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  • Braking News: Ex Finance Minister Nene’s shelved medium-term budget leaked to FMF
    Oct 22, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Braking News: Ex Finance Minister Nene’s…

    A copy of ex Finance Minister Nene’s proposed Medium Term Budget (MTB) has been leaked to various organisations in the interest of the public’s right to know. Nene’s MTB would have delivered the radical economic changes necessary to bring growth and… more
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  • 2018 Formula One Pirelli United States Grand Prix - Race - Sunday
    Oct 22, 2018 Motorsport

    2018 Formula One Pirelli United States Grand…

    Weather: sunny and dry, 29-32°C air, 29-32°C track The Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 Team headed into the United States Grand Prix motivated to fight for the points, with Charles Leclerc starting from P9, and Marcus Ericsson from P17. However, a collision on… more
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  • Dream season for Engen Audi
    Oct 22, 2018 Motorsport

    Dream season for Engen Audi

    One - Two finish for Engen Audi drivers, Michael Stephen and Simon Moss in the 2018 Sasol Global Touring Cars Africa Championship Manufacturers' title win for Audi Double win and double fastest lap for Michael Stephen All the stars were aligned for… more
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  • Ctrack’s emergency support service crucial as holiday season nears
    Oct 22, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Ctrack’s emergency support service crucial…

    Leading vehicle tracking and telematics service provider, Ctrack, has added a new emergency response service to its vehicle tracking products. The new service, a first for the vehicle tracking and telematics industry in South Africa, provides… more
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  • Beautiful, perky new Kona crossover makes a bold statement for Hyundai in South Africa
    Oct 22, 2018 Motoring

    Beautiful, perky new Kona crossover makes a…

    With a bold front and rear design, confident and unique, the all-new Hyundai Kona has arrived in South Africa to fill an important slot as an eye-catching crossover model in Hyundai Automotive South Africa's local line-up. Hyundai's new crossover… more
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  • Concept study Mission E Cross Turismo goes into series production
    Oct 22, 2018 Motoring

    Concept study Mission E Cross Turismo goes…

    Dubai. The second electric athlete from Zuffenhausen: At its meeting on 18 October, the Supervisory Board of Porsche AG gave the green light for series production of the concept study Mission E Cross Turismo. The sports car manufacturer will create… more
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  • 2018 SEMA Show mobile app available now
    Oct 22, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    2018 SEMA Show mobile app available now

    New Products Showcase feature provides complete access to the hottest SEMA Show products Users can create a personalized schedule to maximize their time at the Show Showgoers can now download the official 2018 SEMA Show mobile app at… more
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  • Tenneco Supplies Electronic Suspension on All-New 2018 Volvo XC40 Compact Crossover SUV
    Oct 22, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Tenneco Supplies Electronic Suspension on…

    Tenneco Inc. (NYSE: TEN), a global supplier of Ride Performance and Clean Air products and systems, announced today that the all-new 2018 Volvo XC40 compact crossover SUV features Tenneco’s CVSAe adaptive suspension technology from its Monroe®… more
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  • Ford GT Production Extended to Satisfy Exceptional Demand
    Oct 22, 2018 Motoring

    Ford GT Production Extended to Satisfy…

    Ford to produce approximately 1,350 Ford GT supercars as demand outstrips supply six-to-one Ford GT application window to re-open for one month in selected markets from Nov. 8 New Ford GT Heritage Edition model celebrates the 50th anniversary of the… more
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  • Sasol GTC Championship crowns the new champion – Michael Stephen
    Oct 22, 2018 Motorsport

    Sasol GTC Championship crowns the new…

    Michael Stephen clinched his third consecutive Sasol GTC Championship with sheer excellence at Zwartkops Raceway on Saturday by powering his Engen Audi GTC to a pair of dominant victories. Simon Moss, in the second Engen Audi GTC secured the… more
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  • Stephen, Kruger & White are SA’s racing kings
    Oct 22, 2018 Motorsport

    Stephen, Kruger & White are SA’s racing kings

    Zwartkops Raceway outside Pretoria delivered a brilliant day’s racing at Saturday’s Extreme Festival South African National Championships finale as Michael Stephen, Jeffrey Kruger and Stuart White emerged as South Africa’s 2018 premier category… more
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  • Swansong podiums for Signature Motorsport MINI team
    Oct 22, 2018 Motorsport

    Swansong podiums for Signature Motorsport…

    Review: Sasol GTC2 Championship, Rd 9 –Zwartkops Raceway, 20th October Devin Robertson raced his Champion MINI John Cooper Works to a second-place finish at the final round of the Sasol GTC2 Championship held at Zwartkops Raceway, cementing his… more
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  • Nail-biting season finale for the Sasol GTC Racing Team
    Oct 22, 2018 Motorsport

    Nail-biting season finale for the Sasol GTC…

    Gennaro Bonafede finished the 2018 Sasol GTC Championship in third place overall after being pushed off the track in the final race of the season and crashing into a wall at Zwartkops Raceway. Going into the final round of championship, Bonafede was… more
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  • Remanufacturing AAPEXedu Track Moves to Opening Day to Enhance AAPEX 2018 Education Opportunities
    Oct 19, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Remanufacturing AAPEXedu Track Moves to…

    The enhanced Remanufacturing Experience at AAPEX 2018 will increase the business and networking opportunities for attendees by offering 100-plus remanufacturing-related booths on the show floor, along with a fully-integrated, multi-faceted education… more
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  • Want to own your own business? Here are the best cars for Uber-entrepreneurs!
    Oct 19, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Want to own your own business? Here are the…

    Many South Africans have a dream of owning their own business and having financial independence. Uber promises this – but there are some conditions. One of the most important pertains to vehicle selection. According to AutoTrader CEO George Mienie,… more
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  • Knowledge and emotion are central to the service industry
    Oct 19, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Knowledge and emotion are central to the…

    The services industry forms an important part of South Africa’s economy and it provides many jobs. Service excellence is a core element of brand reputation and is rooted in customer satisfaction, which can only be achieved if a company truly… more
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  • New Mustang Bullitt confirmed for South African introduction
    Oct 19, 2018 Motoring

    New Mustang Bullitt confirmed for South…

    New 2019 Mustang Bullitt will be available in South Africa in 2019, in limited numbers Limited-edition Mustang Bullitt features a unique performance-tuned 5.0-liter V8 engine packing 480 horsepower and 420 lb.-ft. of torque and reaching a top speed… more
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  • The critical role of humanitarian logistics
    Oct 19, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    The critical role of humanitarian logistics

    According to the Global Humanitarian Assistance Report 2018, an estimated 201 million people in 134 countries needed international humanitarian assistance in 2017. In the last three months, the devastating natural disasters and humanitarian crises… more
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  • Weighing Up the Pros and Cons of Buying a New or Pre-owned Car
    Oct 19, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Weighing Up the Pros and Cons of Buying a…

    For South Africans thinking about buying a car, a question which will undoubtedly come to mind is: ‘Should I buy new, or used?’. Given the economic uncertainty facing the country – with it now being in the midst of a technical recession - motorists… more
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  • It is evident that the timely provision of spare parts and aftersales services are crucial pillars of customers' buying decisions.
    Oct 19, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    The golden age of services

    Leading materials handling equipment (MHE) supplier, Goscor Lift Truck Company, notes that the MHE supply chain has transformed into a service-centric sector, moving away from just supplying products to offering end-to-end solutions. In today’s… more
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  • GWM showcases an all new GWM Pickup Truck with clear intentions of being a global LCV leader.
    Oct 19, 2018 Motoring

    GWM showcases an all new GWM Pickup Truck…

    On September 28th, GWM Pickup Truck announced China's leading LCV brand's determination to reach its goal of being in the top three LCV brands in the world. At the launch event, Great Wall Motors announced its vision of being "China's No. 1 pickup… more
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  • New GTS models: two athletes join the Porsche Panamera family
    Oct 19, 2018 Motoring

    New GTS models: two athletes join the…

    Porsche has added two sporty models to its luxury saloon series – the Panamera GTS and the Panamera GTS Sport Turismo. With a powerful performance from the four-litre V8 biturbo engine (460 hp/338 kW), extra dynamic chassis systems including… more
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  • Motorcycle fascination at the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este 2019
    Oct 19, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Motorcycle fascination at the Concorso…

    BMW Group Classic and the Grand Hotel Villa d’Este present motorcycle gems from all over the world Concorso di Motociclette forms part of the beauty contest for historic vehicles on the shores of Lake Como for the ninth time Four out of five award… more
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  • Exhibitor Deadlines and Updates: 12 Days Until the 2018 SEMA Show
    Oct 19, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Exhibitor Deadlines and Updates: 12 Days…

    With the 2018 SEMA Show less than two weeks away, Show management’s exhibitor update provides companies with the latest news and key deadlines, including early-bird and advance rates available for several booth services, as well as checklists to… more
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  • MasterDrive Newsletter - 17 October 2018
    Oct 18, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    MasterDrive Newsletter - 17 October 2018

    MasterTips: Coping with cognitive distraction This is a real and very human phenomenon and your drivers who spend an inordinate amount of time on the road should understand it, so they are better equipped to avoid it. MasterTest: Penguins get new… more
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  • Will the additional revenue tax measures close the deficit GAP?
    Oct 18, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Will the additional revenue tax measures…

    Given Statistics South Africa’s (STATS SA) announcement in September 2018 that the country's real gross domestic product had decreased by 0.7% in the second quarter of the year and the most recent development of President Cyril Ramaphosa appointing… more
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  • What first-time car buyers should know
    Oct 18, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    What first-time car buyers should know

    Whether it is new or used, buying your first car can be an amazing experience, if you are properly prepared and aware of all the potential pitfalls. Juan Wheeler, Chief Financial Officer at FCA South Africa provides some tips for first-time vehicle… more
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  • Entrepreneur - You're on your own!
    Oct 18, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Entrepreneur - You're on your own!

    Notwithstanding the President emphasising the point that the growth of the South African economy will be sustained by small business, small business was excluded from the deliberations leading up to the jobs summit. So were the unemployed, who,… more
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  • Period testing of vehicles will reduce road deaths, says RMI
    Oct 18, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Period testing of vehicles will reduce road…

    In Transport Month, we reflect that 983 lives were lost in 2017 due to crashes where vehicle factors were to blame, according to the Road Traffic Management Corporation’s Road Fatality Report for 2017. Major crashes are defined in the report as… more
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  • PRORETA 4: Continental and TU Darmstadt Develop Machine-Learning Advanced Driver Assistance System
    Oct 18, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    PRORETA 4: Continental and TU Darmstadt…

    Three use cases in one vehicle: Assistance system helps drivers when making left turns, entering roundabouts and at right-before-left intersections The system adapts to the driver’s style of driving, assesses the driver’s behavior and level of… more
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  • The Top Ten of World Rallycross coming to South Africa in November
    Oct 18, 2018 Motorsport

    The Top Ten of World Rallycross coming to…

    So, the 24th and 25th of November are approaching fast, which is a good thing, because fast is what it’s all about when the Gumtree World Rallycross of South Africa hits Killarney International Raceway in Cape Town on those dates. It’s an event that… more
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  • Continental releases Sustainable Natural Rubber Sourcing Policy
    Oct 18, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Continental releases Sustainable Natural…

    Rubber Group commits to Sustainable Natural Rubber Sourcing Definition of responsibilities within the natural rubber value chain Contribution to industry-wide platform shall enhance social, environmental and governance standards Continental is… more
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  • Government wage bill: over bloated and underwhelming
    Oct 18, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Government wage bill: over bloated and…

    South Africa was once speculated to have a government workforce larger than that of the United States. Think about that for a second or two. A country whose population numbers close to 57 million with more civil servants than a nation of over 300… more
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  • NAACAM Show 2019 update from NAACAM President and DAC Chairperson
    Oct 18, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    NAACAM Show 2019 update from NAACAM…

    Dear NAACAM and DAC Members, We are pleased to advise you that plans for the NAACAM Show 2019, delivered in partnership with the Durban Automotive Cluster are well underway. The initiative takes place 12 – 14 March 2019 at the Durban ICC. It aims at… more
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  • Promising African market for Russian lubricants
    Oct 17, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Promising African market for Russian…

    Gazpromneft-Lubricants Ltd. was established in November 2007. Being a subsidiary of the Russian corporation Gazprom Neft for production and sales of oils, greases and technical fluids, with the total production volume of 600,000 tons of high-quality… more
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  •  The first-ever BMW X7
    Oct 17, 2018 Motoring

    The first-ever BMW X7

    The BMW X7 is the first car to fuse the presence, exclusivity and spaciousness of a luxury model with the agile and versatile driving properties expected of a Sports Activity Vehicle (SAV). A new dimension in luxury: The first BMW X7 combines the… more
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  • YES Initiative poised to make a difference for youth and corporates in South Africa
    Oct 17, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    YES Initiative poised to make a difference…

    Youth unemployment continues to be a thorn in South Africa’s side. At 38.2% in the second quarter of 2018 according to Stats SA – higher if other sources are taken into consideration – young people find it hard to make inroads into the world of work… more
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  • The All-New Renault Duster is here and ready to take you on your next adventure.
    Oct 17, 2018 Motoring

    The All-New Renault Duster is here and ready…

    A lot of us have activities that we are passionate about, but sometimes life takes over and we often have to put our hobbies on the back-burner. Stop longing to bring those times back and reignite your passions with the All-New Renault Duster. Watch… more
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  • Brilliant WRX champ Kristofferson aims to wrap up season in style at Killarney
    Oct 17, 2018 Motorsport

    Brilliant WRX champ Kristofferson aims to…

    South African motor racing fans will get a chance to see one of the sport’s legends in the making at the Gumtree World RX at Killarney International Raceway on 24-25 November. Johan Kristoffersson of Sweden has already clinched this year’s World RX… more
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  • 2018 - Signature of a strategic cooperation agreement Renault and Brilliance with Liaoning Province, China
    Oct 17, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Renault and Brilliance sign strategic…

    Announce acceleration of LCV business starting with introduction of 3 EVs within two years. Groupe Renault and Brilliance China Automotive Holdings Limited (Brilliance), who formed 1st January Renault-Brilliance-Jinbei Automotive Co., Ltd., a joint… more
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  • Secure your prime space now to Exhibit on 7 Nov in Cape Town at Manufacturing Indaba
    Oct 17, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Secure your prime space now to Exhibit on 7…

    Generate new leads, establish your brand and grow your business by participating in the exclusive manufacturing sector exhibition, taking place at Manufacturing Indaba Western Cape. Share your product or service with a pre-selected audience of… more
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  • AAPEX 2018 Introduces Virtual Vehicle Challenge
    Oct 17, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    AAPEX 2018 Introduces Virtual Vehicle…

    Winners to Receive AAPEX 2019 Registration and Four-Night Stay In a new, one-of-a-kind virtual reality experience at AAPEX 2018, buyers will have a chance to test their skills as they journey into a virtual garage, select automotive parts and… more
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  • Sasol GTC Championship heading for exciting season grand finale
    Oct 16, 2018 Motorsport

    Sasol GTC Championship heading for exciting…

    Sandton, South Africa – The three-way fight for the 2018 Sasol GTC Championship is set to be settled at Zwartkops Raceway on Saturday, 20th October in a no-holds-barred showdown between the country’s top racing drivers. After eight rounds of… more
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  • Top customizers vie for 2018 SEMA Battle of the Builders title
    Oct 16, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Top customizers vie for 2018 SEMA Battle of…

    Nearly 300 SEMA Show builders will showcase their unique vehicle builds -- 14 builders age 27 or younger were awarded entry into the competition as part of SEMA’s Regional Young Guns program -- Top vehicle builders from all over the world will help… more
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  • Isuzu volunteers assist with the release of penguins at Cape Recife on African Penguin Awareness Day which was held on Saturday, 13 October. From left are Esterline Martin, Tanya van Rensburg, Vuyiseka Skepe and Romeo Koeberg, while members of the public witnessed the release.
    Oct 16, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Penguins get new wheels

    It started with a lost seabird found on the premises of Isuzu Motors South Africa's Struandale vehicle manufacturing plant that led to the company supporting the Southern African Foundation for the Conservation of Coastal Birds (SANCCOB) with an… more
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  • Volvo Trucks’ continual road safety initiative for children
    Oct 16, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Volvo Trucks’ continual road safety…

    The initiative, called Stop, Look, Wave is specifically aimed at helping children understand how to best behave around trucks, buses and cars, and to ultimately keep them safe on the roads. According to the South African Journal of Science,… more
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  • All-New Jeep® Wrangler Rubicon put to The Test on the Legendary Rubicon Trail
    Oct 16, 2018 Motoring

    All-New Jeep® Wrangler Rubicon put to The…

    The all-new Jeep® Wrangler Rubicon took on the iconic Rubicon Trail near Lake Tahoe, California, which inspired its name and boasts decades of association with the legendary American brand In 1953, the first-ever "Jeep Jamboree" took place and… more
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  • Vehicle Extras and Accessories = Extra Insurance Considerations
    Oct 16, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Vehicle Extras and Accessories = Extra…

    October was declared Transport Month in 2005 during the Transport Lekgotla. It is used to raise awareness on the important role of transport in the economy and to encourage participation from civil society and business, including the provision of a… more
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  • Axalta opens new facilities in Midrand, South Africa
    Oct 16, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Axalta opens new facilities in Midrand,…

    Axalta, a leading global supplier of liquid and powder coatings, is pleased to announce the opening of its new South African central office in Midrand, Gauteng, which is dedicated to automotive refinish coatings technology. Hannes Kloppers, Country… more
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  • Long-standing Filvent partnership is testament to the success of the Cummins Filtration distributor network
    Oct 16, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Long-standing Filvent partnership is…

    Industrial filtration and ventilation specialist Filvent of eMalahleni, which has a Level 2 Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment (B-BBEE) rating, has had a relationship with Fleetguard® since the company was established in the early 1990s. This… more
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  • Deutsche Messe takes over majority of LET China logistics fair
    Oct 16, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Deutsche Messe takes over majority of LET…

    Exhibition duo of CeMAT ASIA and LET China enables Deutsche Messe to provide full intralogistics trade fair coverage in China’s key industrial regions Shanghai/Hannover. As the operator of CeMAT ASIA in Shanghai and LET China in Guangzhou, the… more
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  • SAPICS 2019 Conference & Exhibition Bookings are now open!
    Oct 16, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    SAPICS 2019 Conference & Exhibition Bookings…

    The SAPICS 2019 Annual Conference and Exhibition will take place once again in Cape Town at the Century City Conference Centre from the 9th to 12th June 2019. In the programme there will be presentations, workshops, Site Visits, networking and so… more
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  • The Malign Folly of
    Oct 16, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    The Malign Folly of "Stakeholder" Theory

    The only social responsibility of business is to use its resources and occupy its energies in the generation of wealth, so long as it stays within the rules of the game, which are to engage in open and free competition, without deception or fraud.… more
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  • Duduzile Nxele Appointed as Ford Corporate Communications Manager for South Africa and SSA
    Oct 16, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Duduzile Nxele Appointed as Ford Corporate…

    Ford Motor Company today (15 October, 2018) announced that Duduzile Nxele has been appointed as the Corporate Communications Manager for South Africa and Sub-Saharan Africa, effective 1 October 2018. Although she is new to the full-time position in… more
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  • More fuel pain as oil climbs, but encouraged by government initiative
    Oct 16, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    More fuel pain as oil climbs, but encouraged…

    Further substantial fuel price hikes are lined up for the end of October. 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
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  • Rajesh Gupta, CEO of Mahindra SA, with Gareth Leck, CEO of Joe Public, at the launch of the #AlwaysUpForAChallenge brand campaign
    Oct 15, 2018 Motoring

    Mahindra throws down the gauntlet to the…

    #AlwaysUpForAChallenge Two new TV ads produced in South Africa pay homage to those South Africans who are always up for the challenge When the winds of change blow some people build walls, others build windmills. Real proof of the windmill… more
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  • Signature Motorsport MINI team heading to happy place for GTC2 finale
    Oct 15, 2018 Motorsport

    Signature Motorsport MINI team heading to…

    Preview: Sasol GTC2 Championship – Zwartkops Raceway, 20th October Signature Motorsport heads into the ninth and final round of the Sasol GTC2 Championship at Zwartkops Raceway, the team’s ‘happy place’ given their record at the Pretoria circuit… more
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  • Spectacular EP Championships come to a head
    Oct 15, 2018 Motorsport

    Spectacular EP Championships come to a head

    Three Eastern Province circuit racing championships came to a head at Port Elizabeth’s Aldo Scribante Racetrack Saturday, with the highlight of the day being the Eastern Province Saloon Car Championship coming to a thrilling climax. 74-year old… more
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  • Sustainable aluminum for battery housing of Audi e-tron
    Oct 15, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Sustainable aluminum for battery housing of…

