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  • Financial plans must be living documents
    Dec 11, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Financial plans must be living documents

    South African businesses have had to negotiate a volatile economic environment over the past 12 months. From escalating petrol prices and the state capture scandal, to credit-rating downgrades and reduced consumer spending, it hasn’t been an easy… more
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  • Workplace Warzone
    Dec 11, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Workplace Warzone

    The strike in the Plastic Convertors’ Industry has entered its 9th week. This is one of the most violent strikes ever to take place in South Africa: one employee was murdered; many non-striking employees were assaulted at their place of work; one… more
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  • Bridgestone SA Small Medium & Large Fleet Executive Vernon Slack
    Dec 11, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Cradle to grave: Change the way you think…

    Tyres represent a significant cost for the transport industry—and are vital to safety. Taking a holistic approach will generate huge savings, and also help to reduce accidents. We all know instinctively that buying quality makes sense but, in… more
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  • Mahindra delivers its first order to SA rental fleet industry
    Dec 11, 2018 Motoring

    Mahindra delivers its first order to SA…

    Landmark fleet deal for Mahindra South Africa 100 brand-new KUVs delivered to vehicle rental depots across South Africa 2018 is turning out to be a milestone year for Mahindra in South Africa. In May, the company opened its first assembly facility… more
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  • Panicking with cost of living - near to having your car repossessed?
    Dec 11, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Panicking with cost of living - near to…

    Petrol is becoming unaffordable for many. Times are tough and, understandably, many people who are already struggling with the rising cost of life are falling behind on debt repayments. Co-founder of a new online auto auction platform, Renaldo de… more
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  • New Ford Tourneo Custom People Mover Offers the Best Seat in the House for Business or Leisure
    Dec 11, 2018 Motoring

    New Ford Tourneo Custom People Mover Offers…

    Ford reveals new Tourneo Custom people mover with bold exterior styling and updated, high-quality interior Spacious and luxurious cabin features rear seating for six occupants Tourneo Custom comprehensively re-engineered to provide superior… more
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  • Volvo XC40 wins Japan’s Car Of The Year 2018
    Dec 11, 2018 Motoring

    Volvo XC40 wins Japan’s Car Of The Year 2018

    Volvo achieves first-ever back-to-back victory for an importer in Japan’s COTY award – XC60 won the country’s top trophy in 2017 and the XC40 captures the Car of the Year for 2018. At the 2018 awards ceremony inside the Tokyo International Exchange… more
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  • Smart reasons for buying a used car
    Dec 11, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Smart reasons for buying a used car

    Paying a lower price for used versus new when buying a car is an obvious reason to shop in the used vehicle market, but there are other advantages as well. Jason White, Head of InspectaCar Financial Services, says: “A new car typically depreciates… more
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  • Nala Mofokeng honoured as Best Trainee in Volkswagen Group
    Dec 11, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Nala Mofokeng honoured as Best Trainee in…

    Nala Mofokeng honoured as one of 46 best young talents in Volkswagen Group in 2018 Nala Mofokeng of Volkswagen Group South Africa was one of the 46 best young talents in Volkswagen Group to be honoured with the 2018 Best Trainee Award last Friday in… more
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  • Honda Motorcycles Southern Africa is proud to announce the arrival of the 2019 CRF250R
    Dec 11, 2018 Motoring

    Honda Motorcycles Southern Africa is proud…

    Model updates: The CRF250R's bottom-end torque output gets a major boost; the engine also receives 3-level HRC Launch Control plus durability upgrades. A new front brake caliper, Renthal Fatbars - adjustable 4 ways - and black DID rims round out the… more
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  • New Ford Transit Custom - Enhanced Style, Productivity and Technology
    Dec 11, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    New Ford Transit Custom - Enhanced Style,…

    Ford Transit Custom sets a new standard for the one-ton van segment with bold new design Updated cabin provides ideal mobile office with class-leading stowage, improved comfort and ergonomics Proven performance, efficiency and reliability of… more
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  • NAACAM Show 2019: Showcase of 1000+ products identified by OEMs and tier 1s for localisation.
    Dec 11, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    NAACAM Show 2019: Showcase of 1000+ products…

    Increasing local content is a central objective of the South African Automotive Masterplan and a core theme of the NAACAM Show 2019. To support this objective, the NAACAM Show will host a showcase of 1000+ products identified by OEMs and tier 1s for… more
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  • Mitsubishi scores with Hot Summer of Touch
    Dec 10, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Mitsubishi scores with Hot Summer of Touch

    Summer beaches, hot bodies, sporty Mitsubishi - the Hot Summer of Touch 2018 is here! Starting way back in 1978 on a beach in Stilbaai when a local group of holiday makers in the small coastal town got together to formalise all the social games that… more
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  • Ford Figo Range Expanded with Top-Spec Titanium Model
    Dec 10, 2018 Motoring

    Ford Figo Range Expanded with Top-Spec…

    Upmarket, high-tech execution for new Ford Figo Titanium Enhanced safety with fitment of dual side and curtain airbags, and Ford MyKey SYNC®3 with 6.5-inch colour touchscreen and rear view camera The recently launched Ford Figo range has been… more
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  • 2019 Honda CRF1000L1 Africa Twin (Standard Size Tank)
    Dec 10, 2018 Motoring

    2019 Honda CRF1000L1 Africa Twin (Standard…

    Honda Motorcycles Southern Africa is proud to announce the arrival of the 2019 Africa Twin range including Africa Twin Adventure Sports. 1. Key Feature Changes on 2019 Standard Tank Africa Twin 1.1 Engine management electronics TBW (Throttle by… more
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  • Cummins set to play a key role in integrated transport strategy for South Africa
    Dec 10, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Cummins set to play a key role in integrated…

    Cummins is set to play a key role in the integrated transport strategy for South Africa through its partnership with Real African Works (RAW), a newly-launched 100% black female owned Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) specialising in urban buses… more
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  • New Tiger Wheel & Tyre for Modimolle in Limpopo Province
    Dec 10, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    New Tiger Wheel & Tyre for Modimolle in…

    The town of Modimolle in Limpopo Province is the site of the country's newest Tiger Wheel & Tyre store. The store, which opened on 1 December 2018, is located at the ModiMall at the corner of Thabo Mbeki Drive and Limpopo Street. "Tiger Wheel & Tyre… more
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  • Splendid entry for SA's oldest motor race
    Dec 07, 2018 Motorsport

    Splendid entry for SA's oldest motor race

    South Africa's oldest motor race has drawn a top class entry from around the country as competitors from far and wide head to the East London Grand Prix Circuit's December 15 Border 100 and a full program of highly entertaining support events to… more
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  • Christopher Kabosha, Senior Manager: Marketing and Corporate Affairs at Sasol Energy
    Dec 07, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Sasol Energy invests in mathematics…

    In support of South Africa’s 2030 education goals as set out in the National Development Plan, Sasol Energy has partnered with the SA Medical & Education (SAME) Foundation to renovate and equip mathematics laboratories at the Manyano High School in… more
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  • Basic conditions of employment act (BCEA) amendments to leave provisions
    Dec 07, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Basic conditions of employment act (BCEA)…

    Dear NEASA employer The President, on 23 November 2018, assented to the Labour Laws Amendment Act. The practical effect of this is that employees will now be entitled to a number of new types of leave not previously provided for. The BCEA will in… more
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  • Continental Opens “Taraxagum Lab Anklam” Research Laboratory for Dandelion Rubber
    Dec 07, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Continental Opens “Taraxagum Lab Anklam”…

    Completed just a year after ground-breaking ceremon Investment of € 35 million for research on farming and extraction process Around 20 employees will work on an alternative for rubber from tropical regions in the future Continental, technology… more
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  • Mysterious brick-built McLaren spied in central London
    Dec 07, 2018 Motoring

    Mysterious brick-built McLaren spied in…

    McLaren prototype spied in central London LEGO® store Partly disguised by miniature McLaren Senna camo Engineered for frequent reassembly Story will build in January 2019 – see the first chapter online at: https://youtu.be/P1jkBBdHTh0 A new McLaren… more
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  • Previously Advantaged Campaign
    Dec 07, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Previously Advantaged Campaign

    Thinking about the advantage of education and sparking conversation about how valuable ECD (early childhood development) is. more
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  • Donovan Harwick, HaynesPro, (right) presents the HaynesPro donation to Louis van Niekerk, Principal College of Cape Town (left).
    Dec 07, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    College of Cape Town receives motor manual…

    It was an exciting day on 23 November at the College of Cape Town where representatives from HaynesPro, Ken and Donovan Harwick, donated 30 HaynesPro licenses to the College. The College was selected by the honourable Minister Nzimande of Higher… more
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  • Spies Hecker 2019 Calendar – Lights off, spotlight on!
    Dec 07, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Spies Hecker 2019 Calendar – Lights off,…

    Out Of The Dark is the new Spies Hecker 2019 calendar. The twelve striking images all play on light and shadow. They were created by the Dutch photographic studio van der Vaart together with photographers from five countries and showcase exceptional… more
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  • Audi Centre Centurion gets a state-of-the-art upgrade
    Dec 07, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Audi Centre Centurion gets a…

    The newly revamped Audi Centre Centurion features an Audi Customer Private Lounge (CPL), first to the South Africa market and inspired by similar international concepts from Berlin and Singapore. The Audi CPL allows customers to custom-design their… more
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  • Quintus van Rooyen, general manager at Build It Pinetown and Paul Nothnagel, sales executive at FAW Pinetown.
    Dec 07, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Build It Pinetown makes repeat FAW purchases

    Build It Pinetown, one of 350 retail stores in the SPAR Group Ltd South Africa stable, mixes paint, cuts glass and boards, reads business plans and, most importantly, provides home deliveries for its customers. These deliveries are currently being… more
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  • FedEx Invests in Education of Young South Africans with Gift to Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls
    Dec 07, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    FedEx Invests in Education of Young South…

    FedEx Express, the world’s largest express transportation company and a subsidiary of FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX) has donated US$ 90,000 to the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy Foundation. The donation will be utilised by the Oprah Winfrey Leadership… more
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  • Jerome Galpin (NASCAR President:CEO) and Guy Frobisher (Senior Project Manager Continental).
    Dec 07, 2018 Motorsport

    General Tire becomes Official Partner of…

    From 2019, General Tire is to supply the tires for all cars in the NASCAR Whelen Euro Series - Race tire is set to meet high expectations of NASCAR Whelen Euro Series teams Hanover, October 25, 2018. From next year onward, tire brand General Tire… more
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  • Imperial Logistics joins global campaign to fight the threat of fake medicines
    Dec 07, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Imperial Logistics joins global campaign to…

    Monday, 3 December to Friday, 7 December 2018 is Fight the Fakes week which aims to raise awareness about the dangers of fake medicine and gives a voice to those who have been impacted. According to new data published by the World Health… more
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  • The latest new products and innovations from 2,511 exhibiting companies were on display for attendees at AAPEX 2018 in Las Vegas.
    Dec 07, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    AAPEX 2018 Keeps Attendees Ahead of the Curve

    With the automotive aftermarket undergoing significant evolution and change, AAPEX 2018 featured the latest new products and innovations, advanced training by industry experts, and current and futuristic technology demonstrations to keep attendees… more
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  • Gauteng Freeway Improvement Project a means to unlock economic growth
    Dec 06, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Gauteng Freeway Improvement Project a means…

    The objective of the multi-phase Gauteng Freeway Improvement Project (GFIP) was, and still is, to develop a sustainable and self-funded upgrade and expansion programme for the main Gauteng freeway network. The GFIP utilises the user pays principle… more
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  • Standard Bank Says SA Vehicle Manufacturers expected to expand exports due to weak Local Market
    Dec 06, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Standard Bank Says SA Vehicle Manufacturers…

    South African vehicle manufacturers are likely to switch their focus to the export market as a weak domestic economy curbs demand well into the new year, according to Standard Bank. This comes after new vehicle sales fell 8.4% across all categories… more
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  • These Holidays, Choose the Fitment Centre You Can Trust with Your Life
    Dec 06, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    These Holidays, Choose the Fitment Centre…

    The holidays are here and as the nation's drivers take to the roads in droves, South Africa's best-loved and most trusted retail wheel and tyre brand, Tiger Wheel & Tyre, encourages you to pause and prepare properly for your journey. Not… more
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  • Let’s be safe out there together
    Dec 06, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Let’s be safe out there together

    Main roads throughout South Africa are expected to become busier in the next few weeks as travellers embark on their annual vacations. But, says the Automobile Association (AA), while this is a time for relaxation, road users cannot afford to take… more
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  • Keep track of your assets all the time and in real time
    Dec 06, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Keep track of your assets all the time and…

    DataDot have been microdotting vehicles in South Africa for almost two decades, having microdotted more than 4 million vehicles. Few people know, however, that DataDot offers more than only a vehicle marking solution but in fact a range of products… more
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  • Bram Schot Chairman of the Board of Management of Audi AG and Member of the Board of Managemnet for Sales and Marketing
    Dec 06, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Audi decides on investment program for…

    The Audi Group is accelerating its realignment with high investments in future-oriented topics. From 2019 until the end of 2023 alone, the company plans advance expenditure of approximately €14 billion in electric mobility, digitalization and… more
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  • All-new Subaru Forester is here next week
    Dec 06, 2018 Motoring

    All-new Subaru Forester is here next week

    All-New Forester based on Subaru Global Platform Features latest generation EyeSight® Driver Assist Technology Enters the market at a lower price point than the range it replaces New layers of safety, comfort and convenience More spacious and… more
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  • Eitan Kirshenboim, CMO at ERM Telematics:
    Dec 06, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    ERM Advanced Telematics Targets Stolen…

    International automotive technology provider ERM Advanced Telematics (https://ermtelematics.com/), whose products have been installed in more than 5 million vehicles worldwide, is accelerating its penetration into the Latin American market with its… more
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  • NAACAM Show 2019: Conference programme and confirmed speakers
    Dec 06, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    NAACAM Show 2019: Conference programme and…

    The NAACAM Show aims to play a pivotal role in galvanising the industry around the clear vision of the SA Automotive Masterplan (SAAM). The practical and growth-oriented Conference Programme, delivered by local industry leaders and global experts,… more
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  • FrogzEggz® from Pratley a must for every workshop
    Dec 06, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    FrogzEggz® from Pratley a must for every…

