5,000 vehicles per year Car sharing started, ride hailing and… more
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  • The Phoenix July 2018
    Jun 30, 2018 The Phoenix

    The Phoenix July 2018

    Ever since our February 2018 issue, I have been dishing out political advice to all and sundry, albeit with the knowledge that I am just a kibitzer, or as many of my acquaintances call me, a space cadet. I accept that I am only a bit player, and as… more
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  • Auto Alert July 2018
    Jun 30, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Auto Alert July 2018

    A PROBING REVIEW OF SIGNIFICANT GLOBAL MOTOR INDUSTRY NEWS Volkswagen and Hino – Strange Bedfellows? The recent announcement that Hino Motors and Volkswagen Truck & Bus had agreed to form a technology partnership covering hybrids, electric vehicles,… more
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  • Equipping Africa's Manufacturers to Boost Productivity
    Jun 29, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Equipping Africa's Manufacturers to Boost…

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  • Open skies over South Africa
    Jun 29, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Open skies over South Africa

    Israel approved the ‘Open Skies’ agreement with the European Union in 2013. The goals were to increase the number of foreign airlines operating in the country, expand the number of routes served, lower fares and stimulate tourism. An Open Skies… more
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  • Italian Carabinieri takes delivery of liveried Jeep® Wrangler
    Jun 29, 2018 Motoring

    Italian Carabinieri takes delivery of…

    The delivery further reinforces the strong bond between the Carabinieri State Police and the FCA Group. A special relationship focused on security. The brand's most iconic model will patrol the beaches between Cattolica and Bellaria day and night. A… more
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  • Are you responding to your online leads in under 60 seconds?
    Jun 29, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Are you responding to your online leads in…

    Effective sales lead management can make or break a dealership. Call centres and dealer sales floors will benefit greatly from implementing fully integrated lead management software, i.e. e-LMS. Not only can the CMS e-LMS software track electronic… more
    683
  • The Projecta IDC25 ‘Intelli-Charge’ 25A 9-32V, 3 Stage DC/Solar Battery Charger
    Jun 29, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    The ‘Crocodile Dundee’ of battery chargers

    DC-DC Battery chargers on steroids There is nothing better than heading out of the city, taking the back roads and finding a remote location to commune with nature. But, many of us still enjoy some home comforts while camping or bush whacking.… more
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  • Sam Lewitt to create BMW Open Work 2018. Artwork inspired by BMW technology to premiere at Frieze London
    Jun 29, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Sam Lewitt to create BMW Open Work 2018.…

    BMW and Frieze continue their long-term partnership with the major artistic initiative BMW Open Work by Frieze. Curated by Attilia Fattori Franchini, the initiative brings together art, design and technology in pioneering multi-platform formats. The… more
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  • New Ford EcoSport SUV Enhances Quality, Technology and Capability to Deliver More Confidence and Comfort
    Jun 29, 2018 Motoring

    New Ford EcoSport SUV Enhances Quality,…

    New Ford EcoSport offers rugged, stylish new exterior that builds on Ford's SUV heritage Refined, ergonomic interior features floating central touchscreens up to 8-inches Powerful, fuel-efficient and award-winning 1.0 EcoBoost engine, new six-speed… more
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  • Wins on two continents for 570S GT4 as the 12C GT3 takes on the legendary Pikes Peak
    Jun 29, 2018 Motorsport

    Wins on two continents for 570S GT4 as the…

    On a weekend which saw McLaren Automotive customer teams competing in both Europe and North America in the GT4 European Series, Pirelli World Challenge and at the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, the 570S GT4 managed to pick up yet more wins to… more
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  • Jun 28, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Ford Names New Managing Director for South…

    Dr. Casper Kruger, a seasoned automotive professional with over 20 years' experience in the market, has decided to leave and take on a new personal endeavor. "We thank Casper for his commitment to Ford and wish him the very best in his new role,"… more
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  • Tiger Wheel & Tyre's Top 5 Tips to Increase the Longevity of Tyres
    Jun 28, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Tiger Wheel & Tyre's Top 5 Tips to Increase…

    Tyres, love them or hate them, every car needs them. Wait a minute, nobody hates tyres. At worst we might be indifferent to them, but we don't hate them, unless we have to replace them unexpectedly - then maybe we hate them. The truth is, nobody… more
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  • Hyundai's popular H1 Bus gets a bold, fresh new look
    Jun 28, 2018 Motoring

    Hyundai's popular H1 Bus gets a bold, fresh…

    Hyundai's popular H1 Bus has received a bold new face in a make-over that is bound to elevate this market-leader as an even bigger favourite among customers in need of a competent people-carrier that offers great value for money. The whole nose… more
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  • Transformation will save the automotive industry, not kill it
    Jun 28, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Transformation will save the automotive…

    The autos industry has traditionally been a "boys club", but women and people of colour are entering the ranks in droves. Some naysayers are worried that "employee equity" hires are going to be the death of the industry. Luckily, research is showing… more
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  • Announcement of TRI Africa Environmental Services Pty. Ltd.
    Jun 28, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Announcement of TRI Africa Environmental…

    TRI is very pleased to announce the establishment of TRI Africa Environmental Services (Pty) Ltd. (TRI Africa) headquartered in Johannesburg, South Africa. TRI is a global independent third party geosynthetics / geotechnical testing and research… more
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  • The second edition of Autopromotec conference – 2018 state of the industry comes to a close.
    Jun 28, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    The second edition of Autopromotec…

