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  • CYMOT Loyalty Card
    May 23, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    CYMOT Loyalty Card

    Your card, your account, your savings! Calling all Namibian Farmers, SME's and Taxi owners. Register for your new LOYALTY CARD and receive INSTANT DISCOUNTS on cash purchases. Collect your application form at any CYMOT branch or download it here:… more
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  • Hyundai's i20 gets smarter, with a refreshed design and new flagship derivative
    May 23, 2018 Motoring

    Hyundai's i20 gets smarter, with a refreshed…

    Hyundai Automotive South Africa is continuing its success in the segment for mid-sized hatchbacks by introducing a refreshed i20 line-up with a more modern design, and the addition of a 1.4 Active flagship derivative. "The i20 is one of our… more
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  • MAHLE ramps up production for large automotive OEM
    May 22, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    MAHLE ramps up production for large…

    Durban, South Africa - MAHLE Behr South Africa (MBZA), a specialist for automotive air conditioning and engine cooling in both passenger and commercial vehicles, recently launched their new production line to manufacture and supply engine cooling… more
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  • Will European diesel and petrol car bans kill the autos industry?
    May 22, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Will European diesel and petrol car bans…

    The UK and France have put plans in motion to eliminate petrol and diesel cars by 2040 in a bid to improve air quality. While these bans are still largely conceptual, it’s suspected that they will make both the private and professional sale of pure… more
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  • Safer cars a better choice for new buyers
    May 22, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Safer cars a better choice for new buyers

    Almost 75% of prospective new car owners say their purchase decision will be influenced by whether a car has been crash tested – and safety rated. This is one of the findings of a new survey recently conducted by the Automobile Association (AA).… more
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  • The 2018 Mille Miglia is a triumph for Alfa Romeo
    May 22, 2018 Motorsport

    The 2018 Mille Miglia is a triumph for Alfa…

    A wonderful day for Alfa Romeo: the Mille Miglia concludes with its cars in the top three places. The race caravan paid a celebratory visit to Milan and to the Museo Storico Alfa Romeo at Arese, where time trials were held on the internal circuit.… more
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  • Strong growth predicted for the second hand car market
    May 22, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Strong growth predicted for the second hand…

    Recent trends have shown that pre-owned car sales are far outweighing new car sales. In TransUnion’s latest quarterly report, the Vehicle Price Index (VPI), which analyses monthly data it receives from dealers, vehicle financiers and banks… more
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  • Renault Sandero range even more attractive with the launch of the new Sandero Stepway Plus
    May 22, 2018 Motoring

    Renault Sandero range even more attractive…

    New SANDERO STEPWAY model delivers on the value for money Stepway offering PLUS much more in the form of bespoke design and feature enhancements. The new Renault SANDERO STEPWAY PLUS will help to maintain and further increase the great success of… more
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  • SA leisure car rentals show solid growth
    May 22, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    SA leisure car rentals show solid growth

    Confidence in SA travel grows – at home and from abroad International inbound and local tourism rentals in South Africa’s leisure car rental sector continue to show healthy growth – and prospects of even better growth in future. This year saw a… more
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  • Volvo drives prosperity through skills and youth development
    May 22, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Volvo drives prosperity through skills and…

    Durban, South Africa. 19 May 2018. Volvo Group Southern Africa welcomed the President of South Africa, Cyril Ramaphosa, to its Volvo Trucks assembly plant in Durban. Also in attendance was Minister of Economic Development, Mr Ebrahim Patel, Minister… more
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  • Volkswagen's top dealers announced
    May 22, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Volkswagen's top dealers announced

    The best of the best awarded at Volkswagen South Africa's annual Dealer of the Year Awards ceremony Over 100 winners awarded in 18 categories Peter Bosman from Hatfield VW Rivonia wins coveted Dealer of the Year Award Johannesburg - Recently,… more
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  • SAPICS 2018; A Supply Chain Conference for Every Industry - Supply Chain Skills: A Critical Requirement
    May 21, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    SAPICS 2018; A Supply Chain Conference for…

    What to look forward to So much to look forward to at SAPICS 2018. Be sure to keep an eye out for the talks, workshops,exhibitors and networking opportunities that will be most beneficial to you! Capacity Building What if we train our staff and they… more
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  • Refreshed Ford Ranger Arrives in 2019 - With More Performance, Efficiency, Features and Capability
    May 21, 2018 Motoring

    Refreshed Ford Ranger Arrives in 2019 - With…

    Updated Ranger scheduled for 2019 launch following R3-billion investment in Ford's Silverton Assembly Plant and Struandale Engine Plant New-generation powertrain with 10-speed automatic and all-new Bi-Turbo engine on selected models; improved… more
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  • 60 Reasons to come to SA Bike Festival 2018 - 25-27 May, Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit
    May 21, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    60 Reasons to come to SA Bike Festival 2018…

    We look forward to welcoming you to the Autotrader South Africa Bike Festival, powered by Discovery Channel, From the 25-27 May at Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit! GREAT VALUE, FUN & DEALS FOR ALL THE FAMILY OVER 60 REASONS NOT TO MISS THE BEST 2-WHEEL… more
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  • Statement Harald Krüger, Chairman of the Board of Management of BMW AG, 98th Annual General Meeting of BMW AG in Munich on 17th May 2018
    May 21, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Statement Harald Krüger, Chairman of the…

    BMW Group. Today’s decisions shape mobility for our customers tomorrow Welcome, Ladies and Gentlemen! There are many different aspects to mobility. It serves us in our daily lives, but can also be a tremendous source of pleasure. At the BMW Group,… more
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  • ExxonMobil Supports Operational Efficiencies, according to Stefanutti Stocks Construction Company Field Study
    May 21, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    ExxonMobil Supports Operational…

    Oil multinational ExxonMobil, and Centlube (ExxonMobil’s authorised distributor of Mobil lubricants for South Africa), recently successfully completed an optimum oil drain interval (ODI) study for Stefanutti Stocks construction company. The… more
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  • Smart Nowegians keep SA’s vehicles moving
    May 21, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Smart Nowegians keep SA’s vehicles moving

    Auto Industry Country Manager from Norway based DEFA International, Hans Ole Høidal, visited South Africa recently – one of the company’s biggest markets for battery chargers outside of Europe. He said he was keen for trade with South Africa to… more
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  • Stefan Fuchs (left), CEO of FUCHS Petrolub SE; and Paul Deppe, managing director of FUCHS Lubricants South Africa official opening the plant.
    May 21, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Fuchs Lubricants officially opens new grease…

    FUCHS Lubricants South Africa has officially opened a R125 million grease plant expansion at its factory in Isando. Paul Deppe, managing director of FUCHS Lubricants South Africa, said the project has been almost three years in the making with FUCHS… more
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  •  SEMA eNews, Vol. 21, No. 20
    May 21, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    SEMA eNews, Vol. 21, No. 20

    SEMA Show Education: 5 Sessions to Keep Your Business on Track The SEMA Show Education program features more than 100 professional development and industry-focused sessions available to attendees and exhibitors More Here more
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  • SKF Product Information - Fiat Bravo II
    May 21, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    SKF Product Information - Fiat Bravo II

    SKF is offering a consistent range for the Fiat Bravo II Download the Production Information Sheet below for more information. SKF Product Information more
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  • Recycling counts, but South Africa is only tackling the tip of ‘Waste-Berg’
    May 21, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Recycling counts, but South Africa is only…

    Whether it’s because they want to do their bit to help save the planet or they see it as an opportunity to make an income, South Africans are recycling more than ever before. According to the Paper Recycling Association of South Africa (PRASA), the… more
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  • Past five years has seen significant milestones for Toyota Kalahari Botswana 1000 desert race
    May 21, 2018 Motorsport

    Past five years has seen significant…

    In the five years since Jwaneng became the host town of the Toyota Kalahari Botswana 1000 Desert Race, the biggest sporting and social event of the year in the country, a number of significant changes have taken place in what is this year the third… more
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  • Killarney's epic Saturday
    May 21, 2018 Motorsport

    Killarney's epic Saturday

    Full day keeps Cape race fans thrilled Killarney’s fourth round Wingfield motors Power Series kept Cape Town race fans on the edges of their seats throughout the day and into the night as excellent local racing followed by a home victory in the… more
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  • 2018 Mille Miglia: Second Stage
    May 21, 2018 Motorsport

    2018 Mille Miglia: Second Stage

    Yesterday the caravan threaded its way down the Italian peninsula from Milano Marittima to Rome. The excitement of the race mingled with the beauty of the landscapes, making a truly thrilling day. At Pesaro two and four wheels met in a warm embrace,… more
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  • Imperial Logistics expands digitisation drive with a new supply chain lab in Cape Town
    May 18, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Imperial Logistics expands digitisation…

    Following the success of its first Supply Chain Lab in Berlin, supply chain and logistics leader Imperial Logistics has opened a second lab in Cape Town. These facilities will enable Imperial Logistics and its clients to leverage evolving technology… more
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  • Hyundai Construction Equipment launch the new Hyundai HL960 HD Heavy Duty Wheeled Loader
    May 18, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Hyundai Construction Equipment launch the…

    Hyundai has recently launched a brand new heavy duty wheeled loader – the HL960 HD. This new addition to the Hyundai range offers the very best in wheeled loader technology, and has been designed with the waste handling and recycling industries in… more
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  • Motul launches Additives and Lescot car care ranges
    May 18, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Motul launches Additives and Lescot car care…

    Motul and OEM Lubricants chose the Motul Museum in Linksfield as the setting for the launch of two new product ranges on Wednesday May 16th. In the presence of leading automotive journalists and invited guests, Motul announced two new product ranges… more
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  • SMME’s: How to avoid first-year pitfalls
    May 18, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    SMME’s: How to avoid first-year pitfalls

    Small and medium enterprises (SMEs) are crucial to South Africa’s growth, but many of them fail in the first year of business, says Innovative Accounting Solutions director, Stefani du Preez. According to the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM)… more
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  • 2018 Mille Miglia: Sealing and Inspection
    May 18, 2018 Motorsport

    2018 Mille Miglia: Sealing and Inspection

    A special edition celebrating the ninetieth anniversary of Alfa Romeo's first win in the Red Arrow race gets under way. To celebrate this historic milestone and to transfer the passion from legendary models to current production, a special site… more
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  • Engen continues to walk-the-walk at Nampo 2018
    May 18, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Engen continues to walk-the-walk at Nampo…

    Billed as the biggest agricultural show in the southern hemisphere, Nampo has since its inception in 1966 provided many great moments in the recent history of South African agriculture. The annual Nampo Harvest Day is a forum for the majority of… more
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  • Ford – Opening the Skies to All Mankind
    May 18, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Ford – Opening the Skies to All Mankind

    Ford participates in the regulatory conversation around the safe and responsible use of drones in national airspace A glimpse into Ford’s plan to unlock the full potential of drone-to-vehicle technology and possible applications across dozens of… more
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  • Grim outlook for fuel
    May 17, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Grim outlook for fuel

    Trends are showing that another massive fuel price hike is likely at the end of May. This is according to the Automobile Association (AA), which was commenting on unaudited mid-month fuel price data released by the Central Energy Fund. "Last month's… more
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  • MasterDrive Newsletter - 15 May 2018
    May 17, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    MasterDrive Newsletter - 15 May 2018

    MasterTips: The psychology of driving Understanding what drivers think and what motivates them may well make a difference as to how we see other drivers and ultimately engage with them on the road. If we can apply a different mindset it will help us… more
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  • Montagu sets the scene for eventful 2018 BMW Motorrad SA GS Trophy
    May 17, 2018 Motorsport

    Montagu sets the scene for eventful 2018 BMW…

    Picturesque Montague in the Western Cape this year played host to the 2018 GS Trophy, which saw close to 700 attendees take over the quiet town from 9 to 13 May. There was an array of routes to cater to all adventure riding enthusiasts, with some… more
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  • Alpine A110 awarded Five-Star Car status at Autocar Awards 2018
    May 17, 2018 Motoring

    Alpine A110 awarded Five-Star Car status at…

    New Alpine A110 named Five-Star Car at Autocar Awards 2018 Praised for its simplicity and ‘timeless’ driver appeal Alpine A110 available to order now with UK deliveries in the Summer The new Alpine A110 has picked up an award for being rated a… more
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  • Gumtree Auto hosts pre-owned awards for second year
    May 17, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Gumtree Auto hosts pre-owned awards for…

    Gumtree, South Africa’s largest classified site, will once again host the Pre-Owned Awards in 2018. This follows the launch of this programme last year, to celebrate the variety, range and quality of pre-owned vehicles in South Africa. “Gumtree… more
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  • Series: Understanding the lifespan of your car parts
    May 17, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Series: Understanding the lifespan of your…

    Checked your windscreen wipers lately? Windscreen wipers are obviously an important safety feature of your car and will need replacing at some stage. Windscreen wipers are in fact one of the hardest working, yet least durable, parts of your car.… more
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  • Joining forces in 2018: MEYLE and DRIFT UNITED
    May 17, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Joining forces in 2018: MEYLE and DRIFT…

    The DRIFT UNITED racing series will be kicking off a new season on the upcoming weekend. As a new main sponsor, the Hamburg-based spare parts manufacturer Meyle will be supporting racing events in the drift segment this year, beginning with the… more
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  • http://africa.promo.skf.com/acton/ct/22833/s-0074-1805/Bct/l-0037/l-0037:11b/ct2_0/1?sid=TV2%3AExdkmZSdp
    May 16, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    SKF Product Information - Audi A6

    SKF is offering a consistent range for the Audi A6. Download the Production Information Sheet below for more information. Production Information Sheet more
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  • Aiming to facilitate easy digital tyre checks for millions of drivers
    May 16, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Aiming to facilitate easy digital tyre…

    NokianTyres’ SnapSkan service grows internationally Tyres are one of the most important safety accessories on a car, but they are only as safe as their condition allows. The digital SnapSkan service, developed by tyre manufacturer Nokian Tyres in… more
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  • All-New Ford Fiesta - Raising the Stakes in Compact Car Segment
    May 15, 2018 Motoring

    All-New Ford Fiesta - Raising the Stakes in…

    Contemporary new design that is more fluid and elegant - but distinctly Fiesta Revolutionary new interior with unprecedented quality of materials, craftsmanship and cutting-edge technologies Fun-to-drive character enhanced with new suspension,… more
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  • Darren Oates takes first podium of the season for Signature Motorsport
    May 15, 2018 Motorsport

    Darren Oates takes first podium of the…

    Round three of the Engen Polo Cup held at Zwartkops Raceway on Saturday was a day of mixed fortunes for the three-car Signature Motorsport Team. On one hand, Darren Oates raced his Payen Polo GTi to a maiden podium for the team in the first race… more
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  • New Engen Polo Cup pace-setter emerges at Zwartkops Raceway
    May 15, 2018 Motorsport

    New Engen Polo Cup pace-setter emerges at…

    Tasmin Pepper takes both race victories She sets a new Zwartkops Engen Polo Cup lap record Jeffrey Kruger retains championship lead Drama, a new winner, a new lap record and spectacular racing typified rounds five and six of this year's Engen Polo… more
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  • Another tough challenge for the AutObarn SuperHatch drivers
    May 15, 2018 Motorsport

    Another tough challenge for the AutObarn…

    Another tough challenge for the AutObarn SuperHatch premier A Class drivers with only milli seconds separating Garland and Du Toit in the qualifying and both heats Round 3 at the Zwartkops Raceway saw another huge tussle throughout the day between… more
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  • BMW i3, one of the popular ‘green’ searches on AutoTrader. Credit: Press.BMWgroup
    May 15, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    'Green' cars are selling fast and South…

    As battery prices drop and motorists become more environmentally conscious, the global market for ‘green’ cars is growing – in some countries, exponentially. AutoTrader reports that ‘green’ cars are also on the radar here in South Africa. Motorists… more
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  • Emirates and Formula 1® renew Global Partnership
    May 15, 2018 Motorsport

    Emirates and Formula 1® renew Global…

    Emirates, the world’s largest international airline, and Formula 1®, the pinnacle of motorsport, announced they have renewed and expanded their partnership until the end of 2022. Emirates has been an F1 Global Partner since 2013, and the renewed… more
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  • Subaru WRX STI Wins the SP3T Class in Nürburgring 24-Hour Race
    May 15, 2018 Motorsport

    Subaru WRX STI Wins the SP3T Class in…

    Subaru Corporation is pleased to announce that its motorsports subsidiary, Subaru Tecnica International (STI) *1, took the SP3T class*2 win in the 2018 Nürburgring 24-Hour Race held in Germany from May 11 to 13, with the "Subaru WRX STI NBR… more
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  • Unconstitutional subdivision restriction the major obstacle to rapid land reform
    May 15, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Unconstitutional subdivision restriction the…

    If the constitutionality of the Subdivision of Agricultural Land Act (Act 70 of 1970) was challenged in the Constitutional Court it would likely lead to the repeal of the subdivision restriction on farmland. This would make small farms much more… more
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  • Apps changing the face of vehicle security in South Africa
    May 15, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Apps changing the face of vehicle security…

    Smartphones and apps are having a dramatic impact on the way South Africans relate to, and manage, their vehicles. Vehicle tracking has long been a staple of South African life, and technology is fast changing how consumers interact with their… more
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  • Engen Audi raises the bar
    May 15, 2018 Motorsport

    Engen Audi raises the bar

    Simon Moss remains GTC championship leader after round 3 at Zwartkops Raceway 1st place finish in GTC race 1, overall victory and new lap record for Michael Stephen Front row lock-down for team Engen Audi Round 3 of the Grand Touring Cars (GTC)… more
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  • NAACAM Show: Heading for Durban in 2019
    May 15, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    NAACAM Show: Heading for Durban in 2019

    The National Association of Automotive Component and Allied Manufacturers (NAACAM) is delighted to announce that, following a competitive host city bidding process the NAACAM Show 2019 will be hosted by eThekwini Municipality in partnership with the… more
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  • Automechanika Ho Chi Minh City 2018: second edition steers the local auto industry towards international recognition
    May 15, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Automechanika Ho Chi Minh City 2018: second…

    Once again, Automechanika Ho Chi Minh City has proven itself as a highly efficient platform for bridging the world’s automotive industry players together with the evolving auto service sector in Vietnam. After the ever-growing Automechanika brand… more
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  • Goodyear Wranglers keep anti-poaching vehicles on track
    May 14, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Goodyear Wranglers keep anti-poaching…

    Goodyear Wranglers are the tyre of choice for rangers of the Forever Wild Rhino Protection Initiative team. This is the seventh year that the tyre manufacturer is sponsoring the rugged, all terrain 4x4 tyres to help give the anti-poaching teams an… more
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  • Victory and podiums for Signature Motorsport MINI Team
    May 14, 2018 Motorsport

    Victory and podiums for Signature Motorsport…

    Review: Sasol GTC2 Championship – Rd 3, Zwartkops Raceway, 12th May The third round of the Sasol GTC2 Championship proved to be a happy hunting ground for the Ferodo and Champion MINI John Cooper Works pair of Brad Liebenberg and Devin Robertson.… more
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  • SA's van der Watt scores in USF2000
    May 14, 2018 Motorsport

    SA's van der Watt scores in USF2000

    Cape Town driver Julian van der Watt enjoyed a fruitful maiden weekend at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway over the weekend as he scored a seventh and an 8th over the two heats of the second round of the USF2000 Powered by Mazda championship at the… more
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  • Back-to-back race winner De Villiers takes early production vehicle championship lead
    May 14, 2018 Motorsport

    Back-to-back race winner De Villiers takes…

    Lance Woolridge/Ward Huxtable lead their arch rivals in Class T Reigning South African champion and Dakar Rally legend Giniel de Villiers and the Toyota Gazoo Racing SA team are old hands when it comes to topping championship tables. With that in… more
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  • Zwartkops delivers epic national racing
    May 14, 2018 Motorsport

    Zwartkops delivers epic national racing

    Clear weather, that clouded a little through a crisp Pretoria autumn’s afternoon, set the backdrop for a most entertaining afternoon of national championship Extreme Festival racing at the Zwartkops Raceway on Saturday. In a meeting set apart by… more
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  • Are you ready to assist in a roadside emergency?
    May 14, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Are you ready to assist in a roadside…

    With hundreds of accidents happening daily on our roads the chances of you witnessing an accident are high. Are you prepared, in the unfortunate event of an accident, to get out of your own car and assist? Dewald Ranft, Chairman of the Motor… more
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  • FedEx Releases 2018 Global Citizenship Report
    May 14, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    FedEx Releases 2018 Global Citizenship Report

    Report Showcases How FedEx Multiplies Opportunities FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX) announced today the online release of its 2018 Global Citizenship Report (GCR), which details how the company connects the world responsibly and resourcefully. The annual… more
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  • SKF Product Information - Ford Kuga
    May 14, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    SKF Product Information - Ford Kuga

    SKF is already offering a consistent range for the For Kuga application. Download the Production Information Sheet below for more information. SKF Product Information more
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  • Don’t take the insurance bait - cheaper not always better
    May 14, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Don’t take the insurance bait - cheaper not…

    There are just over 11 million registered vehicles in South Africa (excluding caravans and trailers). According to statistics, the majority of these vehicles – around 60-70% are uninsured. The Automobile Association (AA) says this means that to keep… more
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  • Accenture Significantly Expands Footprint with Major Automotive Manufacturer Account
    May 14, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Accenture Significantly Expands Footprint…