    As Pratley’s FrogzEggz® hand-mouldable plastic product finds its way into workshops, crafters’ studios and DIYers’ toolboxes, savvy contractors are keeping a supply of it handy to make threaded wing nuts or other fasteners on the fly. With just a… more
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  • Superintendents Alpheus Tekake (left) and  Mawisa Maluleke from the Tswane Metrolopolitan Police department with Charmaine van Wyk, public relations officer of Bakwena N1N4, and Oscar Makola, marketing director of Hyundai Automotive South Africa, at the handover of six Hyundai Accents to be used during Bakwena's Christmas holiday road safety campaign.
    Dec 06, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Hyundai assists with Bakwena N1N4 road…

    Road safety is in sharp focus with the start of the annual Christmas holiday season - and Hyundai Automotive South Africa and its holding company, Motus, will once again contribute to the effort to make our roads a safer place for holiday… more
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  • Aston Martin Works create first reversible EV Powertrain Concept
    Dec 06, 2018 Motoring

    Aston Martin Works create first reversible…

    EV solution for Heritage models part of Aston Martin’s wider EV strategy Radical idea mitigates possible future restriction of classic car usage Reversible “Cassette” powertrain concept is sympathetic to original car Concept development process led… more
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  • Mike Glendinning has been appointed as the new Sales and Marketing Director for Volkswagen Group South Africa (VWSA) effective from 1 December 2018.
    Dec 06, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Mike Glendinning appointed as new Sales and…

    Glendinning returns to Volkswagen Group South Africa after five years in Mexico Stefan Mecha appointed as Vice President for Sales and Marketing at Volkswagen do Brasil Mike Glendinning holds an Honours degree in Marketing from UNISA. He joined… more
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  • New flagship FCA dealership opens in Sandton
    Dec 06, 2018 Motoring

    New flagship FCA dealership opens in Sandton

    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) is proud to announce the opening of a new flagship dealership in Gauteng. Fiat Chrysler Sandton, located on the corner of William Nicol and Ballyclare Drive, provides customers in Johannesburg and surrounding areas… more
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  • Volkswagen introduces a special edition Amarok
    Dec 06, 2018 Motoring

    Volkswagen introduces a special edition…

    The special edition model comes with dramatic styling to differentiate itself from the rest of the Amarok range It is powered by a 132kW BiTDI engine, class-leading 8-speed gearbox and boasts Volkswagen's 4MOTION technology With over 30 000 Amaroks… more
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  • Ford Donates R12-million Worth of Vehicles to Charities
    Dec 06, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Ford Donates R12-million Worth of Vehicles…

    26 new vehicles handed over to 22 charity organisations in Gauteng, Eastern Cape, Western Cape, KwaZulu-Natal and Mpumalanga Donation represents the biggest vehicle donation by Ford in South Africa Expands Ford's extensive community outreach… more
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  • National minimum wage bill signed into law
    Dec 06, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    National minimum wage bill signed into law

    Dear NEASA employer The President, on 23 November 2018, signed the National Minimum Wage Act into law. In terms of this Act, all employers, irrespective of which industry they are operating in, must pay at least the minimum wages as set out below: R… more
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  • The fundamental reason for belief in socialism
    Dec 06, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    The fundamental reason for belief in…

    Here is a simple question that will tell you whether you believe in capitalism, communism or socialism. A and B are two adults of sound mind. A has a lawful business. A offers B a job. That’s all you know. The question is this: “Should B be allowed… more
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  • Automechanika Shanghai marks a 15% upswing in visitors as 2018 show closes
    Dec 06, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Automechanika Shanghai marks a 15% upswing…

    The 14th edition of Automechanika Shanghai, which took place from 28 November to 1 December 2018, has recorded an unprecedented rise in attendees compared to the previous edition. Serving as a platform for both local and international players from… more
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  • Tiger Wheel & Tyre Lynnwood Unveils Ironman 4x4 Range of Products
    Dec 06, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Tiger Wheel & Tyre Lynnwood Unveils Ironman…

    Pretoria 4x4 enthusiasts are in for a treat as Tiger Wheel & Tyre's Lynnwood fitment centre becomes a hub for the sale and fitment of 'Ironman 4x4' products and accessories. Built to withstand the rugged Australian Outback, the Ironman 4x4 range is… more
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  • New Tiger Wheel & Tyre Opens at Woodlands Mall, Pretoria
    Dec 06, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    New Tiger Wheel & Tyre Opens at Woodlands…

    The world's biggest wheel and tyre brands, along with award-winning service from South Africa's best-loved and most trusted retail wheel and tyre brand, are now being served up at the Woodlands Mall in Pretorius Park, Pretoria. This news comes as… more
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  • What to do if you are having a Turbo Problems
    Dec 06, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    What to do if you are having a Turbo Problems

    This advice can save you huge costs and possibly your cars turbo and engine This could well be the turbocharger itself, or something inside the engine causing the problem so it needs to be checked first before replacing the turbocharger, many… more
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  • Evaluating trust in the accountancy profession
    Dec 06, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Evaluating trust in the accountancy…

    New independent, international research indicates high trust in Chartered Accountants and points to the need for them to lead on protecting data and driving ethical behaviour and transparent business practices. On behalf of Chartered Accountants… more
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  • The road to the World Car Awards continues… 5TH annual “L.A. test drives”
    Dec 05, 2018 Motoring

    The road to the World Car Awards continues……

    It was a great success! 48 international journalists from 18 different countries spent the week in Pasadena, California test-driving 38 cars that are contenders in six categories for the 2019 World Car Awards. The 5th annual “L.A. Test Drives” is a… more
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  • New Kadjar: taking attractive style and comfort to a new level
    Dec 05, 2018 Motoring

    New Kadjar: taking attractive style and…

    New fuel-efficient engines - petrol and gasoline - with higher performance A more attractive and refined exterior design A more ergonomic and comfortable interior Two options for extra grip: 4x4 transmission and Extended Grip More Here more
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  • Cummins genuine parts increase engine life by up to 90% over will-fit parts
    Dec 05, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Cummins genuine parts increase engine life…

    A major Middle East aggregate mining customer with a fleet containing over 150 K-Series Cummins engines has been convinced to switch to Cummins genuine parts after a comparative engine test revealed that the former extended engine life by up to 90%… more
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  • Standox Calendar 2019: A wall calendar with character
    Dec 05, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Standox Calendar 2019: A wall calendar with…

    For many car owners, their vehicle is more than just a means of transportation. It represents a persona and a lifestyle. This emotion is the cornerstone of the new Standox annual calendar, called Cars & Characters. The photographer skilfully stages… more
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  • Ready for Battle: Mopar to Offer 200-plus Products for All-new 2020 Jeep Gladiator
    Dec 05, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Ready for Battle: Mopar to Offer 200-plus…

    Mopar Showcases Modified 2020 Jeep Gladiator Rubicon at Los Angeles Auto Show Mopar-modified 2020 Jeep® Gladiator on display in Los Angeles highlights open-air personalisation potential of most capable midsize truck ever. Available Mopar products… more
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  • Dewald Ranft, Chairman of the Motor Industry Workshop Association (MIWA)
    Dec 05, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Apprentices powering ahead in motor industry

    Apprentices are getting first-hand experience, training and mentoring in the independent aftermarket sector of the motor industry thanks to an initiative that has been two years in the making. At the end of 2016, the Motor Industry Workshop… more
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  • PE’s Quinton Uren scoops title at All Africa Business Leader Awards
    Dec 05, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Jendamark MD named Africa’s Industrialist of…

    JENDAMARK Automation managing director Quinton Uren was named Africa’s Industrialist of the Year at the grand finale of the All Africa Business Leaders Awards, hosted by CNBC Africa at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg last night. Uren,… more
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  • Ford Reveals How Big Data Could Help Make Cities Safer – by Highlighting Where Future Traffic Incidents Might Happen
    Dec 05, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Ford Reveals How Big Data Could Help Make…

    Ford has developed a smart solution that could help to identify where traffic incidents are likely to occur – and then enable city authorities to take pre-emptive action The company analysed vehicle behaviour in London by recording data of driving… more
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  • Tyre know-how: the farmer’s secret weapon
    Dec 05, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Tyre know-how: the farmer’s secret weapon

    Among the most pressing challenges facing farmers today is the constant pressure on margins. Many of the factors affecting agricultural productivity are beyond the farmer’s control—fuel prices, market fluctuations, unfavourable weather conditions—so… more
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  • All-new 2020 Jeep Gladiator: The Most Capable Midsize Truck Ever
    Dec 05, 2018 Motoring

    All-new 2020 Jeep Gladiator: The Most…

    Legendary 4x4 Capability, Authentic Design Builds on Rich Jeep Truck Heritage, Best-in-class Towing and 4x4 Payload, Clever Functionality and Versatility, Advanced Fuel-efficient Powertrains, Open-air Freedom, and Loaded with Safety Features and… more
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  • Representatives from VWSA and Qhubeka with happy recipients of the bikes
    Dec 05, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Blue Bikes handed over as part of…

    Volkswagen's 2019 Scholar Mobility Programme kicked off with a handover of 50 Blue Bikes to the Uitenhage community Second phase will see 350 Blue Bikes handed over in 2019 Following handovers in Bergville (Kwa-Zulu Natal), Alexandra (Gauteng) and… more
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  • REGISTER TO EXHIBIT: Manufacturing Indaba on 25-26 June 2019
    Dec 05, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    REGISTER TO EXHIBIT: Manufacturing Indaba on…

    Participate in the 2-day exhibition and get the opportunity to network with your prospective clients in person. You will have access to a large volume of visitors which allows you to get valuable feedback, test different marketing techniques and… more
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  • 21 SAB Kickstart youth-owned businesses create 178 jobs in 2018
    Dec 05, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    21 SAB Kickstart youth-owned businesses…

    SAB KickStart winners 2018 announced during Entrepreneurship Month The 21 young entrepreneurs selected as finalists in SAB’s youth entrepreneurship development programme, SAB KickStart Boost, have created a total of 178 jobs in their respective… more
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  • You can now buy CYMOT products ONLINE!
    Dec 05, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    You can now buy CYMOT products ONLINE!

    💻 CLICK-SHOP-PAY 💻 You can now purchase all your favourite CYMOT productsONLINE! CLICK HERE TO VIEW! more
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  • Alliance: Groupe Renault – Nissan – Mitsubishi joint press release
    Dec 05, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Alliance: Groupe Renault – Nissan –…

    Over the past few days, the Board of Directors of Groupe Renault, Nissan Motor Co., Ltd and Mitsubishi Motors Corporation have all – individually and collectively - emphatically reiterated their strong commitment to the Alliance. The Alliance has… more
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  • Five MINI John Cooper Works Rally to participate at 2019 Dakar
    Dec 05, 2018 Motorsport

    Five MINI John Cooper Works Rally to…

    MINI Motorsport partner X-raid to field five MINI John Cooper Works Rally cars at 2019 Dakar. X-raid MINI JCW Rally Team will consist of four established MINI Family crews. 2018 FIA Cross Country Rally World Cup champion Jakub “Kuba” Przygonski to… more
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  • The Isuzu Key team and strategic partners celebrate the opening of the seventh super project in Kwa-Zulu Natal.  From left are Stewart Walker, Craig Uren, Tony Dos Reis, Colin Cowie, Prince Xolani Zondi, Paul Emanuel, Hilary Smith, Michael Sacke, Mike Hall-Jones and Dale Southern.
    Dec 05, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Sweet Success of a Seventh Super Project…

    KEY Foundation in partnership with Isuzu ChildLife Foundation officially opened a brand-new crèche building in Sweetwater, Pietermaritzburg this month. Umkhuleko Crèche has 87 preschool children who will now receive quality early childhood… more
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  • Pilot project to reduce fine dust pollution along the Stuttgart Neckartor begins with installation of first filter columns
    Dec 05, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Pilot project to reduce fine dust pollution…

    Simulation results to be tested in the field In a pilot project from MANN+HUMMEL, sponsored by the Ministry of Transport in Baden-Wuerttemberg and supported by the state capital Stuttgart, 17 filter columns will be installed along a section of road… more
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  • MasterDrive Newsletter - 04 December 2018
    Dec 05, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    MasterDrive Newsletter - 04 December 2018

    MasterTips: How to drive safely around schools With more and more schools opening in the suburbs each year it is important that drivers – particularly fleet drivers operating in those areas – be aware of the dangers associated with driving in this… more
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  • Competitive pricing could mean job creation in motoring sector
    Dec 05, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Competitive pricing could mean job creation…

    Imagine a future where more car repair workshops open shop because they have access to technical information, tools and training, and competitive pricing means more people are servicing their cars more regularly. This could be a reality, says… more
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  • King Price launches new warranty cover for car parts
    Dec 05, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    King Price launches new warranty cover for…

    King Price, the only insurer in South Africa that offers car insurance premiums that decrease monthly as the cars’ values drop, has launched a warranty cover that pays for car part repairs or replacements if they fail unexpectedly. The new product… more
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  • The building blocks for the future of the BMW Group. The BMW Vision iNEXT celebrates its world premiere in Los Angeles
    Dec 05, 2018 Motoring

    The building blocks for the future of the…

    The BMW Vision iNEXT provides an insight into the future of personal mobility. The latest Vision Vehicle from the BMW Group symbolises the dawn of a new era in driving pleasure – and is celebrating its world premiere at the Los Angeles Auto Show.… more
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  • Leading agri-business chooses MiX Telematics to keep their fleet safe and efficient
    Dec 05, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Leading agri-business chooses MiX Telematics…

    MiX Telematics (JSE: MIX, NYSE: MIXT), a leading global provider of fleet and mobile asset management solutions, has been chosen as the preferred telematics provider for a leading diversified agri-business in South Africa. Keeping track of their… more
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  • New OMNITRAC Mixed Service Truck Tyre Range from Goodyear
    Dec 05, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    New OMNITRAC Mixed Service Truck Tyre Range…

    Greater robustness & longer service life Brussels, November 27, 2018 - Goodyear is launching a brand new mixed service truck tyre range offering optimal damage resistance and longer service life than previous Goodyear mixed service tyres. The new… more
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  • Mazda Reveals All-New Mazda3
    Dec 04, 2018 Motoring

    Mazda Reveals All-New Mazda3

    The all-new Mazda3 made its world premiere at the 2018 Los Angeles Auto Show. The fully redesigned model will be rolled out to global markets in early 2019. The Southern Africa market can expect the new model in the second half of 2019. The all-new… more
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  • Trade unions are the economic elephant in the room
    Dec 04, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Trade unions are the economic elephant in…

    South Africa is like a terminally ill patient refusing to make life-saving lifestyle changes. Our most urgent crisis is that 9.75 million adults are without work, 6 million of whom are young people. Our unemployment and youth unemployment rates are… more
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  • The Ingonyama Trust should keep its promises and entrench property rights
    Dec 04, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    The Ingonyama Trust should keep its promises…