    RENZO SERVADEI (CEO AUTOPROMOTEC): “READY TO MEET THE CHALLENGE OF CHANGE” “The future imposes the need to share and make quick decisions to meet the challenges of change. This is done by stimulating the market of technology, which we must expand by… more
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  • 5th annual Green Youth Indaba 2018
    Jun 28, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    5th annual Green Youth Indaba 2018

    Young People Creating Tomorrow Today through Climate Innovation and Sustainable Skills Development towards a socio-economically empowered Youth. Green Youth Indaba is an annual conference, scheduled to take place on the 28th and 29th June 2018 in… more
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  • Three-hundred and sixty-five Pandas welcome Panda Waze - It's a record!
    Jun 28, 2018 Motoring

    Three-hundred and sixty-five Pandas welcome…

    The Fiat Panda gathering in Pandino beats all records and becomes the biggest Panda meeting in the world. The guest of honour was the new Panda Waze, the first city car to proudly display the Waze name and integrate the Waze navigation app into the… more
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  • Who's driving the customer experience?
    Jun 28, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Who's driving the customer experience?

    Forget everything you know about manufacturing, marketing, and selling cars. It’s all changing right now, according to Rob van Rijswijk, Global Director Business Development in the MSXI Global Solutions Team. Writing in Benchmarker, the… more
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  • MasterDrive Newsletter - 26 June 2018
    Jun 28, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    MasterDrive Newsletter - 26 June 2018

    MasterTips: The danger of hanging objects from rear-view mirrors You may want to think twice before hanging something from your rear-view mirror for decorative purposes as it poses a risk to road safety. MasterTest: Sam says it’s the best of both… more
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  • Rotary Classic car Meander 22 July 2018
    Jun 26, 2018 Motoring

    Rotary Classic car Meander 22 July 2018

    The first ever Rotary Hartebeespoort Classic Car Meander will take place around the Hartebeespoort Dam on Sunday 22 July 2018. Entry Form Here more
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  • The DTI is not protecting the steel downstream
    Jun 26, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    The DTI is not protecting the steel…

    Engineering News recently reported that officials from the Department of Trade and Industry briefed the Portfolio Committee on Trade and Industry on the status of the Steel Industry and interventions that government was deploying to assist ‘the… more
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  • Flexible Workspace is at it’s tipping point and South Africa is leading the way
    Jun 26, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Flexible Workspace is at it’s tipping point…

    At the start of 2018, over 18,000 professionals from a range of different industries in 96 countries spoke to IWG (International Workplace Group) about how they use flexible workspace. What they had to say suggests that a tipping point is coming .and… more
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  • Mazda CX-3 2.0L Individual has the best value retention irrespective of category in the 2018 Gumtree pre-owned contest
    Jun 26, 2018 Motoring

    Mazda CX-3 2.0L Individual has the best…

    The 2018 Gumtree Pre-Owned Vehicle contest finalists have been announced and at 91.34%, the Mazda CX-3 2.0L Individual dominates as the car model with the best value retention irrespective of category. This model is also the most prevalent in its… more
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  • Local People, Local Success
    Jun 26, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Local People, Local Success

    With a local Plant just over 60 minutes from Pretoria in Hammanskraal, KLT Automotive and Tubular Products South Africa, a Chassis manufacturing company that produces Chassis Frames to meet the requirements of Ford Southern Africa with the… more
    610
  • ERM Advanced Telematics Completes Development of Anti-Ransomware Solution for Vehicles
    Jun 26, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    ERM Advanced Telematics Completes…

    International automotive technology provider ERM Advanced Telematics (http://ermtelematics.com) has completed development of an integrated hardware-software product that protects vehicles against ransomware and other cyber-attacks. The solution,… more
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  • Short film: Audi welcomes Saudi Arabian women as they take the wheel
    Jun 26, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Short film: Audi welcomes Saudi Arabian…

    It’s a new era for women in Saudi Arabia: From now on they can also get a driver’s license and drive a car. Audi has dedicated a short film of its own to the new group of female customers and will show it on its social media channels. The film is a… more
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  • New black entrant logistics company creating a niche through innovation with the help of drones
    Jun 26, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    New black entrant logistics company creating…

    Fuel hauler aims to ‘pay it forward’ after securing enterprise funding from Chevron South Africa A new black-owned logistics company servicing the KZN and inland fuel depot route is being aided by some of the newest tech in logistics, as it goes toe… more
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  • The Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 Team back in the points with Charles Leclerc in P10, and Marcus Ericsson in P13
    Jun 26, 2018 Motorsport

    The Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 Team back in the…

    Weather: sunny and dry, 23-26°C air, 38-45°C track It was a good French Grand Prix weekend for the Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 Team, with Charles Leclerc finishing in P10 (1 point), and Marcus Ericsson in P13. In an eventful start to the race, Marcus… more
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  • Toyota and De Villiers conquer the Botswana desert race as many fell by the wayside
    Jun 26, 2018 Motorsport

    Toyota and De Villiers conquer the Botswana…

    The Toyota Kalahari Botswana 1000 Desert Race, round three of the 2018 South African Cross Country Championship, again claimed its share of victims in a tough and tight race over three days and a thousand kilometres that tested man and machine. It… more
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  • Father and daughter beat the Botswana desert to claim first victory
    Jun 26, 2018 Motorsport

    Father and daughter beat the Botswana desert…

    The Toyota Kalahari Botswana 1000 Desert Race, the third round of the South African Cross Country Championship (SACCS) that took place from 22 to 24 June, had a healthy amount of double points up for grabs, but it would not be easy earnings.… more
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  • Terence Marsh wins the 2018 Road to Dakar at dramatic Toyota Kalahari Botswana 1000 desert race
    Jun 26, 2018 Motorsport