    Accenture (NYSE: ACN) announced that the BMW Group, one of the world’s leading premium manufacturers of cars and motorcycles, has extended its relationship with Accenture Interactive to support the BMW and MINI brands through the delivery and… more
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  • SEMA eNews, Vol. 21, No. 19
    May 11, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    SEMA eNews, Vol. 21, No. 19

    SEMA Members to Rally Support for RPM Act at Washington Rally More than 110 representatives from SEMA-member companies will descend on the nation’s capital to participate in SEMA’s 2018 Washington Rally, Wednesday, May 16. More Here more
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  • Mahindra South Africa joins Survivor South Africa: Philippines as vehicle sponsor
    May 11, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Mahindra South Africa joins Survivor South…

    This year, one lucky fan of the Survivor series will win a brand-new Mahindra XUV500 W8 Automatic, thanks to the sponsorship agreement between Mahindra South Africa, DStv and the series' producers. The agreement sees Mahindra join as vehicle sponsor… more
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  • Tork Craft introduce their new lightweight ergonomic handled Aluminium Alloy hacksaw
    May 11, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Tork Craft introduce their new lightweight…

    With 3 free spare carbon steel blades stored in the handle The Tork Craft buyers were briefed some time back to design, manufacture and bring in a new light weight comfortable hacksaw, the result was the coolest hacksaw ever a unique lightweight… more
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  • How a Lack of Experience Innovation Can Cripple Your Business
    May 11, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    How a Lack of Experience Innovation Can…

    We’ve come a long way in the last century. We’ve put a man on the moon and shot a car into space. We’ve gone from drive-ins to drones, and from telegrams to Twitter. But we still haven’t quite managed to shake one relic from the past: the password.… more
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  • Ford is to extend research into the use in urban areas of plug-in hybrid electric vans that run solely on electric power for most city trips
    May 11, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Ford Explores Cleaner Air and Increased…

    Ford is to extend research into the use in urban areas of plug-in hybrid electric vans that run solely on electric power for most city trips Working with the regional government of Valencia and the Valencia City leadership, the company seeks to… more
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  • Isuzu mu-X takes aim at fast-growing SUV segment
    May 11, 2018 Motoring

    Isuzu mu-X takes aim at fast-growing SUV…

    Isuzu Motors South Africa (IMSA) is marking the brand's return to the rapidly growing sport utility vehicle (SUV) segment with the highly anticipated debut of the seven-seater mu-X. The mu-X is the first vehicle to be launched under the newly… more
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  • One common mistake could be raising your fuel bill – and putting you in danger
    May 11, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    One common mistake could be raising your…

    A simple, free safety check at your local petrol station could reduce your fuel bill – and potentially save your life, says Jeff Osborne, Head of Gumtree Automotive. "It's estimated that at least a quarter of drivers have one or more under-inflated… more
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  • New Sales Manager for Hytec Cape Town
    May 11, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    New Sales Manager for Hytec Cape Town

    Julian Desmore has been appointed Sales Manager at Hytec Cape Town effective 1 March 2018. Bringing 25 years of experience, nine of them managerial, to the branch, Desmore assumes responsibility for service and support to all Hytec customers in both… more
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  • New CIPC financial reporting system, XBRL, offers numerous benefits for regulator and filers
    May 11, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    New CIPC financial reporting system, XBRL,…

    As of 1 July 2018, qualifying reporting entities will be expected to submit their Annual Financial Statements (AFS) to the Companies and Intellectual Property Commission of South Africa (CIPC) via eXtensible Business Reporting Language (XBRL), a new… more
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  • South African company pushes the boundaries on crypto currency
    May 11, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    South African company pushes the boundaries…

    South Africans have joined the rest of the world in embracing cryptocurrency as a means of trade, investment and financial growth. A recent survey by Broadband has found that 78% of respondents own or have owned cryptocurrency. Of those who own or… more
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  • The Two Millionth Fiat 500 Rolls Off The Line
    May 11, 2018 Motoring

    The Two Millionth Fiat 500 Rolls Off The Line

    The two millionth Fiat 500 was made at the Tychy Plant in Poland yesterday. The iconic Fiat is sold in over 100 countries worldwide and 80% of sales are outside Italy, making it the most global Fiat model. The 500 is market leader in nine European… more
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  • Congratulations SA tax payers – you can now keep your own money
    May 11, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Congratulations SA tax payers – you can now…

    Tax Freedom Day – Sunday, 13 May Before you earn a cent, government takes a chunk out of your pay packet in taxes. This Sunday, 13 May, marks Tax Freedom Day – the day when citizens have paid their tax bills for the year and begin to start earning… more
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  • The evolution of processing equipment
    May 11, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    The evolution of processing equipment

    A new range of small, mobile crushers and screens is about to represent a big opportunity for businesses to explore new opportunities in processing, especially in the areas of recycling and waste management. The EvoQuip brand also represents a… more
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  • Rolls-Royce launches Cullinan in to the SUV market
    May 11, 2018 Motoring

    Rolls-Royce launches Cullinan in to the SUV…

    The long-awaited Rolls-Royce Cullinan, which enjoys its world launch today, is expected to bolster an already buoyant sports utility vehicle (SUV) market in South Africa. According to George Mienie, CEO of AutoTrader, the SUV sector in South Africa… more
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  • CNN’s John King to Deliver AAPEX 2018 Keynote Session
    May 11, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    CNN’s John King to Deliver AAPEX 2018…

    John King, CNN’s chief national correspondent and anchor of Inside Politics, will take the stage at AAPEX 2018 to discuss the upcoming mid-term elections and the impact the various outcomes could have on Washington, D.C. His grand opening keynote,… more
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  • Latest Exhibitors participating in the African Advanced Manufacturing and Composites Show
    May 11, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Latest Exhibitors participating in the…

    Click here to register your stand today more
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  • 40th International Mini Meeting: THE Venue for Fans of the British Original.
    May 11, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    40th International Mini Meeting: THE Venue…

    Anniversary festival to take place from 17 - 21 May 2018 at the Portuguese seaside resort of Praia de Mira. Organizers expect thousands of classic MINIs and modern MINIs for the annual highlight of the Mini Club scene. A festival weekend… more
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  • MiX Telematics demonstrates strong growth and dominant market position
    May 11, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    MiX Telematics demonstrates strong growth…

    10 years on the JSE and strongest tech stock over the past fiscal Johannesburg, South Africa – 10 May, 2018 – MiX Telematics, a leading global provider of fleet and mobile asset management solutions, today will not only celebrate the 10th… more
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  • Van Dyck Floors steps into MasterFibre SA joint venture
    May 11, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Van Dyck Floors steps into MasterFibre SA…

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  • A day in the life of the Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport Paint Shop
    May 09, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    A day in the life of the Mercedes-AMG…

    Spies Hecker, who supply the paint on the World Championship winning Silver Arrows race cars, was given unprecedented access to the team’s Paint Shop. As four-time FIA Formula OneTM World Constructors’ Champions, everything Mercedes-AMG Petronas… more
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  • Spring tool sets, Pin Punches, Metalworking, Woodworking, and the Master Mechanic set
    May 09, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    The best nail sets and punches in the world…

    Hand operated punches and small chisels that deliver 3500 PSI without the use of a hammer The Spring tools can be used in all industries, metal workers, automotive and wood working, each spring-loaded tool can deliver over 3500 P.S.I to the intended… more
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  • Locally Manufactured FALKEN Tyre selected as OE fitment for the popular Volkswagen Polo Hatch
    May 09, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Locally Manufactured FALKEN Tyre selected as…

    Sumitomo Rubber South Africa (PTY) LTD (SRSA) is proud to have been selected as one of the tyre suppliers for the latest Volkswagen Polo Hatch models. SRSA, who manufacturer the popular Falken tyre, have successfully adhered to Volkswagen’s… more
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  • MasterDrive Newsletter - 08 May 2018
    May 09, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    MasterDrive Newsletter - 08 May 2018

    MasterTips: Strict speed enforcement detrimental to safety? Is it possible that strict speed enforcement could have a detrimental impact on road safety? A recent study looks at this possibility. MasterTest: New Mazda CX-5 coming Mazda SA has… more
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  • Imperial Logistics joins global campaign to fight the threat of fake medicines
    May 09, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Imperial Logistics joins global campaign to…

    According to new data published by the World Health Organisation (WHO), one in ten medical products circulating in low and middle income countries is either substandard or falsified. It estimates thousands of children may die unnecessarily each year… more
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  • Africa’s mobile-readiness remains a stumbling block
    May 09, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Africa’s mobile-readiness remains a…

    Mobile readiness within the enterprise is vital to the success of a mobile strategy and is rapidly becoming a business imperative. Cassie Lessing, CEO, Strato IT Group, developers of mobile business applications, says that organisational culture can… more
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  • Trucks and cars alert each other in traffic – pioneering cooperation between Volvo Trucks and Volvo Cars
    May 09, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Trucks and cars alert each other in traffic…

    Volvo Trucks is introducing a cloud-based service, Connected Safety, which allows Volvo trucks and Volvo cars to automatically alert each other to hazardous traffic situations. Thanks to pioneering collaboration, two independent vehicle… more
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  • Alfa smokes the hill
    May 09, 2018 Motorsport

    Alfa smokes the hill

    Giulia QV takes two podium positions at exciting Jaguar Simola Hillclimb Returns Alfa Romeo to its racing roots Record breaking attendance of more than 17 000 spectators Alfa Romeo fans were treated to a great spectacle of racing this past weekend… more
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  • Top 6 Car Tips for health and longevity battery
    May 09, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Top 6 Car Tips for health and longevity…

    Where some batteries fail prematurely, others are downright neglected, however with South Africa’s most trusted battery specialist, Battery Centre we offer quality battery services which allows your car battery to exercise its full potential. See 6… more
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  • Wheel Bearing Kits for new Merc Models
    May 09, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Wheel Bearing Kits for new Merc Models

    SKF is the First supplier to offer wheel bearing kits for the new Mercedes models. See attached Production Information Sheet for more information. SKF Product InformationSKF Product Information more
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  • The new Volkswagen Arteon
    May 09, 2018 Motoring

    The new Volkswagen Arteon

    The premium class Volkswagen model combines the design elements of a sports car with the elegance and space of a gran turismo The top of the range 2.0 TSI engine with 206kW power output sprints from 0-100km in just 5.6 seconds. Numerous innovative… more
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  • ICT policy: Don’t fix what isn’t broken
    May 08, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    ICT policy: Don’t fix what isn’t broken

    Information and communication technologies (ICT) have caused unprecedented change during the previous two and a half decades. Whereas previously communication technologies used analogue methods, digitalisation means data can be generated in a… more
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  • Decolonising data: How we can navigate Africa through the unknown
    May 08, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Decolonising data: How we can navigate…

    One of the world’s greatest explorers was African. His name was Abubakari II, and he was a Malian king who led 2 000 ships across the Atlantic in the early 14th Century. Depending on which historians you ask, the fleet either reached the Americas… more
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  • How to bring your dream car to South Africa
    May 08, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    How to bring your dream car to South Africa

    Have you dreamt about owning a Delorean ever since you saw Back to the Future as a ten-year old? Maybe you favour American muscle car, or an autonomous Tesla…or a vintage London taxi cab. Some dream rides are just not available in the local market -… more
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  • Do you really know where your used oil lands up?
    May 08, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Do you really know where your used oil lands…

    Generators of used oil are required to make sure that licensed used oil collectors remove this hazardous waste and take it to a licensed processor for responsible recycling. However, after collection, the used oil is often sold by the collector to… more
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  • First BMW X3s leave BMW Group Plant Rosslyn for export to Europe
    May 08, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    First BMW X3s leave BMW Group Plant Rosslyn…

    BMW Group South Africa despatched the first proudly South African BMW X3 cars for export on Friday, transporting more than 100 units on 27 wagons via train to the Port of Durban. This marked a significant day for BMW Group South Africa as the… more
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  • High cost of cybercrime in Africa cause for concern
    May 08, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    High cost of cybercrime in Africa cause for…

    African businesses need to take more decisive steps to prioritise data protection and enhance enterprise security in order to mitigate the high cost of cyberattacks. Ken Munyi, Country Manager at iWayAfrica Kenya says the millions of cyberattacks… more
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  • Optimising Output for South Africa’s Auto Manufacturing Sector
    May 08, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Optimising Output for South Africa’s Auto…

    Localised components and further technology innovations are the future for SA automakers South Africa’s automobile manufacturers began this year with renewed hope for the domestic vehicle sales market following a 1.8% improvement in purchases – the… more
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  • Husqvarna tames Bokkeveld dust
    May 07, 2018 Motorsport

    Husqvarna tames Bokkeveld dust

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  • Signature Motorsport MINI team relishing tough Zwartkops challenge
    May 07, 2018 Motorsport

    Signature Motorsport MINI team relishing…

    Preview: Sasol GTC2 Championship – Rd 3, Zwartkops Raceway, 13th May The Ferodo and Champion MINI John Cooper Works driven by Brad Liebenberg and Devin Robertson respectively will be in the thick of the GTC2 action at Zwartkops Raceway when round… more
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  • Significance of the automotive industry in the context of South Africa
    May 07, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Significance of the automotive industry in…

    Dr. Norman Lamprecht, Executive Manager of the National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of South Africa (NAAMSA) as well as the Automotive Industry Export Council (AIEC) has released his 2018 Automotive Export Manual publication on 4 May… more
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  • Second win for South African champion De Villiers on Battlefields 400
    May 07, 2018 Motorsport

    Second win for South African champion De…

    Ford NWM pair take second Class T victoryDundee, Saturday – South African champion Giniel de Villiers scored his second win this season in the Production Vehicle category when he won the Battlefields 400, round two of the South African Cross Country… more
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  • Drama and surprises in special vehicle category on Battlefields 400
    May 07, 2018 Motorsport

    Drama and surprises in special vehicle…

    Maiden national win for KZN crew in war of attrition Dundee, Saturday (05-05-18) – On a day of drama and surprises KwaZulu-Natal crew Andre and Ralph Voigts scored a maiden national championship victory when they won the Battlefields 400, round two… more
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  • Global Goodyear President and CEO, Rich Kramer officially opens new Hi-Q Bryanston store!
    May 07, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Global Goodyear President and CEO, Rich…

    As part of a visit to Goodyear's South Africa operations, Richard Kramer, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company based at the Goodyear headquarters in Akron, Ohio, officiated the ribbon cutting ceremony… more
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  • Commercial vehicle industry battles but new fleets are challening status quo
    May 07, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Commercial vehicle industry battles but new…

    The South African commercial vehicle market recorded a decline in sales during April, lagging 7.5% behind the year-to-date results of 2017. A total of 7 674 new trucks and buses have so far been sold in 2018. This is according to the latest results… more
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  • Imperial Logistics: Hakan Bicil to take over from Carsten Taucke
    May 07, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Imperial Logistics: Hakan Bicil to take over…

    Hakan Bicil will manage the international business of Imperial Logistics as CEO of Imperial Logistics International B.V. & Co. KG with effect from 1 September this year. He will take the reins from Carsten Taucke, who had announced his withdrawal… more
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  • BMW Group Quarterly Report to 31 March 2018
    May 07, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    BMW Group Quarterly Report to 31 March 2018

    Click below to download the Quarterly Report to 31 March 2018 Click Here more
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  • Engen Polo Cup championship returns to testing grounds
    May 07, 2018 Motorsport

    Engen Polo Cup championship returns to…

    Drivers to race at a known circuit Jeffrey Kruger to come under severe attack Ultra-close competition throughout weekend This year's Engen Polo Cup championship contenders will return to familiar territory next Saturday (May 12), when the Zwartkops… more
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  • 2018 FIA World Endurance Championship
    May 07, 2018 Motorsport

    2018 FIA World Endurance Championship

    “Vying for the title just until the final race of last season, the Signatech Alpine Matmut team fully participated in the renewal of the LMP2 category in the FIA World Endurance Championship. The level of performance and the demands had never been… more
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  • vibrations from image projected onto car window enable blind passengers to Feel The View
    May 06, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Ford’s Smart Window Displays View to Blind…

    From rolling hills to mountain ranges, views make any road trip memorable, but for blind passengers this is part of the experience that they miss. A prototype smart car window aims to change this – by enabling blind or partially-sighted people to… more
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  • SEMA eNews, Vol. 21, No. 18
    May 06, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    SEMA eNews, Vol. 21, No. 18

    SEMA Show Releases 2018 Education Schedule With topics ranging from automotive electronics to women in business, there is sure to be high-value programming for all Show attendees. More here more
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  • Brabham Automotive announces Microsoft as technical partner
    May 06, 2018 Motorsport

    Brabham Automotive announces Microsoft as…

    We are delighted to announce Microsoft as Brabham’s technology partner across a broad spectrum of mutual activities, including business enterprise systems, data analytics, and driver performance development. Using Microsoft’s enterprise systems we… more
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  • Aircraft assembly at Airbus: Imperial Logistics ensures that the right tool is available at the place of installation.
    May 06, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Airbus commissions Imperial Logistics to…

    Airbus has instructed Imperial Logistics to procure and distribute metal cutting tools like milling cutters, drills and countersinks for its German production facilities. This means that Imperial Logistics acts as a service provider for Airbus and… more
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  • FedEx ‘Field in a Box™’ opens up new possibilities for young people in Cape Town
    May 06, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    FedEx ‘Field in a Box™’ opens up new…

    FedEx and the UEFA Foundation for Children celebrate the opening of a community sports field in Philippi, Cape Town FedEx Express, a subsidiary of FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX), and the UEFA Foundation for Children, celebrated the opening of the most… more
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  • Dewald Ranft, Chairman of the Motor Industry Workshop Association (MIWA)
    May 06, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Series: Understanding the lifespan of your…

    Car coolant needs to be checked once a year – here’s why… Coolant (or Antifreeze and Summer Coolant) protects your engine from freezing and/or over-heating while defending components against corrosion. It also plays a critical role in sustaining… more
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  • Hyundai's NEXO and Kona honoured with prestigious Red Dot Award
    May 06, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Hyundai's NEXO and Kona honoured with…

    Hyundai Motor has won two of this year's Red Dot Design Awards, one of the most renowned international design and innovation prizes. Hyundai's NEXO, its new Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle, and the Kona, the new subcompact SUV launched last year, were… more
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  • Wiper-blade replacement a cinch with Easyvision wipers with retro clip from Champion®
    May 06, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Wiper-blade replacement a cinch with…

    A unique retro-clip adaptor makes replacing standard wipers with flat blades a simple task, simplifying vehicle maintenance and allowing for added safety and protection during the rainy season. These Easyvision wipers with retro clip from Champion®… more
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  • WardsAuto chooses Hyundai Kona for list of 10 Best Interiors
    May 06, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    WardsAuto chooses Hyundai Kona for list of…

    The sleek and modern interior of Hyundai's new Kona's was acknowledged by the editors of WardsAuto in the United States of America, which rated it among this year's Wards 10 Best Interiors list. "The Kona smashes the notion that a small-vehicle… more
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  • Stamford Tyres - New tyres and wheels on show at Tyrexpo Africa
    May 06, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Stamford Tyres - New tyres and wheels on…

    Singapore based Contract Tyre Supplier – Stamford Tyres as part of their controlled growth around the world exhibited at the recent Tyrexpo Africa 2018 Show in Johannesburg to showcase a number of new products from their popular private brand… more
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  • Land Rover 70th anniversary to make humanatarian impact
    May 06, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Land Rover 70th anniversary to make…

    Land Rover celebrates 70 Year Anniversary Kingsley Holgate Foundation to embark on ‘Land Rover Through the Ages’ Expedition 2018 is a very special year in the history of Land Rover. The iconic brand has left a mark on the global stage and changed… more
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  • Porsche opens a new Experience Centre in Shanghai
    May 06, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Porsche opens a new Experience Centre in…

    Sports car manufacturer emphasises the great importance of the Chinese market Dubai. Experience the fascination of Porsche at first hand: This slogan typifies the first Porsche Experience Centre in Asia that the sports car manufacturer has opened in… more
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  • CAPAS 2018: Well rounded fringe events shed light on Southwest China’s upgrading automotive industry
    May 06, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    CAPAS 2018: Well rounded fringe events shed…

    The highly anticipated show, the Chengdu International Trade Fair for Automotive Parts and Aftermarket Services (CAPAS), will take place from 24 – 26 May 2018 at the Chengdu Century City New International Exhibition & Convention Center. It is… more
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  • Harley-Davidson® and Jeep® Brand renew partnership once again for 2018 and look to build on success
    May 06, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Harley-Davidson® and Jeep® Brand renew…

    Two iconic brands renew and extend partnership following a successful 4 years The Jeep® brand to expand its experiential presence at three major European Harley-Davidson events, including the 115th Anniversary in Prague Exciting driving experiences… more
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  • Haval: A super safe place to be on crazy SA roads
    May 06, 2018 Motoring

    Haval: A super safe place to be on crazy SA…

    The statistics are in, and they confirm what most of us already know: South African roads are a dangerous place to be indeed - although not if you're in a Haval. More of which in a minute. Last year 14 050 people died in crashes on our roads,… more
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  • Fiat Chrysler Automobiles South Africa becomes one
    May 06, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles South Africa…

    Merger of National Sales Companies finalises global merger Efficiencies will benefit customers, dealers and partners Exciting product future for SA Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has driven through another milestone in South Africa as its… more
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  • Mazda CX-5 model line-up update
    May 06, 2018 Motoring