    Audi is the first automobile manufacturer worldwide to receive a certificate from the Aluminium Stewardship Initiative (ASI). With the Performance Standard certification, the ASI confirms that Audi meets the ASI requirements for industrial users of… more
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  • Volkswagen Motorsport chasing championship title at GTC season finale
    Oct 15, 2018 Motorsport

    Volkswagen Motorsport chasing championship…

    The Sasol GTC Championship reaches the tail end of the season with Keagan Masters in the pound seat to claim the GTC2 championship at Zwartkops raceway on Saturday, 20th October. Both Mathew Hodges and Daniel Rowe would like to sign off the season… more
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  • Engen Polo Cup title chase to be decided at year's final event
    Oct 15, 2018 Motorsport

    Engen Polo Cup title chase to be decided at…

    Three-way title fight to go all the way to the end Little to choose between the title championship chasing trio Some of the year's closest competition expected The 2018 South African Engen Polo Cup championship chase will go down to the wire at the… more
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  • 2018 Haval Outreach Expedition a Huge Success
    Oct 15, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    2018 Haval Outreach Expedition a Huge Success

    The 2018 Haval Outreach Expedition, which concluded in Cape Town on 4 October, was a resounding success. The journey, which stretched nearly 4 500km along the east coast of South Africa was completed by a convoy of two Haval H9's, two Haval H6C's, a… more
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  • Volkswagen extends Caravelle line-up with special edition PanAmericana
    Oct 15, 2018 Motoring

    Volkswagen extends Caravelle line-up with…

    The PanAmericana is flexible and exclusive for individualists. The PanAmericana features stylish interior and exclusive design elements such as the underrun protection and the 'Nucleus Grey' structure-painted bumpers. The new PanAmericana combines… more
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  •  MiX Telematics surpasses 700,000 subscribers
    Oct 15, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    MiX Telematics surpasses 700,000 subscribers

    MiX Telematics (MIXT: NYSE), a leading global provider of fleet and mobile asset management solutions, this week announced that it has surpassed the 700,000 subscriber mark. This milestone was achieved by continued growth in its key markets, which… more
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  • Advanced Manufacturing and Composites Show - Latest Exhibitors
    Oct 15, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Advanced Manufacturing and Composites Show -…

    Advanced Manufacturing and Composites Show - 7 - 9 November 2018 more
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  • SEMA eNews, Vol. 21, No. 41
    Oct 15, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    SEMA eNews, Vol. 21, No. 41

    New Report: 7.9 Million Reasons You Should Care About Young Drivers Did you know that young adults age 16–24 drove more than 155 billion miles in 2017? Despite media reports to the contrary, young people do care about cars and are engaged with the… more
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  • NARSA Offering Three Ways for Buyers and Sellers to Connect at AAPEX 2018
    Oct 15, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    NARSA Offering Three Ways for Buyers and…

    The NARSA Mobile Heat Transfer/Heating/Air Conditioning Pavilion at AAPEX 2018 will feature a global marketplace for service replacement parts and everything related to heat exchange, including finished products, manufacturing machinery, materials… more
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  • Commercial vehicle market bucks recession
    Oct 15, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Commercial vehicle market bucks recession

    The South African commercial vehicle market continues to defy economic trends by increasing overall sales by 2.3% year-on-year at the end of the third quarter in September. According to the latest results released by the National Association of… more
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  • The New KUV100 NXT packs more style, high-tech features and more value
    Oct 15, 2018 Motoring

    The New KUV100 NXT packs more style,…

    New K2+ variant with attractive pricing 7" infotainment screen, 15" alloy wheels added on K8 variant Launch supported by Mahindra Finance with R2 199 per month finance deal, with no deposit, vehicle insurance for one year and special finance offers… more
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  • Doreen Mashinini Appointed as Ford's General Manager, Marketing for South Africa and SSA
    Oct 15, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Doreen Mashinini Appointed as Ford's General…

    Ford Motor Company, last week announced the appointment of Doreen Mashinini as General Manager Marketing for South Africa and Sub-Saharan Africa, effective 1 October 2018. Mashinini takes over the position from Tracey Delate, who is now General… more
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  • Eliminating human error in industrial manufacturing and retail
    Oct 15, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Eliminating human error in industrial…

    In the South African industrial manufacturing and retail industries, businesses are faced with economic pressure and constantly increasing demand. This requires constant innovation and the application of best practice, especially in the effective… more
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  • The Stylish New XUV500 muscles up with more features, more options and more comfort
    Oct 15, 2018 Motoring

    The Stylish New XUV500 muscles up with more…

    Offers three variants with Automatic transmission available at attractive price points More advanced features like sunroof, keyless entry and electrically controlled driver's seat Attractive finance offers starting at R4 999 per month with a… more
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  • SANRAL goes to war against South Africans   And South Africans say BRING IT ON
    Oct 15, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    SANRAL goes to war against South Africans …

    OUTA is committed to standing behind every South African issued with a Summons by Sanral SANRAL has issued a desperate ‘FINAL WARNING’ that it plans to drag “EVERY PERSON” who hasn’t paid their e-tolls to court. It is SANRAL vs. the People. If… more
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  • Things are worse than they seem: error in World Bank data sees SA slip further in EFW 2018 rankings
    Oct 15, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Things are worse than they seem: error in…

    South Africa now ranks 110 out of 162 in the Economic Freedom of the World (EFW) 2018 index. It had been reported that SA’s ranking was 94. However, following an error in World Bank data, spotted and investigated by Free Market Foundation’s (FMF)… more
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  • Lesley Williams, CEO of Tshimologong
    Oct 14, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    IT and the Green economy identified as…

    Research studies launched on small and medium business growth South African SMEs are estimated to represent 90% of formal businesses, provide employment to about 60% of the labour force and contribute approximately 34% of the country’s GDP. In an… more
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  • Groupe Renault strikes new energy-sector agreements with EDF, Total and ENEL for the promotion of electric mobility
    Oct 14, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Groupe Renault strikes new energy-sector…

    #EnergyTransition #EasyElectricLife Groupe Renault has restated its commitment to the development of a smart electric ecosystem to advance the energy transition and promote mobility for all. Groupe Renault and EDF sign a cooperation agreement aimed… more
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  • New Audi City Opens in Warsaw
    Oct 14, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    New Audi City Opens in Warsaw

    Audi is taking its showroom concept for premium car sales to the next level: The fifth Audi City worldwide is opening in the heart of the Polish capital. The brand with the four rings is presenting its entire product portfolio to visitors in virtual… more
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  • ERA National Executive Committee Chairman, Frank Mac NICOL
    Oct 14, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Time to go back to WERC

    South Africa’s Engine Remanufacturers’ Association (ERA), a constituent association of the Retail Motor Industry (RMI), has been instrumental in the relaunch and leadership of the world-body WERC (the World Engine Remanufacturers’ Council). WERC was… more
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  • FUCHS Lubricants Announces New William Penn Packaging
    Oct 14, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    FUCHS Lubricants Announces New William Penn…

    FUCHS Lubricants South Africa, the sole distributor for Wm Penn automotive products, has announced new 5 litre packaging for the full product range. The categories include gear oils for axles, engine oils for diesel and petrol engines, the… more
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  • New Honda Amaze: A cut above
    Oct 14, 2018 Motoring

    New Honda Amaze: A cut above

    All-new Honda Amaze features dedicated sedan design Bold exterior linked to stylish interior execution Extended wheelbase allows for exceptionally roomy cabin Efficient drivetrain includes manual gearbox and CVT options Value-added pricing and… more
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  • Porsche announces the new Macan
    Oct 14, 2018 Motoring

    Porsche announces the new Macan

    Showcased during the Paris Motorshow, the new Macan now comes with an efficient 2.0-litre, four-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine with improved combustion chamber geometry and gasoline particulate filter. It delivers a performance of 252 hp (185… more
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  • Mark Handley, Head of Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles, Rally and track legend, Sarel van der Merwe, JD Kruger & LD Erasmus (Team South Africa) and Dr Stefan Pfeiffer, Global Head of Marketing Communications for Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles
    Oct 14, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Team South Africa wins 2018 International…

    South African teams saw off stiff competition from contestants from ten countries to win the coveted Wolf Trophy Team South Africa has won the fourth edition of the International Spirit of Amarok competition, which is the only amateur 4x4 precision… more
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  • Less freedom, lower growth: What we should learn from international indices
    Oct 14, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Less freedom, lower growth: What we should…

    In 2000, SA ranked 46; now we rank 94 It is a common temptation, in the months before an election, for politicians to promise the moon to those voters they fear might be attracted to the similarly lofty promises of a rival party. But it would be… more
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  • SAICA’s response to the VBS Mutual Bank report released by Advocate Terry Motau SC on 10 October 2018
    Oct 12, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    SAICA’s response to the VBS Mutual Bank…

    The South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA) takes note of The Great Bank Heist, Advocate Terry Motau SC’s forensic report on the alleged fraud that took place at VBS Mutual Bank. In the interest of transparency, SAICA acknowledges… more
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  • South Africa ranks 94 out of 162 countries measured in the Economic Freedom of the World Report
    Oct 12, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    South Africa ranks 94 out of 162 countries…

    South Africa ranks 94 out of 162 countries and territories according to their economic system. Economic Freedom of the World (EFW) index measures the degree to which the policies and institutions of countries support economic freedom. In 2000, South… more
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  • L-R: Mrs Arendse (Haval owner), Sara Carriem (owner of Purple Rayn hotel), Mr Arendse (Haval owner), Riki Carriem (CEO of Haval Cape Gate)
    Oct 12, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Haval Outreach Expedition concludes in Cape…

    After a journey spanning nearly 4 500km, the 2018 Haval Outreach Expedition reached its final stop in Cape Town, marking the end of an epic journey for the team. After 15 days and ten stopovers the expedition made its way to Cape Agulhas, the… more
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  • AAPEX 2018 will announce the best new products in this year's New Product Showcase during an awards ceremony on Oct. 30 at the Sands Expo.
    Oct 12, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    AAPEX 2018 Buyers to Select Best New Products

    AAPEX 2018 pre-registered buyers are invited to vote for their favorite products in the AAPEX New Product Showcase starting Monday, Oct. 15. Entries with the largest number of votes in each of nine categories will be awarded the Best New Product.… more
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  • Overall winner of the 2018 ASK AFRIKA ORANGE INDEX: Woolworths Food
    Oct 12, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Service excellence celebrated – 2018 Ask…

    The service industry is transforming as we enter the fourth digital revolution and it is important for companies to get the correct synergy between humans and technology. This was just one of the top-line insights revealed at the recent 2018/19 Ask… more
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  • If you hesitate, you will stumble
    Oct 12, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    If you hesitate, you will stumble

    For purposes hereof, that is just another version of ‘he who hesitates is lost’. For each of us there is a lesson in current events. According to news reports, the President’s performance ratings grew from 64 percent in the first quarter of 2018, to… more
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  •  MasterDrive Newsletter - 09 October 2018
    Oct 12, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    MasterDrive Newsletter - 09 October 2018

    MasterTips: Bikers’ lives matter Bike guru, Derek Kirkby, attended the mass ride for BIKERS’ LIVES MATTER, hosted by Bikers Warehouse. It was the inaugural event with the intention of raising awareness of bikers on South African roads. MasterTest:… more
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  • SAMBRA
    Oct 12, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Green reappointed as National Director of…

    Richard Green has been reappointed as National Director of SAMBRA with effect from September 2018 after a break of eight years working ‘on the other side’ of the motor repair industry. He joins at a critical time when the SAMBRA national executive… more
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  • Faas second in the Grammer standings, Kiss in the top 5 –tankpool24 Racing team looks back on an exciting 2018 season
    Oct 12, 2018 Motorsport

    Faas second in the Grammer standings, Kiss…

    Steffen Faas already secures second place in the Grammer's Truck Cup in his first truck race season Tankpool24 racing team takes fifth place in the team ranking of the FIA European Truck Racing Championship MEYLE supports tankpool24 racing team for… more
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  • Audi’s double win at the 2018 Gumtree Auto pre-owned awards
    Oct 12, 2018 Motoring

    Audi’s double win at the 2018 Gumtree Auto…

    On 8 October 2018 the Gumtree Auto Pre-Owned Awards celebrated their second year of recognizing vehicles that deliver exceptional resale value and overall performance for pre-owned buyers and it’s no surprise that the brand with the 4 rings built… more
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  • Gumtree World Rallycross of South Africa - Final round of the FIA World Rallycross Championship
    Oct 12, 2018 Motorsport

    Gumtree World Rallycross of South Africa -…

    Fact Sheet 24-25 November 2018, at Killarney International Raceway The Gumtree World Rallycross of South Africa returns to the Killarney Raceway in Cape Town on the 24th and 25th of November 2018, bringing with it the raw power, intense excitement… more
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  • Mazda takes double honours at the 2018 Gumtree Pre-Owned Vehicle Awards
    Oct 12, 2018 Motoring

    Mazda takes double honours at the 2018…

    Mazda won two categories at the 2018 Gumtree Pre-Owned Vehicle Awards on Monday night, 08 October 2018. The industry filled gala event was at Marble in Rosebank, Johannesburg. The Mazda CX-3 2.0L Individual was category winner for 'Cross-over under… more
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  • Hyundai ranked 6th among global automotive brands
    Oct 12, 2018 Motoring

    Hyundai ranked 6th among global automotive…

    Hyundai Motor has been ranked among the highest valued brands in the world once again, according to the latest rankings published by global brand specialist Interbrand. Hyundai's global brand value grows 3% since 2017 to a company record high of US$… more
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  • First Ford Ranger Raptor Trial Units Produced in South Africa
    Oct 12, 2018 Motoring

    First Ford Ranger Raptor Trial Units…

    Assembly of first Ford Ranger Raptor trial units, as build-up continues towards full-scale production Culmination of R3-billion investment and extensive upgrades to Silverton Assembly Plant Additional R160-million invested in readiness for… more
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  • Less time at the pump, more fun on the road
    Oct 12, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Less time at the pump, more fun on the road

    Due to increasing crude oil prices and exchange rate depreciation, South Africans now pay record prices for fuel at filling stations. In fact, on Wednesday, the fuel price increased by 99 cents and R1 per litre respectively for 93 Octane and 95… more
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  • Volkswagen dominates the 2018 Gumtree Auto Pre-Owned Awards
    Oct 12, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Volkswagen dominates the 2018 Gumtree Auto…

    Volkswagen won five of the 11 categories in the 2018 Gumtree Auto Pre-Owned Awards announced on Monday night (8 October 2018). Toyota, Mazda and Audi also enjoyed strong showings with two wins each. The awards, now in their second year, are unique… more
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  • Stop making laws to which nobody adheres
    Oct 12, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Stop making laws to which nobody adheres

    The law is supposed to fulfil two important functions in society: protecting people’s persons and property, and conflict avoidance. When the law steps outside of these functions, the law itself becomes a source of conflict, as we have seen… more
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  • ASCCI initiates revitalised approach to promoting localisation
    Oct 10, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    ASCCI initiates revitalised approach to…

    Localisation is a critical tool for industrial development, and as the national co-ordinating body, Automotive Supply Chain Competitiveness Initiative (ASCCI) aims to advance its localisation agenda through activities which support successful… more
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  • MIDAS celebrates Franchisee of the Year Awards in Lisbon, Portugal
    Oct 09, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    MIDAS celebrates Franchisee of the Year…

    Midas, a flagship franchise, is a retail store designed around the needs of any vehicle owner, focusing on various product ranges, from motor parts and accessories through to lifestyle equipment. This successful group has over 300 franchised outlets… more
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  • Melfi Plant prepares for production of new Jeep Renegade Plug-in Hybrid
    Oct 09, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Melfi Plant prepares for production of new…

    The FCA Melfi Plant in Italy is beginning preparations to produce the Jeep Renegade Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV) scheduled for market launch in early 2020. The Renegade PHEV will be produced alongside the Renegade and 500X full combustion… more
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  • Honda Quest True Adventure 2018 finalist announcement
    Oct 09, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Honda Quest True Adventure 2018 finalist…

    The 14 Finalists for Quest True Adventure 2018 have been notified that on the 18th of October, they will be stepping astride a brand new Honda CRF1000L DCT for a 10 day adventure of a lifetime. Just what it took to claim their seat was an intensive… more
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  • Hyundai misses podium finish in Wales Rally
    Oct 09, 2018 Motorsport

    Hyundai misses podium finish in Wales Rally

    Hyundai Motorsport has suffered a setback in its FIA World Rally Championship bid following a lacklustre performance at Wales Rally GB over the past weekend. Thierry Neuville salvaged a fifth-place finish after dropping down the classification… more
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  • Battle Lines drawn as BMW Series head to Zwartkops on 13 October 2018
    Oct 09, 2018 Motorsport

    Battle Lines drawn as BMW Series head to…

    Great anticipation exists as the popular Bridgestone BMW Club Racing Series gets ready for the penultimate round of their championship this coming weekend, Saturday, the 13th of October at the popular Zwartkops Raceway. This will be their third… more
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  • Eclipse Cross Wins Good Design Award 2018
    Oct 09, 2018 Motoring

    Eclipse Cross Wins Good Design Award 2018

    Mitsubishi Motors' Eclipse Cross compact SUV has been selected as a recipient of the Good Design Award 2018 run by the Japan Institute of Design Promotion. In selecting Eclipse Cross, the Good Design Award Committee rated its design highly,… more
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  • Remain positive through tough economic times
    Oct 09, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Remain positive through tough economic times

    Even with the hint of a recession, one needs to remain optimistic through these challenging times because we can clearly see there is a lot of investment going into businesses and into infrastructure. There is no reason to panic yet. This is… more
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  • L-R- Lentswe Modingwane  - Key Accounts Manager; Genevieve Naidoo - TMOD Manager; Samuel Berkatt - Labour Relations & Employee Engagement Manager; Graziella Guida - GM - Finance & IT (member of CTSA Exco); Billy Holmes - Regional Sales Manager
    Oct 09, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Continental Tyre SA certified Top Employer…

    2019 Top Employer certification undertaken by the Top Employers Institute in The Netherlands Recognises leading employers around the world that provide excellent employee conditions, nurture and develop talent Continental Tyre South Africa has been… more
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  • Finalists announced for 2018 SEMA Awards
    Oct 09, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Finalists announced for 2018 SEMA Awards

    Awards recognize the industry's top trend-setting vehicles and the accessories that make them cool SEMA Show exhibitors have cast their votes and selected the finalists for the SEMA Award, an honor presented to automakers to recognize the most… more
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  • Cummins and Isuzu plan to explore joint opportunities to deliver globally-competitive products.
    Oct 09, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Cummins and Isuzu sign Letter of Intent to…

    Cummins Inc. (NYSE: CMI) and Isuzu Motors Limited have announced that they have signed a Letter of Intent to jointly evaluate opportunities to deliver globally-competitive products. In the commercial vehicle space, power sources are increasingly… more
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  • Renault Board of Directors proposes the appointment of Mr. Thomas Courbe as Director
    Oct 09, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Renault Board of Directors proposes the…

    Mr. Pascal Faure, who has served on Groupe Renault’s Board of Directors as representative of the French State since February 2013, has decided to resign from his office as Director. During its meeting held on October 5, 2018, the Board of Directors,… more
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  • The Jeep® brand celebrates a new record with Juventus
    Oct 09, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    The Jeep® brand celebrates a new record with…

    The occasion for celebrating a fascinating, highly significant record is the delivery of the fleet of Jeep® SUVs which will accompany the team for the new season: follow this link for more photos of the day spent with the players. As the 2018-2019… more
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  • Groupe Renault and Newfund are investing in the startup Akoustic Arts to accelerate the development of its on-board directional speakers
    Oct 09, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Groupe Renault and Newfund are investing in…

    Groupe Renault and the fund Newfund announce their investment in the French startup Akoustic Arts, specialized in directional sound. This agreement paves the way for Renault and Akoustic Arts experts to collaborate on the integration of innovative… more
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  • NAACAM Show 2019: Calling all Exhibitors to Apply for Tech. Demo. Presentations
    Oct 09, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    NAACAM Show 2019: Calling all Exhibitors to…

    NAACAM Show Tech. Demos are an opportunity to showcase innovative South African solutions in the automotive component manufacture sector to the estimated 1 600 participants. Tech. Demos will be hosted in a prominent dedicated space in the exhibition… more
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  • Hyundai i30 N cars in Durban just passing by to Oz
    Oct 09, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Hyundai i30 N cars in Durban just passing by…

    Social media and online motoring sites were buzzing last week after pictures circulated of Hyundai i30 N models spotted in the Durban harbour. However, the i30 Ns were not destined for a local launch of the exciting performance model of Hyundai, but… more
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  • Voluntary code of conduct by the competition commission to guide operations in the south african vehicle repair, servicing and parts supply sectors
    Oct 08, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Voluntary code of conduct by the competition…