    Terence Marsh wins the 2018 Road to Dakar at…

    Red-Lined Motorsport’s Terence Marsh, partnered for the 2018 Toyota Kalahari Botswana 1000 Desert Race by experienced co-driver, Riaan Greyling, came away from the grueling race not only as the second-placed crew in Class FIA – but also as the… more
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  • Never again – property rights must be protected
    Jun 26, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Never again – property rights must be…

    The Free Market Foundation’s (FMF) Rule of Law Project has responded to the Constitutional review committee and made a submission on the resolution for Expropriation Without Compensation (EWC) 2018, which seeks to change Section 25 of the… more
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  • Delight and Disappointment for Ford NWM in the Desert
    Jun 26, 2018 Motorsport

    Delight and Disappointment for Ford NWM in…

    Lance Woolridge and Ward Huxtable score emphatic win in Race 1, mechanical issues result in Race 2 retirement Gareth Woolridge and Boyd Dreyer secure vital championship points with second-place finish in first race, fifth in Race 2 Marcos Baumgart… more
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  • Dana Incorporated and Hydro-Québec Announce Strategic Joint Venture
    Jun 25, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Dana Incorporated and Hydro-Québec Announce…

    TM4's motor and inverter capabilities complement Dana's e-Drive design, engineering, and manufacturing Positions Dana as the only supplier with complete gearbox, motor, inverter, and thermal-management capability, creating a leader in power… more
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  • NAACAM Show latest exhibitors
  • Automechanika Shanghai returns for 2018, with digital trends and new zones taking centre stage
    Jun 25, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Automechanika Shanghai returns for 2018,…

    Expectations for this year’s edition of Automechanika Shanghai are naturally high following last year’s record breaking show, hailed as the most successful in its history. Continuing to serve as Asia’s largest trade fair for automotive parts,… more
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  • Roskill: Refined lithium supply expected to treble to 900kt by 2027, driven by use in batteries
    Jun 25, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Roskill: Refined lithium supply expected to…

    Growth in the consumption of lithium accelerated in 2017, by over 10% on 2016 levels, to reach 211,000t lithium carbonate equivalent (LCE). The lithium-ion battery industry has been, and will continue to be, the main catalyst for growth; it… more
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  • SEMA eNews, Vol. 21, No. 25
    Jun 25, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    SEMA eNews, Vol. 21, No. 25

    Free Publication Opportunities for SEMA Show Exhibitors Still Time to Bid on Student-Built, Custom ’15 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Submit Your New-Product Releases to SEMA News SEMA Industry Awards: Recognize Your Peers for Outstanding Achievement U.S.… more
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  • An extraordinary birthday for the Alfa Romeo brand
    Jun 25, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    An extraordinary birthday for the Alfa Romeo…

    On 24 June, the brand turned 108 years old: a special anniversary in a 2018 full of events. The Nürburgring Edition Giulia Quadrifoglio e Stelvio Quadrifoglio "NRING" special series have been released, with 108 units of each model being made… more
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  • BPI Launch Marks a New Era in Battery Driven Mining Technology in SA
    Jun 25, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    BPI Launch Marks a New Era in Battery Driven…

    Battery Power Industries (BPI), an innovative battery driven mining vehicle solution provider has officially launched. BPI targets zero emission underground mining equipment with their advanced battery energy systems technology offering. BPI is a… more
    1058
  • A twice-yearly battery check is all it takes to keep moving
    Jun 25, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    A twice-yearly battery check is all it takes…

    Car batteries are hardcore. They are designed for 5 years’ service and, apart from starting the vehicle, power every electrical component, from the lights and radio to the air conditioning and mobile phone charger. That said, a car battery is… more
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  • Why are so many cars being recalled?
    Jun 25, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Why are so many cars being recalled?

    In January 2018, Toyota SA recalled more than 700,000 vehicles over airbag safety concerns. Last year, Mercedes-Benz recalled 2200 units in South Africa related to issues with engine compartment seals, as part of a larger global recall affecting… more
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  • SKF Product Information - Audi Q2
    Jun 25, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    SKF Product Information - Audi Q2

    SKF is offering a consistent range for the Audi Q2. Download Product Information Sheet more
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  • CYMOT 70th Anniversary
    Jun 25, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    CYMOT 70th Anniversary

    CYMOT Namibia is celebrating its 70thAnniversary this year. As part of our anniversary celebrations and initiatives we have partnered with Gondwana Collection Namibia and produced a series of unique videos, showcasing (on a humorous side) where… more
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  • Special needs schools get a digital helping hand
    Jun 25, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Special needs schools get a digital helping…

    iPad donation to greatly assist learners overcome learning difficulties MiX Telematics, in partnership with iSchool Africa, continues* to empower teachers and learners with educational technology and classroom practices that assist learners overcome… more
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  • SA history of disrespect for property rights
    Jun 25, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    SA history of disrespect for property rights

    Tragedies, such as legislated racism and disrespect for individual and property rights are generally manufactured by individuals with malign political intentions. The adoption of The Natives’ Land Act, 1913, is a historical example of this kind of… more
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  • New ADAS Forum at AAPEX 2018
    Jun 25, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    New ADAS Forum at AAPEX 2018