    During the opening of the Provincial House of Traditional Leaders in 2016 in Ulundi, the Zulu King, Goodwill Zwelithini, said that people who live on Ingonyama Trust land would start receiving title deeds. Since then, no further information from the… more
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  • South Africa’s used oil re-refining challenges
    Dec 04, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    South Africa’s used oil re-refining…

    The used oil industry in South Africa is thriving – out of 243 million litres of new oil sold per annum, 120 million litres is collected for recycling. However, currently only 10% of the used oil collected is re-refined back into base oil, with most… more
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  • Borise Cota
    Dec 04, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Akebono Brake Corporation Promotes Borise…

    Akebono Brake Corporation announces the promotion of Borise Cota to National Sales Manager for the company’s North American Aftermarket Operations. For the last 18 years Cota has led the Western Region as well as oversaw the Canadian market.… more
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  • John Rafferty, Hub III Section Leader, and Ian Jackson, Quality Assurance Manager, received the Nissan quality award on behalf of NSK’s Peterlee plant
    Dec 04, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    NSK’s Peterlee plant receives Nissan Quality…

    NSK Bearings Europe, Peterlee plant has received recognition from Nissan Europe in the form of a prestigious quality award. The plant manufactures bearing products used in automobiles. The Regional Supplier Quality Award was granted for consistently… more
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  •  Fearless Richard Hammond risks another of his nine lives in newly released trailer for The Grand Tour series 3
    Dec 04, 2018 Motoring

    Fearless Richard Hammond risks another of…

    LAUNCH DATE FOR THE GRAND TOUR SERIES 3 ANNOUNCED AS FRIDAY 18th JANUARY 2019, LAUNCHING EXCLUSIVELY ON PRIME VIDEO WORLDWIDE Amazon Prime Video have today announced that the highly anticipated third series of The Grand Tour will launch exclusively… more
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  • Ten vehicle safety tips for your festive season trip
    Dec 04, 2018 Motoring

    Ten vehicle safety tips for your festive…

    The festive season is around the corner, it’s a time to reflect on the year’s up’s and down’s and spend time creating memories with those nearest and dearest! Whether you’re planning a tranquil and quiet holiday in the bush, a scenic retreat in the… more
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  • Audi, Airbus and Italdesign test Flying Taxi Concept
    Dec 04, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Audi, Airbus and Italdesign test Flying Taxi…

    At Drone Week in Amsterdam Audi, Airbus and Italdesign are presenting for the first time a flying and driving prototype of “Pop.Up Next”. This innovative concept for a flying taxi combines a self-driving electric car with a passenger drone. In the… more
    165
  • Killarney cooks for Gumtree WRX of SA
    Dec 03, 2018 Motorsport

    Killarney cooks for Gumtree WRX of SA

    Swedish world champion Johan Kristoffersson, driving a Volkswagen Polo R, defended his Gumtree WRX of SA title at Killarney International Raceway at the weekend in an action-packed final. The two days of racing drew huge crowds to the famous Cape… more
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  • Cassie Lessing, managing director of Strato IT Group
    Dec 03, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Supply chain networks evolve as mobility…

    The impact of digitisation is rapidly disrupting business models across organisations. This is becoming more prevalent in the manufacturing sector, in particular, supply chain where automation and data exchange are key. Cassie Lessing, managing… more
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  • BMW Motorrad at the CUSTOMBIKE SHOW 2018
    Dec 03, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    BMW Motorrad at the CUSTOMBIKE SHOW 2018

    Stylish and exciting BMW custom bikes at the world’s biggest custom bike show. At the CUSTOMBIKE SHOW, the world’s largest show for customised motorcycles, the hippest customisers from all over the world come to the East Westfalian town of Bad… more
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  • New or Used? What you should consider when you buy a car
    Dec 03, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    New or Used? What you should consider when…

    Over the course of this year, the new vehicle market in South Africa has been under some strain as consumers opt for better value and greater affordability in the second-hand market. This can be attributed to a myriad of economic factors including:… more
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  • NAAMSA comment on the November 2018 industry new vehicle sales statistics
    Dec 03, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    NAAMSA comment on the November 2018 industry…

    Commenting on the new vehicle sales statistics for the month of November, 2018 – the Association said that overall domestic sales figures had eased despite continued growth in the medium and heavy commercial vehicle segments. Aggregate industry… more
    219
  • SA’s oldest race lays lap record challenge
    Dec 03, 2018 Motorsport

    SA’s oldest race lays lap record challenge

    South Africa’s circuit racing championships may well long be done and dusted, but the racing fat lady has not yet sung as there remains one important appointment for 2018 — SA’s oldest race — the East London Grand Prix Circuit’s Border 100 must… more
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  • Making sure the Munich festival grounds stay dry in 2018: Tireless lifting at tent builder Pletschacher
    Dec 03, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Making sure the Munich festival grounds stay…

    Konecranes supplies a double-girder bridge crane, electric chain hoists, and heavy-duty forklift to the Oktoberfest outfitter Pletschacher in Dasing. Everything was in full swing at the Pletschacher Group in Dasing, Bayern: In August, 44 trailer… more
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  • Kristoffersson signs off record breaking season with Cape Town victory
    Dec 03, 2018 Motorsport

    Kristoffersson signs off record breaking…

    Johan Kristoffersson wins World RX of South Africa Sebastien Loeb and Mattias Ekstrom complete Cape Town podium Oliver Eriksson secures RX2 title PSRX Volkswagen Sweden’s Johan Kristoffersson scored victory in the World RX of South Africa, the final… more
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  • The all-new BMW X5 now available in South Africa
    Dec 03, 2018 Motoring

    The all-new BMW X5 now available in South…

    The year of the BMW X model is continuing to hit another highpoint. Following the market launch of the first BMW X2 earlier this year and the new BMW X4, a new edition of the original BMW X model is now ready for action. The fourth generation of the… more
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  • A unique flywheel water pump system that is able to continue pumping long enough to mitigate the possible effects of water hammer in the event of power failures was developed by KSB Pumps and Valves
    Dec 03, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Flywheel pump prevents damage to…

    Local pump manufacturer, KSB Pumps and Valves, showed-off its world-class engineering ability recently when it was called upon to develop a unique flywheel water pump system able to continue pumping long enough to mitigate the possible effects of… more
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  • Economic growth and freedom the key ingredients for transformation
    Dec 03, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Economic growth and freedom the key…

    Freedom is the most important human right. Over the years, people of all nationalities, races and cultures have always migrated from oppressive regimes to countries where they enjoy greater freedom. The most liberal countries – like South Africa on… more
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  • Volkswagen continues to support local economic development
    Dec 03, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Volkswagen continues to support local…

    Over 60 local entrepreneurs incubated at the VW Business Support Centre since opening in 2011 Since its opening in 2011, the Volkswagen Business Support Centre in Uitenhage has trained and upskilled over 60 local entrepreuners. The centre in based… more
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  • MasterDrive Newsletter - 27 November 2018
    Dec 03, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    MasterDrive Newsletter - 27 November 2018

    MasterTips: Fatigue increases accident risk A proprietary accident risk model has found accident risk increases by 8.3% when a driver is fatigued and behind the wheel for more than six hours. These are some of its other findings MasterTest: Driving… more
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  • Hyundai's new Santa Fe with premium design, loads of comfort features and roomy interior arrives in SA
    Dec 03, 2018 Motoring

    Hyundai's new Santa Fe with premium design,…

    Hyundai's fourth-generation Santa Fe has arrived in South Africa with a new, premium design, advanced technology, more space and with comfort features that makes it worthy of the model's flagship status in the brand's local vehicle range. This… more
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  • Key Group Expands KwaZulu-Natal Support Footprint
    Nov 29, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Key Group Expands KwaZulu-Natal Support…

    A brand-new Isuzu truck service and parts centre recently opened its doors in Durban South. The centre will support three distinct commercial vehicle brands - Key Durban Truck Service Centre: the servicing and supply of parts for Isuzu trucks, Key… more
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  • Altron’s CyberTech wins the Gautrain security and network operations tender
    Nov 29, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Altron’s CyberTech wins the Gautrain…

    CyberTech, a division of JSE-listed technology company Altron, beat multiple competitors to win the R5.5m Security and Network Operations (SNOC) tender for the Gautrain Management Agency (GMA). The contract included a significant security and… more
    205
  • Mahindra Pik Up offers unbeatable value with new sub-R300 000 Double Cab
    Nov 29, 2018 Motoring

    Mahindra Pik Up offers unbeatable value with…

    Introduces new double cab S6 variant of its popular Pik Up Launched with first run limited "Karoo" Edition Offers best value proposition with a combination of performance, style and affordability Available both as 4x2 and 4x4 Mahindra South Africa… more
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  • Huge fuel drop, but levy impacts unknown
    Nov 29, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Huge fuel drop, but levy impacts unknown

    Massive fuel price reductions are expected for December, but these could be tempered by adjustments in the retail and wholesale margin, and the possible continued use of the Slate Levy. This is according to the Automobile Association (AA), which was… more
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  • Individual solution for extreme demands: MEYLE presents prototype of front axle for drift vehicles at the Essen Motor Show 2018
    Nov 29, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Individual solution for extreme demands:…

    Axle geometry specifically designed for individual drift vehicles, consisting of the body of the Mercedes Benz C-Class W204 and the powertrain of the Mercedes Benz E 55 AMG The control arms, tie rods, steering gear position and connections to the… more
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  • Automechanika Shanghai 2018 sits in pole position for another record-breaking year
    Nov 29, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Automechanika Shanghai 2018 sits in pole…

    With the accelerator pressed firmly to the floor, Automechanika Shanghai is speeding ahead for another record-breaking year. From 28 November 2018, the 14th edition will be the largest edition ever seen, as the show hosts a gathering of exhibitors,… more
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  • Flexible short-term forklift rental solution from Shumani
    Nov 29, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Flexible short-term forklift rental solution…

    Shumani Industrial Equipment’s short-term forklift rental solution offers customers the flexibility they need to navigate current tough economic conditions. Shumani Industrial Equipment’s short-term forklift rental solution offers flexible terms of… more
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  • Meet the tech disruptors who are shaking up the construction industry
    Nov 29, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Meet the tech disruptors who are shaking up…

    At The Big 5 this year, the most promising tech innovations for the construction sector are on show at the dedicated Start-up City, from 26 to 29 November at the Dubai World Trade Centre. On November 28, The Big 5 will award the most innovative… more
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  • New concept automatically connects car and trailer
    Nov 27, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    New concept automatically connects car and…

    Why should connecting a trailer be such a hassle? So much so, in fact, that 50 per cent of people prefer not to bother at all. And why have towbars looked more or less the same since 1932? Technology company Semcon put together a team of women to… more
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  • Ford Bolsters EcoSport Range with New 1.5 Petrol Ambiente
    Nov 27, 2018 Motoring

    Ford Bolsters EcoSport Range with New 1.5…

    Outstanding value, space and comfort in new entry-level addition to EcoSport line-up Introduction of impressive new-generation 1.5-litre Ti-VCT three-cylinder petrol engine Uncompromising safety features including six airbags, Electronic Stability… more
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  • Tips from FCA to make your family roadtrip more fun and less stressful
    Nov 27, 2018 Motoring

    Tips from FCA to make your family roadtrip…

    Whether it is a trip down to the coast or to a vacation destination such as The Palace of the Lost City, many parents will be embarking upon a long summer roadtrip with their kids over the course of the December holidays. Doing so, can be a… more
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  • Consumers will need to pay close attention to monthly expenses, car owners to pay more
    Nov 27, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Consumers will need to pay close attention…

    With the announcement of an increase in the interest rate, South African consumers now have to pay closer attention to their monthly expenses than ever before, says Jason White, Head, InspectaCar Financial Services. Taking any shortcuts when… more
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  •  Dr Andy Palmer, Aston Martin Lagonda President and Al Tareq Al Ameri, Chief Executive Officer Yas Marina Circuit
    Nov 27, 2018 Motoring

    Aston Martin announces partnership with Yas…

    Yas Marina Circuit set to become home of Aston Martin in the Middle East Partnership sees opening of MENAT regional office on site and six Vantage GT4s permanently based at Yas Marina Circuit Reinforces Aston Martin’s commitment to global motorsport… more
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  • A jubilant Stephen Meje (top) celebrates on the Hollard Highway Heroes winner’s podium along with category winners (from left) Lucas Naudé, Ntsako Mkansi and Martin Langeveldt.
    Nov 27, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    This is what a real hero looks like

    South Africa’s best truck driver wins R100 000 in cash and prizes Heroes are ordinary people who do extraordinary things – and who inspire others by their example. People such as Stephen Meje. Meje has been named the overall winner of the 2018… more
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  • Sasol Energy aids Emthonjeni Community Centre
    Nov 27, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Sasol Energy aids Emthonjeni Community Centre

    In line with its objectives of fostering socio-economic development and investing in community infrastructure, Sasol has installed solar power panels and a borehole pump at the Emthonjeni Community Centre situated in Zandspruit, north of… more
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  • ContiPressureCheck Intelligent Tyres adopted by MAN Automotive
    Nov 27, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    ContiPressureCheck Intelligent Tyres adopted…

    Continental's Intelligent Tyres with ContiPressureCheck (CPC) selected for MAN's EfficientLine trucks CPC is preinstalled on Continental's Intelligent Tyres, allowing real-time monitoring of tyre pressure and temperature System can be integrated… more
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  • Laurance Fineberg
    Nov 27, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    New Product Manager for Industrial Fluid…

    Laurance Fineberg has been appointed Product Manager for ContiTech’s range of Industrial Fluid Hose. This is seen as a positive step for the company to reconnect with their hose customers and distributors. “With this range of industrial fluid hose… more
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  • Cummins AME wins PMO of the Year Award
    Nov 27, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Cummins AME wins PMO of the Year Award

    Cummins Africa Middle East (AME) has been awarded the Project Management Office (PMO) of the Year Award during a conference hosted by Project Management South Africa (PMSA) on 15 November. The Award honours and promotes local innovation in project… more
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  • R40 million in savings for car buyers on Black Friday
    Nov 27, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    R40 million in savings for car buyers on…

    Black Friday could not have come at a better time, as South Africans feel the pinch of the recession. This week, motorists will be able to snap up a car at a highly discounted price from dealerships across the country. Motorists are expected to… more
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  • BILSTEIN's Latest Newsletter Focusses On Holiday Travel
    Nov 27, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    BILSTEIN's Latest Newsletter Focusses On…

    Our 15th and latest Bump & Rebound newsletter is out! Read it now: BumpNRebound more
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  • NAAMSA comment on the extension of the Automotive Production Development Programme (APDP) through 2035
    Nov 26, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    NAAMSA comment on the extension of the…