    Mazda CX-5 model line-up update

    The Mazda CX-5 line-up introduces 2.0L Individual front wheel drive (FWD) auto derivative 2.5L petrol engine introduces all-wheel drive (AWD) Mazda SA has announced the introduction of the new Mazda CX-5 Individual 2.0L Front Wheel Derive Automatic… more
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  •  MasterDrive Newsletter - 02 May 2018
    May 06, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    MasterDrive Newsletter - 02 May 2018

    MasterTips: Collision caught on live TV [Watch] A collision caught on BBC News report shows how easy it is to be distracted at the wheel. MasterTest: Driving Expressions: the Toyota Land Cruiser Prado With an off-road heritage spanning 65 years, the… more
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  • Extension of bargaining council agreements by decree
    May 06, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Extension of bargaining council agreements…

    WHEN MONOPOLY CAPITALISTS AND SOCIALISTS CONSPIRE Proposed changes to the Labour Relations Act (LRA), regarding the extension of agreements, abandon the majoritarianism principle and grants the Minister of Labour ‘superpowers’. As it is, the LRA, as… more
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  • Tiger Wheel & Tyre Store Opens in Broadacres
    May 04, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Tiger Wheel & Tyre Store Opens in Broadacres

    26 April 2018 marked the debut of Tiger Wheel & Tyre in Broadacres, Johannesburg, with the opening of a new store at the Broadacres Shopping Centre on the corner of Cedar Avenue and Valley Road. The store is managed by JP du Toit who is assisted by… more
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  • New Vehicles Back in Vogue as Competitive Prices and Healthier Economic Conditions Drive Demand
    May 04, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    New Vehicles Back in Vogue as Competitive…

    New cars were back in vogue during the first quarter of the year as competitive prices driven by rand strength, lower interest rates and inflation boosted demand by consumers on the hunt for enhanced value. The TransUnion SA Vehicle Pricing Index… more
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  • Brett Garland
    May 04, 2018 Motorsport

    Fans can expect another action packed…

    The Brett Garland AutObarn Total Sabat Ingco Tools Honda and reigning A Class champion Jonathan du Toit Trans Africa Racing Honda are sure to continue their challenge in the premier A class. Garland currently leads the A class on 28 points with du… more
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  • Global NCAP launches ‘Safer Choice Africa’ Award
    May 04, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Global NCAP launches ‘Safer Choice Africa’…

    Following the announcement of the Safer Choice India Award at the Delhi motor show, Global NCAP is now launching the ‘Safer Choice Africa’ Award to encourage automakers to achieve the highest levels of safety performance. In November 2017 the first… more
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  • Absa commentary on the April 2018 NAAMSA New Vehicle Sales & Exports Report
    May 04, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Absa commentary on the April 2018 NAAMSA New…

    Absa commentary providing an overview of the key sales figures as contained in the April 2018 NAAMSA New Vehicle Sales and Exports Report. more
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  • Mahindra readies for growth in Southern Africa
    May 04, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Mahindra readies for growth in Southern…

    Mahindra bucked declining market with 19% growth in two years Mahindra to announce details of local vehicle assembly in May Pik-Up success sees Mahindra become a Top 6 pick-up brand Mahindra South Africa is gearing up for a new phase of growth and… more
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  • Jeep Brand Rides WSL Founders' Cup of Surfing Wave as Exclusive Automotive Partner
    May 04, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Jeep Brand Rides WSL Founders' Cup of…

    Surfer with the Best Individual Score at the End of Two-Day Event will be Awarded an All-New 2018 Jeep Wrangler As part of its multi-year global deal, the Jeep brand is the exclusive automotive partner of the World Surf League's upcoming Founders'… more
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  • Dr Beverley Waugh is a force to be reckoned with in the export, supply chain and logistics industries
    May 04, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Moving forward!

    Dr Beverley Waugh is a force to be reckoned with in the export, supply chain and logistics industries South Africa’s export industry is crucial to the economic growth of the country. It can create jobs, generate foreign exchange, attract foreign… more
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  • Capital Equipment Group (CEG) of Invicta Holdings Limited acquires Shamrock Handling Concepts (Pty) Limited
    May 04, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    The Capital Equipment Group (CEG) of Invicta…

    “Through this acquisition, effective 2 January 2018, Shamrock Handling Concepts - with the continuing leadership of managing director, Marius Schutte - will operate under the auspices of Criterion Equipment, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Invicta… more
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  • What will you be showcasing at the African Advanced Manufacturing and Composites Show?
    May 04, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    What will you be showcasing at the African…

    African Advanced Manufacturing and Composites Show Click Here to Register more
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  • The Schmalz vacuum tube lifter JumboFlex Battery provides a complete solution for the ergonomic and safe handling of starter batteries.
    May 04, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Tectra Automation introduces the Schmalz…

    The Schmalz vacuum tube lifter JumboFlex Battery, distributed in South Africa and sub-Saharan Africa by Tectra Automation, provides a complete solution for the ergonomic and safe handling of starter batteries. The solution ensures the reliable… more
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  • Disruptive Technology Workshop at SAAFF Congress 2018
    May 03, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Disruptive Technology Workshop at SAAFF…

    Digitisation, big data. e-commerce, cloud-based freight market places, connected platform technologies, online load boards, connected containers, online customs processing …. These offerings were not around a few years ago, but today they are… more
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  • Spicer® Driveline Featured on 2018 Medium-Duty Truck of the Year
    May 03, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Spicer® Driveline Featured on 2018…

    Class 6 Isuzu FTR Cabover Chosen by Fleet Managers for Durability, Quality Dana Incorporated (NYSE: DAN) has announced that the 2018 Isuzu FTR from Isuzu Commercial Truck of America exclusively features Spicer® driveline technologies, including… more
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  • The Inspector Camera is side-mounted on both sides of the assembly machine, positioned above a jig.
    May 03, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    MAHLE selects SICK Automation to ensure…

    SICK Automation Southern Africa (SICK) was contracted by MAHLE, a manufacturer of heat exchangers for vehicles, to install an imaged based sensor solution in its Kwa-Zulu Natal manufacturing facility. MAHLE needed to ensure that the scanning… more
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  • UD Trucks’ Innovation Roadmap Aims to Offer Fully-Electric, Autonomous Trucks towards 2030
    May 03, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    UD Trucks’ Innovation Roadmap Aims to Offer…

    Tokyo, Japan. UD Trucks announced the launch of “Fujin & Raijin. Vision 2030”— an Innovation Roadmap which aims to deliver a variety of solutions for smart logistics, including fully-electric and autonomous trucks leading up to 2030. The roadmap… more
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  • New Cayenne now available as a plug-in hybrid
    May 03, 2018 Motoring

    New Cayenne now available as a plug-in hybrid

    Porsche SUV with E-performance and new comfort options Porsche is expanding its range of hybrid models with the introduction of the new Cayenne E-Hybrid, which combines the best driving dynamics in its class with maximum efficiency. A three-litre V6… more
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  • Regulate cold and save this winter with electrical heat tracing
    May 03, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Regulate cold and save this winter with…

    In a time where energy conservation has become paramount, the imminent winter months bring its own set of efficiency challenges. South African organisations face escalating energy usage and expenditure - during colder months - all in an effort to… more
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  • NAAMSA comment on the April 2018 Industry new vehicle sales statistics
    May 03, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    NAAMSA comment on the April 2018 Industry…

    Commenting on the new vehicle sales statistics for the month of April, 2018 – the Association said that the latest vehicle sales and export numbers had been in line with general industry expectations. The domestic sales total would probably increase… more
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  • A trend that builds a nation
    May 02, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    A trend that builds a nation

    By Paul Pereira Two major studies on poverty in South Africa have caused understandable alarums this last year. One is a World Bank study on inequality issued last month, the other a 10-yearly Statistics SA “Poverty Report” that came out in August… more
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  • Jordan fuels British interest at eagerly-anticipated Speedmachine
    May 02, 2018 Motorsport

    Jordan fuels British interest at…

    Andrew Jordan will give British fans plenty to cheer about when he returns to the FIA World Rallycross Championship presented by Monster Energy at Silverstone next month, as he prepares to trade the microphone for the steering wheel at the inaugural… more
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  • McLaren Automotive partners with Chinese fashion designer and entrepreneur to create McLaren 570GT MSO Cabbeen Collection
    May 02, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    McLaren Automotive partners with Chinese…

    570GT MSO Cabbeen Collection developed by McLaren Special Operations (MSO) in collaboration with Chinese fashion designer and entrepreneur, Mr. Cabbeen First styling collaboration between McLaren and a Chinese fashion designer and demonstrating the… more
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  • Maserati showcases GranLusso and GranSport range strategy at the Auto China 2018
    May 02, 2018 Motoring

    Maserati showcases GranLusso and GranSport…

    Maserati introduces its 2018 range with three significantly restyled models at the Auto China 2018 show in Beijing and proudly showcases its GranLusso and GranSport trim strategy. The two distinctive trims represent the proposition of every Maserati… more
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  • FAW Ermelo another feather in FAW SA’s cap
    May 02, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    FAW Ermelo another feather in FAW SA’s cap

    FAW South Africa is proud to announce the opening of FAW Ermelo, its newest full sales, service and parts dealer in Ermelo, Mpumalanga. The new dealership, which opened for business officially on the 1st of February this year, is co-owned by… more
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  • Battery Centre gets a new spark
    May 02, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Battery Centre gets a new spark

    South Africa’s most trusted battery specialists, Battery Centre, has unveiled its new look, revolutionising the next step in the brand’s journey. The extensive rebrand is now being rolled out nationwide, building on their brand identity and proud… more
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  • Extreme Festival comes to town 12 May
    May 02, 2018 Motorsport

    Extreme Festival comes to town 12 May

    Zwartkops Raceway is gearing up for its first national championship race weekend of the season when the Extreme Festival visits the Pretoria circuit for its third round national championship races and judging by the form book, it would be a very… more
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  • BMW at the 15th Auto China Beijing 2018.
    Apr 30, 2018 Motoring

    BMW at the 15th Auto China Beijing 2018

    The latest new models, pioneering concept vehicles and innovative technological developments are the headline-makers as BMW takes to the stage at the Auto China 2018 show in Beijing. The selection of new products on display at the international… more
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  • The Volvo S90 Ambience Concept - a car that connects with your senses
    Apr 30, 2018 Motoring

    The Volvo S90 Ambience Concept - a car that…

    Volvo Cars, the premium car maker, today reveals the S90 Ambience Concept, an industry-first sensory experience that synchronises visuals, sound and scent to redefine in-car luxury. The S90 Ambience Concept, which makes its public debut at the… more
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  • The new styles from the BMW Lifestyle collections. BMW Lifestyle presents new design concepts, colours and materials for its collection lines.
    Apr 30, 2018 Motoring

    The new styles from the BMW Lifestyle…

    BMW Lifestyle is presenting a fully updated product range for four of its twelve collections. The BMW Collection (the main collection from BMW Lifestyle), BMW M Collection, BMW i Collection and BMW The Collection have all been given a thorough… more
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  • Auto Alert May 2018 - A probing review of significant global motor industry news
    Apr 30, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Auto Alert May 2018 - A probing review of…

    A New Chinese Globalisation Strategy Ever since the Chinese motor manufacturing industry started to emerge as a formidable force, we have been pondering on its capacity to move from being primarily a supplier to its own burgeoning domestic market,… more
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  • Your must-know top tips for quick car maintenance
    Apr 30, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Your must-know top tips for quick car…

    Imagine life without your wheels? Lack of regular car maintenance can not only take away your independence but can also be potentially dangerous. Faulty brakes, thinning tyre tread or low car fluids are just some of the quick maintenance measures… more
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  • Adcock Ingram launches AVL and celebrates Owner Drivers
    Apr 30, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Adcock Ingram launches AVL and celebrates…

    Company refines its distribution strategy Just over a year after acquiring Virtual Logistics (Pty) Ltd, a national and cross border fine distribution company, Adcock Ingram Healthcare (Pty) Ltd has redefined its distribution strategy and is proud to… more
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  • Cutting out Wastage
    Apr 30, 2018 The Phoenix

    Cutting out Wastage

    The Phoenix editorials In the March and April 2018 issues of aBr were highly political, and I am afraid, for those of you who are heartily sick and tired of my pontifications, the May issue carries on the theme of providing advice to the president… more
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  • Health and Safety affects all industries, including yours
    Apr 27, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Health and Safety affects all industries,…

    When it comes to occupational health and safety (OHS) trends, you'll always find the latest information at A-OSH EXPO, Africa's leading OHS exhibition. Health and safety issues span every working condition imaginable, whether we're talking… more
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  • Impact Coatings launches next-generation INLINECOATER™FC for volume manufacturing of fuel cell vehicles
    Apr 27, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Impact Coatings launches next-generation…

    Impact Coatings, an innovative Swedish supplier of world-leading technology for PVD coatings of automotive components, has introduced the next-generation INLINECOATER™FC: a coating system for volume manufacturing of metal bipolar plates for hydrogen… more
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  • Energizer launch the ultimate universal CHEUF battery charger, for recharging AA, AAA, C, and D cell plus 9-volt batteries
    Apr 27, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Energizer launch the ultimate universal…

    Exclusive to Vermont Sales retail outlets countrywide Energizer recently launched their neat looking unique modern compact Universal CHEUF battery charger, that recharges all the popular battery sizes it will charge 4 cell units at one time and 2 x… more
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  • Revised increases still record highs for fuel
    Apr 27, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Revised increases still record highs for fuel

    Fuel prices in May will increase by around 49 cents a litre as of 2 May, and not 92 cents as earlier predicted by the Automobile Association (AA). The error occurred due to an earlier closing off of the reporting period for fuel increases by the… more
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  • SA consumers hit hard. Again - Association says toll increases adding to woes of cash-strapped citizens
    Apr 26, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    SA consumers hit hard. Again - Association…

    Toll fees across South Africa have risen by between six and seven percent, signalling yet another financial blow to already cash-strapped South Africans. And, says the Automobile Association (AA), the increases come at a time when fuel is touching… more
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  • Autotalks Joins the Connected Motorcycle Consortium to Minimize Motorcycle Accidents
    Apr 26, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Autotalks Joins the Connected Motorcycle…

    Autotalks (http://www.auto-talks.com/), the global leader in V2X (Vehicle to Everything) communication chipsets, has joined the Connected Motorcycle Consortium (CMC). Autotalks will work with other CMC members to help realize the vision of a uniform… more
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  • MasterDrive Newsletter - 24 April 2018
    Apr 26, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    MasterDrive Newsletter - 24 April 2018

    MasterTips: R1.5 million fine for drunk driving If you think that South Africa has become tough on those who drive while drunk, you might be mistaken. A celebrity in the UK has received the largest ever fine for drunk driving, an equivalent of R1.5… more
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  • 134 000+ road deaths over ten years unacceptable
    Apr 26, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    134 000+ road deaths over ten years…

    Association says interventions in curbing pedestrian deaths should be key focus to reduce overall fatality statistics The annual road fatality statistics for 2017, made available by the Road Traffic Management Corporation (RTMC) on their website on… more
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  • Haval is on the move - literally!
    Apr 26, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Haval is on the move - literally!

    The eagle-eyed and inquisitive might have noticed a flurry of activity around Haval and GWM's massive parts warehouse in Durban - what with loaded trucks leaving the premises, signaling "good-bye" to this facility. A facility that has done sterling… more
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  • New Renault KWID CLIMBER Limited Edition takes the entry-level vehicle segment to new heights
    Apr 26, 2018 Motoring

    New Renault KWID CLIMBER Limited Edition…

    Renault's funky new KWID which has offered affordable mobility to all is set to become even more attractive within the entry level segment with the addition of the bespoke Limited Edition KWID CLIMBER. Limited to 200 units, the Renault KWID CLIMBER… more
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  • 5th Uganda Trade Expo 2018
    Apr 25, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    5th Uganda Trade Expo 2018

    UGANDA INTERNATIONAL TRADE EXHIBITION – UGANDA 2018 Uganda International Exhibition on Different Sectors & Infrastructure 5TH UGANDA TRADE EXPO 2018 will be held from 27-28 June 2018 at the Kampala, Lugogo & Exhibition Ground. This show targeting… more
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  • Dana Unveils Comprehensive Strategy for Electrification in Construction, Off-Highway Markets
    Apr 25, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Dana Unveils Comprehensive Strategy for…

    Aerial Work Platform Showcases Market-Ready Spicer® Electrified™ Technologies, with Ongoing Support for Future Vehicle Architectures PARIS, April 23, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Dana Incorporated (NYSE: DAN) today revealed new technologies in support of… more
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  • Smith Power expands Kubota mini-excavator range
    Apr 25, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Smith Power expands Kubota mini-excavator…

    Smith Power, the South African distributor of the Kubota range of mini-excavators, has launched the new Kubota U15-3, a 1,5-tonne compact excavator that punches above its weight with greater power, required control and smooth performance in… more
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  • BMG's new Slogging Hammer and Wheel Slogger for safe and efficient loosening and tightening of bolts and nuts
    Apr 25, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    BMG's new Slogging Hammer and Wheel Slogger…

    BMG’s extensive range of tools and equipment now encompasses the versatile Slogging Hammer and Wheel Slogger, developed and manufactured locally by precision engineering and tooling specialists, Slogging International. “The new Slogging Hammer and… more
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  • The future’s smartest supply chains will leverage blockchain
    Apr 24, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    The future’s smartest supply chains will…

    “I envision blockchains as the orchestrator of the supply chain process, where supply chain events – or transactions – can originate from applications as well as ‘things’. A smart contract will determine the next action to be conducted along the… more
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  • Isuzu
    Apr 24, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    First shipment of Isuzu's new SUV arrives in…

    PORT ELIZABETH - Soon to be launched in South Africa, the first shipment of Isuzu's new mu-X sports utility vehicle (SUV) arrived at the Port Elizabeth harbour. These vehicles will soon make their way to dealer showrooms across the country, joining… more
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  • Renault celebrates a love story spanning 35 years with the Cannes Film Festival
    Apr 24, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Renault celebrates a love story spanning 35…

    A historic partner since 1983, Renault will be present once again for the 71st Cannes Film Festival. Australia’s Cate Blanchett will be leading the jury at the event, which takes place between May 8 and 19, 2018. The official fleet of 300 Renault… more
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  • What are my options if I can no longer afford my monthly vehicle payments?
    Apr 24, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    What are my options if I can no longer…

    Do you remember how you felt the day you took your vehicle for its first spin? And when you showed it off to your friends and family, or other half? For many of us, the euphoria of buying our own vehicle is similar to the beginning of a… more
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  • TGI South Africa wins prestigious International Jenny Davis Award 2018
    Apr 24, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    TGI South Africa wins prestigious…

    TGI South Africa, licensed by Ask Afrika – a leading market research company, have been awarded the Jenny Davis Award 2018 at this year’s TGI Global Conference. The Jenny Davis Award is awarded once a year to the TGI Partner in the global network… more
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  • A tribute to halo cars - Cast your eyes on the crème de la crème of cars.
    Apr 24, 2018 Motoring

    A tribute to halo cars - Cast your eyes on…

    A halo car is a vehicle that is progressive in terms of technology, performance and styling; it’s a car that we all dream of owning. “Much like a model or celebrity who attracts attention to a fashion label, a halo car will attract motorists to an… more
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  • Soweto School gets a new-look school, sustainable vegatable garden and revamped classrooms thanks to Volkswagen Volunteers
    Apr 24, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Volkswagen's community service project…

    Soweto Primary School receives upgrade Volkswagen Group South Africa Show of Hands creates a healthy learning environment for under privileged learners Volkswagen Group South Africa Show of Hands programme packs 25 000 meals Volkswagen Group South… more
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  • Children should be seen and not hurt
    Apr 24, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Children should be seen and not hurt

    This morning we launched the pilot of our Halo Beanie Project at Eldridge Primary School in Eldorado Park with the purpose of keeping our young pedestrians safe. Why reflective gear for Children? Schoolchildren often have to wear very dark uniforms… more
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  • Tiger Wheel & Tyre Store Opens New Store in Musina
    Apr 23, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Tiger Wheel & Tyre Store Opens New Store in…

    On 11 April 2018 Tiger Wheel & Tyre opened a new store in Musina in the Limpopo Province. The store, which is located at 8 Irwin Street, is owned by franchisees Raju and Shalini Vansia, and run by highly capable Store Manager, Eugene Pretorius, who… more
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  • Daniel Rowe reigns at Cape Town GTC races
    Apr 23, 2018 Motorsport

    Daniel Rowe reigns at Cape Town GTC races

    Volkswagen Motorsport enjoyed its most successful Sasol GTC Championship race weekend since the inception of the series; Daniel Rowe powered his Volkswagen Jetta GTC to his maiden victory in a closely contested second race while the defending GTC2… more
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  • Discover European quality, high performing lubricants of Champion at Automechanika Dubai 2018
    Apr 23, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Discover European quality, high performing…

    Hemiksem – Belgium, 20 April 2018. Champion announces the exclusive line-up of Champion products it will be exhibiting at Automechanika Dubai from May 1-3, 2018. Damien Lecompte, Sales Director of Middle-East & Africa (MEA): “We are excited to be… more
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  •  Automechanika Ho Chi Minh City 2018 opens, shining a light on Vietnam’s promising automotive service industry
    Apr 23, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Automechanika Ho Chi Minh City 2018 opens,…