    AAPEX 2018 is revving up its education program for automotive service and repair professionals, parts suppliers, national service chains, manufacturers and professionals under 40! This year, AAPEX has partnered with 10 leading organizations to… more
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  • Volvo Cars launch new S60 sports sedan - the first Volvo car made in the USA
    Jun 22, 2018 Motoring

    Volvo Cars launch new S60 sports sedan - the…

    Volvo Cars today revealed the new S60 mid-size premium sports sedan at the company's first US manufacturing plant in Charleston, South Carolina. The combined car launch and factory opening reinforce Volvo Cars' commitment to the US, an important… more
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  • The new Serco repair facility in Boksburg, Gauteng.
    Jun 22, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Serco Johannesburg adds new service facility

    Leading South African truck body and trailer manufacturer Serco has upgraded and expanded its Boksburg repair facility to further improve service delivery to customers. Managing Director Clinton Holcroft says the investment in infrastructure and… more
    1093
  • Alfa Romeo Giulia Wins the 25th Edition of the
    Jun 22, 2018 Motoring

    Alfa Romeo Giulia Wins the 25th Edition of…

    The award ceremony of the prestigious prize, created in 1954, took place yesterday at Castello Sforzesco - Cortile della Rocchetta in Milan. During the ceremony, the public admired a Giulia Quadrifoglio and a 4C Spider "Italia", two cars which… more
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  • Vehicle manufacturers start opening up after-sales market to independent providers
    Jun 22, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Vehicle manufacturers start opening up…

    The Right to Repair (R2R) Campaign is celebrating the decision by Volkswagen (VW) to make several changes in relation to the independent aftermarket. They hope this move signals a willingness by manufacturers to start opening up the after-sales… more
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  • Goscor Lift Truck relocates PE branch to a larger facility
    Jun 22, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Goscor Lift Truck relocates PE branch to a…

    Having outgrown its previous Port Elizabeth branch, Goscor Lift Truck has since moved into a larger premises that allows it to better service its ever-growing customer base. As a result of increased business activity at its Port Elizabeth branch,… more
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  • FROM LEFT TO RIGHT : Geoff Jooste, Jeff Osborne and Brand Pretorius.
    Jun 22, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Three pioneers recognized for contribution…

    Gumtree South Africa highlighted the contribution of three industry stalwarts at a packed dealership conference in Pretoria on the 15th of June. Speaking at the event, titled Critical Issues Affecting Dealerships in 2018, Head of Automotive… more
    994
  • Volkswagen shines in terms of retained value in 2018 Gumtree Pre-Owned Awards contest
    Jun 22, 2018 Motoring

    Volkswagen shines in terms of retained value…

    Volkswagen is the brand with the most finalists out of the 11 categories in which brands will compete for the Gumtree Pre-Owned Vehicle Awards for 2018. Volkswagen has nine finalists, based on the retained value of 2016 models with at least six… more
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  • Winning Business in Africa - a Focus of the SAAFF Congress 2018
    Jun 22, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Winning Business in Africa - a Focus of the…

    Africa is a challenging continent in which to do business: with 54 countries, almost 2 000 languages spoken and a population of 1.2 billion, it is a complex and challenging place. But with the huge growth of the middle-class, it also offers massive… more
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  • Ask Afrika announces 2018/2019 Kasi Star Brands Awards
    Jun 22, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Ask Afrika announces 2018/2019 Kasi Star…

    Ask Afrika today announced the winners of their annual Kasi Star Brands Awards 2018/2019, recognising those brands that are most loyally used by South Africa’s township consumers and highlighting key trends emerging in what is rapidly becoming an… more
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  • MTN South Africa and Ericsson fuel the 5G racing line
    Jun 22, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    MTN South Africa and Ericsson fuel the 5G…

    The first automotive use case demonstrating 5G mobility in Africa Over 1.6Gbps throughput achieved in 100MHz TDD spectrum with ~5ms latency in a moving vehicle Industry partners, MTN South Africa and Ericsson (NASDAQ:ERIC), have validated the… more
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  • Tired Tyres, make sure you’re not caught out this school holiday
    Jun 22, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Tired Tyres, make sure you’re not caught out…

    AutoTrader advises on what to look for and how to ensure you stay insured When it comes to safety features on a car, the tyre is probably the biggest unsung hero, especially when you consider that your tyres are the only point of contact between… more
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  • Professional body for supply chain management launched at 40TH SAPICS Conference
    Jun 22, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Professional body for supply chain…

    The 40th annual SAPICS Conference wrapped up in Cape Town last week. The organisers report that in addition to providing African supply chain practitioners with an unrivalled opportunity to share knowledge and network, a high point of this year’s… more
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  • Upcoming Events 22 June - 9 July 2018
    Jun 22, 2018 Motorsport

    Upcoming Events 22 June - 9 July 2018

    24.06.2018 FIA FORMULA ONE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP, FRENCH GRAND PRIX, PAUL RICARD 28.06.2018 FIA WORLD RALLYCROSS CHAMPIONSHIP, WORLD RX OF SWEDEN, HOLJES 30.06.2018 FIM RED BULL ROOKIES CUP, ASSEN 30.06.2018 FIM ENDURO WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP,ITALY, ARCO DI… more
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  • Jun 22, 2018 Motoring

    5 of the coolest dealerships to check out if…

    Dealership walk-ins have decreased dramatically over the last few years, which is why the car industry is determined to make their showrooms as intriguing and entertaining as possible, adding restaurants, bars, displays and other elements to their… more
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  • Volkswagen Group South Africa Managing Director and Chairman Thomas Schaefer and Minister of Finance Nhlanhla Nene
    Jun 20, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Minister of Finance, Nhlanhla Nene recently…