    NAAMSA to submit further proposals to the competition authorities NAAMSA represents the interests of vehicle manufacturers, importers and distributors in South Africa. The industry has considered the proposed Voluntary Code of Conduct by the… more
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  • The Eastern Cape follows Cape Town in its water crisis
    Oct 08, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    The Eastern Cape follows Cape Town in its…

    The redemption of Cape Town dam water levels has been met with marked relief. Day Zero was effectively kept at bay. Reportedly, dam levels in the Western Cape have continued to rise. According to Capetownetc.com, these levels have now pushed past… more
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  • 2018 Formula One Honda Japanese Grand Prix - Race - Sunday
    Oct 08, 2018 Motorsport

    2018 Formula One Honda Japanese Grand Prix -…

    Weather: sunny and dry, 28-29°C air, 35-39°C track Spectators and teams watched a hectic Grand Prix unfold at the epic Suzuka Circuit, with an eventful start of the race making an impact on Charles Leclerc's race outcome. Starting from 10th on the… more
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  • AAPEX 2018 Announces Let's Tech 20-Minute Presentations
    Oct 08, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    AAPEX 2018 Announces Let's Tech 20-Minute…

    Technology experts will take the Let’s Tech stage at AAPEX 2018 to give "TED Talk-style" presentations on the latest new products, tools and technologies and how they benefit automotive aftermarket businesses. AAPEX represents the $740 billion… more
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  • Headed to the SEMA Show? Support Motorsports at the SEMA PAC Reception
    Oct 08, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Headed to the SEMA Show? Support Motorsports…

    The 2018 midterm elections are just around the corner and your support for SEMA’s Political Action Committee (SEMA PAC) is critical. During the 2018 SEMA Show, you can stand up for your industry by backing SEMA PAC and the lawmakers who back you. On… more
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  • Vehicle fuel savings and emission reduction pointers
    Oct 08, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Vehicle fuel savings and emission reduction…

    Energy is a precious resource essential to modern society, economic growth and development. As energy demand grows, the cost of energy tends to rise. This is exactly what motorists have experienced in South Africa as a result of the rising price of… more
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  • While the President wants to create jobs labour policies destroy jobs
    Oct 08, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    While the President wants to create jobs…

    When it comes to the vital issue of job creation, the President says the right things and I believe that he is sincere. While business in general, big and small, are important in creating jobs, the President, on many occasions, has stressed the… more
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  • The Porsche 911 Speedster will go into production
    Oct 08, 2018 Motoring

    The Porsche 911 Speedster will go into…

    The concept study, presented during the 70th birthday of the sports car manufacturer, will be produced as a limited special edition: Porsche has decided to start producing the purist Porsche 911 Speedster in the first half of 2019. Exactly 1,948… more
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  • Palletways is taking Europe by storm
    Oct 08, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Palletways is taking Europe by storm

    Several exciting recent projects in Italy and the Iberian Peninsula show why innovative Imperial Logistics group company Palletways is rated as Europe’s largest and fastest growing express palletised network. Palletways has opened its fourth hub in… more
    250
  • CCMA and the key to procedural fairness
    Oct 08, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    CCMA and the key to procedural fairness

    In South Africa, stringent Labour Laws have created somewhat of a minefield for employers to navigate when it comes to disciplinary procedures. While protecting the rights of the employee is paramount, employers that are not completely up to date… more
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  • Mark Dommisse, National Chairperson of the National Automobile Dealers’ Association (NADA)
    Oct 05, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Proposed new automotive code of conduct will…

    According to Mark Dommisse, National Chairperson of the National Automobile Dealers’ Association (NADA), the proposed new Code of Conduct will have significant negative implications for the industry and a requirement for shared thinking is critical.… more
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  • Don't run out of time to book the African Advanced Manufacturing and Composites Show
  • Hot race at entry level for SA’S best pre-owned car
    Oct 05, 2018 Motoring

    Hot race at entry level for SA’S best…

    The winners of the 2018 Gumtree Auto Pre-Owned Awards will be announced on 8 October at a gala event in Johannesburg. Gumtree head of automotive Jeff Osborne says the awards acknowledge car brands which best hold their value, deliver reliable… more
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  • Tips for SA motorists in light of fuel price increases
    Oct 05, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    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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  • Your tracking device can help you save, despite increasing fuel prices
    Oct 05, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Your tracking device can help you save,…

    The largest single increase on the price of fuel was implemented at midnight, where motorists are now paying 99 cents more per litre for 93 octane, R1 more for 95 octane and R1.24 more per litre of diesel – with further increases still on the cards… more
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  • Richard Green, National Director of SAMBRA
    Oct 05, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Over R2 million in motor insurance claims…

    SAMBRA, the South African Motor Body Repair Association, a national body representing almost 1000 motor body repair businesses across South Africa and accounting for over 80% of all insured repair claims in the country, has issued an urgent alert to… more
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  • Maserati honoured for outstanding design: Readers of auto motor und sport put Ghibli first
    Oct 05, 2018 Motoring

    Maserati honoured for outstanding design:…

    The readers' choice "autonis - the best design novelty 2018" of auto motor und sport, the renowned German car magazine, is always a special indicator of the design capabilities of a car brand. During this year's prestigious vote, readers chose the… more
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  • ONLY R1 Deposit required if you buy a new OPEL
    Oct 05, 2018 Motoring

    ONLY R1 Deposit required if you buy a new…

    PLUS, OPEL will pay your monthly instalments until April 2019 - the best Christmas gift ever! OPEL's South African 35 strong dealership network has announced an amazing offer on 1000 selected OPEL models - you can buy an OPEL with only R1 deposit!… more
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  • Happy Birthday Mazda Southern Africa
    Oct 05, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Happy Birthday Mazda Southern Africa

    It has been 4-years since Mazda Southern Africa started operating from its Midrand based head office as an independent national sales company in October 2014. Since then MSA has successfully launched Mazda Financial Services, MFS Comprehensive… more
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  • Dewald Ranft, Chairman of the Motor Industry Workshop Association (MIWA)
    Oct 05, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Petrol goes up again – four tips to help…

    With petrol prices going 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… more
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  • Haval Outreach Expedition arrives in the Windy City
    Oct 05, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Haval Outreach Expedition arrives in the…

    The 2018 Haval Outreach Expedition recently arrived in the windy city of Port Elizabeth, marking the 7th stop on the journey. The six vehicles in the convoy joined up with a group of nearly 40 local Haval customers and the entire group made their… more
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  • Productivity month
    Oct 05, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Productivity month

    October marks Productivity Month in South Africa. Productivity SA, an Entity of the Department of Labour established in terms of section 31 of the Employment Services Act, No. 4 of 2014, with the mandate to promote employment growth and productivity… more
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  • Upcoming Events 5-30 October
    Oct 05, 2018 Motorsport

    Upcoming Events 5-30 October

    04.10.2018 FIA WORLD RALLY CHAMPIONSHIP, RALLY OF GREAT BRITAIN 07.10.2018 FIM GRAND PRIX WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP, THAILAND, CHANG INTERNATIONAL CIRCUIT 07.10.2018 FIA FORMULA ONE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP, JAPANESE GRAND PRIX, SUZUKA 12.10.2018 FIM WORLD… more
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  • MasterDrive Newsletter - 02 October 2018
    Oct 05, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    MasterDrive Newsletter - 02 October 2018

    MasterTips: 5 Wet weather driving mistakes to avoid With weather warnings of rain later this week, there comes increased probability of one’s vehicle skidding in the wet. These are MasterDrive’s top 5 tips to avoid traffic incidents in the wet… more
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  • What to expect at The Cape Automotive Forum
    Oct 04, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    What to expect at The Cape Automotive Forum

    The premier exhibition and conference for the automotive aftermarket in the Western Cape The Cape Automotive Forum conference and exhibition is less than a month away. With a top-class speaker line-up, tackling some of the hottest topics to the… more
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  • Mazda Announces Electrification and Connectivity Strategies for Cars That Invigorate Mind and Body
    Oct 04, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Mazda Announces Electrification and…

    Mazda has announced Electrification and Connectivity strategies based on the company's long-term vision for technology development, "Sustainable Zoom-Zoom 2030". This Mazda mission to preserve the beauty of the earth and enrich society and… more
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  • Renault at Paris Motor Show: 120 years of sustainable mobility for all
    Oct 04, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Renault at Paris Motor Show: 120 years of…

    A world first, Renault unveiled the EZ-ULTIMO concept, a premium and shared robo-vehicle, as well as its vision for the future of mobile premium content – an Augmented Editorial Experience (AEX) The New Kadjar, more attractive and comfortable than… more
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  • The all-new BMW 3 Series Sedan.
    Oct 04, 2018 Motoring

    The all-new BMW 3 Series Sedan

    The BMW 3 Series Sedan has epitomised the concept of sporty driving pleasure in the global premium midsize class for more than 40 years. Exuding dynamic design, agile handling, exceptional efficiency and innovative equipment features, it takes the… more
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  • MINI announces X-raid MINI JCW Team participation at 2019 Dakar.
    Oct 04, 2018 Motorsport

    MINI announces X-raid MINI JCW Team…

    Cyril Despres, Stéphane Peterhansel and Carlos Sainz join the MINI Family Three rally raid legends ready to take on the 2019 Dakar with MINI John Cooper Works Buggy cars Despres and Sainz to compete in MINI John Cooper Works Buggy at Rallye du… more
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  • BMW at the Mondial de l’Automobile Paris 2018.
    Oct 04, 2018 Motoring

    BMW at the Mondial de l’Automobile Paris…

    The latest results of BMW’s ongoing product offensive are taking centre stage at the brand’s Mondial de l’Automobile 2018 show stand in Paris. Emotion-packed design, pioneering technology and an even more richly engaging form of driving pleasure… more
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  • John-Ross Arends competes on International stage representing South Africa in Tint-Off Competition
    Oct 04, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    John-Ross Arends wins Bronze in…

    In an exciting first for South Africa, Cape Town-based John-Ross Arendse has brought home 3rd place in the International Tint Off Competition, held last week in San Antonio, Texas. Arendse competed in the hotly contested automotive window film… more
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  • All fans of Dacia!
    Oct 04, 2018 Motoring

    All fans of Dacia!

    Dacia announces the launch of the new 1.3 TCe petrol engine on Dusters Media Nav Evolution: a fluid experience and access to mobile applications An innovative design competition to choose the next Very Limited Sandero Stepway Series Record sales:… more
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  • Automechanika Ho Chi Minh City 2019 is confirmed with industry support from near and far
    Oct 04, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Automechanika Ho Chi Minh City 2019 is…

    Automechanika is one of the world's most prestigious trade fair brands for the automotive service industry, and next spring will see the show return once again to the very heart of Vietnam. With extended participation from international and local… more
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  • Sumitomo Rubber Unveils R970 million Tyre Production Facility in Ladysmith
    Oct 03, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Sumitomo Rubber Unveils R970 million Tyre…

    Sumitomo Rubber South Africa (PTY) LTD (SRSA), manufacturer of the popular Dunlop, Sumitomo and Falken tyre brands, officially launched its new, state-of-the-art Truck and Bus Radial (TBR) factory in Ladysmith, KwaZulu-Natal on Tuesday, 02 October… more
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  • Tenneco Announces Close of Federal-Mogul Acquisition
    Oct 03, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Tenneco Announces Close of Federal-Mogul…

    Tenneco Inc. (NYSE: TEN), one of the world’s leading designers, manufacturers and marketers of Ride Performance and Clean Air products and technology solutions for automotive and commercial vehicle original equipment markets and the aftermarket,… more
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  • Groupe Renault announces new, affordable electric vehicles and shares vision for new mobility experience
    Oct 03, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Groupe Renault announces new, affordable…

    New EV Model: global, affordable, electric, Renault K-ZE supports the Groupe Renault’s international expansion and will come first in China. Electrification: Hybrid and Plug-in Hybrid versions of Clio, Megane and Captur coming in Europe. New… more
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  • Supa Quick Modimolle sponsors inaugural Nylie Fees
    Oct 03, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Supa Quick Modimolle sponsors inaugural…

    Supa Quick Modimolle was the lead sponsor for the inaugural Nylie Fees, a festival designed to reignite the rural community of Modimolle, formerly Nylstroom, in Limpopo. The festival took place over the weekend of 14-16 September and attracted over… more
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  • Global minds at the African Advanced Manufacturing and Composites Show
  • Know your tyre guarantees, understand what is covered
    Oct 02, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Know your tyre guarantees, understand what…

    For those memorable and fun road-trips, your tyres’ condition should be as important as everything on your journey’s check-list. We know the road is long and full of uncertainty and good tyres should give you the freedom to drive. Quality and… more
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  •  Dutch team Nuon wins 2018 Sasol Solar Challenge with 4,030.4 km clocked between Pretoria and Stellenbosch
    Oct 02, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Dutch team Nuon wins 2018 Sasol Solar…

    The Dutch Nuon Solar team has won the 2018 Sasol Solar Challenge, clocking a distance of 4,030.4 kilometres on public roads from Pretoria to Stellenbosch. Arriving in Stellenbosch on Saturday after a tough final loop, they narrowly beat the Tokai… more
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  • ZF Aftermarket Brings Entire Product Portfolio to the 2018 Automotive Aftermarket Industry Week
    Oct 02, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    ZF Aftermarket Brings Entire Product…

    ZF, Lemförder, SACHS, TRW and Stabilus will be showcased at ZF Aftermarket booth 5062 ZF Gives attendees hands-on experience with the products inside and out By mastering the interaction of sensors, control units and vehicle motion control, ZF has… more
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  • Minority Unions and Organisational Rights
    Oct 02, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Minority Unions and Organisational Rights

    There have been a number of developments surrounding the issue as to whether a minority union in a workplace is entitled to organisational rights and more importantly how such a union can acquire rights. It is trite law that a minority union, which… more
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  • Groupe Renault records its best volume performance in 8 years
    Oct 02, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Groupe Renault records its best volume…

    In the first nine months of 2018, Groupe Renault passenger car + light commercial vehicle (PC + LCV) registrations increased by 6.5% to 531,541 units, the best volume in 8 years. In PC, Renault achieved its best volume performance since 2011. Dacia… more
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  • By David Porteous, Executive:  Avis Car Sales
    Oct 02, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    The best way to buy your first vehicle

    Your first vehicle purchase is an exciting milestone in your life. It means no longer being reliant on public transport or the favours of family and friends. It means being able to travel where you want, when you want. It also comes with the pride… more
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  • Tips from the experts on how to buy a pre-owned car
    Oct 02, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Tips from the experts on how to buy a…

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  • 40 Years of Mitsubishi pickup success
    Oct 02, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    40 Years of Mitsubishi pickup success

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  • Safe Travels: Continental Launches New Drive Axle Winter Tire for Coaches
    Oct 02, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Safe Travels: Continental Launches New Drive…

    The HDW2 COACH is available in size 295/80 R 22.5 High traction and brake force on snowy and icy roads ensure safe and efficient driving Performance significantly exceeds the requirements of the "Three-Peak Mountain Snowflake" certification (3PMSF)… more
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  • 3 October 1948 – the starting point on the road to becoming a global player
    Oct 02, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    3 October 1948 – the starting point on the…

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    Oct 02, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Entering a new era in electric mobility

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  • Announcing our distinguished speakers for the Eastern CapeAnnouncing our distinguished speakers for the Eastern Cape
    Oct 02, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Announcing our distinguished speakers for…

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  • Gunther Schmitz, Chairman of Right to Repair South Africa (R2RSA)
    Oct 02, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Right to Repair pushes for transformation…

    The good news for the motor sector is that despite the tough economic times facing South Africans more independent workshops are opening their doors with a growing number of these being black owned. On the downside, if there isn’t change in terms of… more
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  • GLTC tackles skills shortage head-on with merSETA-accredited training
    Oct 02, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    GLTC tackles skills shortage head-on with…

    Following the establishment of its merSETA accredited Training Centre end of 2017, Goscor Lift Truck Company (GLTC) has just put the last piece of the puzzle to its training revolution with the appointment of a merSETA-accredited trainer. To build a… more
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  • All-new Opel Combo coming to South Africa in March 2019 (and already scoops the 2019 International Van of the Year (IVOTY*) Award).
    Oct 02, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    All-new Opel Combo coming to South Africa in…

    More great news for Opel fans - Opel just announced that their range of Combo commercial vehicles will be brought to South Africa in early 2019. And, as if that wasn't good enough news, the Opel Combo Cargo has received the coveted IVOTY… more
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  • Jacki Condon, Managing Director of Apache Security Services
    Oct 02, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Strikes and their economic consequences

    After conducting intensive research* into the topic of strikes and labour unrest, the Mandela Initiative came to several conclusions. One of these was that the right to strike is made up of a delicate balance between the power of firms and the… more
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  • Dealer profitability: rethink needed
    Oct 02, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Dealer profitability: rethink needed

    Dealerships remain at the heart of the motor retail operating model, despite significant changes in the automotive landscape, driven by digital technology, OEMs (Original Equipment Manufacturers), and the overall economic environment in a country,… more
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  • G.U.D. Holdings tackles education with Sharks Academy sponsorship
    Oct 02, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    G.U.D. Holdings tackles education with…

    G.U.D. Holdings renewed their sponsorship of sports education bursaries at the Sharks Academy on 22 September 2018. G.U.D. Holdings Executives presented their sponsorship cheque to the Sharks Academy during the Cell C Sharks vs Xerox Golden Lions… more
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  • NAAMSA comment on the September 2018 industry new vehicle sales statistics
    Oct 01, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    NAAMSA comment on the September 2018…

    Commenting on the latest new vehicle sales statistics for the month of September, 2018 – the Association said that the latest domestic sales figures reflected a difficult and subdued economic environment. In contrast, monthly export sales had… more
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  • 2018 Haval South Africa Outreach Expedition arrives in Eastern Cape
    Oct 01, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    2018 Haval South Africa Outreach Expedition…

    The 2018 Haval Outreach Expedition is making its way from Johannesburg to Cape Town along the east coast of South Africa. After a quick stop in the Kruger National Park, the convoy turned south and headed for Sodwana. In Sodwana, the two 4x4 H9's in… more
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  • Jakkie Olivier, CEO of the Retail Motor Industry Organisation (RMI)
    Oct 01, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Motor industry underinsured – what this…

    The motor industry is underinsured, believes Ian Labram, Executive: Underwriting at Guardrisk Insurance Company Limited. “Traditionally this market is underinsured, choosing to focus on basic traditional insurances such as buildings and vehicles,… more
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  • 01 - Khaya Ndondo and Silimela (6th from left) and Silimela Lallie (in suit) during the official opening of their fitment centre in Centurion
    Oct 01, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Supa Quick’s latest franchise launch…

    The official launch of the Supa Quick Centurion Lifestyle fitment centre on Thursday, 27 September 2018 should be seen within the context of the automotive industry’s commitment to transformation, says Desirée van Niekerk, Supa Quick’s brand… more
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  • New exhibitor record and more visitors at the 25th Automechanika Frankfurt
    Oct 01, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    New exhibitor record and more visitors at…

    Automechanika Frankfurt concluded on 15 September following five trade fair days with a record number of exhibitors, more visitors than in 2016 and a new record for the amount of exhibition space. The event drew 136,000 trade visitors from 181… more
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  • Honda Added to the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index
    Oct 01, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Honda Added to the Dow Jones Sustainability…

    Honda Motor Co., Ltd. today announced that the company was selected for the second consecutive year as a component of the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index ("DJSI World"). The Dow Jones Sustainability Indices ("DJSI") serve as one of the key… more
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  • Fuel increases ‘catastrophic
    Oct 01, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Fuel increases ‘catastrophic

    Fuel users are facing unprecedented price increases in October. 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). "These increases are… more
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  • The SEMA Show App, Available Now, Enhanced for 2018
    Oct 01, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    SEMA eNews, Vol. 21, No. 39

    The SEMA Show App, Available Now, Enhanced for 2018 Veteran Showgoers know that creating a plan is key to making the most of their SEMA Show experience. With the new SEMA Show Mobile App, locating exhibitors anywhere at the Show, scanning products… more
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  • Winners Nuon Solar Team
    Oct 01, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Victory for team Nuon in Sasol Solar…

    Dutch team Nuon have won the 2018 Sasol Solar Challenge in Stellenbosch, clocking 4,030.4 km. Their close rivals from Japan, team Tokai, completed 3,941.4 km. The top SA team Tshwane University of Technology travelled a full 2,397 km on SA roads… more
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  • John Telford/Victor Ntsekhe Overall leaders Special Vehicle category -  Image:  Nadia Jordaan
    Oct 01, 2018 Motorsport

    New overall leaders in special vehicle…

    After five rounds of the South African Cross Country Series (SACCS) and with only one round to go, the Special Vehicle category has new overall leaders and with only two points separating the leading two teams, the title can go either way at the… more
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  • SEMA Show attendees benefit by registering before OCT. 12 DEADLINE
    Oct 01, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    SEMA Show attendees benefit by registering…