    Commenting on Governments’ announcement, Mr Andrew Kirby, President of NAAMSA, said that NAAMSA welcomed the announcement by the Minister to extend the Automotive Developmental Policy Regime from 2021 through to 2035. This would enable vehicle… more
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  • NAACAM Show 2019: Call for OEMs and Tier 1s wanting to support a black supplier
    Nov 26, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    NAACAM Show 2019: Call for OEMs and Tier 1s…

    The NAACAM Show 2019 provides the platform for the support of black-owned manufacturers and suppliers and the communication of this support to key stakeholders, both of which are vital. We have a compelling offering for any firm that supports the… more
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  • Hyundai Announces Name of All-New 2020 Flagship SUV: Hyundai Palisade
    Nov 26, 2018 Motoring

    Hyundai Announces Name of All-New 2020…

    New Palisade flagship SUV for Hyundai will offer spacious eight-passenger seating with premium materials and commodious cargo space for growing modern families Palisade will offer a reassuring level of high-tech, intelligent safety features… more
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  • Goodyear Omnitrac next generation
    Nov 26, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Goodyear Omnitrac next generation

    Register today to be part of the live online press conference. Tuesday 27th November 2018 – 12.00 CET Tuesday 27th November sees the live online launch of Goodyear’s next generation mixed-service truck tyre range. The new OMNITRAC tyre range is the… more
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  • Da Vinci judges with Ask Afrika team- Ilsa Prentis, Sandra Gordon, Khaya Dlanga, Andrea Gevers, Johan Prins, Langa Khanyile and Sarina de Beer
    Nov 26, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Ask Afrika celebrates innovation in the use…

    Some of South Africa’s top companies were celebrated at a gala dinner at Ask Afrika’s inaugural Da Vinci Awards, held at Summer Place in Hyde Park, Sandton, on 21 November 2018. “The Ask Afrika Da Vinci Awards are a new initiative and are our way of… more
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  • Motus Holdings lists on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange
    Nov 26, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Motus Holdings lists on the Johannesburg…

    Last week, the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) announced and celebrated the listing of Motus Holdings, a leading automotive group in Southern Africa, on the Main Board. Motus joins three companies listed in the Specialty Retailers sector, a sector… more
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  • Precision Pitching
    Nov 23, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Precision Pitching

    Now in its ninth year, ENGEN Pitch & Polish is a national entrepreneurial workshop and competition programme that – so far – has helped over 11 000 entrepreneurs improve the way they pitch their businesses to potential investors. (The programme is… more
    242
  • Ford Kuga Gains Sporty ST-Line, Frugal 1.5 TDCi Added
    Nov 23, 2018 Motoring

    Ford Kuga Gains Sporty ST-Line, Frugal 1.5…

    Bold styling and sporty driving dynamics from exciting new range-topping ST-Line models Exclusive ST-Line design elements, interior trim and revised suspension set-up Economical 1.5-litre TDCi turbodiesel engine introduced, available in Ambiente and… more
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  • Driving accelerated growth in automotive business
    Nov 23, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Driving accelerated growth in automotive…

    The automotive industry faces constant change. According to the National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of South Africa (NAAMSA), to achieve success, the automotive industry must deliver: internationally competitive products; fuel… more
    273
  • Seven useful tips to help navigate the car-buying decision-making process
    Nov 23, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Seven useful tips to help navigate the…

    In the market to purchase a vehicle? The National Automobile Dealers’ Association (NADA) provides some useful tips to help consumers navigate the decision-making and buying process to avoid costly mistakes. Mark Dommisse, National Chairperson, the… more
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  • Altron’s Netstar and Putco improve safety for passengers and drivers
    Nov 23, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Altron’s Netstar and Putco improve safety…

    South Africa’s oldest and largest bus company, the Public Utility Transport Corporation (Putco), has over the past 18 months recorded impressive performance metrics in passenger safety, fuel management and improved driver behaviour following the… more
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  • World-class Audi Centre for Johannesburg
    Nov 23, 2018 Motoring

    World-class Audi Centre for Johannesburg

    Situated in Braamfontein and with a landmark position in view of the Nelson Mandela Bridge, Audi Centre Johannesburg has undergone a substantial upgrade to become a world-class retail facility. Conveniently located in the heart of the city, Audi… more
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  • Government thinks review of just 0.01% of submissions is sufficient to change S25 of Constitution
    Nov 23, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Government thinks review of just 0.01% of…

    To consider the fundamental question of whether to change S 25 of the Constitution to allow for expropriation without compensation (EWC), it appears that the Constitutional Review Committee studied just 0.01% of the public submissions, if that. This… more
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  • Ford Commences Production of All-New Ranger Raptor Engine
    Nov 23, 2018 Motoring

    Ford Commences Production of All-New Ranger…

    New four-cylinder turbodiesel engines will power the Ford Ranger Raptor and selected Ranger and Everest models due for launch in 2019 Highest-ever installed capacity for Struandale Engine Plant of up to 250 000 engines per year, in conjunction with… more
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  • ‘Tis the season for online shopping – beware of phishing scams
    Nov 23, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    ‘Tis the season for online shopping – beware…

    ‘Tis the season for shopping and with it comes the threat of phishing, warns Penny Futter, Chief Information Officer at African Bank. She explains that phishing is when criminals use a form of electronic communication to try and extract sensitive… more
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  • Towing To A Holiday Destination Needn’t Turn Into A Nightmare
    Nov 23, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Towing To A Holiday Destination Needn’t Turn…

    The year-end holiday exodus is approaching fast – which for many will mean getting the trailer out and loading it up. Brink Towing Systems, the Pietermaritzburg-based company which manufactures, imports and distributes BRiNK tow bars, has taken the… more
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  • Goldwagen Has Opened Its 100th Store
    Nov 23, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Goldwagen Has Opened Its 100th Store

    Goldwagen, the franchised automotive parts chain, has opened its 100th store. Since 1992, it has grown from a single outlet in Pretoria West selling used Volkswagen parts to a parts giant providing virtually any item for any brand available on the… more
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  • Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport: Paint Shop on tour
    Nov 23, 2018 Motorsport

    Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport: Paint Shop…

    Once the Formula OneTM season leaves Europe, Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport has to plan carefully the timing and processing of components that usually come back to the Paint Shop in Brackley, England, after every race. But for two races – the… more
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  • The Force Will Be With You By December
    Nov 23, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    The Force Will Be With You By December

    When South African holidaymakers go in search of wide-open spaces next month, Thule’s expansive range of luggage boxes can ensure that they have plenty of space up close too, en route to their chosen destination. The Thule Force XT cargo box is a… more
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  • The prestigious Key Award 2018 presented to the short movie which launched the new Fiat 500X
    Nov 23, 2018 Motoring

    The prestigious Key Award 2018 presented to…

    Realised by the Fiat brand in association with creative agency Leo Burnett, the short movie built around the New 500X wins one of Italy's most coveted advertising awards. Inspired by '80s cult film "Back to the Future"*, the short movie "A taste of… more
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  • Ferodo® hosts Eco-Friction Days event at Tarlton International Raceway
    Nov 23, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Ferodo® hosts Eco-Friction Days event at…

    Publicly-conducted tests demonstrate enhanced safety of environmentally-friendly pads Johannesburg, South Africa, 20 November 2018. Federal-Mogul Motorparts recently announced that Ferodo® Eco-Friction® brake pads reduced the stopping distance of a… more
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  • CHEP in double win at Waste Management Awards in South Africa
    Nov 23, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    CHEP in double win at Waste Management…

    CHEP emerged victorious from the KZN Waste Management Awards evening, with two of the company’s Service Centres winning top awards for excellence in waste management. The awards, presented every two years by the Institute of Waste Management of… more
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  • SANTACO acquires 25% stake in SA Taxi to the value of R1.7 Billion
    Nov 23, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    SANTACO acquires 25% stake in SA Taxi to the…

    Transaction Capital extends robust organic growth; positioned to continue growing earnings and dividends organically at historical rates South African National Taxi Council (SANTACO) acquires 25% stake in SA Taxi through ground-breaking ownership… more
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  • MasterDrive Newsletter - 20 November 2018
    Nov 23, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    MasterDrive Newsletter - 20 November 2018

    MasterTips: Switched on driving In newer and more advanced cars, what exactly does each item of safety technology do and how can you benefit from it? MasterNews: Giving back to drivers on Black Friday MasterDrive will be participating in its first… more
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  • SAA – more of the same mistakes promises more of the same hardships
    Nov 23, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    SAA – more of the same mistakes promises…

    There is a humorous saying: “The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results.” It’s often attributed to Albert Einstein, but he isn’t the one who said it. It isn’t the definition of insanity… more
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  • Technology revolution is actually about people
    Nov 22, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Technology revolution is actually about…

    People working in the manufacturing industry tend to see the Fourth Industrial Revolution as yet another nail in the coffin of an already weakened industry. But without downplaying the challenges, there is another view. Global figures show that… more
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  • New appointment for Konecranes-Demag Cranes
    Nov 22, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    New appointment for Konecranes-Demag Cranes

    Having joined Konecranes and Demag in early September as Managing Director, Emil Berning has his work cut out for him with Konecranes and Demag soon to become one legal entity, known as Konecranes and Demag (Pty) Ltd, but trading as Konecranes.… more
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  • Johan Rupert sponsors 70 Title Deeds in Aberdeen
    Nov 22, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Johan Rupert sponsors 70 Title Deeds in…

    On 16 November, 70 residents of the Karoo town of Aberdeen walked into the presentation hall as tenants and out as home owners, with full freehold title made possible by the generosity of businessman Johan Rupert and his wife Gaynor who are… more
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  • Eugene van der Berg (Regional General Manager FAW SA), Darren Da Silva (COO of Strauss Logistics Zimbabwe), Wayne Greenwood (Managing Director of Choice Diesel Mozambique) and Trevour Bester (Sales, Marketing & Road Operations of Strauss Logistics Zimbabwe).
    Nov 22, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Strauss Logistics takes delivery of 44 FAW…

    Harare-based liquid fuels distribution giant, Strauss Logistics, recently placed an order for 44 FAW 33.420FT truck tractors from Choice Diesel Mozambique, which recently became FAWs’ first and only sales and service dealer in Mozambique. The truck… more
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  • Finalists in the 2019 AutoTrader SA Car of the Year contest announced
    Nov 22, 2018 Motoring

    Finalists in the 2019 AutoTrader SA Car of…

    Twelve exceptional vehicles will battle it out for the ultimate automotive accolade: the 2019 AutoTrader South African Car of the Year. The list comprises vehicles from Italy, Japan, Korea, Germany, France and Sweden and, in keeping with the diverse… more
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  • New suppliers body to take on government over outstanding payments
    Nov 22, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    New suppliers body to take on government…

    A new initiative, the Government Suppliers Action Group (GSACG) was launched to support suppliers to government with outstanding payments on invoices, which have not been paid within the prescribed 30-day payment rule. According to Gerrit Davids,… more
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  • Fidelity SecureDrive hits the fleet market offering a safer, smarter and more connected fleet experience
    Nov 22, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Fidelity SecureDrive hits the fleet market…

    Fidelity SecureDrive, the latest offering from Fidelity Security, is set to cause waves in the vehicle tracking and telematics market. Wahl Bartmann, Group CEO of Fidelity Security, says moving into this segment made perfect sense for Fidelity -… more
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  • FedEx Supports Safe School Area Initiative in Botswana
    Nov 22, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    FedEx Supports Safe School Area Initiative…

    Providing Infrastructure, Road Safety Education to Benefit Primary School Children At High Risk of Road Traffic Injury in Gaborone FedEx Express, the world’s largest express transportation company and a subsidiary of FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX),… more
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  • Automechanika Shanghai prepares for highly anticipated new theme – Tomorrow’s Service & Mobility
    Nov 22, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Automechanika Shanghai prepares for highly…

    Hailed to be Asia’s leading trade fair for automotive parts, accessories, equipment and services, organisers of Automechanika Shanghai strive to stay at the forefront of the industry’s latest advancements. As such, the show is delighted to present… more
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  • The MISA Woman of the Year Judges. The MISA Woman of the year is judged by an independent panel of judges. The 2018 MISA Woman of the Year Judges are, from left, Ester de Beer (Labour Law Specialist), Susan Riva (Aon South Africa), Nicole McKnight (Super Group) and Lara Theron (The Hothouse Communications).
    Nov 22, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Tenacious Zuki is MISA’s Woman of the Year

    Zukiswa Sithole, apprentice technician at Tavcor Volkswagen in Port Elizabeth, has been named the Motor Industry Staff Association (MISA) 2018 Woman of the Year. The Motor Industry Staff Association (MISA) each year pays homage to the remarkable… more
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  • Vishal Premlall, Director of SAPRA
    Nov 20, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Industry appeals for greater discussions on…

    The South African Petroleum Retailers Association (SAPRA), a constituent association of the Retail Motor Industry Organisation (RMI), says further discussions are needed before decisions can be made on the best way forward for petrol price relief… more
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  • Tenneco signs Definitive Agreement to acquire Öhlins Racing A.B.
    Nov 19, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Tenneco signs Definitive Agreement to…

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  • Meagan Moody, ZF Aftermarket Marketing Communications Manager; Mark Verdi, winner; Niel Speetjens, ZF Aftermarket Technical Trainer
    Nov 19, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    ZF Aftermarket and ASE Award a Master…

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  • On location images: The new BMW F 750 GS and the new BMW F 850 GS in Cape Town.
    Nov 19, 2018 Motoring

    On location images: The new BMW F 750 GS and…

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  • AUSA T 204 H telehandler for Grobbelaar Boerdery
    Nov 19, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    AUSA T 204 H telehandler for Grobbelaar…

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  • Dewald Ranft, Chairman of the Motor Industry Workshop Association (MIWA)
    Nov 19, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Maintenance is a must for trucks ahead of…

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  • Isuzu Fan Showcases Work of Art
    Nov 19, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Isuzu Fan Showcases Work of Art

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  • Gumtree World Rallycross of South Africa Parade at the V&A Waterfront
    Nov 19, 2018 Motorsport

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  • NAAMSA quarterly business review report:  3RD Quarter, 2018
    Nov 19, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    NAAMSA quarterly business review report: …

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  • Hyundai Motorsport races for WRC titles in final 2018 showdown Down Under
    Nov 16, 2018 Motorsport

    Hyundai Motorsport races for WRC titles in…

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  • Extended Nulaid contract for Imperial Logistics
    Nov 16, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Extended Nulaid contract for Imperial…

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  • Francois Renard appointed Groupe Renault Global Marketing Director
    Nov 16, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Francois Renard appointed Groupe Renault…

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  • Get a FREE holiday safety check
    Nov 16, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Get a FREE holiday safety check

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  • With the signing of the MoU, Continental and EasyMile aim to prepare driving tests of autonomous vehicles on public roads in Singapore. F. l. t. r.: Kien Foh Lo, Ralph Lauxmann (Continental), Gilbert Gagnaire, Eric Wicart (EasyMile)
    Nov 16, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Continental and EasyMile inaugurate new…

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  • SEMA eNews, Vol. 21, No. 46
    Nov 16, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    SEMA eNews, Vol. 21, No. 46

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  • Cry our beloved constitution and manufacturing in South Africa
    Nov 15, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Cry our beloved constitution and…

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  • Limited-Edition Subaru WRX STi Diamond Edition30
    Nov 15, 2018 Motoring

    Limited-Edition Subaru WRX STi Diamond…

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  • EV Future would like to welcome you....
    Nov 15, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    EV Future would like to welcome you....