    Automechanika Ho Chi Minh City (AMHCMC) 2018, the leading regional trade fair for Vietnam’s automotive service sector, will open its doors at the Saigon Exhibition and Convention Center (SECC) in Vietnam from 25 – 27 April. Since its debut show a… more
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  • Historic Tour - Round 1 - Red Star Raceway - Photographs
    Apr 23, 2018 Motorsport

    Historic Tour - Round 1 - Red Star Raceway -…

    Photographs from Round 1 of the Historic Tour – 2018 event held at Red Star Raceway on 10 March 2018. Click Here To View more
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  • Most powerful 911 with normally aspirated engine sets benchmark at the Nürburgring-Nordschleife
    Apr 23, 2018 Motorsport

    Most powerful 911 with normally aspirated…

    New 911 GT3 RS sets a lap time of 6:56.4 minutes through the ‘Green Hell’ Dubai. On April 16 the Porsche 911 GT3 RS set another benchmark for road-approved sports cars at the Nürburgring-Nordschleife circuit in Germany: Porsche works race driver… more
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  • Pothole problem returns after heavy rains
    Apr 23, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Pothole problem returns after heavy rains

    The April rains have once again brought with them the problem of roads scattered with potholes. “Apart from the obvious threat to the safety of motorists, hitting a pothole has the potential to damage crucial vehicle components such as tyres, rims,… more
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  • How the Facebook saga impacts the car industry
    Apr 23, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    How the Facebook saga impacts the car…

    Last week Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg faced two days of questioning by the US Congress on user security and privacy invasions and he has since been summoned to testify to EU lawmakers. With the acceleration of connected vehicles and the data they… more
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  • The New Fiat 500 Collezione to Model in Fashion Shows across Europe
    Apr 23, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    The New Fiat 500 Collezione to Model in…

    The new Fiat 500 Collezione will be touring major European fashion capitals before heading to London, Berlin, Madrid and Paris. Paying tribute to the timeless style of 500, the new Collezione special edition is modelling a splendid two-tone… more
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  • SEMA eNews, Vol. 21, No. 16
    Apr 23, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    SEMA eNews, Vol. 21, No. 16

    SEMA Council and Network Elections Begin April 27 Exhibitors: Get Ready for 2018’s Priority Space Selection Last Chance to Register for ’19 Silverado Detroit Measuring Session Registration Now Open for China Business Development Program; Australia… more
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  • 1,351 exhibitors from 37 countries came together with 45,979 visitors from 120 countries
    Apr 23, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Automechanika Istanbul - 45979 visitors from…

    1,351 exhibitors from 37 countries came together with 45,979 visitors from 120 countries More here more
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  • PPG releases ‘Paint is more than just colour’ video
    Apr 23, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    PPG releases ‘Paint is more than just…

    Video showcases benefits of company’s industrial coatings solutions PPG (NYSE: PPG), today announced the launch of a video highlighting the company’s contributions to the coatings industry. The video offers a complete overview of PPG’s… more
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  • Win a free ticket to FASA’s annual convention, plus more!
    Apr 23, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Win a free ticket to FASA’s annual…

    On the back of the positivity of the appointment of Cyril Ramaphosa as our new president and his past involvement in franchising, and with the economy growing by 1,3% in 2017, exceeding national treasury’s expectation of 1,0%, entrepreneurship and… more
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  • VARTA® from Johnson Controls now distributed by Auto X, the leading automotive battery manufacturer and distributor in South Africa
    Apr 20, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    VARTA® from Johnson Controls now distributed…

    With its innovative technology VARTA® is at the forefront to move automotive aftermarket battery business to the next level. Driven by OEM requirements translated to sustainable aftermarket needs. South Africa, 20 April 2018 – Johnson Controls and… more
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  • Ford Launches GoRide Service to Get Patients to Their Medical Appointments
    Apr 20, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Ford Launches GoRide Service to Get Patients…

    Ford Motor Company is launching its new GoRide non-emergency medical transportation service to safely get patients to and from their medical appointments on time, serving more than 200 facilities across the Beaumont Health network Ford GoRide helps… more
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  • Brabham releases BT62 technical highlights and teaser image ahead of reveal
    Apr 20, 2018 Motorsport

    Brabham releases BT62 technical highlights…

    Just two weeks ahead of its global unveiling, Brabham Automotive has released headline figures for the Brabham BT62, along with a photograph which gives a glimpse of its first car. The teaser image shows the rear of a low-slung, race-inspired car.… more
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  • New Volvo XC40 Launches in SA
    Apr 20, 2018 Motoring

    New Volvo XC40 Launches in SA

    The new XC40, Volvo's first premium compact SUV, is now available in South Africa. With the title of 2018 European Car of the Year already under its belt, the SUV is set to create yet another stir for the Volvo brand in South Africa where the XC90,… more
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  • Standox Practical tip: How to repair paintwork with tinted clearcoats
    Apr 20, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Standox Practical tip: How to repair…

    Expensive effects and special finishes specially developed for certain car models are becoming increasingly popular with car manufacturers, but repairs of these special colours are anything but routine. Standox, one of the world's leading refinish… more
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  • Optimise sheet metal handling with new Schmalz suction cup from Tectra Automation
    Apr 20, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Optimise sheet metal handling with new…

    Tectra Automation, part of the Hytec Group, has introduced the new SAX bell-shaped suction cup from Schmalz to its range of vacuum components. It is a single-piece suction cup with a vulcanised connection nipple made of reinforced plastic. Available… more
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  • PPG launches MEASURECOLOR MOBILE colour-matching tool in Europe
    Apr 20, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    PPG launches MEASURECOLOR MOBILE…

    Cloud-based tool brings 2,500 colours to customers’ fingertips HAMBURG, Germany, April 16, 2018 – PPG (NYSE: PPG) today announced the European launch of the MEASURECOLOR MOBILE™ tool, an innovative and accurate colour platform that combines a… more
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  • ROUSH Ranger now available in South Africa
    Apr 20, 2018 Motoring

    ROUSH Ranger now available in South Africa

    After almost two years of discussion, testing and development, Roush Performance and Performance Centre finally launched a Roush version of the popular Ranger bakkie in South Africa. Not only unique in the SA market but a first in the world and will… more
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  • KZN Hino Truck dealer modest about his achievement
    Apr 20, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    KZN Hino Truck dealer modest about his…

    Pretesh Singh, the dealer principal of Hino Pietermaritzburg, a member of the Bidvest McCarthy Group, may be quietly spoken and modest, but he is nevertheless justifiably proud of the achievement of his dealership in coming out top in the category… more
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  • Tax morality and the CA(SA)
    Apr 20, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Tax morality and the CA(SA)

    During the recent global economic crisis, governments were faced with addressing large budget deficits and finding someone to pick up the bill. Who better than the taxpayer – both large corporates and high net worth individuals alike? Now, with… more
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  • DAC AGM & Black Supplier Development Day. 8 May 2018. Important information and updated agenda
    Apr 19, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    DAC AGM & Black Supplier Development Day. 8…

    Moses Mabhida Stadium You are cordially invited to attend the Durban Automotive Cluster’s 2018 AGM and Black Supplier Development Day, supported by eThekwini Municipality. This event highlights both the current and future state of the automotive… more
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  • Stand a chance to win a car at 40th Sapics conference
    Apr 19, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Stand a chance to win a car at 40th SAPICS…

    In honour of the conference’s anniversary, and to celebrate 40 years of promoting supply chain excellence and professionalism, long-time supporter of SAPICS and conference Gold Sponsor Imperial Logistics is generously offering 2018 delegates the… more
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  • Premiere for Volvo Trucks’ first all-electric truck
    Apr 19, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Premiere for Volvo Trucks’ first…

    Volvo Trucks introduces its first all-electric truck for commercial use – the Volvo FL Electric for urban distribution and refuse operations, among other applications. Sales and series production of the new model will start in Europe next year. With… more
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  • EWC comment period too short; undemocratic
    Apr 19, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    EWC comment period too short; undemocratic

    Only 45 days to comment on changing S 25 of the Constitution – the property rights clause – is irresponsible and anti-democratic It is not necessary to amend the Constitution to effect land reform The Free Market Foundation is appalled and alarmed… more
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  • The hunt is on for Engen Audi
    Apr 19, 2018 Motorsport

    The hunt is on for Engen Audi

    It's Race Week! Anticipation and excitement will be racing through the Mother City over the next few days as the Engen Audi team gears up for Round Two of the Sasol GTC Africa at Killarney. Pressure weighed in after Round One, with three engine… more
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  • Fatal distraction – cellphones can kill you on the road
    Apr 19, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Fatal distraction – cellphones can kill you…

    Safe driving demands concentration but Head of Automotive for Gumtree SA, Jeff Osborne, says technology is only increasing the number of ways drivers can lose focus on the road ahead. The traditional, long-standing causes of driver distraction… more
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  • Conducive environment ‘could grow SA business tourism tenfold’
    Apr 19, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Conducive environment ‘could grow SA…

    SA has massive business tourism potential, says Craig Newman, CEO of AAXO sponsor Johannesburg Expo Centre South Africa, and the entire SADC region, stands to gain from an influx of business tourism – assuming a conducive environment is created.… more
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  • South Africa should follow winners, not losers
    Apr 19, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    South Africa should follow winners, not…

    Nationalisation of property, inefficient State-owned enterprises, raising the legal drinking age from 18 to 21, and higher taxes in a low-growth environment. These ideas have all been tried elsewhere. And they have failed consistently, with few… more
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  • Do you want to grow your auto part business in Latin America?
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    Apr 18, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    510 deaths over Easter, urgent action needed

    Association says intervention cannot be delayed, calls on road users to change attitudes to ensure better safety for all The Automobile Association (AA) says the release of these numbers must serve as an urgent indication to government to bring all… more
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  • MasterDrive Newsletter - 17 April 2018
    Apr 18, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    MasterDrive Newsletter - 17 April 2018

    MasterTips: How to escape a sinking car [Watch] Flash floods are a reality in South Africa. Read these practical tips on how to get out of a sinking car should you ever find yourself facing this frightening situation. MasterTest: Driving… more
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  • Continental and VGF Implement Autonomous Test Operation with Shuttle on Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences Campus
    Apr 18, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Continental and VGF Implement Autonomous…

    The purpose of the trial is to share knowhow among Continental, EasyMile and VGF with the aim of determining the future requirements for driverless vehicles and usage models jointly and in a realistic manner. From April 17 to April 19, 2018,… more
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  • New Hate Speech Bill an improvement, but is still unnecessary
    Apr 18, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    New Hate Speech Bill an improvement, but is…

    FMF recommends that hate speech be excluded from the bill OR that the definition of hate speech in the Constitution be used in the bill without modification The Free Market Foundation (FMF) welcomes the changes to the controversial Prevention and… more
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  • ExxonMobil Basestocks Strengthens Branded Distributor Network in South Africa
    Apr 18, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    ExxonMobil Basestocks Strengthens Branded…

    New branded distributor in South Africa expands ExxonMobil’s current market offerings Bolsters the company’s long-term commitment to meet customer needs ExxonMobil announced it has signed a new distributor agreement with Zestcor, an experienced… more
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  • Ford Mustang Is World's Best-Selling Sports Coupe for Third Straight Year
    Apr 18, 2018 Motoring

    Ford Mustang Is World's Best-Selling Sports…

    Ford sold 125,809 Mustang coupes and convertibles in 146 countries last year Mustang has enjoyed 10 percent sales growth with women buyers over the last five years Mustang was the top-selling sports coupe worldwide in 2017 with more than one-third… more
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  • FAW to blossom at NAMPO 2018
    Apr 17, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    FAW to blossom at NAMPO 2018

    This year marks the 17th time that FAW South Africa will participate at Grain SA’s NAMPO Harvest Day - the largest collection of agricultural exhibitions under private ownership - in the southern Hemisphere. The annual event in Bothaville in the… more
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  • Mazda Southern Africa (Pty) Ltd Financial Year Results - 2017/2018
    Apr 17, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Mazda Southern Africa (Pty) Ltd Financial…

    Over 13 500 vehicles sold from April 2017 to March 2018. 13.5% sales volume growth year on year, with 2.5% Market Share. MSA and its dealers are committed to being the private buyer's brand of choice in Southern Africa. Mazda Southern Africa's… more
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  • Success for Continental at 2018 Corporate Triathlon Challenge
    Apr 17, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Success for Continental at 2018 Corporate…

    Top results for individual men, with Jamie Riddle taking first CTC title ahead of Derron Thomson Amber Schlebusch claims second consecutive CTC win Victory for Ceajay Bosman, Slater Black and Amos Nyongo in men's team event Continental earns… more
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  • AutObarn Ingco Tools Superbike Rider Anja Tom Suden takes the overall win
    Apr 17, 2018 Motorsport

    AutObarn Ingco Tools Superbike Rider Anja…

    Brett Garland laid out the challenge to super fit Anja Tom Suden and go beaten to the post The Sabat team laid on an excellent event for their 2018 Sabat Hero’s run at the PHSOB Club Queen's Crescent, Lynnwood, Pretoria this last weekend. “We had a… more
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  • MINI LIVING – BUILT BY ALL. MINI presents visionary living concept at Milan Design Week
    Apr 17, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    MINI LIVING – BUILT BY ALL. MINI presents…

    At this year’s Salone del Mobile in Milan (17 – 22 April), MINI is joining forces with London-based architects Studiomama to present MINI LIVING – BUILT BY ALL. This new installation reveals a visionary living concept brought to life in a close… more
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  • Oil price spike feeds fuel hikes
    Apr 17, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Oil price spike feeds fuel hikes

    Sharp increases in the landed prices of fuels are set to hit motorists hard at the end of April. This is according to the Automobile Association (AA), which was commenting on unaudited mid-month data released by the Central Energy Fund. "Petroleum… more
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  • Alliance Rostec Auto BV announces new CEO of AVTOVAZ
    Apr 17, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Alliance Rostec Auto BV announces new CEO of…

    Alliance Rostec Auto BV announced yesterday that Yves Caracatzanis will become CEO of AVTOVAZ from June 1st, 2018. Nicolas Maure, will remain CEO of AVTOVAZ until May 31st 2018 and will continue to monitor the financial recovery and the mid-term… more
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  •  Keep your classic Jaguar classic to the core and use the correct oils and lubes say Castrol Classic UK specialists
    Apr 17, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Keep your classic Jaguar classic to the…

    There are currently 12 Jaguar Castrol Classic products available from Castrol Classic South Africa for Jaguar owners: Castrol started producing transmission fluids in 1906, and have been pioneering advancements in motor technology ever since. During… more
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  • Kristoffersson claims dramatic victory in World RX of Catalunya-Barcelona
    Apr 17, 2018 Motorsport

    Kristoffersson claims dramatic victory in…

    Johan Kristoffersson has been named the winner of the World RX of Catalunya-Barcelona, round one of the 2018 FIA World Rallycross Championship presented by Monster Energy, after first-on-the-road Mattias Ekstrom was disqualified from the final… more
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  • Renault Duster winner finally re-united with his vehicle of choice
    Apr 17, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Renault Duster winner finally re-united with…

    In a bid to showcase our range of stylish & progressive vehicles, Renault South Africa embarked on a nationwide Test-Drive Campaign promoted under the umbrella of RENAULT'S PHAT DRIVE during the month of March. The Test-Drive Campaign incorporated a… more
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  • Wingate Motors 58th Birthday
    Apr 17, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Wingate Motors 58th Birthday

    58 Years of service excellence. Congratulations! more
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  • A Roadmap to Premium Electric Mobility
    Apr 17, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    A Roadmap to Premium Electric Mobility

    South Africa’s roadmap to a competitive premium electric mobility solution is becoming increasingly urgent Electrification is going to be driving the future of mobility Opinion piece by Trevor Hill, head of Audi South Africa South Africa can do more… more
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  • Tiger Wheel & Tyre Store Opens in Noordhoek
    Apr 17, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Tiger Wheel & Tyre Store Opens in Noordhoek

    April 2018 marked the debut of Tiger Wheel & Tyre in Noordhoek, with the opening of a new store at the Sun Valley Mall on the corner of Ou Kaapse Weg and Noordhoek Main Road in Sunnydale, Noordhoek, in the Western Cape. The store is managed by… more
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  • Tiger Wheel & Tyre Empangeni is Zululand's
    Apr 17, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Tiger Wheel & Tyre Empangeni is Zululand's…

    When it comes to choosing a tyre fitment centre, Zululand motorists don't think twice about which brand they trust to take care of their needs. The community has once again voted Tiger Wheel & Tyre Empangeni as the Best Tyre Fitment Centre in the… more
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  • Open letter: to Julius Malema
    Apr 16, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Open letter: to Julius Malema

    YOU 'DESERVE' ALL THE ATTENTION YOU GET YOU ALSO DESERVE INTENSE SCRUTINY 16 April 2018 Dear Mr Malema In order to set the tone for this ‘open letter’, I want you to know that I possess all the qualities which you despise: I am a landowner,… more
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  • Sasol GTC Racing Team pulls out all the stops for Killarney Raceway
    Apr 16, 2018 Motorsport

    Sasol GTC Racing Team pulls out all the…

    The Sasol GTC Racing Team workshop has been a hive of activity as the team prepares for round two of the Sasol GTC Championship at Killarney Raceway in Cape Town on Saturday, 21st April. The aim is to defend and grow championship leader, Gennaro… more
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  • Auctioning of spectrum could provide the money government is looking for
    Apr 16, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Auctioning of spectrum could provide the…

    Owning the rights to radio frequency spectrum above a given territory is a valuable asset. Spectrum are those radio frequencies that data service providers, including radio stations, internet service providers, mobile operators, etc. use to… more
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  • Volkswagen Motorsport goes back to the front for Cape Town GTC
    Apr 16, 2018 Motorsport

    Volkswagen Motorsport goes back to the front…

    Volkswagen Motorsport heads to Killarney International Raceway in Cape Town for the second round of the Sasol GTC and GTC2 Championship on Saturday, 21st April, confident that the learnings from Kyalami and the hours of subsequent preparation will… more
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  • MINI Scouting Menswear collection debuts at South African Fashion Week
    Apr 16, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    MINI Scouting Menswear collection debuts at…

    MINI South Africa and South African Fashion Week (SAFW) showcased their debut at the 2018 Spring/Summer collection at a striking new venue on Sandton City’s rooftop on Friday 13 April 2018. Earlier this year, MINI joined forces with SAFW to showcase… more
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  • SA Cross Country Series switches to historic Kwazulu-Natal area
    Apr 16, 2018 Motorsport

    SA Cross Country Series switches to historic…

    Battlefields 400 offers national championship racing, historic battles and game viewing Cross country motor racing enthusiasts who like to combine a little South African history and game viewing with their racing need look no further than the… more
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  • Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium, Port Elizabeth - Advanced Manufacturing and Composites Show
    Apr 16, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium, Port Elizabeth -…

    The African Advanced Manufacturing and Composites Show (AAMCS) is Africa’s most comprehensive and dynamic trading and networking platform for technology, products and services in Advanced Manufacturing. It brings together, under one roof,… more
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  • Smith Power reaffirms the future is compact
    Apr 16, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Smith Power reaffirms the future is compact

    At the recently-ended bauma CONEXPO AFRICA, Smith Power, a South African importation and distribution company representing leading global brands, reiterated its pioneering position in the local compact equipment market by showcasing several of its… more
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  • Insight into the thoughts and understandings of sa shop floor workers
    Apr 16, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Insight into the thoughts and understandings…

    There is a massive disconnect in communication between management and the shop floor in South African industries. The problem does not lie with the shop floor or the trade unions; it lies squarely on the shoulders of management. That is the… more
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  • BMG's Nord-Lock wheel nuts for on-road and heavy-duty vehicles - increased safety even under severe conditions
    Apr 13, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    BMG's Nord-Lock wheel nuts for on-road and…

    BMG’s comprehensive portfolio of Nord-Lock bolt securing products, includes robust wheel nuts, designed to safely secure wheel joints on both on-road and heavy-duty vehicles – even under severe conditions. “Safe wheel assemblies rely on a high clamp… more
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  • The Tire Cologne: Let's get started!
    Apr 13, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    The Tire Cologne: Let's get started!