    Registering early saves time and money, and makes the SEMA Show experience more productive The early registration deadline for the 2018 SEMA Show is approaching, giving qualified attendees a chance to save time and money. Buyers from the United… more
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  • South Africa is making slow progress on economic transformation, but there is work to be done, B-BBEE Commission
    Oct 01, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    South Africa is making slow progress on…

    Broad-based black economic empowerment in South Africa is moving in the right direction, but too slowly, said Zodwa Ntuli, Acting Commissioner of the Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment Commission (B-BBEE Commission), on Wednesday, 26 September.… more
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  • Successful dealer performance programme shows National Automobile Dealers’ Association’s commitment to industry performance
    Oct 01, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Successful dealer performance programme…

    Highly successful dealer programme, provides opportunities for dialogue with like-minded industry experts and retail dealership management Critical trends and industry innovations shared New line-up of sponsors for the 2018/19 programme The National… more
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  • Chavismo: The latest socialist failure
    Oct 01, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Chavismo: The latest socialist failure

    The tragedy unfolding in Venezuela serves to prove a point long-settled by the failures of communist China, the USSR, Cambodia, Zimbabwe etc. We have known for some time that a mixture of massive government spending, nationalisation of business,… more
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  • Haval South Africa opens new dealership in Shelly Beach
    Oct 01, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Haval South Africa opens new dealership in…

    Haval South Africa has opened a new dealership located on Izotsha road in Shelly Beach, KZN. The 2018 Haval South Africa Outreach Expedition convoy stopped at the new dealership as the six vehicles made their way through the area, giving media and… more
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  • Auto Alert October 2018
    Oct 01, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Auto Alert October 2018

    Ciao Sergio During its history of more than a century, the global motor industry has numbered many charismatic and influential personalities among its leaders. It is generally accepted that Gottlieb Daimler was the pioneering visionary at the end of… more
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  • The Phoenix October 2018
    Oct 01, 2018 The Phoenix

    The Phoenix October 2018

    September is supposed to mean rejuvenation, growth and all-round happiness. Poets are also inspired by spring, as they unleash their quills, rejoicing about trees sprouting, birds singing, breezes blowing, and temperatures pleasing Spring has Sprung… more
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  • Brett Garland
    Sep 28, 2018 Motorsport

    AutObarn SuperHatch Round 7 Zwartkops 13th…

    Its back to the home circuit Zwartkops for many of the AutObarn SuperHatch drivers for the penultimate Round in the series Brett Garland heads up class A, Louis Scholtz class B and is overall series leader, with Almero van Eck leading class C, but… more
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  •  GIBB Project Manager, Nico Pienaar
    Sep 28, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Motherwell Passenger Rail a potential boon…

    Designed by GIBB Engineering and Architecture, the Motherwell Passenger Rail Corridor (MPRC) in the Eastern Cape is one of PRASA’s largest rail projects. The MPRC, when constructed will be a major benefit for Port Elizabeth and could lead to other… more
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  • Haval South Africa: giving back where its needed most
    Sep 28, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Haval South Africa: giving back where its…

    Haval South Africa is taking huge strides in the local market - not only with its vehicles, but also by getting involved with local communities and non-profit organisations. This week Haval donated much-needed equipment and supplies to Wylie House… more
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  • The Cummins Filtration coolant and air filtration production plant in Woodmead is the most modern globally
    Sep 28, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Cummins Filtration Africa Middle East…

    Cummins Filtration’s coolant and air filtration production plant in Woodmead, Johannesburg is the most modern in the Cummins Group globally. Apart from producing products of world-class quality, the facility also prides itself on its exemplary… more
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  • The launch of the 2018 pedestrian visibility campaign took place at the Lompec Secondary School in Mamelodi, east of Pretoria. Standing with some of the learners who received their high-visibility sashes are (from left to right) Mr Neale Hill, Ford Motor Company South Africa Managing Director, Mr Collins Khumalo, CEO of the Automobile Association (AA), and Mr Jefias Moyo, Headmaster of Lompec Secondary School.
    Sep 27, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Ford and AA Launch 2018 #ISeeYou Pedestrian…

    Second year of #ISeeYou campaign to raise awareness of pedestrians regarding importance of visibility in low light Aims to educate 25 0000 commuters at local taxi ranks, distribution of informative hand-outs and media exposure to reduce pedestrian… more
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  • Jakkie Olivier, CEO of the Retail Motor Industry Organisation (RMI)
    Sep 27, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Safety critical components in your car –…

    Believe it or not there are many safety critical components that make up your car and the maintenance of these has to be done, says Jakkie Olivier, CEO of the Retail Motor Industry Organisation (RMI). “Our roads are plagued with unroadworthy… more
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  • The much anticipated All-New Renault DUSTER redefines tough
    Sep 27, 2018 Motoring

    The much anticipated All-New Renault DUSTER…

    The All-New Renault Duster is here, and it's obvious to see why it's been deemed 'The unstoppable SUV' with - All-New exterior styling that matches its more robust character Totally enhanced interior design with high-quality finishes and added… more
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  • Choosing the right car for you
    Sep 27, 2018 Motoring

    Choosing the right car for you

    Whether it's a compact, zooty little number with lots of spunk, or something tough and rugged that allows you to channel your inner Chuck Norris, with so many vehicle models on the market today, choosing a new car can sometimes prove quite… more
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  • Martina Biene is the new Head of the Volkswagen Brand in South Africa, effective 1 October 2018.
    Sep 27, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Biene appointed as the Head of the…

    With 16 years of experience in the Volkswagen Group, Martina Biene will assume her new role at the beginning of October Biene replaces Carla Wentzel who has been appointed as the Group Managing Director of Volkswagen Group Ireland Martina Biene, who… more
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  • MEYLE-HD hybrid engine mounts combine high-tech materials for improved quality
    Sep 27, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    MEYLE-HD hybrid engine mounts combine…

    Durability and comfort through a combination of polyurethane and Polyelast® In comparison to the OE part, technically optimised engine mount with 4 years warranty Worldwide Car Park coverage of 500,000 vehicles The new MEYLE-HD hybrid engine mount… more
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  • Recent Poll Reveals: 55% of South Africans would buy an electric car
    Sep 27, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Recent Poll Reveals: 55% of South Africans…

    South African motorists — widely regarded as petrol heads, who place performance and value for money above everything else — have traditionally favoured the internal combustion engine. But now, thanks to the rising cost of fuel, motorists are… more
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  • BMW Motorrad at INTERMOT 2018
    Sep 27, 2018 Motoring

    BMW Motorrad at INTERMOT 2018

    Even before the 2018 season draws to a close, BMW Motorrad is already providing a taste of what will come in the following model year at the INTERMOT motorcycle show in Cologne from 3 – 7 October by presenting two motorshow premieres. BMW Motorrad… more
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  • AAPEX 2018 Expands Focus on Technology
    Sep 26, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    AAPEX 2018 Expands Focus on Technology

    AAPEX is expanding several programs at this year’s event in a continued effort to spotlight the impact of technology on the automotive aftermarket and prepare attendees for the opportunities and challenges ahead. AAPEX represents the $740 billion… more
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  • Borg Warner turbocharger
    Sep 26, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Turbo Direct is awarded the full…

    BorgWarner Turbo Systems is a leading supplier of innovative turbocharging systems and a competent partner to the automotive industry worldwide TurboDirect S.A adds another international blue-chip brand to its stable of famous brands with their… more
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  • Prototype Tech Quickly Warns Drivers of Accidents Ahead, Could Help Clear Way for Emergency Vehicles to Save Lives
    Sep 26, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Prototype Tech Quickly Warns Drivers of…

    Ford and Vodafone are testing connected vehicle tech that can automatically warn other drivers of accidents ahead and shows how to get out of the way of emergency vehicles Getting help to road accident victims more quickly significantly improves… more
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  • On Location Pictures: The all-new BMW X4 national media launch.
    Sep 26, 2018 Motoring

    On Location Pictures: The all-new BMW X4…

    The all-new BMW X4 national media launch. more
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  • Fiat Professional produces an amazing array of different configurations for the Ducato light commercial vehicle
    Sep 26, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Fiat Professional produces an amazing array…

    Fiat Professional produces an amazing array of different configurations for the Ducato light commercial vehicle at Sevel (Società Europea Veicoli Leggeri) in Atessa, Val di Sangro, Italy - the largest light commercial vehicle plant in Europe. This… more
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  • Groupe Renault is launching “Advanced Battery Storage”, the biggest energy stationary storage system from electric vehicle (EV) batteries in Europe
    Sep 26, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Groupe Renault is launching “Advanced…

    #Energytransition Groupe Renault is announcing the launch of its “Advanced Battery Storage” program, which aims to build the biggest energy stationary storage system using EV batteries ever designed in Europe by 2020 (power: 70 MW / energy: 60MWh).… more
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  • Opel only German brand among most reliable car brands to own and maintain in SA
    Sep 26, 2018 Motoring

    Opel only German brand among most reliable…

    The New World Wealth has released its 2018 Car Maintenance Index, putting the spotlight on the most reliable cars in South Africa. Opel is the only German brand in the Top 5, with the balance being Japanese. The Johannesburg-based global market… more
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  • The “Lego’ type rubber ballistic blocks that have been stacked to create a wall to insulate the indoor training facility and shooting range.
    Sep 26, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Van Dyck Floors takes a shot at innovative…

    Ongoing innovation at Van Dyck Floors and Mathe Group’s truck tyre recycling plant in Hammarsdale has delivered another new product made from recycled rubber crumb – large rubber blocks that can safely stop bullets in indoor shooting ranges! Dr… more
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  • Have you thought about your pre-holiday car check yet?
    Sep 26, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Have you thought about your pre-holiday car…

    Every year hundreds of accidents happen on our roads during the holiday season. With December just around the corner, Dewald Ranft, Chairman of the Motor Industry Workshop Association (MIWA), an affiliate association of the Retail Motor Industry… more
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  • Southern Africa business leaders award finalists are named
    Sep 26, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Southern Africa business leaders award…

    Four Southern African finalists have been announced for the Company of the Year category at the 2018 All Africa Business Leaders Awards (AABLA™). The regional finalists for the Award, which is sponsored by the Hollard Insurance Group, were announced… more
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  • Haval Outreach Expedition kicks off in Johannesburg
    Sep 26, 2018 Motoring

    Haval Outreach Expedition kicks off in…

    Refined luxury Advanced Safety Superior Comfort The 2018 Haval Outreach Expedition kicked off in Johannesburg earlier this month with a convoy of two Haval H9s, two Haval H6Cs one Haval H2 and a GWM Steed 5E as the support vehicle. The journey runs… more
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  • MasterDrive Newsletter - 25 September 2018
    Sep 26, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    MasterDrive Newsletter - 25 September 2018

    MasterTips: Safety air vest system proven Air vest systems protect your body parts and organs to minimise severe injuries or prevent death caused by unexpected high-speed impacts. Derek Kirkby had firsthand experience of this while wearing his.… more
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  • Wealthy people across Africa set their hearts on giving more to skills, training and education
    Sep 26, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Wealthy people across Africa set their…

    Job creation, training and education rank as the leading causes wealthy Africans are striving to support, according to the 2018 Wealth Report published by Knight Frank, Standard Bank Wealth and Investment’s global property consulting partner. While… more
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  • Steel industry: President Ramaphosa's agenda undermined
    Sep 26, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Steel industry: President Ramaphosa's agenda…

    As reported by Bloomberg, President Ramaphosa recently urged businesses to play a part in reducing rising unemployment, to “try everything they can to avoid retrenchments, and in a way put a moratorium on retrenchments so that (South Africa) can… more
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  • Japanese pull away from the Dutch and South African team overtakes the Swiss
    Sep 26, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Japanese pull away from the Dutch and South…

    South African team TUT overtakes international solar car for first time in 2018 event Graaff-Reinet, South Africa Top contenders Nuon and Tokai have been neck and neck for the first three days of the Sasol Solar Challenge, until Tuesday. For the… more
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  • Further into the mire of socialism
    Sep 26, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Further into the mire of socialism

    Reality can be avoided for only so long. The South African economy has slipped into its first technical recession since 2009. Cyril Ramaphosa’s confidence in growth for the economy has proven hollow. Without a change in the size and the amount of… more
    482
  • Top young innovators to compete at Sema Show
    Sep 26, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Top young innovators to compete at Sema Show

    SEMA Launch Pad Top 10 finalists selected by public via online vote The top 10 innovators in the 2018 SEMA Launch Pad powered by YEN program have been announced and advance to the final stage of the contest, a live product-pitching event held at the… more
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  • Franchise surveys reflect both the challenges and the resilience of the sector
    Sep 25, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Franchise surveys reflect both the…

    In our volatile environment that throws socio, economic and political curve balls on an almost daily basis, the Franchise Association of South Africa’s latest franchise survey, sponsored by Sanlam, shows that, of all the business formats and across… more
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  • Double Cape victory puts Keagan Masters within championship reach
    Sep 25, 2018 Motorsport

    Double Cape victory puts Keagan Masters…

    The eighth round of the Sasol GTC Championship saw Keagan Masters deliver a knock-out blow to his title rivals by taking his Volkswagen Advanced Driving Golf GTi to a double victory in the GTC2 class while teammate Adrian Wood banked two podium… more
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  • Polo Cup Drama at Killarney
    Sep 25, 2018 Motorsport

    Polo Cup Drama at Killarney

    2018 title chase will go all the way to the wire Two top title contenders share the day's race victories Youngster Daniel Duminy sets the day's quickest lap time The 2018 Engen Polo Cup title chase became a two-driver duel at the Western Cape… more
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  • Points payday for Signature Motorsport Polo Cup Team
    Sep 25, 2018 Motorsport

    Points payday for Signature Motorsport Polo…

    Review: Engen Polo Cup, Rd 7 – Killarney Raceway – 22nd September Signature Motorsport’s Clinton Bezuidenhout clinched a sackful of points at the penultimate round of the Engen Polo Cup held at Cape Town’s Killarney Raceway on Saturday. Both Darren… more
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  • Gennaro Bonafede’s Killarney podium keeps title hopes alive
    Sep 25, 2018 Motorsport

    Gennaro Bonafede’s Killarney podium keeps…

    The Sasol GTC Racing Team endured a character-building weekend at round eight of the Sasol GTC Championship held at Killarney on Saturday. Championship challenger Gennaro Bonafede raced his BMW GTC racing car to third place in the second race, after… more
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  • Nuon retakes the lead and bad weather forecasts slows down South African team
    Sep 25, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Nuon retakes the lead and bad weather…

    Day 3 Late penalties place Tokai third and stormy weather prompts difficult decisions Gariep Dam, South Africa With only a minute in it, Dutch team Nuon have retaken the lead from the Japanese in the third day of the 2018 Sasol Solar Challenge. Both… more
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  • Sorin Cheran, Technology Strategist, PhD, Hewlett Packard Enterprise
    Sep 25, 2018 Motorsport

    Why the Aston Martin Red Bull F1 team…

    The Aston Martin Red Bull Racing team faces a great deal more IT challenges than your average enterprise. Not many IT teams have to rebuild their data center 21 times each year and spin it up in a matter of hours. Not many data centers are packed up… more
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  • Door to door success
    Sep 25, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Door to door success

    Based in Cape Town, Trish Burr’s online embroidery shop caters to a niche customer base around the world. Top-quality products and exceptional customer service are meaningless if you can’t get your packages into your customers’ hands, which is why… more
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  • Submit your tax returns and avoid penalties
    Sep 25, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Submit your tax returns and avoid penalties

    The closing date for tax return submissions is fast approaching. With 31 October a mere six weeks away, the South African Revenue Services (SARS) is urging companies and individuals with outstanding tax returns to comply. Stefani du Preez, Director… more
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  • Groupe Renault unveils France's first Smart Island on Belle-Île-En-Mer
    Sep 25, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Groupe Renault unveils France's first Smart…

    Groupe Renault, Morbihan Energie, Les Cars Bleus and Enedis have joined forces to create FlexMob’île, an innovative programme aimed at accompanying the energy transition on the French island of Belle-Île-en-Mer. This smart electric ecosystem is… more
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  • From left to right:  Eskom Development Foundation Chairman, Mr Chose Choeu, Eskom Development Foundation CEO, Mr Cecil Ramonotsi, Professor Nel, Professor Mokgalong and Eskom Contractor Academy graduates who received their certificates at the graduation ceremony held at the Eskom Academy of Learning in Midrand this week.
    Sep 25, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Eskom academy upskills black small business…

    One hundred and seventy six (176) Eskom contractors and suppliers from around the country graduated today after completing the eight-month Eskom Contractor Academy. The group received their certificates today at a ceremony held at the Eskom Academy… more
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  • Honda Quest True Adventure 2018 announces semi-finalists
    Sep 25, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Honda Quest True Adventure 2018 announces…

    It's almost time for Honda Quest True Adventure 2018 Boot Camp to kick off. After meticulously working through more than 1000 entries, the organisers of Honda Quest True Adventure have selected the 30 semi-finalists. Boot Camp will take place in… more
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  • Cummins Filtration uses the latest technologies and complies with national and international fuel-filtration standards
    Sep 25, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Transerve Filtration appointed as Cummins…

    Cummins Filtration is pleased to announce the recent appointment of mining and construction filtration specialist Transerve Filtration as a Distributor Dealer, with full use of Cummins Filtration, and Cummins-owned original-equipment manufacturer… more
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  • TECH LEADER: Jendamark Automation managing director Quinton Uren has been named a finalist in the Industrialist of the Year category for the All African Business Leaders Awards. He will represent Southern Africa at the overall continental awards ceremony on November 29.
    Sep 25, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Jendamark MD to vie for prestigious African…

    Quinton Uren flies Nelson Mandela Bay flag high PORT ELIZABETH – QUINTON Uren, managing director of Port Elizabeth-based global technology company Jendamark Automation, was named a finalist in the prestigious All Africa Business Leaders Awards at an… more
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  • Exhibitor Update - 36 Days Until 2018 SEMA Show Opens
    Sep 25, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Exhibitor Update - 36 Days Until 2018 SEMA…

    With the 2018 SEMA Show about six weeks away, Show management’s exhibitor update provides companies with the latest news and key deadlines, including early-bird and advance rates available for several booth services, as well as checklists to keep… more
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  • A LiDAR Revolution: RoboSense Launches Intelligent Autonomous Driving LiDAR System with “Gaze” Function Similar to Human Eyes
    Sep 25, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    A LiDAR Revolution: RoboSense Launches…

    RoboSense http://www.robosense.ai, a leader in LiDAR awareness technology solutions, announced today the revolutionary RS-IPLS Intelligent Perception LiDAR system, the first hardware and software algorithm based solution for the mass production of… more
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  •  The new BMW Z4
    Sep 25, 2018 Motoring

    The new BMW Z4

    The classical roadster, reinterpreted and sportier than ever: new BMW Z4 fuses typical sports car dynamism with emotion-packed design, an exclusive ambience and advanced equipment features. Unadulterated driving pleasure meets state-of-the-art… more
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  • An ecstatic Lindiwe Zikalala with her new SABAT Ford Ranger. Competition runners-up Thabo Tlou and PJ Schutte received R20 000 each
    Sep 21, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Tears of joy for SABAT Batteries Ford Ranger…

    There were tears of joy and cries of “praise God” yesterday (Thursday) as Lindiwe Zikalala won the highly modified SABAT Ford Ranger worth approximately R1-million in the final of a nationwide competition organised by SABAT Batteries. Zikalala, a… more
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  • Only 2 weeks to go! Last chance to exhibit at Manufacturing Indaba Eastern Cape
    Sep 21, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Only 2 weeks to go! Last chance to exhibit…

    HAVE YOU BOOKED YOUR EXHIBITION STAND? With their tightly focused profiles and carefully targeted audiences, exhibitions are highly cost-effective sales and marketing platforms. Participate in the 1-day manufacturing exhibition in Port Elizabeth and… more
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  • Nearly 5,000 to Participate in Auto Value and Bumper to Bumper Festive Walk to AAPEX 2018
    Sep 21, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Nearly 5,000 to Participate in Auto Value…

    On Thursday, Nov. 1, nearly 5,000 Auto Value and Bumper to Bumper automotive professionals wearing matching yellow shirts will begin their festive walk from the Mirage hotel to AAPEX 2018 at the Sands Expo, temporarily shutting down the busy Las… more
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  • CYMOT SATURDAYS! The early bird gets the worm
    Sep 21, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    CYMOT SATURDAYS! The early bird gets the worm

    That’s is why selected CYMOT branches are now opening at 8am every Saturday, for all you early birdies. more
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  • 2019 HONDA HR-V - Refreshed crossover even more appealing than before
    Sep 21, 2018 Motoring