    Minister of Finance, Nhlanhla Nene recently visited Volkswagen Group South Africa in Uitenhage to see the operations of one of the leading automotive manufacturers in South Africa. Volkswagen has been the passenger market leader in South Africa for… more
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  • The indefensibility of the ‘one size fits all’ wage approach
    Jun 20, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    The indefensibility of the ‘one size fits…

    While unemployment and poverty remain some of South Africa’s biggest threats, our centralised collective bargaining model, which culminates in bargaining councils extending agreements to non-parties, remains the biggest deterrent to employment in… more
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  • Volvo Cars aims for 25 per cent recycled plastics in every new car from 2025
    Jun 20, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Volvo Cars aims for 25 per cent recycled…

    Volvo Cars, the premium car maker, today announced its ambition that from 2025, at least 25 per cent of the plastics used in every newly launched Volvo will be made from recycled material. Volvo Cars also urged auto industry suppliers to work more… more
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  • Messe Frankfurt aiming for €700 million in sales
    Jun 20, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Messe Frankfurt aiming for €700 million in…

    As far as its financial position and event portfolio are concerned, the Messe Frankfurt Group remains stronger than ever in 2018. Speaking at the Corporate Press Conference earlier today, Wolfgang Marzin, President and Chief Executive Officer of… more
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  • Get the car and kids ready for mid-year holiday road trips
    Jun 20, 2018 Motoring

    Get the car and kids ready for mid-year…

    With the mid-year school holidays fast approaching, families will soon start preparing for those long drives ahead. “Keeping the kids safe and entertained is an important part of the trip,” says Dewald Ranft, Chairman of the Motor Industry Workshop… more
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  • Top tips to keep safe on SA roads
    Jun 20, 2018 Motoring

    Top tips to keep safe on SA roads

    With over 130,000 people having died in road accidents in South Africa over the past decade*, road safety is a daily worry for the country’s motorists, public transport users and pedestrians. While sadly, accidents do happen and it is unlikely that… more
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  • Honda to supply F1 Power Units to Red Bull Racing
    Jun 20, 2018 Motorsport

    Honda to supply F1 Power Units to Red Bull…

    Honda and Red Bull Group have signed an agreement whereby Honda will enter into a partnership with Red Bull Racing to supply it with power units for two years from the start of the 2019 FIA Formula One* World Championship. This will be in addition… more
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  • Panda Waze: The Most Social City Car Ever
    Jun 20, 2018 Motoring

    Panda Waze: The Most Social City Car Ever

    New milestone for the record-breaking Panda: Panda Waze is the first city car to bear the Waze name, integrating the Waze navigation app as well as being the most social media savvy Panda ever. Waze is much more than just a navigator: it avoids… more
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  • MasterDrive Newsletter - 19 June 2018
    Jun 20, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    MasterDrive Newsletter - 19 June 2018

    MasterTips: Culture drives policy What driving culture exists in your company and what are you doing to ensure that all employees adopt safe driving techniques? MasterTest: The new Nissan Micra The fifth generation of the iconic Nissan Micra… more
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  • Violation of the Rule of Law gave SA the Guptas and Zuma corruption
    Jun 19, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Violation of the Rule of Law gave SA the…

    The Rule of Law (RoL) protects citizens from abuse of power and corruption by politicians and officials and safeguards individual rights and liberty. The RoL stands between a civilised society and tyranny. State capture was made possible in South… more
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  • What it takes to build an award-winning team
    Jun 19, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Audi Centre Acadia - What it takes to build…

    Effective team work is often tested in challenging times. During these moments of trial, well-practised team work is required to strategise and find new ways of working in order to improve business processes and to ultimately get ahead. Success,… more
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  • Series: Understanding the lifespan of your car parts -  Part 5
    Jun 19, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Series: Understanding the lifespan of your…

    O2 sensors – what are they and how long do they last? Stricter environmental controls and the requirement to create less pollution has led to far more complex automotive exhaust systems. One component of these systems is the oxygen sensor or Lambda… more
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  • True customized logistics can drive your business goals
    Jun 19, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    True customized logistics can drive your…

    In increasingly competitive markets across the globe, companies are earnestly seeking ways to differentiate themselves from their competitors. The logistics sector is no exception. Detlev Duve, Managing Director of Dachser South Africa, says that… more
    649
  • Gauteng government is undermining constitutional democracy
    Jun 19, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Gauteng government is undermining…

    Some in government believe that they were given carte blanche when they were elected. This misunderstands constitutional democracy at a very fundamental level. The Gauteng government’s reckless recent comments that it would start arbitrarily… more
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  • New Ford Figo Gains Sophisticated, Upmarket Appeal
    Jun 19, 2018 Motoring

    New Ford Figo Gains Sophisticated, Upmarket…

    Fresh styling updates give new Ford Figo more modern, refined appearance Interior revised with focus on improved quality, comfort and standard features New 1.5-litre three-cylinder engine, launch of new six-speed automatic on Trend Hatch… more
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  • Michael Stephen takes overall victory for Engen Audi
    Jun 19, 2018 Motorsport

    Michael Stephen takes overall victory for…

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  •  The all-new BMW 8 Series Coupe
    Jun 18, 2018 Motoring

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  • Ferrari chooses Bridgestone for Portofino convertible sports car
    Jun 18, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