    Around 600 exhibitors and brands from 41 countriesTire and wheel world ranking list all in CologneNew themes provide impulses From 29 May to 1 June, the premiere of THE TIRE COLOGNE is taking place in Cologne, and the international industry can look… more
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  • Honda EU22i Generator - Efficient, Reliable and Compact
    Apr 13, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Honda EU22i Generator - Efficient, Reliable…

    Honda has added a new generator to our extensive lineup. The new EU22i is a great all-rounder with enough power to run all the essentials. It is compact, reliable and easy to use while also being small enough to take with you anywhere you go.… more
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  • Apr 13, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Econometrix - Introduction to Economics…

    Yumna Ebrahim, an economist and part-time lecturer, unpacks and explains economic jargon and concepts in a simple, yet informative manner, in this practical one day economics course. “Nobody ever became rich from knowledge of economics, but nobody… more
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  • Speed, cars and logistics challenges
    Apr 13, 2018 Motorsport

    Speed, cars and logistics challenges

    Cape Town’s Killarney International Raceway made history in November 2017 when it hosted the first FIA World Rallycross (WRX) event ever staged in Africa. Behind the scenes, and over many months ahead of the much-anticipated championship, the… more
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  • Continental Unveils New Assistance Concepts for Early Risk Detection of Aquaplaning Situations
    Apr 13, 2018 Motoring

    Continental Unveils New Assistance Concepts…

    Continental is developing new concepts designed to warn drivers about an imminent risk of aquaplaning Aquaplaning assistance concepts utilize surround view camera images and signals from tire-mounted sensors (eTIS) for advanced tire information The… more
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  • The new Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace
    Apr 13, 2018 Motoring

    The new Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace

    The New Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace closes the gap between the compact Tiguan and the premium class Touareg. 215 mm additional external length creates capacity for a standard third row of seats, which turns the longer wheelbase Tiguan into a… more
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  • More strategic investment in Africa’s ports can accelerate growth and development by strengthening trade
    Apr 13, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    More strategic investment in Africa’s ports…

    Despite the high volumes of goods that require transport, the development and integration of ports in Africa’s wider logistic chains remains uneven Africa needs to take advantage of the economic potential of its ports and shipping sector if it is to… more
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  • Opera State of the mobile web report for the first quarter of 2018
    Apr 13, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Opera State of the mobile web report for the…

    According to Opera’s State of the mobile web report Q1 2018, 35 percent of South Africans prefer to access social media through their mobile browser. One third of the surveyed internet users believe a mobile browser offers them more privacy features… more
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  • Continental Aims for Clean Sweep of 2018 Corporate Triathlon Challenge
    Apr 13, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Continental Aims for Clean Sweep of 2018…

    Continental fields 20 teams and 4 individual athletes for 2018 event Several current title holders and previous winners return once again to compete in Continental colours 380 m sea swim, 18 km cycle, 4.2 km run - starts at 07h50 on Saturday 14… more
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  • Porsche begins 2018 with further growth
    Apr 13, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Porsche begins 2018 with further growth

    Dubai. It’s been a successful start to the year: In the first quarter of 2018, Porsche AG delivered around 63,500 vehicles worldwide, equivalent to an increase of six per cent compared with the previous year. This represents the most successful… more
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  • Property rights are human rights
    Apr 13, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Property rights are human rights

    We take for granted the rights for which many fought and died. We also seem to be taking lightly the serious threats that are being made to our freedoms. The most serious being the move by the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) and African National… more
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  • New MOU to lift the lid on advanced manufacturing growth
    Apr 13, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    New MOU to lift the lid on advanced…

    The Mandela Bay Composites Cluster and eNtsa, an engagement institute within the Nelson Mandela University have signed a co-operation agreement which is set to boost the development and use of composites in South Africa. In terms of a Memorandum of… more
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  • SEMA eNews, Vol. 21, No. 15
    Apr 13, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    SEMA eNews, Vol. 21, No. 15

    SEMA Members to Meet With Lawmakers at Washington Rally During the 2018 SEMA Washington Rally, Wednesday, May 16, members can connect with legislative officials and voice their concerns on issues that matter most to their businesses. ‌ // Breaking… more
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  • New centre of excellence for autonomous driving. BMW officially opens its autonomous driving campus in Unterschleißheim near Munich.
    Apr 13, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    New centre of excellence for autonomous…

    The BMW Group today celebrated the official opening of its autonomous driving campus in Unterschleißheim. Klaus Fröhlich, Member of the Board of Management of BMW AG responsible for Development and Research, and Bavarian state premier Markus Söder… more
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  • Tenneco to Create Two Independent, Public Companies with Acquisition of Federal-Mogul
    Apr 13, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Tenneco to Create Two Independent, Public…

    Aftermarket & Ride Performance Company; Powertrain Technology Company Transformational acquisition accelerates long-term value creation by creating two focused, purpose built industry leaders in their respective markets with greater scale, and… more
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  • View some of the most spectacular motor racing ever staged in South Africa on RetroRacingRewind Face Book
    Apr 13, 2018 Motorsport

    View some of the most spectacular motor…

    Go to RetroRacingRewind/videos on Face Book and get sample of the best motor racing ever filmed in SA. The Glory Years of South African motorsport (1990 to 2006). View it on Face Book and then get it all for an affordable R480 annual fee. Modified… more
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  • The Michelin sponsored SAGMJ Motor Sportsman Of The Year for 2017 is Kelvin Van Der Linde
    Apr 13, 2018 Motorsport

    The Michelin sponsored SAGMJ Motor Sportsman…

    The South African Guild of Motoring Journalists’ 2017 Motor Sportsman of the Year, sponsored by Michelin, is 21-year-old Kelvin van der Linde of Johannesburg. This is awarded to him for his many achievements racing an Audi R8 with great success in… more
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  • Signature Motorsport MINI team on a high heading for Cape Town races
    Apr 13, 2018 Motorsport

    Signature Motorsport MINI team on a high…

    Preview: Sasol GTC2 Championship – Rd 2, Killarney, 21st April Signature Motorsport is brimful of confidence and leading the championship standings as the team heads to Cape Town’s Killarney Raceway for round two of the Sasol GTC2 CHampionship on… more
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  • BMW Group opens new Regional Distribution Centre
    Apr 12, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    BMW Group opens new Regional Distribution…

    BMW Group South Africa on the 11th of April opened its new Regional Distribution Centre at Waterfall, Gauteng. Project developer Attacq and BMW Group have invested together R260m to create a 32 000sqm facility with storage space for 600 000 parts… more
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  • Goodyear Launches New Light Tonnage Truck Tyres with increased robustness for all road conditions and vehicle types (diesel, hybrid and electric)
    Apr 12, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Goodyear Launches New Light Tonnage Truck…

    Twenty new 17.5" and 19.5" steer and drive axle truck tyres Goodyear is launching new KMAX S and KMAX D 17.5" and 19.5" steer and drive axle tyres to satisfy the customer need for robustness, versatility, good performance in all weather conditions… more
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  • Five lucky Shell customers get saucin’ after winning a BMW
    Apr 11, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Five lucky Shell customers get saucin’ after…

    5 lucky, loyal customers who each won a BMW after entering the annual 5 BMW’s in 5 Week’s competition. On 29 March 2018, Shell Ultra City Jacaranda hosted Shell executives, media and the ecstatic customers for an exciting day where the winners… more
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  • WARN 5000 DC Utility Winch
    Apr 11, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    WARN 5000 DC Utility Winch

    Torre Parts and Components have announced the release of the WARN 5000 DC Utility Winch, ideal for loading trailers and for other utility tasks. The winch features a strong 1.9 hp permanent magnet DC motor, a durable three-stage planetary gear-train… more
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  • Five car companies that are teaming up with Techies
    Apr 11, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Five car companies that are teaming up with…

    Futurologists believe that cars, as we know them, will soon become obsolete. The humble automobile will evolve from a vehicle that takes you from A to B into an extension of our smart phones. They will communicate with us, come complete with AI and… more
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  • MasterDrive Newsletter - 10 April 2018
    Apr 11, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    MasterDrive Newsletter - 10 April 2018

    MasterTips: Blame it on daytime running lights Several years ago certain parts of the world made it mandatory for a vehicle’s lights to be on at all times – as soon as the ignition is switched on, lights are activated. Yet, are the rear lights… more
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  • Sabat Hero Run promotion to raise funds for the Caring Daisies
    Apr 11, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Sabat Hero Run promotion to raise funds for…

    Sabat Hero Run promotion to raise funds for the Caring Daisies Charity 14th April 2018 at PHSOB Club Sabat, drivers, riders AutObarn and the motor enthusiasts have all got together to support the Sabat Hero fun run this coming weekend, at the PHSOB… more
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  • Automechanika Ho Chi Minh City demonstrates its capabilities with a highly anticipated 2018 fringe programme
    Apr 11, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Automechanika Ho Chi Minh City demonstrates…

    Vietnam’s automotive service industry continues to grow alongside the show’s educational events Three weeks from now, Automechanika Ho Chi Minh City (AMHCMC), the leading international business platform for the automotive service sector in Vietnam… more
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  • Farm Murders.What is ambiguous about it? When does murder become a slaughter?
    Apr 11, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Farm Murders.What is ambiguous about it?…

    This is a response to an article titled: ‘Genocide on the farms? Show us the facts' published by Sunday Times on 25 March 2018 (click here to view this article). I believe many, especially those deeply affected by the murder of farmers, either… more
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  • Petrol price breakdown
    Apr 11, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Petrol price breakdown

    Levies make up almost 40% of price at pumps To understand how the fuel price is comprised, the Automobile Association (AA) is publishing a fuel price breakdown for the third year. This breakdown gives a snapshot of how the cost of every litre of… more
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  • Round 2 of Historic Tour deliver spectacular historic car action
    Apr 10, 2018 Motorsport

    Round 2 of Historic Tour deliver spectacular…

    Round two of the 2018 Historic Tour provided spectacle, close competition and some surprising results at the Zwartkops Raceway near Pretoria on Saturday (April 7). Heading up the day’s programme were two races for SKF Pre-1966 Legend Saloon Cars.… more
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  • Tork Craft launches its new high performance ultra-bright Super Torch
    Apr 10, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Tork Craft launches its new high performance…

    Dual LED flashlight and floodlight, with dual field of view, 400 Lumens, aircraft grade aluminium, 6 great modes, is impact and water resistant. TCFL400 Tork Craft have just released their new flag ship high performance Super Torch a dual LED long… more
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  •  Only 3 weeks left to apply for an all-inclusive Sasol bursary for 2019 academic year
    Apr 10, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Only 3 weeks left to apply for an…

    The deadline for applications for an all-inclusive bursary from Sasol to study Engineering, Science and Accounting in 2019 is fast approaching. Top Mathematics and Science learners in Grade 12 - as well as post-graduate Engineering, Science and… more
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  • Autotalks and Griiip Demonstrate the World's First Motorsport V2V Application on a Racetrack
    Apr 10, 2018 Motorsport

    Autotalks and Griiip Demonstrate the World's…

    Autotalks (www.auto-talks.com), a global leader in V2X (Vehicle to Everything) communication chipsets, and the Israeli startup Griiip (http://www.griiip.com), developing a next generation single seater race car, have demonstrated the world's first… more
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  • Supercar legends set for London Concours 2018
    Apr 10, 2018 Motoring

    Supercar legends set for London Concours 2018

    London Concours 2018 will be hosting a selection of the fastest and most iconic supercars ever created The carefully curated array of vehicles includes the Ferrari F50, Aston Martin One-77, McLaren F1 and Lamborghini Miura S The UK’s finest… more
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  • Dr. Mehran Zarrebini checks the quality of rubber crumb at the end of the production line in the Mathe Group factory in Hammarsdale, KwaZulu-Natal.
    Apr 10, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Mathe Group success story grows recycling…

    Ongoing investment and growth at Mathe Group, South Africa’s largest tyre recycler, showed that it is possible to shrink the ever-growing mountain of truck tyres that are still threatening to become a national environmental hazard whilst also… more
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  • Volkswagen employees pack 25 000 meals for orphaned and vulnerable children
    Apr 10, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Volkswagen employees pack 25 000 meals for…

    Volkswagen Group South Africa continue their Employee Volunteer Programme Over 20 organisations helped since inception in 2011 Volkswagen Group South Africa (VWSA) employees and their loved ones joined hands on Saturday to uplift and renovate the… more
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  • Demag’s new Double V-Girder quadruples lifting capacity
    Apr 10, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Demag’s new Double V-Girder quadruples…

    Demag, one of the oldest crane manufacturers in the world established almost 200 years ago, has developed a new Double V-Girder crane which is capable of a 50T lifting capacity – four times that of the Single Girder. The double-girder overhead… more
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  • The Land Cruiser Festival and Africa Record 2018
    Apr 09, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    The Land Cruiser Festival and Africa Record…

    SONDELA NATURE RESERVE AND SPA, BELA BELA - 17 TO 19 AUGUST 2018 Download The Brochure Here more
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  • The First Annual African Meeting of Alcohol Toxicology
    Apr 09, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    The First Annual African Meeting of Alcohol…

    Do you want to know what happens when you drink alcohol? Do you want to know how long it takes to get tipsy or drunk? Or to understand the effect of food when drinking? Or the effect of carbonated drinks combined with alcohol? Do you want to know… more
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  • Tesla unveiled the world's first mass-produced electric car 9 years ago – why aren’t more people driving them?
    Apr 09, 2018 Motoring

    Tesla unveiled the world's first…

    In March 2009, Tesla Motors unveiled what it touted as the world's first mass-produced, highway capable electric car. It received an enthusiastic response. Nearly a decade later and electric cars are still an anomaly on the roads. As environmental… more
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  • Mahindra South Africa has a new Chief Executive Officer
    Apr 09, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Mahindra South Africa has a new Chief…

    Mahindra South Africa, now in its 14th year of business in the country, is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr Rajesh Gupta as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Rajesh's appointment follows the earlier announcement of the erstwhile CEO Mr… more
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  • Lindenberg Racing shines at Zwartkops
    Apr 09, 2018 Motorsport

    Podiums all round - Lindenberg Racing shines…

    Lindenberg Racing enjoyed a positive day of racing at the Historic Tour meeting at Zwartkops on Saturday, with the team scoring several podium positions on the day. Djurk Venter brought home a popular race 1 win en route to second overall in Class G… more
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  • Tyrexpo Africa 2018: Revitalising Africa’s tyre and automotive communities through new business opportunities
    Apr 09, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Tyrexpo Africa 2018: Revitalising Africa’s…

    Tyrexpo Africa 2018, the continent’s premier trade show serving the tyre and automotive aftermarket ecospheres, will be held at the Gallagher Convention Centre Hall 2, Johannesburg, South Africa from 10 to 12 April 2018, together with GarageXpo… more
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  • F1's 'next generation' left awe-struck by 'unbelievable' rallycross tryout
    Apr 09, 2018 Motorsport

    F1's 'next generation' left awe-struck by…

    They're used to competing at the highest levels of motorsport, but that didn’t stop three of Britain’s brightest young racing talents being left almost speechless after experiencing the sheer power of a Supercar as raced in the FIA World Rallycross… more
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  • BMW M8 GTE makes FIA WEC debut at The Prologue
    Apr 09, 2018 Motoring

    BMW M8 GTE makes FIA WEC debut at The…

    Munich. BMW M Motorsport will make its maiden FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) appearance this week (6th/7th April) as it enters The Prologue, the official pre-season test at Circuit Paul Ricard in the South of France. BMW M Motorsport can… more
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  • SEMA eNews, Vol. 21, No. 14
    Apr 09, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    SEMA eNews, Vol. 21, No. 14

    Submit Nominations for 2018 SEMA News 35 Under 35 SEMA News is looking to highlight top-tier talent in the automotive aftermarket industry who are age 35 and younger. 2018 SEMA Show Registration Open! Attendee, exhibitor and media registration for… more
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  • Transportation most worried about business interruption
    Apr 09, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Transportation most worried about business…

    Business interruption is the biggest concern in transportation Cyber incidents and natural catastrophes are new emerging risks for the sector Theft, fraud, corruption moved up to second place Changes in legislation and regulation declined as a risk.… more
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  • BMW Group South Africa starts production of the new BMW X3 at its Rosslyn plant
    Apr 09, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    BMW Group South Africa starts production of…

    State-of-the-art manufacturing plant has a maximum annual capacity of 76 000 units. R6.1bn investment bears fruit as first customer cars start rolling off the line. BMW Group's commitment to South Africa and its people continues after 45 years of… more
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  • Aston Martin Vanquish s red10 flying on to ‘built in britain’ feature at the confused.com London motor show
    Apr 09, 2018 Motoring

    Aston Martin Vanquish s red10 flying on to…

    Unique RAF Red Arrows tribute Aston Martin Vanquish S confirmed for The Confused.com London Motor Show The car, which celebrates two of the most iconic marques in British history and engineering, to line up on the ‘Built In Britain’ feature Iconic… more
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  • PSA and Romano Signs Merge
    Apr 09, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    PSA and Romano Signs Merge

    Creates largest signage company in Sub-Saharan Africa Premier Sayina Africa (PSA), a manufacturer and supplier of branded corporate signage (PSA), and Romano Signs have merged, creating the largest corporate signage company in sub-Saharan Africa.… more
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  • Mazda's Long-Term Vision for Technology Development, 'Sustainable Zoom-Zoom 2030'
    Apr 09, 2018 Motoring

    Mazda's Long-Term Vision for Technology…

    SKYACTIV-X, world's first commercial petrol engine to use compression ignition. Mazda's technology development plan aims to harmonize driving pleasure with environmental and safety features. "Sustainable Zoom-Zoom 2030," is Mazda's new long-term… more
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  • Haval's now part of the great rugby-playing sa lifestyle
    Apr 09, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Haval's now part of the great rugby-playing…

    With simply phenomenal sales since its launch in South Africa less than a year ago, Haval is fast becoming a fixture on the Mzansi landscape - and now it has firmly cemented itself into the SA lifestyle, more of which in a minute. Indeed, customers… more
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  • New Porsche brand experience for South Africa
    Apr 09, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    New Porsche brand experience for South Africa

    Porsche Studio in Cape Town Cape Town. Porsche South Africa has invested in a new Porsche Studio in Cape Town. Situated in the popular Victoria and Alfred Waterfront development, this new site adopts an innovative sales format, enabling Porsche to… more
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  • 4 more days to Tyrexpo Africa 2018 - 60 prizes worth ZAR 81,000 to be won!
    Apr 06, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    4 more days to Tyrexpo Africa 2018 - 60…

    Tyrexpo Africa just got even better! Register your free visitor pass for a chance to win 60 prizes worth ZAR 81,000 at Tyrexpo Africa 2018 next week! 2 draws on each day – don’t miss out! The 7th edition of Tyrexpo Africa will be happening in 4 days… more
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  • Upcoming Events 6-22 April 2018
    Apr 06, 2018 Motorsport

    Upcoming Events 6-22 April 2018

    06.04.2018 FIA WORLD RALLY CHAMPIONSHIP, RALLYE OF FRANCE, TOUR DE CORSE 06.04.2018 FIA WORLD TOURING CAR CUP, RACE OF MOROCCO, MARRAKECH FE 08.04.2018 FIA FORMULA ONE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP, BAHRAIN GRAND PRIX, BAHRAIN 08.04.2018 FIM GRAND PRIX WORLD… more
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  • Epitome Supports Founder Clement Mokoenene in Chivas Venture Global Competition
    Apr 06, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Epitome Supports Founder Clement Mokoenene…

    Epitome Consulting, civil engineering and project management service provider, is behind its founder, Clement Mokoenene, who, following his Chivas Venture SA 2018 win, is gearing up for the global final in May. The Chivas Venture is a global… more
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  • Volkswagen Created Waves At The Volkswagen Nelson Mandela Bay Surf Pro, presented by Billabong
    Apr 06, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Volkswagen Created Waves At The Volkswagen…

    Volkswagen supports local surfing, surfers and a cleaner ocean message at the City Surf Series The Volkswagen Nelson Mandela Bay Surf Pro, presented by Billabong was hosted at Pollok Beach over the long weekend in Volkswagen’s home city of Port… more
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  • Alfa Romeo seduces the Land of the Rising Sun
    Apr 05, 2018 Motoring

    Alfa Romeo seduces the Land of the Rising Sun

    A magnificent 6C 2500 Super Sport Villa d'Este (1951) wins the title of "Best of Show" at the Kyoto "Concours d'Elegance", held from 30 March to 3 April. A 6C 2500 Sport Berlinetta Touring (1939) and a 1900 Super Sprint Touring (1955) were also… more
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  • Ryan Hunt Springbok and Multiple SA National Motocross Champion is to take on world’s toughest Enduro event
    Apr 05, 2018 Motorsport

    Ryan Hunt Springbok and Multiple SA National…

    Ryan Hunt (Alpen racing) Springbok and Multiple SA National Motocross Champion is to take on world’s toughest Enduro event in Austria this year the Erzberg Rodeo. Riding in the famous Austrian Alpen Drill factory colours and supported by the enduro… more
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  • Domestic and Export Sales of Ford Ranger Back on Track
    Apr 05, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Domestic and Export Sales of Ford Ranger…

    Best Sales of 2018 for Everest, Kuga and Tourneo Custom "The sales results for March 2018 represented somewhat of a mixed bag for the industry. There was a strong pre-emptive buying trend ahead of the VAT increase and the hike in emissions taxes and… more
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  • Tech success for Original Equipment Manufacturers
    Apr 05, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Tech success for Original Equipment…

    Tech Terms defines an Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) as “a company that produces hardware to be marketed under another company's brand name”. Earlier this quarter, Tracker Connect (Pty) Ltd was named the SA Qlik Master Reseller OEM Partner of… more
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  • Hyundai Motorsport wants to keep WRC-lead in Tour de Corse
    Apr 05, 2018 Motorsport

    Hyundai Motorsport wants to keep WRC-lead in…

    A victory on the iced and snowed-under roads in Sweden and a second and fourth place in Rally Mexico has ensured that the Hyundai Motorsport team can tackle the 4th round of the World Rally Championship on the island Corsica this weekend as the… more
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  • South Africa is not capitalist, but needs to be...
    Apr 05, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    South Africa is not capitalist, but needs to…