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  • Richard Green, National Director of the South African Motor Body Repair Association (SAMBRA)
    Nov 15, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Insured - could you still be liable for your…

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  • Fiat is the Main Sponsor of the Turin Film Festival
    Nov 15, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Fiat is the Main Sponsor of the Turin Film…

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  • Explore new adventures in style in the new Mitsubishi Pajero Sport Shogun
    Nov 15, 2018 Motoring

    Explore new adventures in style in the new…

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  • South Africa’s tax burden rests on a few
    Nov 15, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    South Africa’s tax burden rests on a few

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  • Dewald Ranft, Chairman of the Motor Industry Workshop Association (MIWA)
    Nov 15, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Series: Understanding the lifespan of your…

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  • Former president Thabo Mbeki urges ANC rethink on EWC
    Nov 15, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Former president Thabo Mbeki urges ANC…

    It is a well-known fact that the ANC sees itself not primarily as a ruling party but rather as a movement. This means that it needs to justify its continued existence in terms of the attainment of the objectives given at the organisation’s founding.… more
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  • MasterDrive Newsletter - 13 November 2018
    Nov 14, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    MasterDrive Newsletter - 13 November 2018

    MasterTips: Are we too reliant on technology? Two out of three owners of vehicles equipped with advanced driver assistance systems say they trust them, but many misunderstand the limitations of the technology. Evidence suggests that drivers could… more
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  • Alliance Ventures invests in Enevate to advance li-Ion battery technology for electric vehicles
    Nov 14, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Alliance Ventures invests in Enevate to…

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  • Dramatic season finale sees Kriel finish as 2018 Runner-up
    Nov 14, 2018 Motorsport

    Dramatic season finale sees Kriel finish as…

    A dramatic 2018 MotorMart VW Challenge season finale saw Stiaan Kriel controversially finishing as championship runner up on Saturday, November 10. His on-track performance would have seen him taking his maiden title, but two significant protests… more
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  • Electric forklifts for fast-growing drinks producer
    Nov 14, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Electric forklifts for fast-growing drinks…

    Multi-national beverage manufacturer, Kingsley Beverages, has become the first largescale company in South Africa to make the switch from internal combustion-engine forklifts to more productive and efficient electric machines from Linde. With a… more
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  • BMW at the Los Angeles Auto Show 2018
    Nov 14, 2018 Motoring

    BMW at the Los Angeles Auto Show 2018

    The BMW X7, BMW 8 Series Convertible, BMW M340i xDrive Sedan and BMW Vision iNEXT will celebrate their world premieres at the international motor show in California. BMW has a pageant of highlights in store for the Los Angeles Auto Show 2018, with… more
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  • Dealerships Are Moving Online & Car Buyers Are The Big Winners.
    Nov 14, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Dealerships Are Moving Online & Car Buyers…

    Online classifieds platforms in South Africa are increasingly merging the worlds of private and dealership car sales. Nunben Dixon, Head of Gumtree Automotive Operations, says that auto sales sites like Gumtree initially were dominated by informal,… more
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  • Eugene van der Berg & Wayne Greenwood
    Nov 13, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    FAW the truck dealer of choice in Mozambique

    In August this year Choice Diesel Mozambique became the first and only independent sales and service dealer of FAW trucks in Mozambique. The company started its journey in Mozambique trading in second hand trucks, however client’s needs have driven… more
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  • Volkswagen launches 1.0 TSI Caddy
    Nov 13, 2018 Motoring

    Volkswagen launches 1.0 TSI Caddy

    The Caddy 1.0 TSI joins the 2.0 TDI in the Trendline model range Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles has introduced a 1.0 TSI model derivative of the hugely popular Caddy in South Africa. The second best-selling model in Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles'… more
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  • Matt Smith Captures 2018 Pro Stock Motorcycle World Championship Riding on DENSO Iridium Spark Plugs
    Nov 13, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Matt Smith Captures 2018 Pro Stock…

    DENSO spark plugs also power Tanner Gray to Pro Stock championship DENSO Iridium spark plugs rocketed NHRA racer Matt Smith across the finish line Sunday to capture the 2018 Pro Stock Motorcycle world championship at the season-ending Auto Club NHRA… more
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  • RoboSense LiDAR Wins CES 2019 Innovation Award for Autonomous Car Technology with “Gaze” Function Similar to Human Eyes
    Nov 13, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    RoboSense LiDAR Wins CES 2019 Innovation…

    Revolutionary RoboSense RS-IPLS Intelligent Perception LiDAR System is the First Hardware & Software Algorithm Based Solution Created for the Mass Production of Safer Autonomous Vehicles November 12, 2018, Shenzhen, China – RoboSense… more
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  • ROCOL gearbox lubricant from BI helps combat water ingress
    Nov 13, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    ROCOL gearbox lubricant from BI helps combat…

    The food and beverage, pharmaceutical, and other clean environments require NSF H1-grade lubricants for hygiene and health and safety purposes. ROCOL Rapid Demulse 220 from leading supplier is ideal for such demanding applications. This is a… more
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  • Abarth 124 Spider Takes Starring Role alongside Sting & Shaggy in
    Nov 13, 2018 Motoring

    Abarth 124 Spider Takes Starring Role…

    The Abarth 124 Spider takes a starring role alongside Sting & Shaggy in the official music video for their new track, "Gotta Get Back My Baby" - the latest single, co-produced by Teflon (Wyclef Jean, Fat Joe, Ruff Ryders) and Martin Kierszenbaum… more
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  •  ArcelorMittal SA - Steel industry capture within the context of state capture
    Nov 13, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    ArcelorMittal SA - Steel industry capture…

    Pre-2015 dti Minister Rob Davies was a staunch critic of AMSA (ArcellorMittal SA), to such an extent that he removed the 5 percent duty that was in place at the time. That was done in retaliation of AMSA’s policy of import parity pricing and AMSA’s… more
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  • Amending the Constitution on shaky grounds will cause illegitimacy
    Nov 13, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Amending the Constitution on shaky grounds…

    Removing the right to compensation when expropriating property that is currently contained in section 25 of the Constitution, will be a lethal blow to the legitimacy and stability of our constitutional order if done under present conditions. The… more
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  • 2018 Formula One Heineken Brazilian Grand Prix - Race - Sunday
    Nov 12, 2018 Motorsport

    2018 Formula One Heineken Brazilian Grand…

    Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 Team finishes with Charles Leclerc back in 7th place Weather: sunny/cloudy and dry, 21-25°C air, 35-45°C track The Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 Team leaves Sao Paulo with a superb race by Charles Leclerc and a consolidated 8th position… more
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  • Gumtree World Rallycross of South Africa Offical drivers for 2018
    Nov 12, 2018 Motorsport

    Gumtree World Rallycross of South Africa…

    It’s confirmed: the Gumtree World Rallycross of South Africa, on the 24th and 25th of November at the Killarney Raceway in Cape Town, is the only place to be if you’re a speed freak and confirmed is the final list of drivers who will be battling it… more
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  • Hot race action thrills Pretoria crowd
    Nov 12, 2018 Motorsport

    Hot race action thrills Pretoria crowd

    Zwartkops Raceway’s 2018 race season came to a stylish close on Saturday when the Grand Finale meeting delivered a most entertaining day of on-track action to an enthusiastic crowd in sizzling hot conditions. Charl Arangies had already wrapped up… more
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  • Kyle Tucker was crowned winner of the fifth-annual SEMA Battle of the Builders® competition for his 1969 Chevy Camaro
    Nov 12, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Tucker named 2018 SEMA Battle of the…

    SEMA Show vehicle builders to be featured in one-hour TV special on Velocity Network Jan. 7, 2019 Kyle Tucker was crowned winner of the fifth-annual SEMA Battle of the Builders® competition for his 1969 Chevy Camaro during SEMA Ignited, the official… more
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  • Opel makes 'Car of the Year Top 20' ... TWICE!
    Nov 12, 2018 Motoring

    Opel makes 'Car of the Year Top 20' ...…

    Journalists of The South African Guild of Motoring has announced the semi-finalists in the 2019 AutoTrader SA Car of the Year competition. Opel features twice! Both the Opel Grandland X and Crossland X SUVs feature in the top 20. SUVs are dominating… more
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  • Giniel de Villiers/Dennis Murphy Overall Production Vehicle Champions  - Image:  Nadia Jordaan
    Nov 12, 2018 Motorsport

    Hard earned honours for 2018 SACCS Champions

    The recent Gold 400 rounded off the 2018 South African Cross Country Series (SACCS) that consisted of six tough events all over the country and Botswana with various title battles from the start. It was also a season where teams and manufacturers… more
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  • Alfa Romeo Giulia wins two categories at
    Nov 09, 2018 Motoring

    Alfa Romeo Giulia wins two categories at…

    Performance-oriented readers of German car magazine vote Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio top pick of category 'Imported Standard Sedans/Station Wagons up to 100,000 Euro' (www.sportauto.de/sportautoaward). Alfa Romeo Giulia Veloce is victorious in… more
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  • Start of production in Dingolfing: First BMW 8 Series Convertible rolls off the line
    Nov 09, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Start of production in Dingolfing: First BMW…

    Second BMW 8 Series model from Lower Bavaria Open sportscar with classic textile soft top Market launch in March 2019 with two model variants Four months after production of the new BMW 8 Series Coupé ramped up in Dingolfing, the BMW 8 Series family… more
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  • Over 325 entries for PE race festival
    Nov 09, 2018 Motorsport

    Over 325 entries for PE race festival

    If there ever was a meeting to end a race season off in style, then the Aldo Scribante Racetrack’s 2018 finale must be it. The Algoa Motor Sport Club has attracted over 325 entries from the Bay and around the county, all set to deliver a day of… more
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  • Engen Learn programme provides critical life-skills
    Nov 09, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Engen Learn programme provides critical…

    Engen, in collaboration with FUEL Online Training, has delivered a record 3.5 million training interventions to Engen forecourt attendants around the country since its inception in 2013. The training focuses on job skills and competencies related to… more
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  • Toyota continues to dominate SA vehicle quality survey
    Nov 09, 2018 Motoring

    Toyota continues to dominate SA vehicle…

    Toyota has improved on its 2016 performance in the latest Ipsos Vehicle Quality Awards. The Ipsos Vehicle Quality Survey (VQS) was conducted throughout South Africa in 2017, involving survey feedback from 7 000 owners of vehicles from 16 brands.… more
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  • Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport Masterclass: airbrushing – precision and process create perfection
    Nov 09, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport…

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  • Sunny conditions continue in commercial vehicle sector
    Nov 09, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Sunny conditions continue in commercial…

    The sun is still shining over the South African commercial vehicle industry, as the sector reported another growth month in October. Year-on-year statistics for October show that sales grew by 5.3% to 2 648 units. Looking at year-to-date figures,… more
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  • All-New Mazda3 to Premiere at Los Angeles Auto Show
    Nov 09, 2018 Motoring

    All-New Mazda3 to Premiere at Los Angeles…

    Mazda Motor Corporation announced today that the all-new Mazda3 will make its world premiere at the Los Angeles Auto Show, open to the public November 30th through to December 9th 2018. Press days are November 28 to 29. The all-new Mazda3 adopts a… more
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  • General Tire backs Team SA at Lifesaving World Champs
    Nov 09, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    General Tire backs Team SA at Lifesaving…

    Team SA will compete in youth and open categories in Australia from 17 November to 2 December General Tire assisted with funding for travel costs, supported by high-profile multi-media campaign in print, digital, social media and television South… more
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  • Van production expands for Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi in France
    Nov 09, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Van production expands for…

    Industry-leading plant in Maubeuge to become the small van center of excellence for the Alliance with allocation of next-generation Renault Kangoo and New Nissan NV250 Renault Sandouville Plant to produce a new Mitsubishi Motors van based on Renault… more
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  • Palletways Italia Goes Green
    Nov 09, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Palletways Italia Goes Green

    Imperial Logistics group company, Palletways Italia has introduced the network’s first electric trucks which will deliver to the limited traffic zone in Bologna. The area is designed to reduce congestion and pollution in the city center and only… more
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  • Mahindra crowns its Tekfest champions
    Nov 09, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Mahindra crowns its Tekfest champions

    Mahindra crowned its Tekfest Champions at its national competition in Gauteng on 24 October 2018. Tekfest is Mahindra's global competition for technical personnel and service advisors. It combines various rounds of online and in-person evaluations… more
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  • Sanlam confirms its sponsorship of FASA’s franchise surveys - renewing its confidence in the franchise sector
    Nov 09, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Sanlam confirms its sponsorship of FASA’s…

    Sanlam has, for the fifth year, confirmed its sponsorship of the Franchise Association of South Africa (FASA)’s Franchise Surveys. The surveys are an important barometer that track the success of this unique business system which in the latest… more
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  • Things are getting worse - but there’s an easy solution
    Nov 09, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Things are getting worse - but there’s an…

    Discovery CEO Adrian Gore mentioned at the recent Leadership Summit that there is an element of “declinism” -- a pessimism about the state of one’s country -- in South Africa, and that it did not accurately represent the situation facing our… more
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  • SAPICS 2019 Call for Speakers now open!
    Nov 09, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    SAPICS 2019 Call for Speakers now open!