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    Jun 18, 2018 Motoring

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  • Sarabdeep Hanspal, Chief Operating Officer for KLT South Africa
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  • New application round for Growth Fund
    Jun 18, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

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  • Volkswagen returns to Alexandra to give the gift of motion
    Jun 18, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Volkswagen returns to Alexandra to give the…

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  • Think Like a Racing Driver? Quiz: Find Out How YOUR Skills Would Help the Team
    Jun 18, 2018 Motorsport

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  • Barloworld Equipment Celebrates 54 years as CAT Dealer in Botswana
    Jun 18, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Barloworld Equipment Celebrates 54 years as…

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  • Take a safe trip
    Jun 18, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Take a safe trip

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    Jun 18, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    South Africa’s leading and largest Turbo…

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  • Dana Introduces Spicer® Select™ Drivetrain Products for All-Makes in North American Commercial-Vehicle Aftermarket
    Jun 18, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Dana Introduces Spicer® Select™ Drivetrain…

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  • (from left) Luna Malan, Dorcas Bonokwane and Frikkie Smit from Gearbox and Diff celebrate the accolades following the audit.
    Jun 18, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

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  • Total: The track is our laboratory - 24 hours of Le Mans
    Jun 15, 2018 Motorsport

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  • Volvo Cars and Polestar launch new Polestar Engineered electrified performance offer
    Jun 15, 2018 Motoring

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  • Get the most ZAR for your car with CarZar’s competitive online car seller platform
    Jun 15, 2018 Mobilty Beat

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  • Tenneco Announces New Advanced Options for CVSA2/Kinetic® Suspension Technology
    Jun 15, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Tenneco Announces New Advanced Options for…

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  • World class tarmac laid at PE racetrack
    Jun 15, 2018 Motorsport

    World class tarmac laid at PE racetrack

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  • Lance Woolridge and Ward Huxtable
    Jun 15, 2018 Motorsport

    Ford NWM Aiming for Hat-Trick of Wins in the…

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  • Audi connects the electric car with the house
    Jun 15, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Audi connects the electric car with the house

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  • SKF Product Information Mazda 3 II
    Jun 15, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    SKF Product Information Mazda 3 II

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  • B-BBEE rating recognises Avis transformation journey
    Jun 15, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    B-BBEE rating recognises Avis transformation…

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  • Fisker Inc.'s Futuristic 'Orbit' Smart Shuttle to Feature Protean Electric's World-Leading In-Wheel eDrive
    Jun 15, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Fisker Inc.'s Futuristic 'Orbit' Smart…

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  • Come and see Scott Ambler & Mark Lines live in South Africa at IndigoCube's Business Agility Event
    Jun 15, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Come and see Scott Ambler & Mark Lines live…

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  • The truth behind cash in transit heists
    Jun 15, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    The truth behind cash in transit heists

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  • Africa’s Foremost Advanced Manufacturing Trade Platform
    Jun 15, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Africa’s Foremost Advanced Manufacturing…

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  • Up-skill yourself at the Cape Automotive Forum
    Jun 14, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Up-skill yourself at the Cape Automotive…

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  • Mission E: Porsche’s first fully electric sports car is named Taycan
    Jun 14, 2018 Motoring

    Mission E: Porsche’s first fully electric…

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  • Roskill: Cobalt demand in batteries set to grow at 14.5%py to 2027
    Jun 14, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Roskill: Cobalt demand in batteries set to…

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  • Media Advisory - David Brabham and the Brabham BT62 with Michelin at Le Mans 2018
    Jun 14, 2018 Motorsport

    David Brabham and the Brabham BT62 with…

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  • 2018 Kasi Star Brands: Who will emerge as South Africa’s most loved brands?
    Jun 14, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    2018 Kasi Star Brands: Who will emerge as…

    South Africa’s leading market research company, Ask Afrika, has announced the official date for this year’s Kasi Star Brands Awards - the company’s annual benchmark tool used to examine brand loyalty and preferences among South Africa’s township… more
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  • AfriPart – Automotive Aftermarket Distributor Expands
    Jun 14, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    AfriPart – Automotive Aftermarket…

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  • Ryan Hunt at the Erzberg event
    Jun 14, 2018 Motorsport

    Ryan Hunt & Guillaume Hardy Alpen Drills…

    Out of 1500 riders Hunt makes the 500 cut off mark, placed 248 for the main event start, teammate Hardy in his first International race puts in good time but misses the cut. After making the decision to not compete in the Austrian Erzberg Enduro… more
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  • Over a million BMW Group vehicles delivered in first five months of 2018
    Jun 14, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Over a million BMW Group vehicles delivered…

    1,003,573 BMW Group vehicles sold in year-to-date, +1.6% Year of X: More customers buy BMW X models than ever before Electrified sales grow 41.0%: 46,849 units worldwide BMW i production to ramp up over 50% due to increased demand The BMW Group has… more
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  • Andreas Bareis announced as vehicle line director - Super Series
    Jun 14, 2018 Motorsport

    Andreas Bareis announced as vehicle line…

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  • The Toyota Hilux is the most searched for diesel vehicle on AutoTrader in the past 12 months.Source:newspress
    Jun 14, 2018 Motoring

    ‘Dieselgate’ and ‘Dieselban’ - not affecting…

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  • Speakers Announcement: Which Manufacturing Luminaries will participate in Manufacturing Indaba 2018?
    Jun 14, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Speakers Announcement: Which Manufacturing…

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  • Imperial Road Safety raises road safety awareness using one hashtag #BongieSays
    Jun 14, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Imperial Road Safety raises road safety…