    BY MARTIN VAN STADEN To say that South Africa is a capitalist society is popular among journalists, politicians, and trade unionists. If capitalism is understood to mean a system of free and voluntary engagement without third-party interference, the… more
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  • Picking up the Pieces: What’s Next for Zimbabwe’s Economy?
    Apr 05, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Picking up the Pieces: What’s Next for…

    “Bob is gone.” At the end of November 2017, under intense pressure, Robert Mugabe stepped down as president of Zimbabwe – a position the controversial leader had held for 30 years. Global response to the news was cautiously optimistic. Even within… more
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  • Diesel Technic 4.62701 Belt tensioner
    Apr 05, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    DT Spare Parts 4.62701 Belt tensioner

    Product Portrait: 4.62701 Belt tensioner Belt tensioners ensure the correct tensioning of the V-belt or V-ribbed belt as well as the damping of belt vibrations resulting from changes in load of the motor or the auxiliary units. This hydraulically… more
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  • Namibian acquisition supports Imperial Logistics’ African growth aspirations
    Apr 05, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Namibian acquisition supports Imperial…

    Imperial Logistics has acquired a 70% stake in Namibian sales, warehousing and distribution business CB Enterprises. This transaction, through group company CIC Namibia, is in line with the organisation’s strategy to grow its African CPG and… more
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  • tankpool24 Racing Team to rely on MEYLE also in the 2018 racing season
    Apr 05, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    tankpool24 Racing Team to rely on MEYLE also…

    As the chosen partner in technology, MEYLE supplies the team with MEYLE parts and engineering expertise In the upcoming season, Steffen Faas will support the tankpool24 Racing Team as the second driver alongside Norbert Kiss The racing series’… more
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  • BMW M5 voted World Performance Car 2018 -  now available in South Africa
    Apr 05, 2018 Motoring

    BMW M5 voted World Performance Car 2018 - …

    Seventh World Car Award for a BMW automobile. The BMW M5 (combined fuel consumption: 10.5 l/100km*; combined CO2 emissions: 241 g/100km*) has been voted "World Performance Car 2018", making this the seventh time BMW has received a World Car Award… more
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  • Updated BMW Model Range Price List - April 2018
    Apr 05, 2018 Motoring

    Updated BMW Model Range Price List - April…

    The updated BMW model range price list based on the new 15% VAT that's effective from April 2018. Download (pdf) more
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  • Absa commentary on the March 2018 NAAMSA New Vehicle Sales & Exports Report
    Apr 05, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Absa commentary on the March 2018 NAAMSA New…

    Absa infographic providing an overview of the key sales figures as contained in the March 2018 NAAMSA New Vehicle Sales and Exports Report. more
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  • Tenneco expands production of Monroe® monotube shock absorbers
    Apr 05, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Tenneco expands production of Monroe®…

    Company Expands Manufacturing at Dedicated Aftermarket Ride Control Facility in Poland, to Address Increased Demand Thursday, March 29, 2018 — Brussels, Belgium– Tenneco has expanded production of its popular Monroe® monotube shock absorbers by… more
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  • Flexible power solution for buses, coaches, and specialist vehicles
    Apr 04, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Flexible power solution for buses, coaches,…

    Cummins ISL is one of the most popular engines in the transit market due to its high reliability, low maintenance, and fuel efficiency. This provides a highly flexible power choice with a fuel-efficient 8.9 litre configuration. With a lighter weight… more
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  • Continental and Osram Sign Joint Venture Contract
    Apr 04, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Continental and Osram Sign Joint Venture…

    Joint venture involving around 1,500 employees scheduled to start in the second half of 2018 once the necessary approvals have been obtained Both partners have a stake of 50 percent Sales target in mid-triple-digit-million-euro range CEO from Osram,… more
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  • MasterDrive Newsletter - 03 April 2018
    Apr 04, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    MasterDrive Newsletter - 03 April 2018

    MasterTips: How to reduce fleet crash rates Is the safety technology of modern cars enough to reduce the amount of crashes/accidents amongst your fleet? Many companies acknowledge that this is only part of the solution. MasterTest: Sam says it has… more
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  • NAAMSA comment on the March 2018 industry new vehicle sales statistics
    Apr 04, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    NAAMSA comment on the March 2018 industry…

    Commenting on the new vehicle sales statistics for the month of March, 2018 – released today for public consumption via the website of the Department of Trade & Industry – the Association said that the proliferation of public holidays during the… more
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  • Will the new vat rate hit car sales?
    Apr 04, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Will the new vat rate hit car sales?

    On 1 April, the new VAT rate of 15% kicked in across the nation and Head of Gumtree Automotive Jeff Osborne outlined the likely impact on the local motoring industry. While the VAT increase was never going to be welcomed, and some industry bodies… more
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  • Mazda reveals 2018 CX-3 at New York Auto Show
    Apr 04, 2018 Motoring

    Mazda reveals 2018 CX-3 at New York Auto Show

    Updated for the second time since its 2015 launch, the new CX-3 employs Mazda's human-centered design philosophy for a more mature, higher-quality look and feel in every area. Design updates enhance the refined beauty of the model's interior and… more
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  • Photographs from the Extreme Festival - 2018 event at Zwartkops Raceway on 2018-03-17
    Apr 04, 2018 Motorsport

    Photographs from the Extreme Festival -…

    The pick of the photos taken at the races at Zwartkops Raceway on March 17 2018 Click here more
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  • Autopromotec Blog News - March 2018
    Apr 03, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Autopromotec Blog News - March 2018

    Battery Packs, experience and know-how vital in case of fire Diesel engines to decline? Incentives and super-filters to facilitate the transition Standard or retrofit ADAS systems, the aftermarket grappling with sensor and camera calibrations… more
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  • e-Commerce, Blockchain and so much more at SAPICS 2018
    Apr 03, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    e-Commerce, Blockchain and so much more at…

    What to look forward to There are so many exciting things you have to look forward to at SAPICS 2018. Be sure to keep an eye out for the talks and workshops that will be most beneficial to you! More than your average conference Here are just some of… more
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  • World premier of all-new 2019 Forester at New York International Auto Show
    Apr 03, 2018 Motoring

    World premier of all-new 2019 Forester at…

    The Subaru Global Platform ensures best-in-class small SUV segment levels of comfort and safety Newly enhanced direct-injection horizontally opposed four-cylinder engines Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive and enhanced X-Mode provides outstanding driving… more
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  • Volkswagen Polo - 2018 World Urban Car
    Apr 03, 2018 Motoring

    Volkswagen Polo - 2018 World Urban Car

    The Road to World Car journey concluded today at the New York International Auto Show with the declaration of the VOLKSWAGEN POLO as the 2018 World Urban Car: 2018 marks the sixth time that the company has won a World Car award in our 14 year… more
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  • Network with Advanced Manufacturing Experts - Advanced Manufacturing and Composites Show
    Apr 03, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Network with Advanced Manufacturing Experts…

    The African Advanced Manufacturing and Composites Show (AAMCS) is Africa’s most comprehensive and dynamic trading and networking platform for technology, products and services in Advanced Manufacturing. It brings together, under one roof,… more
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  • BMW M5 – 2018 World Performance Car
    Apr 03, 2018 Motoring

    BMW M5 – 2018 World Performance Car

    The Road to World Car journey concluded today at the New York International Auto Show with the declaration of the BMW M5 as the 2018 World Performance Car. This is the seventh time that a BMW has won a World Car award in our 14 year history.… more
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  • Audi A8 – 2018 World Luxury Car
    Apr 03, 2018 Motoring

    Audi A8 – 2018 World Luxury Car

    The Road to World Car journey concluded today at the New York International Auto Show with the declaration of the Audi A8 as the 2018 World Luxury Car. 2018 marks the 9th time that AUDI AG has won a World Car award in our 14 year history. The… more
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  • Range Rover Velar – 2018 World Car Design of the Year
    Apr 03, 2018 Motoring

    Range Rover Velar – 2018 World Car Design of…

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  • World Premiere for Maserati Levante Trofeo at the 2018 New York International Auto Show
    Apr 03, 2018 Motoring

    World Premiere for Maserati Levante Trofeo…

    Top of the line Levante makes waves in New York: one of the most powerful and fastest production Maserati cars ever, storms high-end SUV segment New Levante Trofeo launch edition shown at NYIAS, a limited series intended for select enthusiasts in… more
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  • Nissan Leaf – 2018 World Green Car
    Apr 03, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Nissan Leaf – 2018 World Green Car

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  • Ethekwini Motor Skills Festival 2018
    Apr 03, 2018 Motoring

    Ethekwini Motor Skills Festival 2018

    Ethekwini Motor Skills Festival seeks to promote safety on our roads through education, law enforcement and promotion of moral value. Many lives are lost from illegal motorsports and reckless driving. The main purpose of the event is also to promote… more
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  • The Famous Red Bull Ring to Host Camp Jeep® 2018
    Apr 03, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    The Famous Red Bull Ring to Host Camp Jeep®…

    The most important annual event for the Jeep® Owners Group (JOG) and Jeep enthusiasts will take place from July 13 to 15 in the heart of Styria (Austria). Three days for living exciting adventures in pure, authentic Jeep style. The new Wrangler -… more
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  • Volvo XC60 Named World Car of the Year 2018
    Apr 03, 2018 Motoring

    Volvo XC60 Named World Car of the Year 2018

    The new Volvo XC60 midsize SUV has been named World Car of the Year 2018 at the New York Auto Show, adding another accolade to Volvo's growing list. The XC60 also scooped the prestigious North American Utility of the Year Award earlier this year,… more
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  • SANDF's action-packed programme announced
    Mar 30, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    SANDF's action-packed programme announced

    Johannesburg, 30 March 2018 - The Rand Show gives South African families a rare opportunity to interact with the South African National Defence Force (SANDF). Nowhere else can you observe the different divisions in action, and see what equipment and… more
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  • Imperial Logistics expands facility and is poised for growth
    Mar 30, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Imperial Logistics expands facility and is…

    Healthcare supply chain leader, Imperial Logistics, has unveiled a world-class expansion at its Centurion facility in South Africa. With more state-of the-art, pharmaceutical compliant storage space, and a new, faster picking methodology, Imperial… more
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  • European eCall now standardizing Vehicle Connectivity
    Mar 30, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    European eCall now standardizing Vehicle…

    Automatic emergency alert system (eCall) obligatory for every new type approval from April 2018 Function reduces response time and can result in fewer road fatalities Connectivity now becoming the standard in vehicles thanks to the telematics unit… more
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  • Fuel up as oil price, levies bite
    Mar 29, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Fuel up as oil price, levies bite

    Further increases in near future can test all-time highs The fuel price is set for a steep hike as higher fuel levies kick in, and an increase in international fuel prices makes its presence felt. This is according to the Automobile Association… more
    424
  • 5 holiday adventure tips to get your game on
    Mar 29, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    5 holiday adventure tips to get your game on

    If you’re hitting the road for the holidays, remember to add convenience, adventure and humour to your journey. Don’t let a flat battery dampen your adventurous spirit. Visit your nearest Battery Centre for a free battery test to ensure that you’re… more
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  • Leading automotive businesses pledge their support for safer roads this Easter holiday period
    Mar 29, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Leading automotive businesses pledge their…

    Imperial Road Safety and Hyundai Automotive South Africa have committed their support for road safety on the Bakwena N1N4 toll road Ahead of the 2018 Easter holiday period, automotive industry players, Imperial Road Safety and Hyundai Automotive… more
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  • Renault Captur S-Edition: ‘S’ for Sporty!
    Mar 29, 2018 Motoring

    Renault Captur S-Edition: ‘S’ for Sporty!

    The Renault Captur range has been extended with the addition of a new limited-edition S-Edition version which is exclusively available with a more powerful engine. Bespoke styling and sporty embellishments, with prices (in France) starting from… more
    378
  • Subaru-backed MTB Team PYGA Euro Steel retain their Absa Cape Epic crown
    Mar 29, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Subaru-backed MTB Team PYGA Euro Steel…

    Cape Town: Hailed as one of the toughest mountain bike races in the world, the 2018 Cape Epic was once again conquered by Team Pyga EuroSteel in winning fashion, the duo of Matthys Beukes and Julian Jessop winning the African Special Jersey as the… more
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  • The all-new BMW M5 now available in South Africa
    Mar 29, 2018 Motoring

    The all-new BMW M5 now available in South…

    The new BMW M5 (fuel consumption combined: 10.5 l/100 km*; CO2 emissions combined: 241 g/km*) takes driving dynamics into a new dimension. Making its local debut at BMW dealerships nationwide from Thursday, 29 March 2018, the all-new sixth… more
    424
  • Automotive Maintenance and Repair Expo (AMR) 2018 unleashes tremendous potential in China’s automotive aftermarket
    Mar 29, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Automotive Maintenance and Repair Expo (AMR)…

    Extensive supply chain coverage in product zones Fringe programme facilitates industry dialogue for cross-sector cooperation and integration The newly formed joint venture company Messe Frankfurt Traders-Link (Beijing) Co Ltd is set to present the… more
    383
  • Conference Proceedings: Connected Vehicles 2018
    Mar 29, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Conference Proceedings: Connected Vehicles…

    Day 1 Inaugural Session Welcome Address Sanjeev Malhotra CEO NASSCOM CoE | IoT Debjani Ghosh President Designate NASSCOM Shekar Viswanathan Vice Chairman & Whole-time Director Toyota India Jnaneswar Sen Sr. VP – Marketing & Sales Honda Cars Anjum… more
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  • Tyrexpo Africa 2018: Africa’s gateway to the continent’s Tyre Community coming in April 2018!
    Mar 29, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Tyrexpo Africa 2018: Africa’s gateway to the…

    Over 2,500 international, regional and local attendees comprising of: tyre manufacturers, OEMs, distributors, dealers, retailers fleet operators and garage owners will convene at Tyrexpo Africa (co-located with GarageXpoAfrica), to be held at the… more
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  • MAN expands operations
    Mar 28, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    MAN expands operations

    MAN Automotive's Pinetown Assembly & Own Retail expands to offer Additional services Our MAN Retail operations will open a wholly owned operation in Port Elizabeth. One of SA's largest cities, Port Elizabeth has always been an important location on… more
    391
  • South Africa’s leading and largest Turbo Group, Turbo Direct is moving to a new state of the art tailor-made premises
    Mar 28, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    South Africa’s leading and largest Turbo…

    The new premises will accommodate their complete group and all the brands Honeywell Garrett, Borg Warner turbochargers, IHI Clover turbochargers, Mitsubishi turbochargers, Holset turbochargers, ACE Racing Clutches, ARP Fasteners, NOS nitrous oxide… more
    397
  • Mapei gears for growth
    Mar 28, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Mapei gears for growth

    Construction chemical manufacturer, Mapei South Africa, has unveiled its impressive new local manufacturing facility in Germiston where it expects to manufacture a wide range of products to meet burgeoning demands for the next 15-20 years. Since… more
    401
  • 2018 World RX Championship revs into action at Silverstone
    Mar 28, 2018 Motorsport

    2018 World RX Championship revs into action…

    The 2018 FIA World Rallycross Championship presented by Monster Energy is shaping up to be the closest and most competitive yet, with this year’s leading contenders predicting an unforgettable season as they came together for the official pre-season… more
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  • Stamford Tyres continues to build its growth momentum at Africa’s premier tyre event
    Mar 28, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Stamford Tyres continues to build its growth…

    Stamford Tyres, a long-standing supporter of the Tyrexpo Africa event since its inception fourteen years ago, will once again be participating in the event to build its momentum for growth in the African market. As one of the largest independent… more
    411
  • For 120 years, Renault has been committed to making its customers’ lives easier every day
    Mar 28, 2018 Motoring

    For 120 years, Renault has been committed to…

    Since its formation 120 years ago Renault has had three lives. That of the company’s founder (1898-1944), that of the Régie Nationale des Usines Renault (RNUR), wholly owned by the French State (1945-1995), and that of Renault SA (1995-present).… more
    337
  • Ford Expands Engine Assembly Operations at Struandale Engine Plant
    Mar 28, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Ford Expands Engine Assembly Operations at…

    Installation of all-new high-tech assembly line for New Diesel Engine range Current Duratorq TDCi engine assembly line adds 22 new rear and front-wheel drive derivatives and three new markets in Europe Part of R3-billion investment in production… more
    390
  • Deloitte Reveals Next Generation of Cost Savings Strategies in the Age of Digital Disruption
    Mar 28, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Deloitte Reveals Next Generation of Cost…

    Report indicates nearly two-thirds of companies surveyed fail to reach even modest targets when using traditional and tactical strategies JOHANNESBURG, March 2018 — The future of cost management has arrived. According to Deloitte’s first ever… more
    388
  • Cape Automotive Forum enjoys support from Automechanika
    Mar 28, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Cape Automotive Forum enjoys support from…

    The first Cape Automotive Forum, supported by Automechanika, is already attracting interest from exhibitors and conference delegates although it takes place only much later in the year. The event will be staged at the Cape Town Convention Centre… more
    459
  • BMW Motorrad under new leadership
    Mar 28, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    BMW Motorrad under new leadership

    Markus Schramm to take over as director of the BMW Group’s motorcycle business Schramm (55) has been with the BMW Group since 1991 and is a passionate motorcyclist On 1 May 2018 Dr Markus Schramm will take over as director of BMW Motorrad. He will… more
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  • Consumers need to understand that medical insurance is changing – for worse
    Mar 28, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Consumers need to understand that medical…

    Insurance is a grudge purchase – a necessary expenditure most of us do not willingly make. However, all consumers of insurance need to take note of two events that happened in the last 12 months which are going to affect them all; two pieces of… more
    397
  • The AutoTrader SA Bike Festival  - Circuit Test Rides on sale now!
    Mar 28, 2018 Motorsport

    The AutoTrader SA Bike Festival - Circuit…

    Event: The AutoTrader South Africa Bike Festival, powered by Discovery Channel Dates: 25-27 May 2018 Venue: Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit, Gauteng, South Africa Tickets: Festival tickets from R150, Circuit Rides only R125, and Adventure Rides R100.… more
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  • Tickets now on sale for Concours of Elegance 2018
    Mar 28, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Tickets now on sale for Concours of Elegance…

    Tickets are on sale for the Concours of Elegance, heading to Hampton Court Palace from 31 August - 2 September The rarest and most important cars ever produced, from the 1890s to 2018, will gather in the beautiful gardens of the Palace The Concours… more
    354
  • MasterDrive Newsletter - 27 March 2018
    Mar 28, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    MasterDrive Newsletter - 27 March 2018

    MasterTips: Poor mental health, a factor in crashes Driver safety is influenced by many factors including health. Much attention is paid to healthy eating and physical fitness but can the same be said for mental health? MasterTest: Sam says it… more
    365
  • 10 Year Anniversary of Tata Jaguar-Landover buyout: did the gamble pay off?
    Mar 28, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    10 Year Anniversary of Tata Jaguar-Landover…

    On the 26th of March 2008, Tata Motors purchased Jaguar and Land Rover from the Ford Motor Company for $2.3 billion. Over the last decade the increase in unit production, the creation of jobs, investment in engineering and the shift to a… more
    453
  • Volvo Trucks names top dealers
    Mar 28, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Volvo Trucks names top dealers

    Volvo Trucks Southern Africa recently recognised the achievements of its dealers in Pretoria, South Africa. Apart from awards for the company’s top achievers in service, finance, sales, and parts, Volvo Trucks’ best dealers of the year were also… more
    351
  • Record year for FAW SA despite tough market conditions
    Mar 28, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Record year for FAW SA despite tough market…

    FAW SA enjoyed a record year of sales in 2017, with 1 200 units (including exports) finding new owners during the year. This is the highest ever sales achievement for FAW SA in what is a tough and highly competitive commercial vehicle market.… more
    346
  • Porsche Centre Pretoria awarded Classic Partner accreditation
    Mar 28, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Porsche Centre Pretoria awarded Classic…

    Extended range of services at Porsche Centre Pretoria Pretoria. At a recent function hosted at Porsche Centre Pretoria, the dealership was awarded Porsche Classic Partner certification. Opened on the 31st of March 2018, the facility has become… more
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  • Dunlop rolls out new all-terrain tyre
    Mar 28, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Dunlop rolls out new all-terrain tyre

    Sumitomo Rubber South Africa (PTY) LTD (SRSA), manufacturer of the popular Dunlop tyre brand, has launched a new, no-nonsense, all-terrain tyre with a reinforced 3-ply sidewall ideal for off-road travel, adventure and exploration. The innovative… more
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  • Lesotho crew take early lead in special vehicle championship
    Mar 27, 2018 Motorsport

    Lesotho crew take early lead in special…

    Wet and slippery route the dominant factor All teams are eager to make a fast start to any championship and for Lesotho pair Stefan van Pletzen and Jaco Pieterse a win on the Mpumalanga 400 in Dullstroom, opening round of the South African Cross… more
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  • Tough weekend for Wilken on his Engen VW Polo Cup debut.
    Mar 27, 2018 Motorsport

    Tough weekend for Wilken on his Engen VW…

    It certainly wasn’t plain sailing for multiple national racing and rallying champion Charl Wilken on his return to competitive racing in the opening round of hotly contested Engen Volkswagen Polo Cup series at the Kyalami Grand Prix circuit this… more
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  • Mitsubishi Triton gets athletic
    Mar 27, 2018 Motoring