    SAPICS invites you to participate in SAPICS 2019 Call for Speakers, which will remain open until 18 January 2019. The theme of the conference in these turbulent times is ‘Survive and Thrive’. SAPICS 2019 will take place in Cape Town, South Africa at… more
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  • Tiger Wheel & Tyre Partners with Wheel Collision to Offer Expert Wheel Straightening and Repair to OEM Standards
    Nov 09, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Tiger Wheel & Tyre Partners with Wheel…

    Wheels, especially aftermarket alloy wheels, are more than just functional, they can be an asset to your vehicle, both from a performance and an aesthetic point of view. Really good wheels can also be pricey to replace, which is why Tiger Wheel &… more
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  • Shell remains BMW’s recommended oil supplier
    Nov 09, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Shell remains BMW’s recommended oil supplier

    Shell-produced premium engine oils to be used for BMW service-fills until 2022 Shell has officially renewed its status as BMW AG’s only recommended supplier for aftermarket engine oils in South Africa for a further three years till end 2022 for all… more
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  • Technology and automation will define the future of road transport
    Nov 08, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Technology and automation will define the…

    Technology and automation will define the future of road transport according to new IRU research, but significant obstacles stand in the way. In the face of geopolitical and economic uncertainty, technology-driven innovation will be key to meeting… more
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  • MasterDrive Newsletter - 06 November 2018
    Nov 08, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    MasterDrive Newsletter - 06 November 2018

    MasterTips: Safety on the roads Millions of people drive for work, some are professionally trained drivers, while many are not. Often, if a job does not primarily involve driving, employees often don’t receive the same safety management as others… more
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  • Advanced Manufacturing Innovation Award winners announced
    Nov 08, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Advanced Manufacturing Innovation Award…

    Several organisations leading South Africa into the Fourth Industrial Revolution were recognized at the inaugural African Advanced Manufacturing Innovation Awards at the Tramways in Port Elizabeth last night (November 7) Awards were made to 25… more
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  • Mitsubishi ASX Sport Limited Edition with R30 000 of Free Value
    Nov 08, 2018 Motoring

    Mitsubishi ASX Sport Limited Edition with…

    Mitsubishi has unveiled a limited edition of its popular ASX, the ASX Sport, offering a host of additional, sporty equipment at no additional cost. ASX Sport is a cross-over SUV for the stylish adventurer, offering enough space, practicality, safety… more
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  • NAACAM Show 2019: Call for South African Industry 4.0 case studies
    Nov 08, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    NAACAM Show 2019: Call for South African…

    The NAACAM Show 2019 Conference will be addressed by industry leaders dealing with the key issues in local, regional and international automotive manufacturing sector. The Project Steering Committee is soliciting proposals for case studies that… more
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  • Honda Announces Plans for 2019 Motorcycle Motorsports Activities
    Nov 08, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Honda Announces Plans for 2019 Motorcycle…

    Honda's Participation in World Championship Racing and Dakar Rally 2019 Honda announced plans for its participation in motorcycle motorsports world championship racing activities for the 2019 season, at EICMA 2018 in Milan, Italy. In 2019, Honda… more
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  • New MEYLE-ORIGINAL wheel bearing repair kit simplifies daily workshop operations
    Nov 08, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    New MEYLE-ORIGINAL wheel bearing repair kit…

    Pre-assembled MEYLE-ORIGINAL repair kit comprising pre-pressed wheel bearing and wheel hub Ready-to-install repair kit saves time and money at the workshop For a European fleet of more than three million vehicles The new all-in-one kit of… more
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  • SAVE THE DATE: Join us at the 2019 Manufacturing Indaba on 25-26 June 2019
    Nov 08, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    SAVE THE DATE: Join us at the 2019…

    Manufacturing Indaba is the leading manufacturing event in Sub-Saharan Africa. The two-day event has shown impressive growth year on year and has proved its value in catalyzing business connections and helping manufacturers to innovate and grow… more
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  • Opel Lutzmann 1899
    Nov 08, 2018 Motoring

    OPEL proves that "Girl Power" is almost 120…

    Humble beginnings Four years after the death of her husband (Adam Opel) in 1895, Sophie Opel decided to start producing cars after listening to the opinions of her sons Carl, Wilhelm and Friedrich Opel. Prior to this, the Opel family specialised in… more
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  • 2019 Autotrader South African Car Of The Year semi-finalists announced
    Nov 08, 2018 Motoring

    2019 Autotrader South African Car Of The…

    For the first time in its 33-year history the South African Guild of Motoring Journalists (SAGMJ), in partnership with AutoTrader, the headline sponsor, members of the public were able to cast their votes for the semi-finalists via a dedicated… more
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  • Ferodo Greens Up For Taxis
    Nov 08, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Ferodo Greens Up For Taxis

    Ferodo has introduced new South African manufactured Eco-Friction copper-free taxi brake pads specifically for the industrydominating Toyota Quantum minibus. The new environmentally friendly products have been independently tested and proven to not… more
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  • Mboweni – R 5 bn bailout for SAA? Maybe! Out of his hands now
    Nov 08, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Mboweni – R 5 bn bailout for SAA? Maybe! Out…

    Not only is new finance minister Tito Mboweni the first ANC politician to propose that SAA should be closed down, he is also the first to repeat the Free Market Foundation’s (FMF) rallying cry that subsidising SAA harms the poorest in society. FMF… more
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  • Carfind.co.za provides a positive experience for sellers and buyers alike
    Nov 06, 2018 Motoring

    Carfind.co.za provides a positive experience…

    Online platforms facilitating the buying and selling of new and used vehicles have become commonplace as dealers tussle for a bigger piece of the customer pie. In this highly competitive environment Carfind.co.za has set itself apart by always… more
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  • The Emergency Brake Assist shortens response time and supports riders by means of carefully measured braking intervention in the event of impending rear-end collisions.
    Nov 06, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    New Radar Sensor from Continental…

    Next step to increase safety on the road: Continental to present new advanced rider assistance systems for two-wheeled vehicles at EICMA The rider remains in control: emergency brake assist shortens response time and helps riders by means of… more
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  • (Left) Chuttur Sunilduth from Mauritius walked away with the accolade for the Best Safety Mindset in the Quester category. (Right) Tatiya Sisilia from Clover SA in Johannesburg was awarded Best Green Band driver in the Quon category.
    Nov 06, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Local UD Truck drivers performs well in Japan

    Two local UD Trucks fleet drivers proudly represented Southern Africa at the finals of the Extra Mile Challenge driver competition in Ageo, Japan. Tatiya Sisilia from Clover SA in Johannesburg was awarded Best Green Band driver in the Quon category,… more
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  • Former world champions Mattias Ekstrӧm and Peter Solberg are locked in a tight battle with Andreas Bakkerud for the 2018 runner-up spot with only seven points separating them.
    Nov 06, 2018 Motorsport

    Everything you need to know about Gumtree…

    The 2018 Gumtree World RX of South Africa is on at Killarney on 24-25 November. This event brings thrilling, world class motorsport to Cape Town. While World RX is massively popular in Scandinavia and Europe, and is growing rapidly elsewhere, some… more
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  • Jeep Brand at the 2018 SEMA Show
    Nov 06, 2018 Motoring

    Jeep Brand at the 2018 SEMA Show

    Four Jeep® vehicles customized with Jeep Performance Parts from Mopar were on display in the brand's SEMA Show exhibit that took place from October 30 to November 2 in Las Vegas These included the unique concept vehicles created for the latest… more
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  • The Goodyear South Africa and Sub-Saran African leadership team standing with Mrs Zoliswa Njiyela, Stephen Nkomo Primary School Principal, and Mr Isaac Bali from the Department of Education.
    Nov 06, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Goodyear South Africa celebrates with…

    A thriving relationship was formed between Uitenhage based tyre manufacturing company, Goodyear South Africa and Stephen Nkomo Primary School in 2017. The connection commenced with Goodyear renovating a classroom that was in dire need of… more
    359
  • Ford NWM Wins 2018 Class T Championship at Season Finale
    Nov 05, 2018 Motorsport

    Ford NWM Wins 2018 Class T Championship at…

    Title glory for Lance Woolridge and Ward Huxtable on Gold 400 in Gauteng Gareth Woolridge and Boyd Dreyer end third in Class T for 2018 Marcos Baumgart and Kleber Cincea cross the finish line in seventh place Ford earns Manufacturer's Award for the… more
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  • Championship titles for Toyota and Ford after rough and rocky Gold 400
    Nov 05, 2018 Motorsport

    Championship titles for Toyota and Ford…

    The Gold 400, the final round of the 2018 South African Cross Country Series that took place this weekend at Glenharvie on the West Rand of Gauteng, delivered the nail-biting action predicted and after 375 tough kilometres on a tight and rocky… more
    389
  • Annual top honors awarded at 2018 SEMA Show
    Nov 05, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Annual top honors awarded at 2018 SEMA Show

    Melanie White named 2018 SEMA Person of the Year Jon Pulli named GEN-III Innovator of the Year Bob Cook Sales named SEMA Rep Agency of the Year Turn 14 Distribution selected Distributor of the Year Aeromotive Inc. selected Manufacturer of the Year… more
    535
  • Q by Aston Martin: ‘DBS 59’ marks legendary 1959 Le Mans win
    Nov 05, 2018 Motorsport

    Q by Aston Martin: ‘DBS 59’ marks legendary…

    Collection of 24 ‘DBS 59’ special editions celebrate DBR1’s 1959 24 Hours of Le Mans win Based upon Aston Martin’s fastest production car - the 715bhp, 211mph DBS Supeleggera A unique Q by Aston Martin: Commission for Aston Martin Cambridge Bespoke… more
    336
  •  New Crash Test Results: Trio of Three Stars but shocking Zero for the Nissan ‘Hardbody’
    Nov 05, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    New Crash Test Results: Trio of Three Stars…

    Global NCAP and the Automobile Association (AA) South Africa launch the second round of #SaferCarsForAfrica crash test results today with the welcome support of the FIA Foundation and Bloomberg Philanthropies. The four models tested show a wide… more
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  • Left to right, representing the Best of Show winners in the AAPEX 2018 Best Booth Awards are Doug Spitler, president, Ullman Devices; Flloyd Sobczak, marketing manager, Gates Corporation; and Mike Barthel, marketing manager, Ullman Devices
    Nov 05, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    AAPEX 2018 Announces Best Booth Award…

    AAPEX 2018 presented its new Best Booth Awards to nine exhibiting companies during a ceremony on Wednesday, Oct. 31, at this year’s event in Las Vegas. Premiere specialists from different parts of the exhibition industry toured the show floor during… more
    397
  • March against e-tolls illogical - ETC
    Nov 05, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    March against e-tolls illogical - ETC

    Friday’s planned march to the Union Buildings in Pretoria by the Gauteng region of the Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU), is irresponsible, illogical and will further damage an ailing South African economy. This is according to the… more
    545
  • CNN’s John King and Political Strategist Karl Rove Open AAPEX 2018
    Nov 05, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    CNN’s John King and Political Strategist…

    CNN’s John King and political strategist Karl Rove gave their views on the upcoming midterm elections and how tariffs could impact the automotive aftermarket industry during the grand opening keynote breakfast at AAPEX 2018 in Las Vegas. AAPEX… more
    555
  • Volkswagen makes waves of change in support of ocean sustainability and South African surfers
    Nov 05, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Volkswagen makes waves of change in support…

    Volkswagen South Africa's giant wave headed for Menlyn Mall and Sandton City The giant upcycled plastic wave is Volkswagen's symbol of how we can participate in creating a more sustainable future for our ocean As the proud supporters of the 2018… more
    431
  • Court of International Trade Determines US Trade Commission Findings in Two Areas Are Not Supported by Substantial Evidence
    Nov 05, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Court of International Trade Determines US…

    On 1 November 2018, the US Court of International Trade (CIT) announced that they were sustaining in part and remanding in part the U.S. International Trade Commission’s (ITC) final negative material injury determination in the antidumping and… more
    377
  • 1,000KG of downforce and GT3 race suspension confirmed for track-only McLaren Senna GTR as dynamic testing begins
    Nov 05, 2018 Motorsport

    1,000KG of downforce and GT3 race suspension…

    McLaren Senna GTR moves closer to production with confirmation of technical specification 1,000kg of downforce; 825PS and 800Nm from twin-turbocharged, 4.0-litre V8 engine Suspension derived from McLaren GT3 race programme and Pirelli slick race tyres… more
    496
  • SAPICS launches Demand Driven special interest group
    Nov 05, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    SAPICS launches Demand Driven special…

    Demand Driven as a phrase seems to be all the rage. Companies appear to be scrambling to become more demand-driven but do we really understand what this means and what is required?: There are many ways to interpret being demand-driven but the Demand… more
    555
  • Gumtree World RallyCross of South Africa - A plethora of racing!
    Nov 05, 2018 Motorsport

    Gumtree World RallyCross of South Africa - A…

    By now you should have booked your tickets for the Gumtree World Rallycross of South Africa event, taking place on the 24th and 25th of November. If not, then do it now. And if you already have, then clear your diary for the whole weekend, because… more
    346
  • SEMA tells NHTSA to quit stalling replica vehicle production​
    Nov 05, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    SEMA tells NHTSA to quit stalling replica…

    The Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) informed the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) that it is prepared to challenge the agency in court if it fails to take immediate action to implement the low volume replica car… more
    410
  • MiX Telematics records ninth consecutive quarter of margin growth
    Nov 05, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    MiX Telematics records ninth consecutive…

    Global telematics leader continues to exceed expectations across all key operating metrics. MiX Telematics (NYSE: MIXT, JSE:MIX), a global leader of fleet and mobile asset management solutions, today announced financial results for its second… more
    404
  • Switch on your humanity Eskom!
    Nov 05, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Switch on your humanity Eskom!