    2019 HONDA HR-V - Refreshed crossover even…

    Comprehensive update builds on the success of outgoing model Unique combination of SUV, MPV and coupé characteristics Fresh styling adds new visual appeal Enhanced interior delivers on comfort and convenience Tried and trusted drivetrain choices… more
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  • Continental Presents Volvo FH as Demo Truck at IAA Commercial Vehicles
    Sep 21, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Continental Presents Volvo FH as Demo Truck…

    New ContiConnect driver app installed in TomTom display in driver's cab The Volvo FH 6x2 offers first-class handling, exceptional comfort and excellent cost-efficiency With tires, sensors, air springs and hoses from Continental from a single source… more
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  • Jeep® Cherokee: 44 years of unique models in the automotive industry
    Sep 21, 2018 Motoring

    Jeep® Cherokee: 44 years of unique models in…

    Few names in Jeep® history are more iconic or evoke more emotion than Cherokee. It's a name thatrepresents 44 years of history and almost four million units sold worldwide. The charming Sicilian scenery, which is currently playing host to the… more
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  • Sinawe Fund’s growth equity will boost black businesses and transform Imperial Logistics’ supplier base
    Sep 21, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Sinawe Fund’s growth equity will boost black…

    Imperial Logistics’ “Sinawe” enterprise and supplier development (ESD) fund will grow and develop two black-owned small businesses and has enabled the transformation of a white-owned transport company. The supply chain and logistics leader… more
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  • Right to Repair SA gears up for year ahead
    Sep 21, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Right to Repair SA gears up for year ahead

    Right to Repair SA (R2RSA), a Section 21, not-for-profit company, specifically formed to champion the Right to Repair campaign initially launched in 2013, has appointed Gunther Schmitz as its Chairman effective 23 August. Schmitz has been involved… more
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  • Autopromotec Blog News - September 2018
    Sep 20, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Autopromotec Blog News - September 2018

    The EU Commission’s mobility package: “vision zero” Mobile “sentinels” to boost infrastructure safety Aftermarket, this is how new technologies will transform car repair services Automotive diagnostic technology, a 52.7 billion dollars industry by… more
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  • Bad faith public participation in EWC hearings a travesty of participatory democracy
    Sep 20, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Bad faith public participation in EWC…

    The Free Market Foundation’s (FMF) exclusion from the expropriation without compensation (EWC) parliamentary hearings is an affront to South Africa’s participatory democracy and the land rights struggle. No other person or organisation comes close… more
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  • RMI gets in on the action - 2018 Gumtree World RX
    Sep 20, 2018 Motorsport

    RMI gets in on the action - 2018 Gumtree…

    The Retail Motor Industry Organisation (RMI) is excited to announce that it will be proudly partnering with Gumtree World RX of South Africa 2018. Jakkie Olivier, CEO of RMI, says this action-packed weekend of racing is a highlight for the motor… more
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  • The People’s Side Bae, Skhumba, introduces OLX Pre-Loved Parking Lot
    Sep 20, 2018 Motoring

    The People’s Side Bae, Skhumba, introduces…

    SA’s renowned funny man, Skhumba Hlophe AKA “The People’s Side Bae”, has taken to the parking lot to share some tricks and hacks that can help car owners and soon-to-be drivers with their vehicles. From his unique car washing technique to fuel… more
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  • Continental presents ContiConnect™ Live at IAA Commercial Vehicles
    Sep 20, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Continental presents ContiConnect™ Live at…

    App-based monitoring of commercial vehicles’ tire data in real time Integration into the displays of telematics systems from Daimler Fleetboard and TomTom Telematics Market launch from Q2 2019 Continental, technology company and manufacturer of… more
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  • Secure your accommodation for the African Advanced Manufacturing and Composites Show
    Sep 20, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Secure your accommodation for the African…

    The first ever African Advanced Manufacturing and Composites Show will take place in the city of Port Elizabeth in South Africa. more
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  • Ctrack helps power Sasol Solar Challenge
    Sep 20, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Ctrack helps power Sasol Solar Challenge

    Telematics and vehicle tracking specialists, Ctrack, are providing real-time visibility to local and international competitors taking part in this year’s Sasol Solar Challenge. As a proud event partner, the company is providing a combination of… more
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  • CeMAT RUSSIA: Growing demand for intralogistics solutions in Russia
    Sep 20, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    CeMAT RUSSIA: Growing demand for…

    Featuring some 200 exhibitors, CeMAT RUSSIA began its three-day run on 19 September. All signs are positive, also thanks to the steadily growing demand for intralogistics solutions in Russia. According to the German Engineering Federation (VDMA),… more
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  • Connectivity initiative leads to first applications
    Sep 20, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Connectivity initiative leads to first…

    VDW launches umati brand for standard interface VDW Chairman Dr. Heinz-Jürgen Prokop unveiled the new umati brand at AMB Stuttgart. This should give greater visibility to the industry initiative Connectivity for Industry 4.0 which was launched… more
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  • Understanding the increasingly sophisticated customer: Ask Afrika Orange Index winners to be announced soon
    Sep 20, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Understanding the increasingly sophisticated…

    Quality of service can make or break the reputation of a brand or organisation. This is especially the case when there is little differentiation between product offerings within a brand category. The 2018/19 Ask Afrika Orange Index Awards taking… more
    563
  • Meet Renault EZ-PRO: a robo-vehicle AND a concierge for last mile delivery
    Sep 20, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Meet Renault EZ-PRO: a robo-vehicle AND a…

    #INNOVATIONbyRenault Groupe Renault brings its last-mile delivery vision to life with Renault EZ-PRO, an autonomous delivery concept featuring shared customizable robo-pods. EZ-PRO keeps a field-based human concierge for special deliveries and… more
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  • Achieving the elusive 6 per cent growth rate
    Sep 20, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Achieving the elusive 6 per cent growth rate

    In 2005, former President Mbeki committed his government to an economic growth target of 6 per cent, but only after 2010. For the interim five years a more modest target of 4.5 per cent was envisaged. These targets were achievable, and even more,… more
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  • AAPEX 2018 Mobile App Helps Navigate Show
    Sep 19, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    AAPEX 2018 Mobile App Helps Navigate Show

    AAPEX has introduced its 2018 Mobile App that provides everything to help attendees plan for and navigate this year’s event taking place Tuesday, Oct. 30 through Thursday, Nov.1, at the Sands Expo in Las Vegas. To plan for AAPEX, attendees can use… more
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  • Third place winners are from left, Petrus Venter, Stefan de Wet and Johannes van Heerden. With them is Isuzu Motors Limited Senior Executive, Haruyasu Thanishige.
    Sep 19, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Isuzu Technicians Take Podium Position at…

    It's official, South Africa has some of the best bakkie technicians in the world. The Isuzu South Africa team came third out of 24 participating countries in the Light Commercial Vehicle Division of the 2018 Isuzu World Technical Competition, known… more
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  • Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 3 SUV fitted on Audi e-tron in San Francisco
    Sep 19, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 3 SUV fitted on…

    Goodyear ultra-high performing tyres are chosen for Audi's first ever electric SUV Audi revealed its e-tron earlier today, which is the first fully electric SUV to be commercialised by the German car manufacturer. Goodyear has supplied this… more
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  • This Heritage Day We Celebrate Braaivleis, Rugby, Sunny Skies and Tiger Wheel & Tyre
    Sep 19, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    This Heritage Day We Celebrate Braaivleis,…

    On 24 September we celebrate the colourful heritage of this one-of-a-kind country and the many wonderful things that are uniquely South African, like biltong, boerewors, braaivleis, the name 'bakkie' and the best retail wheel and tyre chain in the… more
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  • The all-new BMW X4 now available in South Africa
    Sep 19, 2018 Motoring

    The all-new BMW X4 now available in South…

    The all-new BMW X4 (fuel consumption combined: 9.2 – 5.6 l/100 km]; CO2 emissions combined: 210 – 148 g/km)* makes its mark by delivering individuality, dynamism and innovation in far greater doses. It is here to write the next chapter in the… more
    515
  • Don’t drive with worn shocks, warns MIWA
    Sep 19, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Don’t drive with worn shocks, warns MIWA

    Worn shock absorbers seriously compromise a car’s handling and safety on the road. But because shock absorbers wear out gradually, motorists often adjust unconsciously to the change in their vehicle’s handling, unaware of the danger they’re in due… more
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  • 13% of drivers use dangerous summer tyres in autumn rain: Nokian Tyres’ SnapSkan service reveals the truth about tyres’ condition
    Sep 19, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    13% of drivers use dangerous summer tyres in…

    SnapSkan is a ground-breaking digital tyre checking service developed by Nokian Tyres. All summer, SnapSkan has measured car tyres in the largest Finnish cities. Worryingly, up to 13% of the cars examined are equipped with poor summer tyres. In… more
    517
  • Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi and google join forces on next-generation infotainment
    Sep 19, 2018 Motoring

    Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi and google join…

    World’s leading automotive Alliance signs a global multiyear agreement to partner with Google to equip Renault, Nissan and Mitsubishi vehicles with intelligent infotainment systems The Alliance will utilize Android, world’s most popular operating… more
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  • Sep 19, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Flexible working the most sought after…

    Parents will increasingly demand flexible working options from employers to enable them to spend more time with their family, new research from workspace provider Regus suggests. The survey found that 85% of working parents would forfeit other… more
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  • SKF Product Information - Audi TT
    Sep 19, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    SKF Product Information - Audi TT

    SKF is offering a consistent range for the Audi TT. Download Production Information Sheet below for more information. SKF Product Information more
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  • MasterDrive Newsletter - 18 September 2018
    Sep 19, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    MasterDrive Newsletter - 18 September 2018

    MasterTips: Driving through a lightning storm [Watch] As we enjoy spring, frequent (hopefully) and normally thunderous storms can soon be expected. This is what you need to know if you are caught in the car when one of these storms happens.… more
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  • The new BMW R 1250 GS and the new BMW R 1250 RT
    Sep 19, 2018 Motoring

    The new BMW R 1250 GS and the new BMW R 1250…

    The new BMW R 1250 GS and R 1250 RT – the fascination of travel and touring in a new dimension of engine power. For more than 35 years, the flat-twin boxer engine in the BMW Motorrad GS and RT models has stood for distinctive, powerful and reliable… more
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  • Durban Automotive Cluster Newsletter 2
    Sep 18, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Durban Automotive Cluster Newsletter 2

    A FOCUS ON DRIVING SKILLS DEVELOPMENT IN THE AUTOMOTIVE SECTOR The second newsletter for the Durban Automotive Cluster (DAC) for 2018 has been released and is available for download off our website. This exciting edition of the newsletter focusses… more
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  • Sasol GTC Championship revved up for penultimate round at Killarney Raceway
    Sep 18, 2018 Motorsport

    Sasol GTC Championship revved up for…

    The eighth and penultimate round of the Sasol GTC Championship sees the battle for the 2018 title continue unabated between the three season-long rivals, Michael Stephen, Gennaro Bonafede and Simon Moss. The trio has earned ten victories from the 14… more
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  • 2018 Festival of Motoring presented by WesBank boasts record attendance and thrills for show visitors at annual motoring extravaganza
    Sep 18, 2018 Motoring

    2018 Festival of Motoring presented by…

    The Festival of Motoring, held from the 31 August to 2 September, proved bigger and better than ever before. The Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit hosted the third annual festival since 2016. The only national, industry-supported auto show, drew a record… more
    510
  • Cummins emerges a major winner at 2018 Gender Mainstreaming Awards
    Sep 18, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Cummins emerges a major winner at 2018…

    Cummins Africa Middle East (AME) emerged a major winner at the Gender Mainstreaming Awards at the Ticketpro Dome in Northgate, Johannesburg on Thursday 13 September. The awards are an initiative of the Business Engage Association NPC, sponsored by… more
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  • Mother City to host Engen Polo Cup Championship again
    Sep 18, 2018 Motorsport

    Mother City to host Engen Polo Cup…

    Title chase wide open at season's penultimate event Four drivers could leave circuit as championship leader High speed chess games expected in both races The 2018 Engen Polo Cup travelling show will perform at the Western Cape Killarney circuit for… more
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  • New sponsorship of car Of The Year 2019
    Sep 18, 2018 Motoring

    New sponsorship of Car Of The Year 2019

    We are elated to announce that AutoTrader will be the official headline sponsor for the 2019 South African Car Of The Year Competition. The Guild, and the media as a whole, is adjusting to the movement and trend away from print media towards digital… more
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  • New exhibitor record and more visitors at the 25th Automechanika Frankfurt
    Sep 18, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    New exhibitor record and more visitors at…

    Automechanika Frankfurt concluded on 15 September following five trade fair days with a record number of exhibitors, more visitors than in 2016 and a new record for the amount of exhibition space. The event drew 136,000 trade visitors from 181… more
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  • Mobility without boundaries: Audi e-tron Charging Service completes range of charging options
    Sep 18, 2018 Motoring

    Mobility without boundaries: Audi e-tron…

    The e-tron marks the dawning of a new era for Audi. The brand with the four rings is being transformed from a classic automotive manufacturer into a premium mobility systems supplier. The Audi e-tron Charging Service will be part of a broad-based… more
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  • The Cape Automotive Forum
    Sep 18, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    The Cape Automotive Forum

    The Cape Automotive Forum which is based on the Automechanika concept. This event incorporates a two-day conference and exhibition that caters to the needs of the automotive aftermarket and commercial vehicle market in the Western Cape. The Cape… more
    471
  • 'What Car' brand is more reliable than you think?
    Sep 18, 2018 Motoring

    'What Car' brand is more reliable than you…

    Italian car brands Fiat and Alfa Romeo have rocked the seemingly stable dependability boat by beating German and Japanese brands for the captainship of reliability. Respected British publication What Car has shattered many stereotype myths, placing… more
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  • Andrew Kirby at the 2018 NAAMSA Automotive Conference
    Sep 18, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    NAAMSA Chairman confident SA motor industry…

    Andrew Kirby, chairman of the National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of South Africa (NAAMSA) and president and CEO of Toyota SA Motors, says he is confident that the local motor industry will overcome its major challenges and that the… more
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  • Globe-trotting Isuzu bakkie to be given new lease on life as winner of Living Legends competition
    Sep 18, 2018 Motoring

    Globe-trotting Isuzu bakkie to be given new…

    Isuzu's revered and trusted locally produced one-ton bakkie range has been a firm South African favourite over the past 40 years, delivering legendary performance, unbeatable reliability and impressive go-anywhere ability. And now, an adventurous… more
    457
  • Going the extra mile to keep coke flowing for the festive season
    Sep 18, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Going the extra mile to keep coke flowing…

    When Coca-Cola Beverages South Africa (CCBSA) needed vital production materials urgently airfreighted into South Africa to meet peak volume demands over the festive season in 2017, the global beverage producer approached Imperial Logistics for a… more
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  • Volvo Trucks presents its future transport solution
    Sep 18, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Volvo Trucks presents its future transport…

    Volvo Trucks presented a new transport solution consisting of autonomous electric commercial vehicles which contribute to a much more efficient, safer and cleaner transportation solution. This piece of information was made available at the Volvo… more
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  • Dressed in pink and ready for Algoa FM's annual Big Walk for Cancer
    Sep 18, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Dressed in pink and ready for Algoa FM's…

    Isuzu Motors South Africa handed over two Isuzu mu-X sport utility vehicle to Algoa FM this week in support of the radio station's annual Big Walk for Cancer. The vehicles will be used to create awareness during the run up to the event that takes… more
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  • Product showcase brings SEMA Show exhibitors increased booth traffic, media coverage
    Sep 18, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Product showcase brings SEMA Show exhibitors…

    Rated as the No. 1 destination at the premier automotive trade show, the SEMA Show New Products Showcase makes it easy and affordable for exhibitors to promote their products – new or otherwise – to buyers and media during the event on Oct. 30-Nov.… more
    520
  • Who will win the race for 2018 Gumtree Auto Pre-Owned car awards?
    Sep 17, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Who will win the race for 2018 Gumtree Auto…

    The search is on again for the country’s best value pre-owned vehicles. The judges in the 2018 Gumtree Auto Pre-Owned Car Awards have produced their shortlists in ten different categories and the winners will be announced on 8 October at a gala… more
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  • Monster fuel hikes ahead
    Sep 17, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Monster fuel hikes ahead

    Mid-month unaudited data from the Central Energy Fund (CEF) is predicting the biggest fuel price hike in South Africa's history by some margin. This is according to the Automobile Association (AA) which has monitored the fuel price data from 1… more
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  • Haval H9 named as semi-finalist in prestigious Cars.co.za consumer awards
    Sep 17, 2018 Motoring

    Haval H9 named as semi-finalist in…

    Luxury features Competitive pricing Impressive performance Scarcely a month after its introduction to the local market, the Haval H9 has been named as one of only five semi-finalists in the Adventure SUV category of the 2018 Cars.co.za consumer… more
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  • Cummins is educating customers about the disadvantages, and even dangers, of using non-genuine parts.
    Sep 17, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Only genuine Cummins parts can ensure…

    Cummins has embarked on a concerted campaign to educate customers about the disadvantages, and even dangers, of using non-genuine parts. “While many customers believe that doing so incurs an upfront cost-saving, our aim is to expose the detrimental… more
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  • Who's who's in tolling?  A burning issue
    Sep 17, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Who's who's in tolling? A burning issue

    Incorporated in 2005, Centurion-based Electronic Toll Collection (Pty) Limited (ETC) manages infrastructure and toll collection on behalf of SANRAL. The SANRAL Act regulates the operation of toll roads in the Republic, including those roads that… more
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  • New Kadjar: taking attractive style and comfort to a new level
    Sep 17, 2018 Motoring

    New Kadjar: taking attractive style and…

    In 2015, Renault Kadjar established a strong position in the compact SUV segment. Its flowing lines, dynamic qualities and comfort attracted a wide range of customers. At the same time, Kadjar benefited from the expertise of our partner Nissan in… more
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  • MANN+HUMMEL presents half-year figures
    Sep 17, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    MANN+HUMMEL presents half-year figures

    Sales revenue in first half of 2018 reaches almost 2 billion euros Slight increase in sales revenue expected for the whole year Study confirms MANN+HUMMEL as global leader in area of filtration In the first half of 2018, the sales revenue of the… more
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  • TOOLS OF THE TRADE: Brand manager for Kansai Plascon’s automotive coatings division, Bavita Valab, has followed a rewarding career path in automotive coatings. Traditionally a male-dominated industry, Bavita’s grit and determination have landed her on a clear path to success.
    Sep 17, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    High (w)heels abound in auto industry

    While it seems men continue to dominate the world of vehicle construction and coatings, the sound of heels across the showroom floor is becoming more common. Kansai Plascon’s Automotive Coatings Division Brand Manager, Bavita Valab, shares her… more
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  • Great advice on forklifts
    Sep 17, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Great advice on forklifts

    The thin line between success and failure of forklifting operations can most often be traced back to the quality of advice offered by the equipment supplier at the time of the original purchase. With a bewildering amount of types of machines for… more
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  • Automechanika Frankfurt 2018 - first impressions
  • Kimi Räikkönen to race for the Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 Team from 2019
    Sep 17, 2018 Motorsport

    Kimi Räikkönen to race for the Alfa Romeo…

    The Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 Team is delighted to announce that Kimi Räikkönen will join the team from 2019. The 2007 Formula One World Champion from Espoo, Finland, has signed for the next two seasons. In his career, Kimi Räikkönen has secured 20… more
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  • Watch those tyre pressures and save fuel
    Sep 17, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Watch those tyre pressures and save fuel

    Petrol price rises got you down? There’s nothing you can do about that, but what you can do is keep a closer eye on your tyre pressures. This is a commonly-overlooked task which, if done regularly, contributes to the safety of your vehicle and helps… more
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  • ‘Technical Recession’, not all doom and gloom for SA motor industry
    Sep 17, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    ‘Technical Recession’, not all doom and…

    For the first time in 9 years South Africa is in a ‘Technical Recession’. Although many South Africans have reacted with alarm to the news, when it comes to the automotive industry specifically, this is not just a doom and gloom scenario. According… more
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  • Fewer incidents but increase in violence of hijackings
    Sep 17, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Fewer incidents but increase in violence of…

    While the 2017/2018 South African Police Service (SAPS) crime statistics notes a 2.3% decrease in carjackings, Tracker has noticed and is concerned about an increase in the level of violence used by criminals when committing hijackings. This year,… more
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  • The Student Career Day will include hundreds of high school and college students from across the country, and more than 50 SEMA Show exhibitors.
    Sep 17, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    SEMA eNews, Vol. 21, No. 37

    As the automotive aftermarket industry continues to grow and business demand for qualified employees rises, the third annual Student Career Day will bring SEMA Show exhibitors and students who are passionate about the automotive aftermarket industry… more
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  • Electric trucks in action - MAN and CNL begin practical testing
    Sep 17, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Electric trucks in action - MAN and CNL…

    MAN Truck & Bus is handing over fully electric trucks to nine partner companies from the Austrian Council for Sustainable Logistics (CNL). The test vehicles based on MAN TGMs are designed specifically for each customer and prepared for authentic… more
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  • Electric has gone quattro!
    Sep 17, 2018 Motoring

    Electric has gone quattro!