    Mitsubishi Triton gets athletic

    Mitsubishi quick out of the blocks with new Triton Athlete Gold medallist boasting a sporty two-tone body kit with bold orange and black exterior design cues with matching two-tone orange and black leather seats and matching interior trimmings… more
    342
  • Volkswagen Mobility Solutions Rwanda appoints new CEO
    Mar 27, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Volkswagen Mobility Solutions Rwanda…

    Volkswagen Mobility Solutions Rwanda has appointed Michaella Rugwizangoga as its new Chief Executive Officer Volkswagen Group South Africa has appointed Michaella Rugwizangoga as the Chief Executive Officer of Volkswagen Mobility Solutions Rwanda.… more
    391
  • BMW Group Annual Report 2017
    Mar 27, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    BMW Group Annual Report 2017

    With its four brands BMW, MINI, Rolls-Royce and BMW Motorrad, the BMW Group is the world’s leading premium manufacturer of automobiles and motorcycles and also provides premium financial and mobility services. The BMW Group production network… more
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  • The best BMW dealers in the world. BMW celebrates its dealers with the Excellence in Sales Award
    Mar 27, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    The best BMW dealers in the world. BMW…

    BMW honoured its best dealers from around the world at a celebratory awards evening in the BMW Group Classic. Pieter Nota, BMW AG management board member responsible for Sales and Brand BMW handed out the awards to the 41 top dealers, saying they… more
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  • Sasol GTC entertains large Kyalami crowd
    Mar 27, 2018 Motorsport

    Sasol GTC entertains large Kyalami crowd …

    Midrand, South Africa – Gennaro Bonafede and Simon Moss shared race honours at the opening round of the Sasol GTC Championship held at the iconic Kyalami International Grand Prix Circuit. The racing was close throughout the field with numerous… more
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  • Brad Liebenberg stars for Signature Motorsport at Kyalami
    Mar 27, 2018 Motorsport

    Brad Liebenberg stars for Signature…

    Review: Sasol GTC2 Championship – Rd 1 – Kyalami Signature Motorsport got their 2018 Sasol GTC2 Championship campaign off to a solid start at Kyalami with Brad Liebenberg taking a second place finish in the first race and a feisty victory in race… more
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  • Signature Motorsport goes back to its roots in Polo Cup
    Mar 27, 2018 Motorsport

    Signature Motorsport goes back to its roots…

    Review: Engen Polo Cup, Rd 1, Kyalami – 24th March After winning five Polo Cup championships in the past six years, including the last three in a row, Signature Motorsport has gone back to its roots for their 2018 campaign, fielding a team of three… more
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  • Valuable points for Volkswagen Jetta squad at Kyalami season opener
    Mar 27, 2018 Motorsport

    Valuable points for Volkswagen Jetta squad…

    Mathew Hodges and Daniel Rowe take home top six points Keagan Masters wins again in GTC2 Golf GTi Golf GTi privateers take double podium Kyalami, Midrand - The new-look Volkswagen Motorsport Team had a weekend of mixed results with Mathew Hodges and… more
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  • Spectacular season opener for Sasol GTC Racing Team at Kyalami
    Mar 27, 2018 Motorsport

    Spectacular season opener for Sasol GTC…

    Midrand, South Africa – In an exciting and eventful start to the third season, Gennaro Bonafede got his 2018 Sasol GTC Championship off to an impressive start at Kyalami International Grand Prix Circuit when he banked pole position, took a… more
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  • Whitewash - Stuart does the Kyalami F1600 double
    Mar 27, 2018 Motorsport

    Whitewash - Stuart does the Kyalami F1600…

    Bloemfontein youngster Stuart White set his Road to Indy aspirations off to a perfect start when he dominated the Investchem Formula 1600 races at Kyalami’s Festival of Motoring on Saturday, leaving his rivals to fight over the scraps. White… more
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  • Formula One Australian Grand Prix
    Mar 27, 2018 Motorsport

    Formula One Australian Grand Prix

    Renault Sport Formula One Team opened up its 2018 account with both Nico Hülkenberg and Carlos Sainz finishing in the top ten in today’s Australian Grand Prix. Nico started from P7 on the grid and finished in that same position whilst Carlos started… more
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  • Auto Alert - A probing review of significant global motor industry news - April 2018
    Mar 26, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Auto Alert - A probing review of significant…

    The American Ranger Last June, we wrote about the likelihood of Ford re-introducing its Ranger “global pickup” to the North American market, following a seven-year absence. The prompt for this discussion was the growing presence of similarly-sized… more
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  • The First Step – with a Long Way to Go
    Mar 26, 2018 The Phoenix

    The First Step – with a Long Way to Go

    In the March 2018 issue of aBr I was presumptuous enough to give Cyril Ramaphosa advice on the size of his cabinet, and even more presumptuous to suggest who should not be there, starting with Malusi Giggle Gigaba, and a list that I promised to… more
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  • Employers have a responsibility to road safety, especially in bad weather
    Mar 25, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Employers have a responsibility to road…

    Association says road safety begins before employees arrive at work In adverse weather conditions, such as those currently being experienced in many parts of the country, employers have a responsibility to ensure the safety of their employees. And,… more
    434
  • Dachser South Africa driving excellence in road freight services
    Mar 25, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Dachser South Africa driving excellence in…

    Road freight in Africa can be a challenging undertaking. Transporting goods and services throughout the continent requires a network of support partners, a team that has up-to-date information on multi-country customs and border control… more
    385
  • Vermont Sales Open Trade days break all previous attendance records
    Mar 25, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Vermont Sales Open Trade days break all…

    The 18TH showing of the annual Vermont Sales Open days became their most successful trade event yet, breaking all previous customer attendance records. “We can put this success down to the extended days, the many new brands and huge range of… more
    447
  • Continental rated as a Fortune Most Admired Company, Top Employer
    Mar 25, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Continental rated as a Fortune Most Admired…

    Continental ranked as top tyre company in motor vehicle parts category by Fortune magazine Recognised for excellence in innovation, social responsibility, product and service quality, people management and global competitiveness Reinforces… more
    454
  • SEMA eNews, Vol. 21, No. 12
    Mar 25, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    SEMA eNews, Vol. 21, No. 12

    SEMA Garage Now Offers Manufacturers Diesel Emissions Compliance Testing Next Week! Deadline to Participate in 2018 SEMA Show Priority Space Selection COMP Performance Group to Host Upcoming SEMA Town Hall Meeting U.S. to Impose $50 Billion in… more
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  • Audi South Africa partners with Terry Moss Racing
    Mar 25, 2018 Motorsport

    Audi South Africa partners with Terry Moss…

    Ahead of its third year in the GTC Africa Championship, Audi South Africa is teaming up with long time Audi envoy, Terry Moss Racing, under the official team name of Engen Audi. "It is great to see that Audi South Africa has officially come on board… more
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  • Taxing people into poverty
    Mar 25, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Taxing people into poverty - Luke Muller

    Tax has been a part of human history for millennia. There are records of farmers in ancient Egypt giving up a portion of their crops and peasants having to provide some of their labour freely to the Pharaoh. During the following centuries, taxation… more
    443
  • Jeep® and Mopar Brands Unveil Seven Concept Vehicles for 52nd Annual Moab Easter Jeep Safari
    Mar 25, 2018 Motoring

    Jeep® and Mopar Brands Unveil Seven Concept…

    Jeep® 4SPEED: a lightweight follow-up to two earlier concepts Jeep Sandstorm: a Baja runner built for high-speed desert driving Jeep B-Ute: designed to be off-road ready with practical utility Jeep Wagoneer Roadtrip: luxury heritage design, rich in… more
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  • Garage owners, tyre industry stakeholders: don’t miss Tyrexpo Africa and GarageXpoAfrica!
    Mar 25, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Garage owners, tyre industry stakeholders:…

    This one-stop automotive and tyre sector trade show will feature product showcases by over 100 exhibitors, with demos, technical workshops and industry conference sessions for Africa’s fast-growing tyre and automotive repair sectors. Discover the… more
    442
  • FlexQube sets up German subsidiary and hires a German Sales Manager
    Mar 25, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    FlexQube sets up German subsidiary and hires…

    As part of FlexQube’s ambition to strengthen its presence on the German market, FlexQube has now set up a German subsidiary, FlexQube GmbH. The German subsidiary is strategically located in Oberursel, just outside of Frankfurt am Main and will… more
    430
  • MAN eTGE  - Zero Emissions for Customers
    Mar 25, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    MAN eTGE - Zero Emissions for Customers

    N eTGE to be mass-produced from July onwards MAN eTGE for use in urban areas MAN is now selling a fully electric van, another step forwards in the direction of zero-emission metropolitan areas. The MAN eTGE will meet the demand for future… more
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  • Imperial Logistics gives Pick n Pay a competitive edge
    Mar 25, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Imperial Logistics gives Pick n Pay a…

    A mobile enabled, completely integrated delivery management solution has delivered business growth, increased market share and greater customer satisfaction for Pick n Pay. Developed and implemented by Resolve, an Imperial Logistics group company,… more
    340
  • Offroad & Traction - successful pilot training for the tipper truck sector with MAN ProfiDrive®
    Mar 25, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Offroad & Traction - successful pilot…

    Customised special training for users of all-terrain MAN vehicles Training cooperation with experts from Meiller-Kipper MAN ProfiDrive® offers targeted and sector-specific vocational and advanced training for professional drivers MAN ProfiDrive®… more
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  • Dealing with flash floods - Avoidance is better than trying to get through flooded areas
    Mar 25, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Dealing with flash floods - Avoidance is…

    Although flash floods are rare, when they occur, they can wreak havoc. The Automobile Association (AA) says floods can occur quickly, and can be extreme dangerous. The AA urges all motorists caught up in floods to follow some basic rules to… more
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  • Logistics through Innovation and Technology the Focus of SAAFF Congress 2018
    Mar 25, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Logistics through Innovation and Technology…

    The SA Association of Freight Forwarders (SAAFF) has announced details of its 2018 Congress, scheduled for 29 and 30 August at the Cape Town International Convention Centre. Themed ‘Logistics through innovation and technology’, the Congress will… more
    396
  • MEYLE-ORIGINAL differential pressure sensors ensure efficient regeneration of the diesel particle filter
    Mar 25, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    MEYLE-ORIGINAL differential pressure sensors…

    Hamburg-based manufacturer MEYLE to add MEYLE‑ORIGINAL differential pressure sensors to its range of products Flawless communication between the sensor and the control unit helps prevent costly consequential damage and false diagnosis Seven MEYLE… more
    417
  • Legris India Pvt Ltd Invite You to Visit 3rd International Truck Trailer & Tyre Expo
    Mar 25, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Legris India Pvt Ltd Invite You to Visit 3rd…

    Legris India Pvt Ltd Invite You to Visit 3rd International Truck Trailer & Tyre Expo concurrent with 2nd International Tipper & Tanker Expo to be held on 3-4-5-August 2018 at Gandhi Nagar, Gujarat, INDIA. Be A Part of The Expo Register NOW more
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  • MEIBC Extension NOT imminent
    Mar 25, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    MEIBC Extension NOT imminent

    Dear Steel Industry employer The Management Committee of the MEIBC, on 19 March 2018, adopted the Seifsa collective agreement as an agreement of the Council. Even though NEASA, the PCASA, SAEFA and CEO did not support the resolution, it was… more
    434
  • Clever Kids Come up with Green Way to Keep Windscreen Clean – Using Reused Rainwater
    Mar 23, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Clever Kids Come up with Green Way to Keep…

    It’s an idea that could one day help save billions of litres of water. * Instead of simply wiping raindrops off our car windscreens, why not collect and reuse the water via the washer jets? Brother and sister Daniel and Lara Krohn were travelling in… more
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  • The third Concours South Africa returns to Sun City 10 TO 12 August 2018
    Mar 23, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    The third Concours South Africa returns to…

    The much-anticipated third annual Concours South Africa will be held in Sun City from 10 to 12 August 2018. Hosted by Concours South Africa, it is one of the handful of such events in the Southern Hemisphere. Dating back to 17th century France,… more
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  • PSRX Volkswagen Sweden reveals new Polo R for World RX title defence
    Mar 23, 2018 Motorsport

    PSRX Volkswagen Sweden reveals new Polo R…

    PSRX Volkswagen Sweden has officially launched its 2018 FIA World Rallycross Championship presented by Monster Energy title defence with the unveiling of its new Volkswagen Polo R Supercars today in Autostadt, Wolfsburg (Tuesday). PSRX Volkswagen… more
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  • Lamborghini Polo Storico celebrates 50 years of Espada and Islero at Techno Classica Essen 2018
    Mar 23, 2018 Motoring

    Lamborghini Polo Storico celebrates 50 years…

    Sant’Agata Bolognese/Essen, March 2018 – Lamborghini Polo Storico celebrates 50 years of the Espada and Islero on its stand at Techno Classica 2018 in Essen, from 21 to 25 March. One of the two vehicles shown on the stand in Essen is a Series III… more
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  • G.U.D. Holdings brings colour to life for deaf learners
    Mar 22, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    G.U.D. Holdings brings colour to life for…

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    Mar 22, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Isuzu Diesel Engines are Renowned Worldwide

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  • Masterdrive Mailer - 20 March 2018
    Mar 22, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Masterdrive Mailer - 20 March 2018

    MasterTips: Distracted vs. drunk driving - dangerous at any speed A recent survey conducted in the US reveals some interesting information about whether distracted or drunken driving is more dangerous. MasterTest: Bike expressions: Suzuki DL1000 V… more
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  • Rotary Hartbeespoort classic car meander
    Mar 22, 2018 Motoring

    Rotary Hartbeespoort classic car meander

    When: 22nd July 2018 (Sunday) Start: French Toast on R511 in Hartbeespoort (just before the Sediba Plaza) Time: Coffee and light breakfast from 07h00 Start: First cars away at 08h00 (field limited to 200 cars) Length of route approx. 45km with… more
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  • MiX Telematics helps raise disability awareness
    Mar 22, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    MiX Telematics helps raise disability…

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  • What Uber self-driving fatality means for autonomous driving
    Mar 22, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    What Uber self-driving fatality means for…

    Last night saw the second fatality on the roads involving an autonomous vehicle, the first since an incident with a self-driving Tesla in 2016. While not much is known about the cause of the accident, it seems as though a pedestrian was struck in… more
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  • Goodyear introduces the new Eagle F1 Asymmetric 3 SUV, an Ultra-High-Performance tyre for SUVs
    Mar 22, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Goodyear introduces the new Eagle F1…

    The new Ultra-High-Performance SUV tyre delivers shorter braking distances for optimal performance Brussels, March 2018 - Goodyear introduces the Eagle F1 Asymmetric 3 SUV, the latest model in the Eagle F1 Asymmetric range, which focuses on… more
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  • Security at All Levels: Continental Protects Components and Production against Hacker Attacks
    Mar 22, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Security at All Levels: Continental Protects…

    Cyber security technology safeguards systems and safety-relevant components in vehicles against hacker attacks Security begins in the production plant: Production sites worldwide are set to receive a security upgrade With the purchase of the Israeli… more
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  • Octo Telematics partners with RCI Bank and Services to provide global telematics data analysis for vehicles
    Mar 22, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Octo Telematics partners with RCI Bank and…

    Octo’s telematics services and data analytics will be used by RCI Bank and Services, Groupe Renault’s global finance company, to enhance customer relationships and loyalty. London, 20th March 2018: Octo Telematics (Octo), the number one global… more
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  • Clark Europe at CeMAT 2018 in Hanover
    Mar 21, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Clark Europe at CeMAT 2018 in Hanover

    Smart, Strong, Safe – Clark Debuts Its S-Series Smart, strong and safe are the attributes that characterize the Clark S-Series. The completely new generation of counterbalanced truck forklifts with internal combustion-engine power is the highlight… more
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  • Aucor commemorates its 50 years in business
    Mar 21, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Aucor commemorates its 50 years in business

    From humble beginnings in 1968, Aucor has grown into one of the most successful and experienced auction houses in southern Africa and the company is proudly celebrating its 50th birthday in 2018. “This is an exciting time for Aucor to be celebrating… more
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  • Jeep® Brand On Stage Again With The Rolling Stones
    Mar 21, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Jeep® Brand On Stage Again With The Rolling…

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  • SILKOLENE - new addition to the PRO4 with XP range
    Mar 21, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    SILKOLENE - new addition to the PRO4 with XP…

    FUCHS Lubricants has added two new grades to its PRO4 XP Silkolene engine oil range with the PRO4 5W-40 XP and PRO4 10W-50 XP that complement the current XP grades. Both new viscosities are growing in demand for many modern motorcycle and scooter… more
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  • Registration for Africa's biggest security exhibition is open!
    Mar 21, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Registration for Africa's biggest security…

    Get up close and personal with the latest and greatest innovations in products, services and technology. Network with professionals. Find solutions to keep your business ahead of the game and give your business the ultimate advantage at Africa's… more
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  • Bobcat Equipment South Africa highlights the danger of using fake parts
    Mar 21, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Bobcat Equipment South Africa highlights the…

    Using imitation or fake parts in OEM equipment poses a major risk to the health and safety of machine operators, in addition to being hugely detrimental to the overall performance of the equipment, warns Bobcat Equipment South Africa, part of the… more
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  • From vision to change: Electromobility at the BMW Museum
    Mar 21, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    From vision to change: Electromobility at…

    The new temporary exhibition “BMW i. Visionary Mobility.” presents the mobility of tomorrow from 23 March. Munich. On 23 March 2018, the new temporary exhibition opens in the BMW Museum focusing on the BMW i brand and its protagonists BMW i3 and BMW… more
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  • Serco wins new order for Pharmaceutical bodies
    Mar 21, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Serco wins new order for Pharmaceutical…

    In December Serco completed 54 refrigerated truck bodies for Virtual Logistics a division of Adcock Ingram, a new customer to Serco– which the leading healthcare company will use to transport its pharmaceuticals to various parts of South Africa. The… more
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  • MINI LIVING – BUILT BY ALL. MINI exhibits visionary living concept at the Salone del Mobile 2018
    Mar 21, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    MINI LIVING – BUILT BY ALL. MINI exhibits…

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  • Round 2 AutObarn SuperHatch Zwartkops Raceway 17th March
    Mar 20, 2018 Motorsport

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    Wet conditions make for some extreme racing in Round 2 of the AutObarn SuperHatch Series Qualifying took place in the pouring rain making it difficult and a challenge for all the drivers. The larger number of entries was also harder and keeping out… more
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  • Retro Rewind is now up and running online, real racing 525 programs and over 200 hours of spectacular racing all classes and all categories
    Mar 20, 2018 Motorsport

    Retro Rewind is now up and running online,…

    The Glory Years of South African motorsport (1990 to 2006). View it all for an affordable R480 annual fee. Modified Saloons, Production Cars, Touring Cars, Superbikes, Rallying, Formula Ford, Formula Gti, Sport Prototypes and VW Polo Cup The… more
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  • 2018 Sasol GTC Championship ready to thrill and delight
    Mar 20, 2018 Motorsport

    2018 Sasol GTC Championship ready to thrill…

    The 2018 Sasol GTC Championship is set to come of age this year featuring cars that pump out 336kW (450bhp) with a push-to-pass function that hikes power to 373kW (500bhp) which places GTC cars as some of the fastest in the country. The previous… more
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  • Leeke/Köhne power the Speedglas X3 into the top 10 on Mpumalanga 400
    Mar 20, 2018 Motorsport

    Leeke/Köhne power the Speedglas X3 into the…

    The Young Guns have made a storming start to their 2018 South African Cross Country campaign, powering their Speedglas Welding Helmets BMW to fourth in class T and 10th overall on the Mpumalanga 400, which ended in Dullstroom on March 16. Real names… more
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  • Porsche paves the way for the future with substantial investments
    Mar 20, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Porsche paves the way for the future with…

    Revenue of 23.5 bn euro – operating result of 4.1 bn euro – operating profit margin of 17.6 per cent Dubai. Porsche AG set new records for deliveries, revenue and operating results in the 2017 financial year, delivering a total of 246,375 vehicles… more
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  • Department of Home Affairs to showcase at the Rand Show
    Mar 20, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Department of Home Affairs to showcase at…

    The Department of Home Affairs has announced its participation at this years' Rand Show which coincides with its piloting of the mobile application solution for the smart ID card conversion from the green one. The pilot project has taken into… more
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  • 2018 Geneva International Motor Show: the Jeep® brand wins the
    Mar 20, 2018 Motoring

    2018 Geneva International Motor Show: the…

    The Jeep® stand wins the prize for the "best stand" at the Swiss event. There was particular praise for the wide range of materials used, the exciting visual animation and the perfect fusion of the wildest natural surroundings and the most… more
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  • Ford NWM victorious at season-opening Mpumalanga 400
    Mar 20, 2018 Motorsport

    Ford NWM victorious at season-opening…

    Lance Woolridge and Ward Huxtable claim Class T victory in wet and muddy Dullstroom Marcos Baumgart and Kleber Cincea finish third on first outing for full SA season Gareth Woolridge and Boyd Dreyer retire after picking up suspension damage Ford… more
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  • Normal service resumes as De Villiers/Howie win Mpumalanga 400
    Mar 20, 2018 Motorsport

    Normal service resumes as De Villiers/Howie…

    Woolridge/Huxtable take Class T after excellent performance Dullstroom, Normal service was resumed when Dakar Rally heroes Giniel de Villiers and Rob Howie, in a Toyota Gazoo Racing SA Hilux, won the Mpumalanga 400 to give the team a flying start to… more
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  • New Car-safety Tech Benefits Both Drivers and Bikers
    Mar 19, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    New Car-safety Tech Benefits Both Drivers…