    Eskom’s proposed 15% price increase is bound to place electricity out of reach for many South Africans and further promote the wealthy to move away from Eskom generated power, and further encourage the poor into the growing psyche of non-payment for… more
    438
  • Alfa Romeo Stelvio earns 5-Star Euro NCAP rating
    Nov 05, 2018 Motoring

    Alfa Romeo Stelvio earns 5-Star Euro NCAP…

    Stelvio, the first Alfa Romeo SUV, gains the coveted Euro NCAP 5-star rating and tops its category with a score of 97% for the protection of adult occupants. These results were achieved thanks to two fundamental features: the efficiency of an… more
    476
  • Customer care is the modus operandi at Motus Pinetown
    Nov 05, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Customer care is the modus operandi at Motus…

    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) is proud to announce the opening of the new Motus dealership in Pinetown on 1 November. This centrally located as well as fully authorised services and parts centre in the 'motortown' of Kwazulu-Natal, will provide… more
    460
  • All-new 2019 Subaru Forester confirmed for South Africa
    Nov 05, 2018 Motoring

    All-new 2019 Subaru Forester confirmed for…

    Roomiest, most refined Forester to date Even safer with EyeSight® Driver Assist Technology, equipped standard on selected models New X-Mode with Deep mud mode, introduced for the first time on a Subaru The all-new fifth generation Forester SUV… more
    401
  • Auto Alert Nov/Dec 18: a probing review of significant global motor industry news
    Nov 05, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Auto Alert November/December 18: A probing…

    Mercedes-Benz Unveils the EQC 400 Early in September, Mercedes-Benz unveiled its new EQC 400 all-electric SUV in Stockholm, this being the first product in the portfolio of the EQ all-electric vehicle brand. Visually, the EQC 400 was quite… more
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  • The Phoenix November - December 2018
    Nov 05, 2018 The Phoenix

    The Phoenix November - December 2018

    Good News Issue #2 Last year aBr, in its November / December 2017 issue, came out with a Good News Issue, based on the premise that political change was about to come, and the strong feeling was that this would naturally put the country on a strong… more
    452
  • The Ferodo Eco-Friction Taxi brake pad range is designed specifically for the Toyota Quantum minibus.
    Nov 02, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Ferodo® Quantum Taxi pads feature innovative…

    Product offering from Ferodo increases stopping power, improves safety and durability Federal-Mogul Motorparts today announced the launch of new packaging for its Ferodo® Eco-Friction® Taxi brake pad range. The pads are designed specifically for the… more
    468
  • By Dries Lottering, Manufacturing Renewal Executive, Bridgestone South Africa
    Nov 02, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Big changes ahead for the tyre industry

    Technology-driven change will radically change all aspects of tyre design and production, to the benefit of drivers. Much of the innovation in manufacturing will soon become synonymous with the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR), and the impact that… more
    746
  • RMI Mobile App on track
    Nov 02, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    RMI Mobile App on track

    Plans for the launch of the Retail Motor Industry Organisation’s (RMI) new mobile app is well on track and testing is underway. The app, aimed at connecting consumers to accredited RMI members, will most likely be available to motorists during the… more
    467
  • Dewald Ranft, Chairman of the Motor Industry Workshop Association (MIWA)
    Nov 02, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Take the hazard out of construction zones…

    Driving through a construction zone can be frustrating because it often results in unexpected delays, however motorists are urged to remain calm and observe the road rules as they make their way through these zones. Arriving late is better than not… more
    531
  • Ford Investment in South Africa Reaches R11-billion over Past Decade
    Nov 02, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Ford Investment in South Africa Reaches…

    Major investments by Ford Motor Company in SA total R11-billion since 2009 Investments and upgrades to Ford's South African operations have enabled highest-ever installed capacity of 168 000 vehicles per year for a global platform Provision made for… more
    544
  • New 2019 Ford GT Carbon Series Attacks Tracks, and the Drive Home
    Nov 02, 2018 Motorsport

    New 2019 Ford GT Carbon Series Attacks…

    The new 2019 Ford GT Carbon Series is the lightest in the company's GT lineup, saving approximately 18 kg with lightweight innovations such as carbon fibre wheels and a polycarbonate engine cover Bare carbon fibre dual exposed stripes, A-pillars and… more
    457
  • NAAMSA comment on the October 2018 industry new vehicle sales statistics
    Nov 02, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    NAAMSA comment on the October 2018 industry…

    Commenting on the new vehicle sales statistics for the month of October, 2018 – the Association said that the latest domestic sales figures reflected an unexpected and welcome uptick largely supported by fairly strong growth in the various… more
    598
  • MasterDrive Newsletter - 30 October 2018
    Nov 02, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    MasterDrive Newsletter - 30 October 2018

    MasterTips: Inexperienced young drivers One of the safest ways for young drivers to gain experience is to frequently practice with a qualified driver riding along with them. Just 30 minutes a week with them as a passenger in the car can make a big… more
    785
  • BorgWarner supplies its all-in-one EGR solution to a major global automaker for a variety of different engine sizes
    Nov 01, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    BorgWarner’s Integrated EGR Solution for…

    All-in-one exhaust gas reciculation (EGR) system helps automakers meet evolving emission standards. Integrated module strengthens BorgWarner’s market-leading position. Resists high thermal loads, offers durable performance and increases efficiency… more
    614
  • AAPEX 2018 Announces New Product and New Packaging Showcase Winners
    Nov 01, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    AAPEX 2018 Announces New Product and New…

    The winners of the AAPEX 2018 New Product and New Packaging Showcases were announced during an awards ceremony on Tuesday, Oct. 30, at AAPEX in Las Vegas. To qualify for the 2018 judging process, products and packaging must be new and making their… more
    647
  • SEMA announces new product award winners
    Nov 01, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    SEMA announces new product award winners

    The Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) announced its Best New Products Award winners this morning at the 2018 SEMA Show. These awards are given to the most innovative and cutting-edge automotive aftermarket products that will be… more
    562
  • SEMA announces vehicles of the year
    Nov 01, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    SEMA announces vehicles of the year

    Ford Mustang, F-Series, Focus, Jeep Wrangler and Polaris RZR Turbo S named 2018 SEMA Award winners The top trending vehicle models in five categories were announced today at the 2018 SEMA Show in Las Vegas, NV. Selected by manufacturing exhibitors… more
    600
  • eBooster® and the Motor Generator Unit Combining Synergies for Future Mobility
    Nov 01, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    eBooster® and the Motor Generator Unit…

    System solution for further engine downsizing and downspeeding Cost-effective technologies solve dual challenges of increasing efficiency and reducing emissions Supporting 48-volt electrification trend and optional integration into existing… more
    593
  • Update on Traffic and Transport Legislation
    Nov 01, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Update on Traffic and Transport Legislation

    The Department of Transport published THE ECONOMIC REGULATION OF TRANSPORT BILL, 2018 for further public comment. The draft Economic Regulation of Transport Bill, 2018 was published in Government Gazette No.41437, Notice No. 632 of 12 February 2018… more
    415
  • To contain prices competition is essential in electricity markets
    Nov 01, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    To contain prices competition is essential…

    A market for electricity has a salutary effect on the behaviour of all the participants in the generation and supply of electricity. Generating plants, transmission grids, distribution grids, wholesalers and retailers, all behave differently when… more
    497
  • Prof Werner Olivier, left, illustrates some of the content contained in the TouchTutor® package.  With him are from left, Mr Zamuxolo Mapakati, principal at Newell High School, Mrs Rode de Doncker, Mathematics teacher at Paterson High School and Mr Newton Kennedy, principal at Cillie High School.
    Nov 01, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Innovative Teaching Technology

    Innovative new technology is being harnessed to teach Mathematics and Science at high schools in Nelson Mandela Bay. Isuzu Motors South Africa has partnered with Nelson Mandela University's Govan Mbeki Mathematics Development Centre (GMMDC) to… more
    465
  • Alliance Ventures leads strategic investment in WeRide.ai
    Nov 01, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Alliance Ventures leads strategic investment…

    Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi and WeRide.ai to increase presence in Chinese autonomous vehicle services. Alliance Ventures, the strategic venture capital arm of Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi, has become the lead strategic investor of WeRide.ai (formerly… more
    526
  • Jeep® Wrangler Earns Ninth Consecutive SEMA '4x4/SUV of the Year' Award
    Nov 01, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Jeep® Wrangler Earns Ninth Consecutive SEMA…

    Jeep Wrangler only vehicle to earn "4x4/SUV of the Year" honor since launch of SEMA Awards in 2010 Four Jeep vehicles customized with Jeep Performance Parts from Mopar on display in brand's SEMA Show exhibit Ram 1500 and Dodge Challenger finish in… more
    581
  • Petrol down, diesel up for November
    Nov 01, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Petrol down, diesel up for November

    Fuel prices have moderated during October, with the prospect of some relief for petrol users, although users of diesel and illuminating paraffin will have to cough up more. This is according to the Automobile Association (AA), which was commenting… more
    413
  • Richard Green, National Director of SAMBRA
    Nov 01, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Gearing up for SAMBRA 2019 Awards

    Plans are on track for the 2019 South African Motor Body Repairers’ Association (SAMBRA) Awards Breakfast which will take place on Wednesday 6 February at the Premier Hotel OR Tambo in Johannesburg. The annual SAMBRA Awards honour top vehicle… more
    509
  • Passion fuels Arnold Chatz Alfa Romeo's race to become Mopar Endurance Race Series champions
    Nov 01, 2018 Motorsport

    Passion fuels Arnold Chatz Alfa Romeo's race…

    This weekend saw the final race of the Mopar Endurance Race Series for the 2018 season, with the Arnold Chatz Alfa Romeo Team celebrating victory in the Class B event and Race Overall Index of Performance prizes. These results mean that the team… more
    561
  • Aston Martin’s vehicle dynamics team ready to move up a gear at new Silverstone base
    Nov 01, 2018 Motorsport

    Aston Martin’s vehicle dynamics team ready…

    ‘Aston Martin Silverstone’ is new home to the Vehicle Dynamics department of British luxury carmaker Trackside location will give team instant access to world-class testing facilities The Aston Martin Lagonda (AML) Vehicle Dynamics team has been… more
    450
  • John Boyd Dunlop first practical pneumatic tyre
    Nov 01, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    The Dunlop brand celebrates 130 years

    Multi-award winning tyre brand Dunlop, manufactured by Sumitomo Rubber South Africa (SRSA), kicks off its 130-year birthday celebrations across South Africa in October this year. The Dunlop brand is known for its impressive history in the tyre… more
    422
  • Jeep® Grand Cherokee Enlists in the Italian Carabinieri
    Nov 01, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Jeep® Grand Cherokee Enlists in the Italian…

    Jeep® Grand Cherokee has put on the uniform of the Italian Carabinieri and joined the anti-terrorism unit. Sporting the Force's institutional blue livery, the special fleet of 19 Jeep Grand Cherokee models is powered by the 142 kW 3.0-litre V-6… more
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  • Guy Michrowsky, CEO of Electriq~Global. Photographer - Osnat Krasnansky
    Oct 30, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Will Cars Eventually Run on Water?…

    An Australian-Israeli startup has found a way to use water in order to power electric vehicles On October 29th and October 30th at EcoMotion 2018 ‘Smart Mobility Summit’ in Tel-Aviv, Electriq~Global will present its highly efficient, safe, clean,… more
    618
  • Congratulations to the winners of Honda Quest 2018: Mojaki Richard Rammoneng and Claude Deyzel.
    Oct 30, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Honda Quest 2018: The Winning Team

    They were announced at the victory ceremony on Sunday October 28, 2018 held at Kaleo Guest Farm. "The competitors have now joined a very select group, and can all call themselves Honda Quest Finishers", said Barend Fouche, Head of Honda Motorcycles… more
    546
  • Abdul Waheed Patel, Director of Part Worn Africa
    Oct 30, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Part Worn Africa calls for regulation of…

    Newly launched advocacy organisation Part Worn Africa is calling for governments and regulatory bodies across the African continent to develop and enforce stronger regulations governing the sale of part-worn and second-hand tyres. Part Worn Africa… more
    567
  • Sumitomo Rubber South Africa partners with ‘Part Worn Africa’ initiative to champion Tyre Safety
    Oct 30, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Sumitomo Rubber South Africa partners with…

    As South Africa commemorates Transport Month in October and a few days after the Global Road Safety Partnership’s (GRSP) “Africa Road Safety 2018” gathering in Cape Town from 23 to 24 October 2018 - Sumitomo Rubber South Africa (SRSA), manufacturer… more
    599
  • Kariega Game Reserve rangers
    Oct 30, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    General Tire conquers the toughest African…

    Capabilities of General Grabber range proven in unforgiving African bushveld Grabber X3 and Grabber AT3 are the tyres of choice for Kariega Game Reserve in the Eastern Cape Dependable off-road performance, longevity and puncture resistance in even… more
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  • Jakkie Olivier, CEO of the Retail Motor Industry Organisation (RMI)
    Oct 30, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Beware of unscrupulous traders selling off…

    Tyres have a five-year warranty expiry date. “Most vehicle owners probably don’t know this fact and wouldn’t even consider it to be an issue,” says Jakkie Olivier, CEO of the Retail Motor Industry Organisation (RMI), “however, there have been… more
    443
  • New era for enhanced Isuzu bakkie range in South Africa
    Oct 30, 2018 Motoring

    New era for enhanced Isuzu bakkie range in…

    Isuzu Bakkie name change from KB to D-MAX Introduction of Six-Speed Manual and Auto on all LX Models Isuzu Motors South Africa (Isuzu) has refreshed its bakkie range, giving it a new name along with higher levels of specification, quality and… more
    432
  • Vehicle Price Inflation Drops Again, But Embattled Consumers Wary
    Oct 30, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Vehicle Price Inflation Drops Again, But…

    Vehicle Pricing Index below inflation for 5th consecutive quarter Head of TransUnion Auto in South Africa, Kriben Reddy, said while new car sales were up, record high fuel prices and a higher VAT rate saw consumers delaying purchasing decisions in… more
    470
  • Aston Martin Lagonda President and Group CEO, Dr Andy Palmer
    Oct 29, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Aston Martin Lagonda president and group CEO…

    Dr Andy Palmer accepts the Vantage Award for his ‘outstanding contribution to the world of Aston Martin’ The eighth annual Historic Motoring Awards recognises the elite in the international classic automotive world Aston Martin Lagonda President and… more
    591
  • Compensated Pressure: “The new filling assistant shows precise tire inflation regardless of the tire’s temperature”
    Oct 29, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Continental Presents New ContiConnect™…

    New features mainly based on fleet managers’ feedback and requests More individual configuration options Improved interface usability and customer experience Continental, technology company and manufacturer of premium tires, today released the first… more
    489
  • FASA signs mou with Small Business Institute to make a difference and lobby government
    Oct 29, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    FASA signs MOU with Small Business Institute…

    With Minister of Finance Tito Mboweni’s mini-budget speech still resonating and giving some hope with his call that ‘together, as a country, we can rebuild and recast our future... and choose a path that takes us to faster and more inclusive… more
    558
  • Engie completes successful ‘proof of concept’ using second-life British battery tech for grid balancing services
    Oct 29, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Engie completes successful ‘proof of…

    French multinational electric utility Engie has deployed a 150 kW/90 kWh E-STOR system, developed by British energy storage technology developer, Connected Energy, at a site in Rotterdam, Holland. Connected Energy’s E-STOR energy storage system -… more
    495
  • Coetzee Labuscagne. Image: Nadia Jordaan
    Oct 29, 2018 Motorsport

    Too close for comfort for title chasers in…

    To predict who the 2018 Special Vehicle champions of the South African Cross Country Series (SACCS) will be, is dangerous as the scale can easily tip at the Gold 400, the sixth and final round of the series that takes place on 2 and 3 November at… more
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  • Henk Lategan. Image:  Nadia Jordaan
    Oct 29, 2018 Motorsport