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  • HPC Now Distributes 3M Speedglas
    Jun 14, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    HPC Now Distributes 3M Speedglas

    Hearing, Protection & Communication (HPC) has been appointed as a distributor of 3M’s Speedglas welding helmet range. With a reputation dating back to the 1980s and a long and successful association with 3M Peltor products, HPC is well-equipped to… more
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  • FMF Executive Director, Leon Louw, welcomes CEO Vuyani Jarana’s acceptance of his wager that SAA cannot be saved
    Jun 14, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    FMF Executive Director, Leon Louw, welcomes…

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  • Study reveals: Johannesburg Among the Top 15 Best Cities for Relocation Based on Living Costs
    Jun 14, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Study reveals: Johannesburg Among the Top 15…

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  • The new BMW i8 Roadster and BMW i8 Coupe now available in South Africa
    Jun 14, 2018 Motoring

    The new BMW i8 Roadster and BMW i8 Coupe now…

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  • The new BMW i3 available in South Africa
    Jun 14, 2018 Motoring

    The new BMW i3 available in South Africa

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  • Team South Africa victorious again in BMW Motorrad International GS Trophy
    Jun 14, 2018 Motorsport

    Team South Africa victorious again in BMW…

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  • TruckX Adds the Revs for its Landmark Show
    Jun 13, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    TruckX Adds the Revs for its Landmark Show

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  • AA CEO Collins Khumalo signing the AA Service Charter
    Jun 13, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    AA to transform SA towing industry

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  • MasterDrive Newsletter - 12 June 2018
    Jun 13, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    MasterDrive Newsletter - 12 June 2018

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  • The Millionth Engine rolls of the assembly line at Volkswagen Group South Africa's Engine Plant.
    Jun 13, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    The Millionth Engine rolls of the assembly…

    Volkswagen Group South Africa's Engine Plant continues to produce 450 EA111 engines a day for both local and export customers Volkswagen Group South Africa (VWSA) reached a historical milestone on Monday, 11 June 2018 when it produced its one… more
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  • Let's Give Them Something to Taco 'Bout: Enabling Self-Driving Food Delivery with Postmates
    Jun 13, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Let's Give Them Something to Taco 'Bout:…

    A new Ford Transit Connect self-driving research vehicle features three lockers - one on the passenger side and two in the back - that help deliver both food and goods Ford is working with Postmates - which offers on-demand delivery from restaurants… more
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  • Road Safety Essentials
    Jun 13, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Road Safety Essentials

    Ensure the safety of your journey with CYMOT’s range of TireMoni products. NOW N$400 less on selected TireMoni products. For more product information visit www.cymot.com more
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  • Jamie Surkont, director at used car retailer getWorth
    Jun 13, 2018 Motoring

    ‘Disruption’ needed in second hand car market

    For the last few decades, the second-hand car market has been in a stagnant state - often associated with distrust, inefficiency and a lack of transparency. With pre-owned car sales dominating the market, it is often the average consumer that… more
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  • Tom Bloom, general manager for Construction Equipment at Smith Power Equipment
    Jun 13, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    M7 Kubota tractor central to Smith Power’s…

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  • In addition to classic computer vision procedures, the MFC 500 also uses neural networks This allows to control complex situations in road traffic, such as crossing situations with approaching lateral traffic. © Continental AG
    Jun 13, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Virtual Driving School: Continental Uses AI…

    Pedestrian intention and gesture classification using neural networks Pedestrian detection using Artificial Intelligence (AI) – large-scale production use in the fifth camera generation Hardware and software offer everything from simple object… more
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  • Africa Sustainability Challenge 2018 – for innovators who can change the continent - #ChallengeAccepted
    Jun 12, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Africa Sustainability Challenge 2018 – for…

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  • Honda Urban EV Concept named 'Best Concept Car' by global judging panel
    Jun 12, 2018 Motoring

    Honda Urban EV Concept named 'Best Concept…

    Electric concept car wins global award for outstanding automotive design International judging panel comprised of 12 journalists from renowned publications Honda R&D team recognised for making a significant contribution to the evolution of car… more
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  • Barloworld Equipment makes two new senior appointments
    Jun 12, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Barloworld Equipment makes two new senior…

    Barloworld Equipment has added two new appointments to its senior team. Esther Letlape is the new Executive Head: Human Resources and will report directly to the CEO: Southern Africa. Phyllicia Kenana-Sungubele has been appointed as Head: Reward and… more
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  • Regional Connectivity Conference: Making Inter-State Transport Work in Africa
    Jun 12, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Regional Connectivity Conference: Making…

    The Federation of Eastern and Southern African Road Transport Associations (FESARTA), together with Supply Chain Today and CVLC, will be hosting a conference themed “Regional Connectivity: Making Inter-State Transport Work in Africa” on 11 and 12… more
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  • Toyota Traigo80 equipped with Continental SC20+
    Jun 12, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Joint cooperation between Continental and…

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  • Ceremonial opening of the “70 Years Porsche Sportscar” special exhibition
    Jun 12, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Ceremonial opening of the “70 Years Porsche…

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  • Engen Polo Cup war moves to country's fastest battlefield
    Jun 11, 2018 Motorsport

    Engen Polo Cup war moves to country's…

    Championship battle balanced on a knife edge Turbocharged Polos to reach their real top velocity for the first time Slip-streaming art to come into play The new Engen Polo Cup championship category will visit South Africa's fastest racing venue this… more
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  • Jeep® Brand Wins Big at the 2018 OFF ROAD Magazine Awards
    Jun 11, 2018 Motoring