    In South Africa, 16-year-olds can ride motorbikes on public roads Many lives were lost to motorcycle accidents in 2017 Ford continues to develop technologies to help make the roads safer for everyone Many road users have a love/hate relationship… more
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  •  Table-top exhibiting options at Tyrexpo Africa 2018
    Mar 19, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Table-top exhibiting options at Tyrexpo…

    Table-top exhibiting options at Tyrexpo Africa and the Co-located GarageXpo Africa – A smart way to experience the exhibition and business matching services from only $1,000 SGD / ZAR 9,000. Limited slots available, so reserve your space today! Due… more
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  • Duminy’s season starts at Kyalami
    Mar 19, 2018 Motorsport

    Duminy’s season starts at Kyalami

    Ballito teenager Daniel Duminy embarks on a huge racing season when he debuts his new SMD Polo GTI in the opening round of the 2018 Engen Volkswagen Cup at Kyalami’s Festival of Motorsport Saturday 24 March. Duminy starts his third season in the… more
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  • What Do Soybeans, Tequila, and Pantyhose Have in Common?
    Mar 19, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    What Do Soybeans, Tequila, and Pantyhose…

    They’re all recycled and used for seats, insulation, and plastic components in Ford cars! From an early age, it was drilled into all of us that recycling is good for the environment. Who hasn’t been through a newspaper drive, collected used cans or… more
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  • Alliance leadership appointments to accelerate synergies
    Mar 19, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Alliance leadership appointments to…

    From April 1st, additional convergence will be put in place to accelerate synergies in key operational areas as part of the Alliance 2022 mid-term plan. Renault, Nissan and Mitsubishi today announced that they have met with the necessary employee… more
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  • Two sA motor retailing stalwarts honoured by NADA
    Mar 19, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Two sA motor retailing stalwarts honoured by…

    Lifetime Achievement Award - Manny de Canha Two stalwarts in the South African motor retailing business, Manny da Canha and Lindsay Bouchier, were presented with Lifetime Achievement Awards from the National Automobile Dealers’ Association (NADA) at… more
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  • Cape Town workshop upskilling eager interns
    Mar 19, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Cape Town workshop upskilling eager interns

    Autoworks, a MIWA-accredited chain of workshops in the Milnerton, Strand, Salt River and Brackenfell areas, is bringing much-needed skills upliftment to interns as part of a partnership programme with Falsebay College. Gunther Schmitz, owner of… more
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  • SKF Technical Bulletin - SKF Timing Tensioner VKM 15218 – Fitting instructions
    Mar 19, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    SKF Technical Bulletin - SKF Timing…

    For a professional replacement of the SKF Timing tensioner VKM 15218, SKF recommends to follow all fitting steps available on the attached sheet to avoid a tensioner or a timing belt misalignment that could lead to an engine breakdown. SKF Technical… more
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  • Metair delivers solid annual results
    Mar 19, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Metair delivers solid annual results

    Group gearing to become multiple-site giga factory delivering on energy requirements of international customer base Revenue up 6.3% to R9.5bn Operating profit up 15.9% to R847m HEPS up 22.6% to 281 cents Final dividend of 80 cents per share declared… more
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  • Mitsubishi's ASX flagship gets more exclusive
    Mar 19, 2018 Motoring

    Mitsubishi's ASX flagship gets more exclusive

    Mitsubishi has taken the design of its flagship ASX, the GLS CVT, to a new level of class, creating a stylish frontal appearance and an impressive on-road presence. At the same time, the rear view and side appearance have also been updated with new… more
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  • Imperial Logistics offers integrated supply chain solutions in Paraguay
    Mar 19, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Imperial Logistics offers integrated supply…

    Imperial Logistics is expanding its river transportation management capabilities and the company has developed an integrated solution for its inland shipping routes in South America - encompassing state of the art transportation and warehousing… more
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  • Abarth is Official Sponsor and Official Car Supplier to the Movistar Yamaha MotoGP team for the fourth year in succession
    Mar 19, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Abarth is Official Sponsor and Official Car…

    The association between Abarth and the Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Team continues: the Scorpion Brand partners the team competing in the FIM 2018 MotoGP World Championship This year the front of the fairing of the two Yamaha YZR-M1 2018 bikes again… more
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  • The automotive sector has a bright and innovative future
    Mar 19, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    The automotive sector has a bright and…

    As digital advancements transform the driving experience, they are also fundamentally changing how society engages with the vehicle in the retail environment, writes, Trevor Hill - Head of Audi South Africa. Automotive brands find themselves at a… more
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  • Another record for Panda: a Natural Power car has been operatingsoley on Biomethane from the water cycle for a whole year
    Mar 19, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Another record for Panda: a Natural Power…

    15 March 2018 marked the first anniversary of the trial on the Panda powered by natural gas, the biomethane produced by the wastewater treatment plant operated by the CAP Group at Bresso-Niguarda (Milan). It was on 14 March 2017 that Elisa… more
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  • Panda Raid 2018: Unstoppable Fiat Panda conquers the desert
    Mar 19, 2018 Motoring

    Panda Raid 2018: Unstoppable Fiat Panda…

    3,000 kilometres, seven stages and 400 teams from all over the world: just some of the record-breaking figures of the tenth edition of the Panda Raid, a competition open only to classic Panda cars. From Madrid to Lake Mohammed V, tackling rough… more
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  • 3 Ways the Drought is affecting your car
    Mar 19, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    3 Ways the Drought is affecting your car

    The impact of the prevailing drought is clearly visible, even in urban areas, with dead lawns and unwashed cars becoming a mark of pride. It has also affected the autos industry, from dealerships to car washes and individual car owners themselves.… more
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  • “70 years of the Porsche sports car” at the Retro Classics exhibition
    Mar 19, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    “70 years of the Porsche sports car” at the…

    Autograph sessions with Walter Röhrl plus other racing legends and works drivers Dubai. The Porsche Museum is celebrating “70 years of the Porsche sports car” at this year’s Retro Classics exhibition. Every hour at the Porsche stand, visitors are… more
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  • Signature Motorsport MINI John Cooper Works ready for tough title challenge
    Mar 19, 2018 Motorsport

    Signature Motorsport MINI John Cooper Works…

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  • Are tyre manufacturers ready to ride on the next level of technology revolution within the automotive industry?
    Mar 19, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Are tyre manufacturers ready to ride on the…

    According to McKinsey & Company’s report, the global automotive industry will see an increase in profits to EUR 79 billion by 2020. Emerging markets are projected to grow more than three times as fast as established markets. The total contribution… more
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  • Goodyear South Africa launches Umthombo Development Programme
    Mar 19, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Goodyear South Africa launches Umthombo…

    Goodyear South Africa is proud to announce the launch of its enterprise and supplier development initiative, Umthombo Development Programme. Umthombo which means fountain and signifies "the source from which something proceeds or is supplied" is… more
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  • All-new Engen Polo Cup Championship promises great excitement
    Mar 19, 2018 Motorsport

    All-new Engen Polo Cup Championship promises…

    22 Brand New Polo GTI's will line up for the start of the 2018 Engen Polo Cup Season Kyalami start for Engen Polo Cup Championship Championship up for grabs as 2017 Champion moves on The Engen Volkswagen Polo Cup series - one of South Africa's… more
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  • Mahindra South Africa unveils the all new range of
    Mar 18, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Mahindra South Africa unveils the all new…

    Strengthening its presence in the higher kVA segment with its 250 kVA & 320 kVA offering in the Diesel Generators Establishing a footprint in the Construction industry by introducing the Mahindra Earthmaster Backhoe Loader (TLB). Mahindra Powerol… more
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  • Skills Development for Employment Equity & Training Committees
    Mar 18, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Skills Development for Employment Equity &…

    Skills Development for Employment Equity & Training Commitees workshop talking place on 12 April 2018 at the Holiday Inn Rosebank, Johannesburg; South Africa and on the 13 April 2018 at the Protea Hotel Durban Umhlanga Ridge, Durban,South Africa.… more
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  • You're Invited: Workshop 3 - Preparing for a disciplinary hearing
    Mar 18, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    You're Invited: Workshop 3 - Preparing for a…

    Join us for our Industrial Relations workshop discussing the following topic: Preparing for a disciplinary hearing Date: 11 April 2018 Time: 09:00 - 13:00 Venue: Group M Building Auditorium - Ground Floor 7 Naivasha Road, Cnr Leeuwkop Sunninghill… more
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  • The new minimum wage – juggling a fair wage versus business decline. Is there a solution?
    Mar 18, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    The new minimum wage – juggling a fair wage…

    In 2010, Pravin Gordhan stated that the South African economy would need to grow by 7% per annum for years to come to create jobs and reduce poverty. Despite the intention of the introduction of a new national minimum wage (NMW) to bridge the wage… more
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  • MasterDrive Newsletter - 15 March 2018
    Mar 16, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    MasterDrive Newsletter - 15 March 2018

    MasterNews: Changes ahead The team at MasterDrive constantly strives to improve your experience with our weekly newsletter. Thus, after conducting some research, we have decided to move the newsletter to a Tuesday. This is what you can look forward… more
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  • Upcoming Events 16 March - 1 April 2018
    Mar 16, 2018 Motorsport

    Upcoming Events 16 March - 1 April 2018

    18.03.2018 FIM GRAND PRIX WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP, LOSAIL INTERNATIONAL CIRCUIT 18.03.2018 FIM MOTOCROSS MXGP/MX2 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP, VALKENSWAARD 18.03.2018 FIM ENDURO WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP, HELSINKI 25.03.2018 FIA FORMULA ONE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP,… more
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  • 2018 WesBank South African Car Of The Year is the Porsche Panamera
    Mar 16, 2018 Motoring

    2018 WesBank South African Car Of The Year…

    Johannesburg – Each year the South African motoring fraternity gathers to celebrate motoring excellence as represented by the WesBank South African Car Of The Year competition. At the 33rd running of the event, the revered German manufacturer,… more
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  • Do you want to grow your auto part business in Latin America?
    Mar 16, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Do you want to grow your auto part business…

    The Expo provides manufacturers and distributors direct access to the Latin American and Caribbean OEM, REPLACEMENT PARTS, AFTERMARKET PARTS, AUTOMOTIVE REMANUFACTURED PARTS, and TUNING markets in a warm and personal setting that forges long lasting… more
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  • ROSE Foundation – protecting our dwindling water resources
    Mar 15, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    ROSE Foundation – protecting our dwindling…

    There are many reasons that attribute to the growing water crisis in South Africa. Climate change and rising temperatures are making droughts more frequent and severe, with potentially devastating consequences for agriculture, water supply and human… more
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  • New Development Programme launched to boost EC Exports
    Mar 15, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    New Development Programme launched to boost…

    The Nelson Mandela Bay Business Chamber in partnership with the Eastern Cape Development Corporation (ECDC) today (13 March 2017) announced that it has launched a new one-year Exporter Development Programme as part of an enterprise development… more
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  • Revealing the real value of logistics with DACHSER’s logistics balance sheet
    Mar 15, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Revealing the real value of logistics with…

    While most companies know how much logistics costs them, they may not know how much it could earn them. Leading logistics company, DACHSER, has developed an innovative methodology that articulates the positive financial impact logistics performance… more
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  • Durban woman director to Put Foot for charity
    Mar 15, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Durban woman director to Put Foot for charity

    Courageous business woman and director, Karen Petersen, is swapping the boardroom for a Jag during one of the continent’s most unique motor rallies. Backed by her sponsor, SADC Plan, the ‘Padvarkies’ crew which is headed up by Petersen and includes… more
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  • If you’re reckless on the road, do it alone
    Mar 15, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    If you’re reckless on the road, do it alone

    More traffic is expected on the roads in the coming weeks as families from across the country prepare to enjoy the Easter holidays. Schools close for the Easter break on 28 March and reopen on 10 April. Easter Weekend begins on 30 March (Good… more
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  • Keep your cars powered up for a test drive
    Mar 15, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Keep your cars powered up for a test drive

    Large, noisy chargers on a showroom floor definitely detract from a customer’s experience and can ultimately affect your bottom line. Charging Systems Africa (CSAF) have been powering up South Africa with the introduction of a range of intelligent… more
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  • VAT rate increase – impact to the short-term insurance industry
    Mar 15, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    VAT rate increase – impact to the short-term…

    Value-added tax (“VAT”) was introduced in South Africa in September 1991 to replace GST (General Sales Tax) as an indirect tax. VAT was imposed in 1991 at a statutory rate of 10%, and then increased to 14% in 1993. Since then, the rate of the tax… more
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  • The new BMW X2 now available in South Africa
    Mar 15, 2018 Motoring

    The new BMW X2 now available in South Africa

    The BMW X2 (fuel consumption combined: 6.3 – 5 l/100 km; CO2 emissions combined: 143 – 131 g/km*) is more than just a new BMW X model. With its unmistakable design and sporty, urban genes, it makes a confident impression both in its class and within… more
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  • New Branch Manager for HAW in Johannesburg
    Mar 15, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    New Branch Manager for HAW in Johannesburg

    Hydraulic and Automation Warehouse (HAW), part of the Hytec Group, has appointed Jean Beckley to the position of Branch Manager for its Johannesburg operation, effective 01 February 2018. Beckley, who has 10 years of experience within the Group in… more
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  • AG qualified audit sounds SAA death knell – should surprise no one
    Mar 15, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    AG qualified audit sounds SAA death knell –…

    SAA is finished according to the Auditor General (AG). Or, in the coded language that he uses, his findings “cast doubt on SAA’s ability to continue as a going concern”. The real surprise in the wake of last week’s AG Kimi Makwetu’s qualified audit… more
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  • Quazar Automotive teams up with ASE Global
    Mar 15, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Quazar Automotive teams up with ASE Global

    To make car dealerships more profitable using enhanced retail data Quazar Automotive, a leading provider of consulting, training and financial data services to South Africa’s automotive sector, has announced an alliance with UK-based ASE Global that… more
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  • IoT is a leading force in helping the transport and logistics sector to drive down its carbon footprint, finds Inmarsat
    Mar 15, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    IoT is a leading force in helping the…

    Research suggests companies within transport and logistics are prioritising IoT to improve environmental sustainability and enhance their operational success 13 March 2018: The Internet of Things (IoT) will play a pivotal role in enabling the… more
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  • Talk Radio 702 and Cape Talk are launching the next season of Business Accelerators (#BizX) in March.
    Mar 14, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Talk Radio 702 and Cape Talk are launching…

    Talk Radio 702 and Cape Talk are launching the next season of Business Accelerators (#BizX) in March. #BizX is the biggest entrepreneur and business owner promotion over radio globally. It’s an opportunity to feature your business to the plus 1… more
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  • Michelin drives South African motor Sportsman of the year awards
    Mar 14, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Michelin drives South African motor…

    The South African Guild of Motoring Journalists is pleased to announce that Michelin Tyre Company South Africa have come on board as headline sponsors of the Motor Sportsman of the Year competition for 2017 and beyond. In existence for 24 years, the… more
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  • InServe companies come to the aid of the wild horses of Namibia
    Mar 14, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    InServe companies come to the aid of the…

    The plight of wild horses in drought-stricken Namibia has resulted in three Industrial Services Holdings (InServe) companies stepping up to the plate to assist in delivering 112 teff bales for the Namibia Wild Horses Foundation. According to the… more
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  • Federal-Mogul Motorparts to Showcase FP Diesel® Components for Commercial Engines at bauma CONEXPO Africa 2018
    Mar 14, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Federal-Mogul Motorparts to Showcase FP…

    The FP Diesel® brand comprises high-quality and OE quality parts for off-highway and heavy-duty engines Johannesburg, South Africa, March 12th, 2018.Federal-Mogul Motorparts, a leading global supplier of products and services to global manufacturers… more
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  • Business Of The Year award winners showed resilience of SA motor dealers in tough times
    Mar 14, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Business Of The Year award winners showed…

    The winners and finalists in the various categories of the Sewells-MSX International/NADA 2017 Business of the Year (BOTY) contest once again showed, with the financial performances of their companies, that South African vehicle retailers continue… more
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    Mar 14, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Audi Brussels receives certificate for…

    All manufacturing processes are completely CO2-neutral Peter Kössler: Member of the Audi Board of Management responsible for Production: “We are working on making every factory in the Group even more sustainable. Audi Brussels has been awarded a… more
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  • Sordo claims 2nd place for Hyundai Motorsport in Rally Mexico
    Mar 14, 2018 Motorsport

    Sordo claims 2nd place for Hyundai…

    Hyundai Motorsport has secured its most competitive finish on the grueling gravel stages of Rally Mexico on the weekend when Dani Sordo picked up his first podium of the 2018 FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) with a strong run to second place. The… more
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  • Volvo Car South Africa dealer network awarded for 2017 achievements
    Mar 14, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Volvo Car South Africa dealer network…

    Volvo Car South Africa (VCSA) recently hosted its annual Dealer of the Year Awards where the VCSA dealer network was honoured for its 2017 achievements. The 2017 VCSA Dealer of the Year awards saw Tom Campher Volvo Cars Johannesburg walk away with… more
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  • A Night at the Races
    Mar 13, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    A Night at the Races

    It is that time of the year again where we are getting ready for the epic Night at the Races. Our event last year was such a roaring success, that we just have to do it again. This year we are joining up with The Rotary Club Northcliff to bring you… more
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  • Sasol urges young women to seize the opportunities of STEM careers
    Mar 13, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Sasol urges young women to seize the…

    International chemicals and energy company Sasol, regarded as the employer of choice in Africa’s chemical & pharmaceuticals sector, is urging female learners in Grade 12 to seize the opportunity to be at the forefront of economic growth and… more
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  • Leading independent South African 4x4 workshop transforms brand
    Mar 13, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Leading independent South African 4x4…

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  • BMW Golf Cup International: Team Thailand defends title at the World Final – Guest of honour Gary Player tops off unforgettable week in South Africa.
    Mar 13, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    BMW Golf Cup International: Team Thailand…

    Around 100,000 enthusiastic amateur golfers took part in the BMW Golf Cup International around the world and dreamed of qualifying for the World Final. The dream of 109 of those golfers came true in George, South Africa this week. The highlight of… more
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  • Porsche Mission E Cross Turismo: The electric high-performer  for an active lifestyle
    Mar 13, 2018 Motoring

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    Concept study of the first Porsche Cross-Utility Vehicle (CUV) celebrates its world premiere Dubai. Spark for the future: At the Geneva Motor Show, Porsche is presenting the Mission E Cross Turismo, a concept study of an electronically powered… more
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  • CILTSA Announces Fully-funded Professional Training Programme for Women in Transport and Logistics for 2018 / 2019
    Mar 13, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    CILTSA Announces Fully-funded Professional…

    The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport: South Africa (CILTSA) has secured funding from the Transport Education and Training Authority (TETA) for the training of 20 employed women and is inviting employers to enrol learners for this… more
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    World Water Day is celebrated on 22 March every year, and each year it highlights a specific aspect of fresh water. This year’s theme is ‘Nature for Water’, which will be amplified through the South African Department of Water and Sanitation’s… more
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  • Automechanika Frankfurt launches its first customer programme
    Mar 12, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Automechanika Frankfurt launches its first…

    Automechanika Frankfurt, the world’s leading trade fair for the automotive service industry, is taking place for the 25th time this year, and for the first time alongside REIFEN – Messe Frankfurt has decided to mark the occasion by launching a… more
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  • Julian's fine Florida debut
    Mar 12, 2018 Motorsport

    Julian's fine Florida debut

    Van der Watt on the pace at St. Pete South Africa’s Julian van der Watt enjoyed a positive start to his US Formula 2000 road to Indy campaign at the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg Miami, US over the weekend. Camps Bay Cape Town’s reigning… more
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  • MasterDrive Newsletter - 08 March 2018
    Mar 12, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    MasterDrive Newsletter - 08 March 2018

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  • Franchise Association Weekly Newsflash
    Mar 12, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Franchise Association Weekly Newsflash

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  • Automechanika Istanbul held from April 5 - 8, 2018 is going to be powerful and successful than ever before!
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    Mar 09, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

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  • FUCHS Lubricants Hosts Successful Sponsorship Breakfast
    Mar 09, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

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  • CAPAS 2018 optimises product offerings to facilitate Southwest China’s aftermarket transformation
    Mar 09, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

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  • New Renault KWID AMT set to be an automatic choice within the entry-level segment
    Mar 09, 2018 Motoring

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  • Achiever Awards: The best of the best in skills development
    Mar 09, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Achiever Awards: The best of the best in…

    The Automotive Industry Development Centre [AIDC] received three awards for their stellar training programmes at the Skills Development Summit Achiever Awards ceremony held in Midrand on Wednesday evening. The Achiever Awards recognised and… more
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  • Mazda VISION COUPE wins Concept Car of the Year at the Geneva Motor Show.
    Mar 09, 2018 Motoring

    Mazda VISION COUPE wins Concept Car of the…

    Top automotive designers crown sleek Japanese aesthetic-inspired design vision model. Second design award for VISION COUPE, which points the way forward for Mazda vehicles. The Mazda VISION COUPE has won "Concept Car of the Year" at the 11th-annual… more
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  • McLaren Automotive strengthens factory driver stable with three new appointments
    Mar 09, 2018 Motorsport

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