    Next week, Audi will celebrate a historic world premiere in San Francisco on 17 September 2018. The brand with four rings will be presenting the Audi e-tron – its first all-electric-drive production model in the United States – during “The Charge”… more
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  • Sep 17, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    "Key players in motor industry will remain…

    The global automotive industry has reached an inflection point but South African-born Johan de Nysschen, who has held positions at four premium brands - BMW, Audi, Infiniti, and Cadillac - believes that the world's key players will remain strong in… more
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  • AAPEX 2018 in Las Vegas will offer extensive training for service professionals in the global automotive aftermarket industry.
    Sep 17, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    AAPEX 2018 Expands Training Program for Auto…

    AAPEX 2018 will provide service professionals with an extensive lineup of training sessions to keep them ahead of the curve in today’s rapidly changing and technology-driven automotive aftermarket. The expanded program includes training on shop… more
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  • Mighty MINI battle in prospect as Signature Motorsport goes coastal
    Sep 17, 2018 Motorsport

    Mighty MINI battle in prospect as Signature…

    Preview: Sasol GTC2 Championship, Rd 8 – Killarney, 22nd September The top three contenders in the closely-fought Sasol GTC2 Championship are heading to Cape Town’s Killarney Raceway for another titanic struggle as the season hurtles towards a… more
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  • Nissan names tennis star Naomi Osaka as brand ambassador
    Sep 14, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Nissan names tennis star Naomi Osaka as…

    Barely days after winning her first Grand Slam championship, Japanese auto giant Nissan has named 20-year-old tennis player Naomi Osaka its newest brand ambassador. The announcement was made at Nissan’s Global Headquarters in Yokohama, marking one… more
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  • Spring is here! Time to spring clean your car
    Sep 14, 2018 Motoring

    Spring is here! Time to spring clean your car

    Spring has sprung, and its time to get your house in order! But instead of just focusing on spring cleaning your home, the warmer weather also presents you with the perfect excuse to give your car some attention too. Here’s how to give your car some… more
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  • Jaguar launches EV charging and powerway network in South Africa
    Sep 14, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Jaguar launches EV charging and powerway…

    82 new public charging stations to be installed nationwide R30-million investment enables EV mobility in city centres and along major holiday routes Jaguar I-PACE owners will benefit from a 25% discount in electricity rates when using this network… more
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  • Lexus dumps traditional side mirrors
    Sep 13, 2018 Motoring

    Lexus dumps traditional side mirrors

    Lexus has announced its introduction of the world's first Digital Side-View Monitors on the new ES model. By installing small exterior cameras on the front doors, Lexus vehicles will provide its drivers with a clearer view of the vehicle's… more
    604
  • Porsche launches sharing and rental service in US
    Sep 13, 2018 Motoring

    Porsche launches sharing and rental service…

    Porsche has announced two new short-term rental and peer-to-peer car-sharing services in three locations across the United States. Called Drive and Host, they offer customers the ability to borrow various Porsche vehicles for different lengths of… more
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  • Visit companies employing Advanced Technologies
    Sep 13, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Visit companies employing Advanced…

    The factory learning tour (exact details to follow) will take place on November 9 from 8am-1pm. The itinerary includes companies employing world-class advanced manufacturing technologies and materials and will include a company manufacturing… more
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  • Automechanika 2018: MEYLE with numerous new products and drift vehicle in Hall 4.0
    Sep 12, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Automechanika 2018: MEYLE with numerous new…

    The Hamburg-based spare parts manufacturer MEYLE will be exhibiting at Automechanika in Frankfurt in Hall 4.0, Stand C 52, with a 420 square metre stand that provides exciting insights into the world of MEYLE. From September 11 to 15, MEYLE will… more
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  • Sourcing Quality Products from China Made Easy!
    Sep 12, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Sourcing Quality Products from China Made…

    INTERESTED IN IMPORTING PRODUCTS FROM CHINA? The China Homelife and China Machinex sourcing fair to be held at Gallagher Convention Centre from 26-28 September, is the place to be! Buyers, Traders and General Dealers will get to meet with over 500… more
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  • UK garages aren't ready for electric vehicle surge
    Sep 12, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    UK garages aren't ready for electric vehicle…

    The UK’s motor industry body, Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI), has voiced its concern for the safety of technicians after electric vehicle sales reach a record high. Electric and alternative fuel vehicle sales rose by 61% last month - compared… more
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  • Kimi Räikkönen
    Sep 11, 2018 Motorsport

    Räikkönen to leave Ferrari

    Kimi Räikkönen’s departure from Ferrari at the end of the 2018 Formula 1 season has been officially confirmed. He is to join Alfa-Romeo Sauber on a two-year deal. As was widely predicted, Charles Leclerc will be his replacement at Ferrari. The… more
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  • MEYLE HD slot bushing kit awarded the Automechanika Innovation Award 2018
    Sep 11, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    MEYLE HD slot bushing kit awarded the…

    Hamburg-based manufacturer MEYLE receives Innovation Award in the "Repair & Maintenance" category in Frankfurt MEYLE service solution includes pre-compressed bushings and a specially developed tool for selective repair of the BMW rear control arm… more
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  • Tenneco addresses rising demand for CV Cabin shocks with investment in Polish manufacturing facility
    Sep 11, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Tenneco addresses rising demand for CV Cabin…

    Tenneco, a leading global manufacturer for aftermarket, is boosting production of Monroe® Magnum™ cabin shock absorbers at its dedicated G+ aftermarket manufacturing facility in Gliwice, Poland. This is in response to increasing requirements to… more
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  •  Tenneco reminds automotive industry professionals to always change shock absorbers in pairs
    Sep 11, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Tenneco reminds automotive industry…

    Following proper replacement procedures can prevent adverse vehicle performance characteristics and premature component wear BRUSSELS, Belgium - August 2018 - Many of the items people use daily are most effective when replaced in pairs. Tenneco,… more
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  • Tenneco’s Monroe intelligent suspension technology featured on the new Mercedes-Benz G-Class
    Sep 11, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Tenneco’s Monroe intelligent suspension…

    Latest System First Use of CVSA2 Suspension Technology for SUV Applications Tenneco Inc. (NYSE: TEN), a global supplier of Ride Performance and Clean Air products and systems, announced today that the Mercedes-Benz G-Class line of SUVs will offer… more
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  • Automechanika Frankfurt 2018: More innovations than ever before
    Sep 11, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Automechanika Frankfurt 2018: More…

    The winners of the Automechanika Innovation Awards 2018 have been announced. The awards have been given in honour of innovations in the automotive aftermarket since 1996. On the occasion of the 25th anniversary of Automechanika Frankfurt, the… more
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  • Tenneco expands and renames aftermarket range of Monroe® Electronic Shocks
    Sep 11, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Tenneco expands and renames aftermarket…

    Monroe Intelligent Suspension RideSense™ Replacement Shocks Debut at Automechanika Frankfurt Frankfurt, Germany, Sept. 11, 2018 - Tenneco Inc. (NYSE: TEN), a global supplier of Ride Performance and Clean Air products and systems, today announced it… more
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  • Tenneco launches elearning platform for distributors and installers
    Sep 11, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Tenneco launches elearning platform for…

    New Platform Unveiled at Automechanika Offers Web-Based Tutorials and Other Training Resources Frankfurt, Germany, September 11, 2018 - Tenneco Inc. (NYSE: TEN), a global supplier of Ride Performance and Clean Air products and systems, announced… more
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  • Vietnamese car brand unveils first models
    Sep 11, 2018 Motoring

    Vietnamese car brand unveils first models

    The first two cars from new Vietnamese car company, VinFast, display its philosophy of ‘Vietnamese – Style – Safety – Creativity – Pioneering’ through a world-class design language developed with the world-renowned Pininfarina design team in Italy.… more
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  • German judges give VW mixed messages
    Sep 11, 2018 Motoring

    German judges give VW mixed messages

    Volkswagen received mixed messages as German judges signalled their initial thoughts on a 9-billion euro (US$10.4-billion) lawsuit by thousands of investors who claim the carmaker misinformed them on the diesel scandal. On the first day of hearings… more
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  • 3000 For Change by Mina Foundation
    Sep 11, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    3000 For Change by Mina Foundation

    In each month, a great number of women and young girls are challenged with going about their daily lives during their days of menstruation. Young girls are regularly absent from school throughout their period days due to the lack of sanitary towels,… more
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  • SKF Product Information - Ford B-Max
    Sep 11, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    SKF Product Information - Ford B-Max

    SKF is offering a consistent range for the Ford B-Max. See attached Production Information Sheet for more information. SKF Product Information more
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  • Trentyre's quest to keep fleets moving
    Sep 11, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Trentyre's quest to keep fleets moving

    The last few years have been tough for the commercial transport industry and tyre Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) but this has not hindered Goodyear's continuing commitment to introducing innovative solutions to all of their customers around… more
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  • OLX concerned fuel price hikes affect their customers
    Sep 11, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    OLX concerned fuel price hikes affect their…

    Week after week, there is always a petrol price hike threat to consumers in South Africa. In a period of 10 years, petrol price has fluctuated but increased by a whooping 66%, from R9,66 to R16,08. In the last 8 months of 2018, the price has… more
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  • 4 000th FAW rolls off Coega production line
    Sep 11, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    4 000th FAW rolls off Coega production line

    FAW South Africa’s world-class Coega assembly plant recently celebrated another production milestone: assembly of the 4 000th FAW in South Africa. With a presence in South Africa dating 24 years, FAW’s assembly plant has become the bedrock for… more
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  • The future of motoring – don’t get caught up in the hype
    Sep 11, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    The future of motoring – don’t get caught up…

    The SA motoring industry really, really matters. Statistics presented at the NAAMSA Automotive Conference at the SA Festival of Motoring on 31 August showed that the industry contributes 7.7% of SA’s GDP, which is more than our iconic mining sector.… more
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  • Jonathan fights to another Euro F3 podium
    Sep 11, 2018 Motorsport

    Jonathan fights to another Euro F3 podium

    South Africa’s Jonathan Aberdein added another rookie podium to his FIA European Formula 3 season logbook at Germany’s Nurburgring weekend, in spite of a trying weekend. Aberdein qualified tenth for race 1 but had to avoid a first lap accident and… more
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  • SEMA vehicles of the year to be announced day before SEMA Show opening
    Sep 10, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    SEMA vehicles of the year to be announced…

    Annual SEMA Awards recognizing top trending models will be announced Monday before the start of the SEMA Show -- The annual SEMA Awards, given to the top trending vehicle models in five categories, will be presented, for the first time, on Monday,… more
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  • How to navigate the highways and byways like a boss this rainy season
    Sep 10, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    How to navigate the highways and byways like…

    As South Africans welcome the start of the warmer season and convertible car tops can finally come down minus the beanie, scarf and heavy trench coat, Spring also signals the start of the rainy season in many provinces and with that comes wet,… more
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  • Road trip prep: 5 things to check before travelling Holiday travel checks: is your car road-ready?
    Sep 10, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Road trip prep: 5 things to check before…

    Whether you’re driving a short distance or across the country this holiday, a pre-trip car check can make all the difference to the safety of your vehicle. The rule is: take good care of your car before you leave, and it’ll take good care of you on… more
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  • The Easy Read characters are manufactured from Grade 316 stainless steel, meaning that they can withstand highly-corrosive environments.
    Sep 10, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Easy-to-read identification system keeps…

    An easy-to-read and install identification system for everything from hoses to heavy equipment is available from Banding & Identification (ID) Solutions Africa. Easy Read means maximum tagging effectiveness for enhanced traceability. Such has been… more
    564
  • Andrew Kirby, Chairman of NAAMSA and President and CEO of Toyota SA Motors; Lionel October, Director General of the Department of Trade and Industry; Jeffrey Dinham - Economist at Econometrix
    Sep 10, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Government and motor industry close to…

    The Department of Trade and Industry (dti) and the motor industry are now close to finalising the South African Automotive Masterplan which will come into effect in January 2021 and run until 2035. This was the message given by Lionel October, the… more
    514
  • Giles Taylor joins the China FAW Group as “global vice president of design and chief creative officer”
    Sep 10, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Giles Taylor joins the China FAW Group as…

    FAW announces that Giles Taylor has formally joined the corporation as the “Global Vice President of Design and Chief Creative Officer (CCO)”. Mr. Taylor previously held the position Director of Design for Rolls-Royce Motorcars, UK. In joining FAW,… more
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  • Special race ready to rumble at Aldo
    Sep 10, 2018 Motorsport

    Special race ready to rumble at Aldo

    The Aldo Scribante Racetrack will have more than just a little spring in its step when motor racing returns to Port Elizabeth 15 September with a special V8 race attracting entries from around the country among the Historic & Pre-’90 saloons race,… more
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  • How to future-proof your luxury car purchase
    Sep 10, 2018 Motoring

    How to future-proof your luxury car purchase

    The decision to purchase a new or pre-owned luxury vehicle requires a substantial outlay, not only financially, but also emotionally. It makes sense therefore to future-proof your expensive purchase. But how? “If you look after your vehicle in the… more
    572
  • Electrifying power for supreme driving pleasure: the new BMW X5 xDrive45e iPerformance.
    Sep 07, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Electrifying power for supreme driving…

    New edition of the Sports Activity Vehicle with plug-in hybrid drive combines in-line 6-cylinder petrol engine with the very latest BMW eDrive technology system output increased to 290 kW/394 hp, electrically powered range now up to 80 kilometres*… more
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  • SEMA eNews, Vol. 21, No. 36
    Sep 07, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    SEMA eNews, Vol. 21, No. 36

    SEMA International Goes Online Join the new SEMA Export Networking Group! This new, private online Facebook group is open to SEMA members who are both experienced exporters and new to selling to customers outside the United States. How you can help… more
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  • Fleetcool is an ideal coolant solution for light-to-medium duty diesel and gas engines
    Sep 07, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Fleetcool is an ideal coolant solution for…

    The Fleetcool antifreeze and coolant range of products from Cummins provides superior engine protection and simplified maintenance programmes. Fleetcool is a cost-effective, standard life coolant with a Borate buffer and low-silicate formulation. It… more
    652
  • Recycling myths debunked
    Sep 07, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Recycling myths debunked

    With increasing pressure on South Africans to reuse, recycle and reduce waste to landfill, Mpact Recycling managing director John Hunt debunks some of the myths surrounding recycling and urges citizens to take responsibility for managing their… more
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  • Upcoming Events 8-30 September
    Sep 07, 2018 Motorsport

    Upcoming Events 8-30 September

    08.09.2018 FIM MOTOGP ROOKIES CUP, ITALY, MISANO 09.09.2018 FIM GRAND PRIX WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP, SAN MARINO, MISANO WORLD CIRCUIT 13.09.2018 FIA WORLD RALLY CHAMPIONSHIP, RALLY OF TURKEY 14.09.2018 FIM WORLD SUPERSPORT 300 CHAMPIONSHIP, ALGARVE,… more
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  • Title Chase Intensifies for Ford NWM in Harrismith
    Sep 07, 2018 Motorsport

    Title Chase Intensifies for Ford NWM in…

    Class T championship leaders Lance Woolridge and Ward Huxtable aiming for maximum points with two races remaining Gareth Woolridge and Boyd Dreyer return to Harrismith where they scored first victory Harrismith 400 takes place on 14 and 15 September… more
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  • NAACAM Show 2019: Conversations that Matter
    Sep 07, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    NAACAM Show 2019: Conversations that Matter

    The NAACAM Show aims to play a pivotal role in galvanising the industry around the clear vision of the SA Automotive Masterplan (SAAMP). The practical and growth oriented Conference Programme, delivered by local industry leaders and global experts,… more
    539
  • More ‘Truck Competence’ than ever
    Sep 07, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    More ‘Truck Competence’ than ever

    Automechanika Frankfurt will be opening its doors for the 25th time from 11 to 15 September 2018, and never before has the world’s biggest aftermarket fair had so much to offer for trucks, vans, buses and trailers. This year also features the first… more
    513
  • How your driving style affects your budget
    Sep 07, 2018 Motoring

    How your driving style affects your budget

    2018 has already seen record spikes in the petrol price and analysts and economists have warned that there may not be a respite until next year (if at all). Additionally, the cost of components is at an all-time high. However, there are ways and… more
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  • Versum Materials presents the award to Imperial Logistics. From the left: Michael Pohl (Director Business Unit Chemicals at Imperial Logistics), Jörg Rolfs (Site Manager Hamburg at Imperial Logistics), Matt Walshe (Europe Supply Chain Manager Versum Materials), Guillermo Novo (CEO Versum Materials) and Arnoud Stibane (General Manager EMEA Versum Materials). Photo: Versum Materials
    Sep 07, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Supplier Award 2018 for Imperial Logistics

    Imperial Logistics has been named “Best European Warehouse Supplier 2018” by Versum Materials, a leading electronic materials company providing high-purity chemicals and gases, delivery systems, services and materials expertise. The annual award was… more
    535
  • World RX of South Africa and Gumtree stick together for second year in a row
    Sep 07, 2018 Motorsport

    World RX of South Africa and Gumtree stick…

    Tickets officially on sale! Gumtree, South Africa’s most popular classified site, is pleased to announce that for the second year running it will title sponsor the FIA World Rallycross Championship presented by Monster Energy event to be held in… more
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  • Pajero Sport ups the safety ante
    Sep 06, 2018 Motoring

    Pajero Sport ups the safety ante

    Safety upgraded - improved safety for you and your family Additional airbags - Pajero Sport now boasts 7 airbags ISOFIX added - child seat anchor points for babies and toddlers Increased towing mass for both 4x4 and 4x2 derivatives Pricing unchanged… more
    535
  • Rein in government to end recession
    Sep 06, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Rein in government to end recession

    The causes of South Africa’s economic woes are domestic and invariably emanate from policy decisions. The only way to escape the tailspin toward increased destitution is for the size and scope of government to be reined in significantly, in favour… more
    687
  • Karl Rove Joins Keynote Speaker Lineup at AAPEX 2018
    Sep 06, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Karl Rove Joins Keynote Speaker Lineup at…

    Karl Rove, a political strategist best known for his provocative and robust knowledge of the major political issues of the day, will speak at AAPEX 2018 during the grand opening keynote session, “Breakfast with John King and Karl Rove: How Trade and… more
    546
  • Reliable logistics support during the Isuzu Ironman 70.3 World Championships
    Sep 06, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Reliable logistics support during the Isuzu…

    ISUZU Motors South Africa was not just a sponsor in name for the Isuzu IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship, but also a sponsor in deed: delivering critical logistics that contributed to making the championship race a world-class event. Far from the… more
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  • DACHSER South Africa to showcase innovative logistics at Electra Mining Africa 2018
    Sep 06, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    DACHSER South Africa to showcase innovative…

    Dachser South Africa will be exhibiting at Electra Mining Africa 2018, the key event for industry leaders in mining, industrial, engineering and related industries to showcase products, services, machinery and equipment. Dachser South Africa’s… more
    574
  • FCA US Invests $30 Million in All-new Autonomous Driving and Advanced Testing Facility at Chelsea Proving Grounds
    Sep 06, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    FCA US Invests $30 Million in All-new…

    FCA US dedicates all-new facility for testing of autonomous driving, Advanced Driver-assistance Systems (ADAS), advanced safety technology and assessment to third-party safety ratings 6,500-square-foot command center houses vehicle-to-infrastructure… more
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  • Jan du Randt se 1962 Consul Capri 315  Jan du Randt's 1962 Consul Capri 315
    Sep 06, 2018 Motoring

    2018 Heritage Tour 22 – 25 September

    The 2018 Heritage Tour, supported by Montego Pet Nutrition, will visit the West Coast this year. Fifty-one participants in 27 vehicles will take part. They tell us more about the vehicles they will be travelling in. Walter and Lydia Fivaz of… more
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  • Choose Ctrack for proactive cost management
    Sep 06, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Choose Ctrack for proactive cost management

    Now more than ever it is important to know where the costs lie in your business. Luckily, in the road transport and vehicle fleet sectors, there are several areas in which costs can be identified, managed and reduced, says Hein Jordt, MD of Ctrack… more
    483
  • Beware of car repair imposters, warns the RMI
    Sep 06, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Beware of car repair imposters, warns the RMI

    The Retail Motor Industry Organisation (RMI) is warning motorists and fleet owners not to be duped by repairers claiming to be RMI members, when in fact they are not. “We are aware of several cases over the last 12 months where repairers have… more
    495
  • How does South Africa treat global citizens from a taxation perspective?
    Sep 06, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    How does South Africa treat global citizens…

    Statistics South Africa (StatSA) released the Community Survey in 2016 noting that a total of 94 760 South Africans have emigrated between 2006 and 2016. A more recent study performed by the Pew Research Centre in February 2018 notes that 900 000… more
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  • Clean hands in the industrial and food sectors
    Sep 06, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Clean hands in the industrial and food…

    With the recent ill-health and food borne diseases that have plagued South Africa, it seems that the need for a reassessment of hygiene and health standards in the industrial and food sectors is vital. Yet, there are many handwashes and hand… more
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  • SEMA Show caters to international buyers
    Sep 06, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    SEMA Show caters to international buyers

    International buyers registering before Sept. 14 will have badges mailed to them in advance -- SEMA Show badges will be mailed to international buyers who register for the annual trade show on or before September 14, 2018. The Show, which features… more
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  • MasterDrive Newsletter - 04 September 2018
    Sep 05, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    MasterDrive Newsletter - 04 September 2018

    MasterTips: Safe driving reminders Sometimes we need to be reminded of the basics when it comes to engaging with other road users. Read these safety tips that drivers should keep in mind any time they are on the road. MasterTest: Bike Expressions:… more
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  • Peter Kössler, Board of Management Member for Production and Logistics at AUDI AG and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Audi Brussels (on the right), peers the first Audi e-tron models from series production. He is accompanied by Patrick Danau, Managing Director of Audi Brussels.
    Sep 05, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Start of production of the Audi e-tron

    Audi starts into the future: This Monday, Audi Brussels begins mass production of the Audi e-tron. The brand’s first all-electric SUV has a range suitable for everyday use. With a charging capacity of up to 150 kW at quick-charging stations, it is… more
    585
  • Jakkie Olivier, CEO of the Retail Motor Industry Organisation (RMI).
    Sep 05, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Tech savvy consumers driving change in the…

    In almost every industry, we’re seeing the rise of the empowered consumer, and with technology-driven trends like electric vehicles, self-drive cars and predictive maintenance, the automotive industry is no exception. “These trends are encouraging… more
    644
  • Population explosion: Is the end nigh?
    Sep 05, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Population explosion: Is the end nigh?