    Jeep® Brand Wins Big at the 2018 OFF ROAD…

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  • FASA Awards Winners
    Jun 11, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    FASA Awards Winners

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  • FIA World Motor Sport council approves Electric World Rallycross
    Jun 11, 2018 Motorsport

    FIA World Motor Sport council approves…

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  • The Porsche 911 Speedster Concept: open-top, pure and with over 500 hp
    Jun 11, 2018 Motoring

    The Porsche 911 Speedster Concept: open-top,…

    Dubai. Porsche will be rewarding itself with an excellent present for the 70th anniversary of the brand’s sports cars: the 911 Speedster Concept, a road-ready study of an exciting open-top sports car. The unique model forges a link between the very… more
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  • The world's fastest cars get their beauty in southern Sweden
    Jun 11, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    The world's fastest cars get their beauty in…

    Few people know that Mose Freyer and his family-run company, Moses Bil & Lack, paints cars for Koenigsegg Automotive in the small village of Sätaröd, southwest of Kristianstad in southern Sweden. The refinish process for a Koenigsegg can take up to… more
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  • The new Volkswagen Polo GTI
    Jun 11, 2018 Motoring

    The new Volkswagen Polo GTI

    147kW of power, 320 Nm of torque, sport suspension and XDS differential lock make the Polo GTI a compact sports car. The new Polo GTI adds dynamism to the small compact car segment with its turbocharged engine and MQB platform. GTI insignia such as… more
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  • Volvo FH 25 year Anniversary
    Jun 08, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Volvo FH 25 year Anniversary

    The Volvo FH - the drivers’ choice for the last quarter of a century and a South African best seller. And this truck promises to keep changing the world of trucking. A unique driver focus, and a truly revolutionary cab paved the way for the instant… more
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  • Round 4 Autobarn Superhatch Midvaal June 2nd
    Jun 08, 2018 Motorsport

    Round 4 Autobarn Superhatch Midvaal June 2nd

    AutObarn SuperHatch Class A leader Brett Garland gets his first DNF dropping out with gearbox problems after putting up the best qualifying time for Round 4. AutObarn SuperHatch team driver Brett Garland experiences his most disappointing round,… more
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  • You’ll kick yourself if you miss out Africa Rail 2018 #africarail
    Jun 08, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    You’ll kick yourself if you miss out Africa…

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  • Volvo Cars announces new business ambitions
    Jun 08, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Volvo Cars announces new business ambitions

    Volvo Cars, the premium car maker, has announced new financial and operational ambitions that will position the company as a leading player in the global automotive business by the middle of the next decade. On the operational side, it expects to… more
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  • New generation Sasol GTC cars set for top-notch motorsport entertainment at East London circuit
    Jun 07, 2018 Motorsport

    New generation Sasol GTC cars set for…

    Sandton, South Africa – With a combined power output of 3600 horsepower, the new generation Sasol GTC Championship cars are set to delight East London motorsport enthusiasts when the world-class touring car series visits the coastal town on 16th… more
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  • Booth Schoch Future Success Fund established at Ford Resource and Engagement Centre
    Jun 07, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Booth Schoch Future Success Fund established…

    New Fund to assist selected FREC graduates to establish in-home businesses or After School Care Centres Fund honours community initiatives established in South Africa by Lewis Booth and Dave Schoch $10,000 grant to be awarded each year for the next… more
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  • SKF Product Information - Nissan X-Trail T32
    Jun 07, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    SKF Product Information - Nissan X-Trail T32

    SKF is offering a consistent range for the Nissan X-Trail T32. Download Product Information Sheet belwo for more information. SKF Product Information more
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  • Minister of Trade and Industry, Dr Rob Davies to be a Keynote Speaker
    Jun 07, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    The NAAMSA automotive conference in…

    Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit, 31 August 2018 The NAAMSA automotive conference, titled Paths to the Future will be an important feature of the 2018 South African Festival of Motoring, presented by WesBank. This biennial conference will be staged at the… more
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  • Auto industry embraces technology in every sector – except the one that matters
    Jun 07, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Auto industry embraces technology in every…

    The International Consumer Electronics show (CES) is an annual event that highlights technological advancement, but for the last few years, the stars of the exhibition have come from the automotive sector. This year alone Nissan introduced… more
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  • Ninth victory in a row: Audi 2.5 TFSI engine named
    Jun 07, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Ninth victory in a row: Audi 2.5 TFSI engine…

    Five-cylinder continues winning streak in its displacement class Most powerful series-production five-cylinder featuring 294 kW and 480 Nm of torque This engine is an icon of the Audi brand Audi continues its winning streak at the "International… more
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  • Mr Cyril Zhungu, Head of Automotive Retail at Standard Bank Vehicle and Asset Finance
    Jun 07, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Talk to us when your vehicle finance…

    Planning ahead and sticking to the budget is the best way to ensure customers do not get saddled with the negative consequences of defaulting on debt. However, unexpected events can scupper even the best laid financial plans. Mr Cyril Zhungu, Head… more
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  • Petrol goes up again – get fuel efficient and maintain your car for less, says MIWA
    Jun 07, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Petrol goes up again – get fuel efficient…

    With petrol prices up again, vehicle owners are feeling the pressure of owning a vehicle. Every petrol price increase means more is paid towards petrol costs and less is available for the maintenance of the vehicle. Dewald Ranft, Chairman of the… more
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  • Winter-proof your battery in 5 easy steps
    Jun 07, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

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