    Going for gold at final round of SA National…

    The final round of the 2018 South African National Cross Country Series (SACCS), the Gold 400, that takes place on 2 and 3 November in the Glenharvie area on the West Rand, is the sixth and last chance for title contenders to put their seal on… more
    437
  • Cell Phones, Sporting Goods, and Soon, Cars: Ford Innovates with “Miracle” Material, Powerful Graphene for Vehicle Parts
    Oct 26, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Cell Phones, Sporting Goods, and Soon, Cars:…

    Graphene is a material used in coating, cell phones and even some sporting goods – and soon, will be used under the bonnet in Ford vehicles, a first in automotive Ford, along with Eagle Industries and XG Sciences, has found a way to use a very small… more
    445
  • Less than 2 Weeks to Go! Reasons to attend Manufacturing Indaba Western Cape
    Oct 26, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Less than 2 Weeks to Go! Reasons to attend…

    Manufacturing Indaba Western Cape brings together provincial influencers from governments, industry and the manufacturing sector for a leading informative business conference and a ‘doing business’ exhibition in Cape Town. The 1 day conference… more
    468
  • Messe Frankfurt exhibition grounds Hall 12 officially opened
    Oct 26, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Messe Frankfurt exhibition grounds Hall 12…

    The new Hall 12 was officially opened today at a ceremony attended by some 2,000 invited guests from the realms of politics, business and media on the Frankfurt exhibition grounds. The building was constructed over a two-year period and is the… more
    491
  • Oct 26, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Turning aspiration into action: maintaining…

    “Being green and clean is not just an aspiration but an action.”- Christine Pelosi. While building green is a crucial first step in creating a greener, cleaner and smarter environment, some of these facilities fail to maintain efficient green… more
    543
  • MEYLE tutorial: new video shows how to flush the cooling system in five simple steps
    Oct 26, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    MEYLE tutorial: new video shows how to flush…

    Based in Hamburg, manufacturing company MEYLE has a new tool to help workshops properly flush the cooling system. The tool, which MEYLE offers in collaboration with quality tool partner HAZET, can flush the cooling system using water and compressed… more
    561
  • The new BMW X5 with M Performance Parts
    Oct 26, 2018 Motoring

    The new BMW X5 with M Performance Parts

    Extensive range of M Performance Parts for the new BMW X5 as Original BMW Accessories. Motor racing technology and appearance for the latest generation of the BMW X family's founding model. Like its predecessors and indeed the entire BMW X model… more
    482
  • Maserati South Africa rated number one for customer satisfaction
    Oct 26, 2018 Motoring

    Maserati South Africa rated number one for…

    The hallmarks of an esteemed and revered automotive brand is best in class service where customer satisfaction is not only met, but exceeded. Getting this right means that a customer who makes a once-off purchase is converted to a lifelong,… more
    608
  • Mini budget – Zuma fiddled while South Africa burned!
    Oct 26, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Mini budget – Zuma fiddled while South…

    Tito Mboweni had the unenviable task of presenting a budget that was the consequence of the maladministration of the Zuma era with a Treasury running out of cash and a government leaking like a sinking ship. He had the unpleasant task of announcing… more
    516
  • Leading international original OEM brands Garrett by Honeywell, Borg Warner Holset, IHI and Mitsubishi turbochargers
    Oct 26, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Reduce your costs by dealing direct with the…

    Officially appointed distributors for original OEM brands Garrett by Honeywell, and BorgWarner turbocharger systems. Direct importers for Mitsubishi, Holset and IHI turbochargers. Customers have a huge advantage by working direct with TurboDirect… more
    430
  • Preview - 2018 Formula One Mexican Grand Prix
    Oct 26, 2018 Motorsport

    Preview - 2018 Formula One Mexican Grand Prix

    19th Round of the FIA Formula One World Championship, 26th to 28th October 2018 With the season slowly coming to an end, the Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 Team heads to Mexico City, filled with motivation. The team has made remarkable progress over the past… more
    503
  • Porsche launches new pop-up at La Mer
    Oct 26, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Porsche launches new pop-up at La Mer

    Porsche’s latest brand experience destination, a three-month long pop-up, is now open at La Mer. The result of a collaboration between the brand’s regional office, Porsche Centre Dubai and MERAAS, the new go-to destination is open to all sports car… more
    638
  • Volkswagen hosts over 15 000 employees and their loved-ones at its Uitenhage plant for a Family Day
    Oct 25, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Volkswagen hosts over 15 000 employees and…

    Volkswagen celebrates the successful launch of the new Polo and Vivo with a Family Day for its employees The Family Day themed 'We Make the Future' was attended by 15 823 employees and their loved-ones Uitenhage - Following a successful launch of… more
    454
  • Radio stations unite around the world for synchronised broadcast of SNARED IN AFRICA - Saturday 10th November 2018
    Oct 25, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Radio stations unite around the world for…

    Born Free is delighted to announce that SNARED, a new radio drama about an age-old conflict - the poaching of Africa’s wildlife - will premier in a synchronised broadcast on Saturday 10th November 2018. Taking place on the 23rd anniversary of… more
    540
  • Parts.cummins.com launched as genuine online catalogue for Holset®, Fleetguard®, Onan and Cummins parts
    Oct 25, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Parts.cummins.com launched as genuine online…

    Cummins has launched its third wave of feature enhancements to parts.cummins.com. Users of Parts.cummins.com will now find the following new functionality: Global Search Now users can search the entire site using an engine serial number, genset… more
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  • Highlighting the changing face of warehousing and logistics
    Oct 25, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Highlighting the changing face of…

    The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport: South Africa (CILTSA), recently partnered with southern Africa’s leading materials handling equipment provider, Goscor Lift Truck Company (GLTC), for a networking event aimed at highlighting the… more
    639
  • How to win a brand-new Polo Vivo with Engen
    Oct 25, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    How to win a brand-new Polo Vivo with Engen

    Congratulations to the first of four lucky winners in the Engen’s Wheel of Fortune competition. The brand-new Polo Vivo was handed over at Engen Maunde in Pretoria over the weekend. Over the next week three additional lucky Engen customers stand the… more
    746
  • Ford NWM Aiming for Glory at Season-Ending Gold 400
    Oct 25, 2018 Motorsport

    Ford NWM Aiming for Glory at Season-Ending…

    Lance Woolridge and Ward Huxtable set their sights on Class T championship title Gareth Woolridge and Boyd Dreyer also in contention after winning in Harrismith Brazil's Marcos Baumgart and Kleber Cincea return to SA for the season finale Gold 400… more
    476
  • 2018 Gumtree WRX of South Africa at Killarney – final countdown begins
    Oct 25, 2018 Motorsport

    2018 Gumtree WRX of South Africa at…

    A message from Johan Kristoffersson World class motorsport will be back at Killarney International Raceway in 30 days with the Gumtree World RX of South Africa on 24-25 November. The Gumtree World RX of South Africa, held for the first time last… more
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  • Controlling the fuel price is a recipe for disaster
    Oct 24, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Controlling the fuel price is a recipe for…

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  • MasterDrive Newsletter - 23 October 2018
    Oct 24, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    MasterDrive Newsletter - 23 October 2018

    MasterTest: New Datsun Go and Datsun Go+ Since launching in South Africa four years ago, Datsun saw significant success in the local A segment market. The company is committed to continuing innovation & technological advancement in their new Datsun.… more
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  • Maserati offers an exclusive customer care service with an upgraded seven-year package on 2018 range models
    Oct 24, 2018 Motoring

    Maserati offers an exclusive customer care…

    Maserati announces an extended customer care service for its customers in the Middle East and Africa offering a seven-year maintenance and warranty package ensuring owners have peace of mind that their vehicle is kept in perfect working condition.… more
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  • Africa Automotive Aftermarket Solutions raises R400k for Charity
    Oct 24, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Africa Automotive Aftermarket Solutions…

    Africa Automotive Aftermarket Solutions (AAAS) is a company with heart, committed to making a difference to a number of educational institutions across the country. The companies vision is to assist in uplifting, developing and empowering schools… more
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    Oct 24, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Fisker Inc. announces strategic investment…

    Investment aimed at Fisker Inc.’s future solid-state battery technology with applications in construction, energy storage, transportation and mining industries Fisker Inc., an e-mobility and technology company developing electric vehicles and… more
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    Oct 24, 2018 Motoring

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  • Michelle Baron-Williamson, CEO of Managed Integrity Evaluation (MIE)
    Oct 24, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Be in the driving seat of your fleet security

    The Transport sector plays a key role in GDP contribution in the local and global environments, and is one of the key contributors to South Africa’s economy. If you think about it, almost everything that reaches the consumer has had a road… more
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  • Stop wasting our hard-earned money
    Oct 24, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Stop wasting our hard-earned money

    Message to Minister Tito Mboweni A taxpayer’s proposal for the Medium Term Budget Policy Statement (MTBPS) In preparing his budget speech for tomorrow, mr Tito Mboweni took to Twitter to invite South Africans to air their expectations: “Let us do… more
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  • Alfa Romeo Giulietta hopeful for endurance championship
    Oct 24, 2018 Motorsport

    Alfa Romeo Giulietta hopeful for endurance…

    Significant technical upgrades to the Alfa Romeo Giulietta of Theo van Vuuren and Bradley Scorer paid off at Round 4 of the Mopar SA Endurance Series in Port Elizabeth. Wider wheels and accompanying wheel arch extensions allowed the team to run new… more
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  • Moving South Africa forward this Transport Month
    Oct 23, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Moving South Africa forward this Transport…

    An effective transport and logistics network is a fundamental building block for a country to be competitive within the global market. This October, South Africa celebrates Transport Month under the theme “Together we move South Africa forward”.… more
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  • CEO Sharon Paterson – ‘take precautions at this time of the year’
    Oct 23, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Holiday social media posts may cost you more…

    The CEO of Infiniti Insurance, Sharon Paterson, calls for extra vigilance as the festive season approaches with its annual spike in crime. While the powerful new technologies of the 4th Industrial revolution allow the insurance industry access to… more
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  • Revenues of €11.5 billion in the third quarter of 2018
    Oct 23, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Revenues of €11.5 billion in the third…

    Group registrations increased by 2.9%, including Jinbei and Huasong brands since January 1, 2018. On an equivalent scope to 2017, Groupe Renault sales decreased by 1.7% in a global market that fell by 2.4%. Group revenues amounted to €11,484… more
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  • How valuable is repair and maintenance to China's automotive future? Automechanika Shanghai reports
    Oct 23, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    How valuable is repair and maintenance to…

    Two of Automechanika Shanghai’s industry association partners have laid out the details behind why China’s relationship the automotive service sector is starting to turn the heads of the world’s most successful car producing regions. The China Auto… more
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  • JOBS DESTROYED in the name of COLLECTIVE BARGAINING
    Oct 23, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    JOBS DESTROYED in the name of COLLECTIVE…

    Dear NEASA employer The ongoing NUMSA strike in the Plastics Sector has, yet again, been marred by acts of violence and hooliganism. The purpose of industrial action is, supposedly, to force employers to concede to union demands through the… more
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  • Keagan is the master of the 2018 Sasol GTC2 Championship
    Oct 23, 2018 Motorsport

    Keagan is the master of the 2018 Sasol GTC2…

    Volkswagen Motorsport had much to celebrate after the ninth and final round of the Sasol GTC Championship at Zwartkops on Saturday. Keagan Masters wrapped up the GTC2 Championship in the first race of the day after powering his Volkswagen Advanced… more
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  • Hippo Cull in Zambia is nothing to do with conservation, and everything to do with money, says Born Free
    Oct 23, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Hippo Cull in Zambia is nothing to do with…

    I’m not sure if you are following this story but, reacting to the breaking news that the Zambian government has now given the green light to the 'on-off' cull of 1,250 hippos in the Luangwa Valley, Born Free’s CEO, Howard Jones, has provided the… more
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  • New study shows how 16-24-year-olds drive and accessorize their cars
    Oct 23, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    New study shows how 16-24-year-olds drive…

    Young people do care about cars and driving Does the generation that grew up with cell phones and connects with friends and celebrities from all over the world still have the need and desire to drive cars? What percentage of youth would rather give… more
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  • Marcus Hörberg, vice-president of Volvo Group Southern Africa (left) and Gert Swanepoel, MD of UD Trucks Southern Africa (right) with the learners and trainers of the newly-established Volvo Group Driver Learnership programme
    Oct 23, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Volvo Group Invests R1.9 Million in Driver…

    Volvo Group Southern Africa invested R1.9 million in the advanced development and training of 20 unemployed commercial vehicle drivers. In 2017, AB Volvo Group decided to donate funds on behalf of its employees to various markets around the world to… more
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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
    574
  • 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
    479
  • 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
    501
  • 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
    451
  • 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
    538
  • 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
    547
  • 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
    551
  • 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
    575
  • 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
    471
  • 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
    547
  • 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
    688
  • 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
    547
  • 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
    567
  • 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
    662
  • 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
    632
  • 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
    752
  • 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
    730
  • 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
    580
  •  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
    615
  • 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
    520
  • 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
    603
  • 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
    715
  • 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
    645
  • 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
    654
  • 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
    803
  • 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
    439
  • 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
    561
  • 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
    602
  • 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
    606
  • 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
    590
  • 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
    611
  • 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
    507
  • 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
    442
  • 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
    552
  • 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
    565
  • 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
    860
  • 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
    604
  • 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
    545
  • 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
    555
  • 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
    768
  • 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
    709
  • 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
    780
  • 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
    588
  • 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
    790
  • 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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  • 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
    712
  • 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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    Oct 04, 2018 Mobilty Beat

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    Oct 04, 2018 Motoring

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  • MINI announces X-raid MINI JCW Team participation at 2019 Dakar.
    Oct 04, 2018 Motorsport

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  • BMW at the Mondial de l’Automobile Paris 2018.
    Oct 04, 2018 Motoring

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    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

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  • All fans of Dacia!
    Oct 04, 2018 Motoring

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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…

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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…

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    695
  • Tenneco Announces Close of Federal-Mogul Acquisition
    Oct 03, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Tenneco Announces Close of Federal-Mogul…

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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…

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  • Supa Quick Modimolle sponsors inaugural Nylie Fees
    Oct 03, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Supa Quick Modimolle sponsors inaugural…

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    Oct 02, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Know your tyre guarantees, understand what…

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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…

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  • Minority Unions and Organisational Rights
    Oct 02, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

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    942
  • Groupe Renault records its best volume performance in 8 years
    Oct 02, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Groupe Renault records its best volume…

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    898
  • By David Porteous, Executive:  Avis Car Sales
    Oct 02, 2018 Mobilty Beat

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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

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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…

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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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  • Trevor Hill – Head of Audi South Africa.
    Oct 02, 2018 Mobilty Beat

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

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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
    1020
  • 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
    707
  • 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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