    Paul Ehrlich says the collapse of civilization is a “near certainty” within decades – again. Well, given how awful his track record has been, I’m happy to hear it. Ehrlich has about a 0% correct rate on all his other predictions. But, he plays the… more
    570
  • MANN+HUMMEL Successfully Tests Fine Dust Particle Filter
    Sep 05, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    MANN+HUMMEL Successfully Tests Fine Dust…

    Traffic contributes a significant portion of the particulate pollution in cities. Cars, transportation vehicles, buses, and trains are damaging human health and the environment due to emissions. They move back and forth in a restricted region,… more
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  • Bridgestone SA Small Medium & Large Fleet Executive Vernon Slack
    Sep 05, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    The hidden costs of cheap tyres

    When it seems like there’s always more money left at the end of the month, it’s worth taking a longer-term perspective, particularly when it comes to buying items as essential to safety as tyres. Cheap ones will cost you more in the long term. In… more
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  • Mazda's Jinba-Ittai Experience - The story behind the Mazda brand philosophy
    Sep 05, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Mazda's Jinba-Ittai Experience - The story…

    Mazda constantly endeavors to create an emotional connection between the driver and the car with the aim to invigorate both body and spirit through the joy of driving. This connection is called Jinba-Ittai. Jinba-Ittai or "rider and horse as one… more
    725
  • Two Hyundai SUVs get fresh new look, new gearboxes, and changed line-up
    Sep 05, 2018 Motoring

    Two Hyundai SUVs get fresh new look, new…

    Two of Hyundai's top-selling models in South Africa - the Tucson and Creta sports utility vehicles (SUVs) - have been launched with fresh new design features and new gearboxes and a few derivative changes for the Tucson range. Hyundai's Tucson,… more
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  • Audi training in 2018: focus on electric mobility and digitalization
    Sep 05, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Audi training in 2018: focus on electric…

    Approximately 830 young people will start their apprenticeships or dual courses of study at Audi in Ingolstadt and Neckarsulm in September 2018. By training its own next generation of employees to a high standard, the company ensures the long-term… more
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  • Portland and FAW strengthen ties
    Sep 05, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Portland and FAW strengthen ties

    Based in Cape Town, Portland is part of the Portland Group of companies, which primarily focuses on the construction industry. The company produces quality aggregates from the natural Malmesbury Hornfels deposits in its 65-hectare quarry in… more
    483
  • Bridgestone appoints Ulf Harring as Chief Operating Officer EMEA
    Sep 05, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Bridgestone appoints Ulf Harring as Chief…

    The mobility solutions leader is strengthening its position in EMEA in preparation for the future Bridgestone, the world’s number one tyre and rubber company, has announced that Ulf Harring will take on a new role as Chief Operating Officer (COO)… more
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  • Toni Bou and team Great Britain
    Sep 05, 2018 Motorsport

    Toni Bou Wins 12th Consecutive FIM Trial…

    (Honda Racing Corporation) contract rider and Honda factory team (Repsol Honda Team) rider Toni Bou has won the 2018 FIM* Trial World Championship. He has clinched his 12th consecutive title by winning the trial in Great Britain on September 2.… more
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  • Sangari Education to Showcase Augmented Reality and Engineering Training Solutions at Electra Mining
    Sep 05, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Sangari Education to Showcase Augmented…

    At this year’s Electra Mining Expo, Sangari Education will be exhibiting a range of augmented reality and virtual reality solutions that will include the Soldamatic welding training simulator, CNC simulator and engineering training software… more
    511
  • Garrett Honeywell, PowerMax turbocharger
    Sep 05, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    TurboDirect introduces the new PowerMax…

    Increasing overall performance, and flow by 20% and boosting power from 147 to 172kW The Honeywell Garrett PowerMax turbocharger exclusively from TurboDirect S.A is a direct fit Turbo Charger designed for the 3.2L Duratorq 5-cylinder diesel engine… more
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  • Naamsa comment on the August 2018 industry new vehicle sales statistics
    Sep 04, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Naamsa comment on the August 2018 industry…

    Commenting on the latest new vehicle sales statistics for the month of August, 2018 – the Association said that the latest domestic sales figures, particularly new car and light commercial vehicle sales, had been disappointing, however, export sales… more
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  • Thomas Schaefer, Head of Volkswagen Sub-Saharan Region and Managing Director: Volkswagen Group South Africa and Dr. Okey Enelamah, Nigeria's Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment shake hands after the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to develop an automotive hub in Nigeria.
    Sep 04, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Volkswagen signs Memorandum of Understanding…

    Volkswagen has identified Nigeria as a country with significant potential for the growth in the new vehicle market The Government of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and Volkswagen Group South Africa (VWSA) to develop a joint vision to secure the… more
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  • NAACAM Show latest exhibitors
  • Centlube Authorised Distributor for ExxonMobil Lubricants in South Africa supports the SAMCAR V8 SUPERCARS
    Sep 04, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Centlube Authorised Distributor for…

    In its 35-year history, the SAMCAR V8 SUPERCARS have always produced speed, power, excitement and spectacular racing – the best entertainment on four wheels! This year is no different and that is why Mobil 1, via their authorised lubricant… more
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  • South Africa’s “Township Tornado” inspires youth at Festival Of Motoring with road safety workshop
    Sep 04, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    South Africa’s “Township Tornado” inspires…

    Puma Energy road safety ambassador, Phillip Kekana, who is also South Africa’s first black SA Motor Racing Champion (2002), today hosted 50 children from Diepsloot at the first open day of the 2018 Festival of Motoring at Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit.… more
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  • Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio is 'SUV of the Year 2018' for 'Auto Zeitung'
    Sep 04, 2018 Motoring

    Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio is 'SUV of…

    The famous German car magazine Auto Zeitung has named the Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio 'SUV of the Year 2018'. The competition, which was awarded for the first time this year, was restricted to the most powerful SUV models of eleven brands. The… more
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  • Honda to Become Title Sponsor of the 2018 FIA Formula One Japanese Grand Prix
    Sep 04, 2018 Motorsport

    Honda to Become Title Sponsor of the 2018…

    Honda Motor Co., Ltd. today announced that it has been confirmed as the title sponsor of the 2018 FIA* Formula One (F1) World Championship Japanese Grand Prix which will be held at Suzuka Circuit (Suzuka City, Mie Prefecture), October 5-7, 2018.… more
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  • Audi Q8 premieres at the 2018 South African Festival of Motoring
    Sep 04, 2018 Motoring

    Audi Q8 premieres at the 2018 South African…

    As a highlight to the South African Festival of Motoring taking place at Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit, Audi South Africa premiered the all-new Audi Q8. The Audi Q8 is the new top model in the Q range and brings together the best of both worlds – the… more
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  • Honda Sets Monthly Records for Automobile Production Worldwide, Overseas, in Asia and China
    Sep 04, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Honda Sets Monthly Records for Automobile…

    Honda Motor Co., Ltd. today announced a summary of automobile production, Japan domestic sales, and export results for the month of July 2018. Worldwide Production July 2018 Year-to-Date Total (Jan.-Jul. 2018) Units vs.'17 Units vs.'17 Japan 78,231… more
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  • Standing in front of the Goodyear timeline at the new Head Office are from Left: Piotr Czyzyk; Trentyre and Commercial Director, Ria Bronkhorst; Human Resources Director, Marquis Pretorius; Sub-Saharan Director, Nonkosi Dyantyi; Group Communications Manager and Goodyear Group Managing Director; Darren Hayes Powell.
    Sep 04, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Goodyear South Africa has a new home

    As Goodyear celebrates '120 Years of Innovation' in 2018, the South Africa entity also celebrates moving to its new Head Office at the Hertford Office Park in Midrand. Goodyear South Africa has consolidated its Johannesburg based offices to support… more
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  • Thomas Schaefer, Head of Sub-Saharan Region & Managing Director: Volkswagen Group South Africa, Angela Merkel, Chancellor of Germany, Vice-President of the Republic of Ghana, Mahamudu Bawumia and Minister of Trade and Industry, Alan Kyerenmaten.
    Sep 04, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Volkswagen continues with its expansion in…

    Thomas Schaefer, Head of the Sub-Saharan Region and the Honorable Minister of Trade and Industry, Alan Kyerenmaten of Ghana signed an MOU in the presence of Angela Merkel, Chancellor of Germany and Mahamudu Bawumia, Vice-President of Ghana to… more
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  • SEMA eNews, Vol. 21, No. 35
    Sep 04, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    SEMA eNews, Vol. 21, No. 35

    SEMA Show Education: 5 Sessions for Shop Owners and Technicians It is no secret how rapidly the automotive landscape is changing. Advanced vehicle technologies, driver-assist systems and alternate transportation have certainly shifted the paradigm… more
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  • Demag’s revolutionary modular rope hoist
    Sep 04, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Demag’s revolutionary modular rope hoist

    For the first time, a rope hoist can be built either in a C-design or co-axial design utilising one basic technology. The extraordinary wide range of possible DMR applications can be extended thanks to smart interfaces and corresponding fittings and… more
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  • GORT innovations open pathways to success
    Sep 04, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    GORT innovations open pathways to success

    The global open-road electronic toll collection market is showing immense growth, primarily due to the increasing demand for effective, innovative solutions to traffic congestion. Technological advancements - particularly digitalisation and… more
    566
  • 1Huddle gamification makes employee training fast, effective and fun
    Sep 04, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    1Huddle gamification makes employee training…

    Research has proven that the uptake and retention of training information among staff is questionable. Ongoing training is the only solution and therefore vital to the longevity and success of any business. However, traditional methods of training… more
    576
  • Haval Motors South Africa launches new H9
    Sep 04, 2018 Motoring

    Haval Motors South Africa launches new H9

    Fearless attitude and performance Space and safety Comfort and style Haval, the professional SUV division of GWM, is breaking new ground with the introduction of its first four-wheel drive model on local shores. Joining the South African range of… more
    560
  • The much anticipated All-New Renault DUSTER takes tough to new heights
    Sep 04, 2018 Motoring

    The much anticipated All-New Renault DUSTER…

    With more than two million cars sold globally, the Duster remains entrenched as a flagship Model within the Renault Range. This unstoppable SUV has now been fully revamped, seven successful years after its original introduction. The All-New Renault… more
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  • William Miller & Renaldo de Jager, co-founders of auction.co.za
    Sep 03, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Car dealers are moving into the digital era

    More and more major services are moving online, reducing the need for fixed business spaces with costly overheads. Not that long ago, shopping for groceries, booking holidays and banking would all have had to be conducted face-to-face in a physical… more
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  • Mitsubishi Motors is progressing as a member of the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance
    Sep 03, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Auto Alert September 2018

    The Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance Moves Forward Last month we reported on Fiat Chrysler Automobiles’ plans for increased global volumes and greater profitability. It could be argued that the creation of FCA in 2014 was the outcome of an… more
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  • Ten Years’ Young
    Sep 03, 2018 The Phoenix

    Ten Years’ Young

    2008 was not the best year to start a business, let alone a magazine. The global financial crisis was starting to bite, and only the brave or foolish would even attempt to rush in, while the angels were treading carefully. However, necessity is the… more
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  • The BMW X3 embarks on a mission to “explore” its home turf
    Sep 03, 2018 Motoring

    The BMW X3 embarks on a mission to “explore”…

    Local and international media to tour completed state-of-the-art BMW Group Plant Rosslyn – the result of R6,1 billion investment since 2015. BMW Group Plant Rosslyn to draw 100% of its electricity from renewable sources by the end of 2018 – ahead of… more
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  • The AutObarn SuperHatch brigade makes their way to the Free State for round 6, for the Phakisa 200 on Saturday 15th Sept
    Sep 03, 2018 Motorsport

    The AutObarn SuperHatch brigade makes their…

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  • Honda Motorcycles Southern Africa is pleased to announce the arrival of the 2019 CRF450R.
    Sep 03, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Honda Motorcycles Southern Africa is pleased…

    Model updates: The CRF450R receives a major boost of top-end power and torque, and improved performance throughout the rev-range; it also gets 3-level HRC Launch Control plus durability-focussed upgrades. The chassis features revised suspension… more
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  • Puma Energy launches PumaMax 95 additised fuel in South Africa
    Sep 03, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Puma Energy launches PumaMax 95 additised…

    Puma Energy, the global integrated midstream and downstream energy company, launched its PumaMax 95 additised fuel for the South African market at the Festival of Motoring at Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit, Midrand on 30 August 2018. PumaMax 95 is a… more
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  • The time is now to see sa's greatest motoring show ever!
    Aug 31, 2018 Motoring

    The time is now to see sa's greatest…

    The Festival of Motoring takes place from 31 August - 2 September at the Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit. The time has arrived for the gates to open at South Africa's third Festival of Motoring at the Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit in Midrand. The following… more
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  • Battered Rand pushes fuel higher
    Aug 31, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Battered Rand pushes fuel higher

    More fuel price hikes are on their way courtesy of a weaker Rand. This is according to the Automobile Association (AA) which was commenting on unaudited month-end fuel price data supplied by the Central Energy Fund (CEF). "International petroleum… more
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  • MINI at the 2018 South African Festival of Motoring.
    Aug 31, 2018 Motoring

    Special Edition MINI to wow at 2018 South…

    New MINI 1499 GT special edition inspired by the classic 1275 GT. MINI 1499 GT available to order online only from October 2018. Limited production run of just 30 units, exclusively for the SA market. Includes distinctive John Cooper Works styling… more
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  • FCA to unveil sporty new Fiat model at the Festival of Motoring
    Aug 31, 2018 Motoring

    FCA to unveil sporty new Fiat model at the…

    Petrolheads, Alfisti, and all other motoring enthusiasts can get ready for an exciting adrenaline-filled weekend at the Festival of Motoring, which will be held at Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit this weekend, from Friday 31 August until Sunday 2… more
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  • BMW at the 2018 South African Festival of Motoring
    Aug 31, 2018 Motoring

    BMW at the 2018 South African Festival of…

    The latest BMW M models will be the main attraction when BMW South Africa takes to the 2018 South African Festival of Motoring (SAFoM) at the Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit from 31 August to 2 September. The company’s set up at SAFoM, called the BMW… more
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  • Sasol GTC Racing Team relishing tough Kyalami challenge at Festival of Motoring
    Aug 31, 2018 Motorsport

    Sasol GTC Racing Team relishing tough…

    The seventh round of the Sasol GTC Championship presents Sasol GTC Racing Team’s Gennaro Bonafede another opportunity to close down the championship lead as the season reaches boiling point. Racing at the Festival of Motoring at Kyalami over the… more
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  • Engineering a balanced workplace
    Aug 31, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Engineering a balanced workplace

    August is Women’s Month and as such we celebrate the role of women in particularly male dominated fields. One of these women who have made a success in a man’s world, Maria Marquez, has found a home at 3M, filling the role of applications… more
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  • Puma Energy announces fuel sponsorship of Festival Of Motoring
    Aug 31, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Puma Energy announces fuel sponsorship of…

    On 30 August 2018, Puma Energy, the global integrated midstream and downstream energy company, was unveiled as the official fuel sponsor of South Africa’s Festival of Motoring, taking place at Kyalami Circuit from 31st August – 2nd September. The… more
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  • EWC is an assault on the constitutional right to dignity
    Aug 31, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    EWC is an assault on the constitutional…

    Land dispossession was commonplace in pre-democratic South Africa. People were kicked off their land because past regimes had no regard for individual property rights. With such dispossession came humiliation and a stripping of individual agency.… more
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  • This year, SA’s biggest motoring fest focuses on the future
    Aug 30, 2018 Motoring

    This year, SA’s biggest motoring fest…

    South Africa’s iconic Festival of Motoring starts on Friday and from the 31 August to 2 September, the iconic Festival of Motoring joins forces with AutoTrader to bring visitors to an all-new Tech Zone, packed with the latest in auto-tech… more
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  • As from 1 September 2018, Andile Dlamini will assume responsibility for Volkswagen Communications as Head of Group Communications.
    Aug 30, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Volkswagen appoints new Head of Group…

    Andile Dlamini appointed as new Head of Group Communications at VWSA Matt Gennrich hands over the reins to Andile Dlamini Andile has 15 years' experience in Public Relations and Communications in the Automotive Industry. He joined VWSA in 2008 as… more
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  • World premiere: Renault ARKANA show car, unveiled at the 2018 Moscow International Auto Salon
    Aug 30, 2018 Motoring

    World premiere: Renault ARKANA show car,…

    Renault ARKANA show car is a distinctive coupé-crossover, a unique fusion between the elegance of a Sedan and the sturdiness of a SUV. Renault ARKANA show car prefigures a new Renault offer for the C-Segment with global ambitions: after its first… more
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  • Audi recognised as an Icon Brand in South Africa
    Aug 30, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Audi recognised as an Icon Brand in South…

    Audi is the winner of the Motor Vehicles Category in the 2018/2019 Ask Afrika Icon Brands Survey From a South African perspective, Icon Brands unite consumers as a nation. They are the brands which South African consumers are most loyal towards.… more
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  • Pieter du Preez, quadriplegic athlete, prepares for the Isuzu IRONMAN World Championships taking place in Port Elizabeth this coming weekend.
    Aug 30, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Quadriplegic athlete warms up for Isuzu…

    ISUZU Motors South Africa is sponsoring a world-class, inspirational sportsman who plans to reach a new milestone at the upcoming Isuzu IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship, taking place on 1 and 2 September in Port Elizabeth. Pieter du Preez, 38, an… more
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  • SKF provides technical acumen as proud sponsor of the 2018 Sasol Solar Challenge
    Aug 30, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    SKF provides technical acumen as proud…

    SKF is proud to be one of the event sponsors in the prestigious 2018 Sasol Solar Challenge (SSC). The eight day solar journey kicks off in Pretoria, Gauteng, on 22 September, finishing in Stellenbosch, Western Cape, on 29 September. This biennial… more
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  • The land fetish
    Aug 30, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    The land fetish

    Doctors are the hardest people in the world to control. When governments attempt to control the lives of doctors, they find it’s not an easy task. If they tax them too highly, doctors leave. If the state attempts to make them involuntary servants of… more
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  • Audi and Volkswagen geared up for the Festival of Motoring
    Aug 29, 2018 Motoring

    Audi and Volkswagen geared up for the…

    Volkswagen Group South Africa has lots of exciting activities in store for motoring fans at this years' Festival of Motoring Johannesburg - Audi and Volkswagen brands will be coming together for this years' Festival of Motoring taking place at… more
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  • Calling all Black-Owned Suppliers in the Automotive Sector
    Aug 29, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Calling all Black-Owned Suppliers in the…

    To nominate yourself for support from potential funders to attend as a conference delegate; exhibitor; in the buyer-supplier linkage meetings; or the Emerging Supplier Engine Room please complete the form here . Please note that this support is not… more
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  • Compulsory posters to be displayed
    Aug 29, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Compulsory posters to be displayed

    According to the Department of Labour’s specifications, there are certain compulsory legal posters that have to be displayed. Ensure legal compliance and display the required legal posters in your workplace. Please click on the button below and… more
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  • MasterDrive Newsletter - 28 August 2018
    Aug 29, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    MasterDrive Newsletter - 28 August 2018

    MasterTips: How to reduce traffic congestion [Watch] While we believe it’s not our fault, motorists actually can play their part in reducing traffic congestion. There are five relatively simple steps which can reduce the frustration of your daily… more
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  • The upcoming Grand Prix weekend in Italy will be a special one for the Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 Team.
    Aug 29, 2018 Motorsport

    The upcoming Grand Prix weekend in Italy…

    Starting with the F1 Festival in Milan on Wednesday 29th August, Marcus Ericsson and Charles Leclerc will take part in a spectacular live F1 car run in the Darsena area of Milan. The fans will have the extraordinary experience of enjoying the roar… more
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  • Alfa Romeo Named Best of Show at the 68th Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance
    Aug 29, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Alfa Romeo Named Best of Show at the 68th…

    At the 2018 edition of the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance, the coveted gold ribbon that marks out the "Best of Show" car was placed on the magnificent deep blue bodywork of a 1937 Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B Touring berlinetta.The Italian masterpiece… more
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  • Jakkie Olivier, CEO of the Retail Motor Industry Organisation (RMI)
    Aug 29, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Reduce road deaths – check your tyres today

    There is a direct correlation between the condition of tyres and road deaths. “There’s no denying that tyres play a crucial role when it comes to how a vehicle operates on the road,” says Jakkie Olivier, CEO of the Retail Motor Industry Organisation… more
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  • Ask Afrika Icon Brands Top 10 winners on stage
    Aug 29, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Ask Afrika 2018/2019 icon brands winners…

    South Africa’s most loved and used brands were celebrated amongst top brand and marketing professionals at the Ask Afrika Icon Brands Awards conference at The Venue in Melrose Arch on 21 August 2018. Icon Brands are brands that are used loyally… more
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  • Mahindra to power the Getaway Show in September
    Aug 29, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Mahindra to power the Getaway Show in…

    Mahindra South Africa, one of the fastest growing brands in South Africa, has signed on as the naming-rights sponsor and a major exhibitor at this year's Getaway Show in Johannesburg. Scheduled for the weekend of 14 - 16 September 2018, the Getaway… more
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  • All tyres are developed and tested at Bridgestone’s European Technical Centre in Rome.
    Aug 29, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Bridgestone proves a favourite with Original…

    At Bridgestone, the world’s number one tyre and rubber company[1], the global investments in Research & Development are the highest in the industry. And they have paid off. With its premium tyres tailored to the specific needs of Original Equipment… more
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  • GLTC has employed its first lady technician, Disebo Catherine Mashamaite
    Aug 29, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Goscor Lift Truck welcomes its first lady…

    Goscor Lift Truck Company (GLTC) has employed its first lady technician, setting in motion the creation of a gender diverse workshop, which is often proven to get better results. Globally, women have been proven to be “unicorns” in technical… more
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  • New A-Class sets the benchmark in the compact segment
    Aug 28, 2018 Motoring

    New A-Class sets the benchmark in the…

    The all-new Mercedes-Benz A-Class redefines modern luxury in the compact car segment, and offers an unrivalled user experience through MBUX. Mercedes-Benz has introduced the all new A-Class to the South African market, offering an unprecedented… more
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  • South Africa’s love affair with Bakkies continues
    Aug 28, 2018 Motoring

    South Africa’s love affair with Bakkies…

    Most searched for body types in South Africa revealed AutoTrader has revealed that bakkies were the most searched-for body type on their sight for the last quarter. Full list of preferred body types: Double cab SUV Hatchback Sedan Coupe Single cab… more
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  • On Location Pictures: BMW Motorrad Novice Rider Training event
    Aug 28, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    On Location Pictures: BMW Motorrad Novice…

    Day two of the BMW Motorrad Novice Rider Training event. more
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  • Leading international original OEM brands Garrett by Honeywell
    Aug 28, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Did you know you can;

    Cut all your new replacement Turbo, repairs, and service costs, by up to 50% with the industry leaders TurboDirect S.A TurboDirect S.A are the agents for all the leading international brands and the Original Turbos that were first fitted to your… more
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  • When is the right time to sell your car?
    Aug 28, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    When is the right time to sell your car?

    Buying is a highly personal decision. You might choose your car based on your lifestyle, taste or affordability. It stands to reason that the reasons for selling a car can vary dramatically, too, depending on your needs or wants. But while there is… more
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  • 15 years of raising funds for QASA
    Aug 28, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    15 years of raising funds for QASA

    HB to the Bay in the dirt. Here is a really unique event that kicks off from Carnival City in Gauteng – and ends somewhere at the coast. Dirtbike and ATV riders from all over South Africa – and even some from across the pond come along for a very… more
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  • UD Trucks Southern Africa is proud to announce the winners of its Extra Mile Challenge driver competition. Gert Swanepoel, managing director of UD Trucks Southern Africa with Tatiya Sisilia (left) from Clover SA in Johannesburg won the Quon category, while Chuttur Sunilduth (right) from Serveng Ltd Mauritius walked away with top honours in the Quester category.
    Aug 28, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Best UD fleet drivers off to global finals…

    Both drivers and their managers will be travelling to the UD Experience Centre in Ageo, Japan in October to compete against UD Trucks fleet drivers from around the world to be crowned the best of the best. The UD Extra Mile Challenge is UD Trucks’… more
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  • Local hero Jacques van Tonder and Sammy Redelinghuys - Image: Nadia Jordaan
    Aug 28, 2018 Motorsport

    Same area, but new route as the SA Cross…

    The Harrismith 400, the penultimate round of the South African Cross Country Series (SACCS), takes competitors back to the same venue and area they visited for the first time last year, but when they tackle the fifth round of the championship on 14… more
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  • Volkswagen Motorsport fields strong team for Kyalami races
    Aug 28, 2018 Motorsport

    Volkswagen Motorsport fields strong team for…

    Volkswagen Motorsport heads into the seventh round of the Sasol GTC Championship with a strong quartet of racers in the two classes in which it competes. Competing at the Festival of Motoring at Kyalami on the weekend of 31 August to 2nd September,… more
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  • Continental shines at TruckX Expo 2018
    Aug 28, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Continental shines at TruckX Expo 2018

    Industry-leading truck tyres, fleet solutions and technologies showcased Conti360° Fleet Services assists truck operators to reduce costs and improve efficiency ContiPressureCheck among Continental's wide range of technologies, enhancing driving… more
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  • 2018 Formula One Johnnie Walker Belgian Grand Prix - Race - Sunday
    Aug 28, 2018 Motorsport

    2018 Formula One Johnnie Walker Belgian…

    Marcus Ericsson back in the points at Spa-Francorchamps Weather: sunny/cloudy and dry, 17-18°C air, 25-30°C track The 2018 FIA Formula One Belgian Grand Prix saw Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 Team driver Marcus Ericsson back in the points. Starting 13th, the… more
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  • Advanced Manufacturing and Composites Show - Latest Exhibitors
  • Beat “Blue Monday” and win a R10 000 fuel voucher​..African Petrochemicals
    Aug 27, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Beat “Blue Monday” and win a R10 000 fuel…

    The 6th Annual EPC Roadshow will take place on the 4th October 2018 Where: Leeuwkop Golf Club, Kyalami Time: 9:30- 15:00 This show is an ideal business to business networking opportunity. It is the only show specifically hosted for the EPC’s. The… more
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  • Honda Quest True Adventure 2018 open for entries
    Aug 27, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Honda Quest True Adventure 2018 open for…

    Entries are now open for Honda Quest True Adventure 2018 - the ultimate adventure motorcycle competition, on the ultimate adventure motorcycle, the Honda CRF1000L Africa Twin. Do you have what it takes? We are looking for true adventure riders of… more
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  • German Sound Quality Finals at Automechanika Frankfurt
    Aug 27, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    German Sound Quality Finals at Automechanika…

    On 15 September 2018 Automechanika is playing host to the hotly contested competition for the best vehicle sound system in Germany. This year’s show will offer amazing sound experiences ranging from discreetly integrated high-end sound systems to… more
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  • tankpool24 Racing Team with a tailwind into the second half of the season
    Aug 27, 2018 Motorsport

    tankpool24 Racing Team with a tailwind into…

    For the fifth year in a row now, Hamburg-based spare parts manufacturer MEYLE is supporting the tankpool24 Racing Team as a technical cooperation partner in the European Truck Racing Championship. In addition to the provision of high-quality spare… more
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  • Start-stop technology will define tomorrow
    Aug 27, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Start-stop technology will define tomorrow

    Automotive batteries have changed a great deal since the invention of the sealed battery in 1971, adapting to meet the ever-increasing power demands of vehicles. But now, new start-stop battery technology is also serving to reduce the impact of… more
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  • Nelson Mandela Bay Executive Mayor Councillor Athol Trollip and Neliswa Cawe, (left)  Early Birds Daycare principal, officially open the creche. With them are Nolusindo Mpefumlo, teacher at the creche and the little kids who are eagerly waiting to enter their new school.
    Aug 27, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Isuzu and IRONMAN leave long-lasting legacy

    PORT ELIZABETH - IN between hosting two international IRONMAN events in Port Elizabeth this year, a legacy project - comprising an entire creche building - was built in Walmer Township in the space of just four months. Shortly after the IRONMAN… more
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  • AAPEXedu to Highlight Top Trends in Automotive Aftermarket
    Aug 27, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    AAPEXedu to Highlight Top Trends in…

    The 2018 AAPEXedu program is offering 18 sessions on the top trends, challenges and opportunities in the automotive aftermarket industry and how attendees can position themselves to stay ahead of the curve and grow their businesses. AAPEX represents… more
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  • Signature Motorsport MINI team ready to fly at Kyalami races
    Aug 27, 2018 Motorsport

    Signature Motorsport MINI team ready to fly…

    Preview: Sasol GTC2 Championship, Rd 7 – Kyalami 1st and 2nd September Signature Motorsport’s Brad Liebenberg and Devin Robertson have bagged five victories and ten podium finishes from the first six rounds of the Sasol GTC2 Championship so far, and… more
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  • Car guard, waiter, bread delivery guy from rags to riches decoded
    Aug 27, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Car guard, waiter, bread delivery guy from…

    Priven Reddy was not an overnight success. Building a business and the personal wealth that comes with it has taken a decade. Today, sitting in his plush Umhlanga boardroom and watching ships from the Far East queue into Durban Harbour is a far cry… more
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  • New impeller improves pump suction
    Aug 27, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    New impeller improves pump suction

    In its ongoing quest to push the boundaries of performance, pump manufacturer, KSB Group, has developed a special impeller to further improve the suction characteristics of its Movitec multistage high-pressure pumps. The new impeller is particularly… more
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  • Aug 27, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    NAACAM Show latest exhibitors

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  • The lift on Saudi women drivers proves that no autos market can afford to ignore the female demographic
    Aug 27, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    The lift on Saudi women drivers proves that…

    As of 24 June, women in Saudi Arabia were legally allowed to drive for the first time in the country's history. Ten women have already received their licenses. While the Crown Prince is being hailed as a human rights champion, the real reason behind… more
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  • Michael Emonts, award-winning CEO of the Aachen Centre for Integrative Lightweight Production (AZL)  of RWTH Aachen University.
    Aug 27, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Global experts for inaugural Advanced…

    The 4th industrial revolution is not science fiction. Experts from across the globe will affirm the reality, scope and scale of technological advancement world-wide at the inaugural African Advanced Manufacturing and Composites Show in South Africa… more
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  • GTC, Formula 1600 to star at Kyalami
    Aug 27, 2018 Motorsport

    GTC, Formula 1600 to star at Kyalami

    What Festival of Motoring PreviewWhere Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit, JohannesburgWhen 31 August - 2 September 2018Community South Africa National, Gauteng. Kyalami’s Festival of Motoring presented by WesBank has rapidly grown to become among Gauteng’s… more
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  • EICHER PRO 6000 SERIES – Ready for sales in South Africa
    Aug 24, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    EICHER PRO 6000 SERIES – Ready for sales in…

    Eicher Enters Heavy Duty truck segment in the South African market “PRO 6016 - BORN EFFICIENT” Class leading fuel efficiency with VEDX5 engine, designed in collaboration with Volvo Group Super-efficient 4-cylinder common rail engine with 4 valves… more
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  • Commercial vehicle budget parts brand ProVia has been launched in 10 countries across Southern Africa expanding its availability in more than 55 countries world-wide.
    Aug 23, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    WABCO Launches ProVia across Southern…

    ProVia, the safety-focused and reliable budget parts aftermarket brand for commercial vehicle braking systems, today (July 12, 2018) announced its launch in 10 countries across the Southern African region, expanding its availability to 55 countries… more
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  • Michelin introduces the new Michelin X® MULTITM HD D in Southern Africa – Drive Further
    Aug 23, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Michelin introduces the new Michelin X®…

    Michelin, the world’s leading tyre technology leader, today announced the availability of the MICHELIN X® MULTITM HD D in Southern Africa, an update to the immensely successful MICHELIN XDE2+. This tyre, designed for long haul, regional trucking on… more
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  • Henning Jens, Finance Director at VWSA (centre) receiving the SJM Flex Environmental Award from Quintin Levey, Exporters Eastern Cape (left) and Deon Joubert SJM Flex (right)
    Aug 23, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Volkswagen honoured with Environmental Award

    Volkswagen Group South Africa (VWSA) presented with the SJM Flex Environmental Award for the 6th time Uitenhage - Volkswagen Group South Africa (VWSA) was presented with the SJM Flex Environmenal Award for the 6th time at the 2018 Exporters Eastern… more
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  • The Ford Struandale Engine Plant earned its third 'Best Exporter OEM' award from Exporters Eastern Cape. Pictured (from left to right): Quintin Levy (Chairman, Exporters Eastern Cape), Moshe Motlohi (General Manager Corporate Affairs, Transnet), Mpumelelo Nqebe (Plant Controller, Ford Struandale Engine Plant) and Claude Roux (Assistant Plant Manager, Ford Struandale Engine Plant).
    Aug 23, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Ford Wins Third 'Best Exporter OEM' Award…

    Ford's Struandale Engine Plant a three-time winner of 'Best Exporter OEM' category: 2013, 2015 and 2018 Continued growth and expansion as part of R3-billion investment programme Launch of all-new Bi-Turbo engine for Ford Ranger Raptor plus… more
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  • Yvonne Brand receiving a Long Service Award.
    Aug 23, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    On the Couch with Auto Boss Yvonne

    About halfway between Cape Town and the Namibian border, at the southern edge of Little Namaqualand, lies Vredendal. Built on the banks of the Olifants River, with a view of the Maskam mountains, the unpretentious little town, surrounded by… more
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  • From left is Unathi Teki, Vision4Girls Programme Co-ordinator; Nonkosi Dyantyi, Group Communications Manager and speaker, Siphosethu Level with the sanitary care packs made by the Goodyear employees.
    Aug 23, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Goodyear South Africa helps empower young…

    Uitenhage -"You are destined for greatness" were the words uttered by Siphosethu Level which rang true for the ladies attending the Goodyear South Africa Women's Month celebration. Siphosethu, now a Master's in Social Science student at the Nelson… more
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  • Lightweighting and Vehicle Electrification Drive High-Performance Plastic Demand Across Automotive and Aerospace Sectors
    Aug 22, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Lightweighting and Vehicle Electrification…

    Adoption of composite-grade HPPs could take the market past $3 billion by 2024, finds Frost & Sullivan Frost & Sullivan’s recent analysis of the High-Performance Plastics (HPPs) Market in Automotive and Aerospace Industries reveals that the… more
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  • Bright Box to Join the Panels of Leading South African Automotive Experts at Festival of Motoring 2018 in Johannesburg
    Aug 22, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Bright Box to Join the Panels of Leading…

    Bright Box, the global vendor of the Remoto connected car platform, will be at Festival of Motoring 2018, South Africa’s largest and most exciting racing event. The festival will take place at Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit, Johannesburg, South Africa,… more
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  • World record: Unmanned Valtra removes snow at 73.171 km/h
    Aug 22, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    World record: Unmanned Valtra removes snow…

    Nokian Tyres and Valtra have set the world record for snow removal with an autonomous tractor. The speed record was set in March 2018 using an unmanned Valtra T254 Versu tractor equipped with Nokian Hakkapeliitta TRI tyres. Operated without a… more
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  • Jeff James Spin Hub at GOG Gardens set to take spinning off the streets
    Aug 22, 2018 Motorsport

    Jeff James Spin Hub at GOG Gardens set to…

    Launches in Protea Glen Soweto 25 August Named after the township spinning Legend Jeff James Legal & Safe, ditching the stigma of the past Gauteng's newest spinning arena is set to stun crowds and produce engine-roaring entertainment when it… more
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  • Andrea Bogner, the owner of Bogner Motors in Johannesburg and the Chairperson of MIWA’s Highveld Region, recently summited Kilimanjaro in an effort to raise funds for eight needy causes.
    Aug 22, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Women running the show in the motor repairs…

    While the motor repairs industry has traditionally been seen as a male-run industry, women are in fact the backbones of most businesses, says Dewald Ranft, Chairman of the Motor Industry Workshop Association (MIWA), an affiliate association of the… more
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  • ARKANA, Renault’s new distinctive crossover
    Aug 22, 2018 Motoring

    ARKANA, Renault’s new distinctive crossover

    Renault’s new distinctive C-segment crossover will be named Renault ARKANA. The showcar of the new global model will be premiered at the Moscow International Motor Show 2018, on August 29th. The new model’s name is derived from Latin ARCANUM… more
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  • The sad story of SA Express: Time to ground it permanently
    Aug 22, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    The sad story of SA Express: Time to ground…

    It remains a mystery as to why SA Express (SAX) still exists and why the South African Civil Aviation Authority (SACAA) reinstated its air operator certificate (AOC). While the airline may resume its operations, it has managed to obtain… more
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  • Amendments to the competition act and the labour relations act - contradicting objectives
    Aug 22, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Amendments to the competition act and the…

    The left hand does not know what the right hand is doing. Or are there ulterior motives? 21 August 2018 The Competition Act empowers the Competition Commission to carry out its mandate of investigating restrictive business practices and the abuse of… more
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  • Bridgestone South Africa new office construction commences
    Aug 22, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Bridgestone South Africa new office…

    Bridgestone South Africa laid their branded brick on Friday, to mark the construction of its new head offices in the sought-after Waterfall City development in Midrand. The brick-laying ceremony was attended by Bridgestone SA’s CEO Gavin Young and… more
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  • Gumtree Auto honours women in the motoring industry
    Aug 22, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Gumtree Auto honours women in the motoring…

    Gumtree Auto hosted its inaugural Women in Autos conference on the 17th of August in Midrand, Johannesburg, featuring a host of speakers from the industry as well as numerous media and influencers. Claire Cobbledick, who has recently been appointed… more
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  • Preview - 2018 Formula One Johnnie Walker Belgian Grand Prix
    Aug 22, 2018 Motorsport

    Preview - 2018 Formula One Johnnie Walker…

    13th Round of the FIA Formula One World Championship, 24th to 26th August 2018 After the two-week Formula One summer break, the Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 Team returns to the race track with a fresh boost of energy and motivation - this time, heading to… more
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  • New Bad-Ass Ford Ranger Raptor is Coming to Europe - Ultimate Performance Pick-up Breaks Cover at Gamescom
    Aug 22, 2018 Motoring

    New Bad-Ass Ford Ranger Raptor is Coming to…

    New Ranger Raptor - the toughest, highest performing version of Europe's best-selling pick-up - debuts in Europe at Gamescom trade fair ahead of 2019 sales launch Developed by Ford Performance, the awe-inspiring Ranger Raptor supports thrill-seeking… more
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  • Confirmed Speakers for Infrastructure Africa, 9-10 October 2018
    Aug 22, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Confirmed Speakers for Infrastructure…

    KEY INDUSTRY EXPERTS CONFIRMED TO PARTICIPATE AS SPEAKERS INCLUDE: Visit our website: www.infrastructure-africa.com to learn more about this prestigious event Enquiries: info@infrastructure-africa.com more
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  • MasterDrive Newsletter - 21 August 2018
    Aug 22, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    MasterDrive Newsletter - 21 August 2018

    MasterTips: Current ACC too dangerous for roads? Just when many road safety ‘experts’ are beginning to feel that autonomous vehicles will address this issue ‘once and for all’ others are questioning it. Insurers in the US believe adaptive cruise… more
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  • We are what we drive but we don’t care about what we drive that much – SA’s auto habits revealed
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