Complete range of LDV models get the green light for SA
Apr 22, 2024 Buzz

Complete range of LDV models get the green light for SA

LDV has confirmed that its full range of passenger and commercial vehicles have received the green light for local introduction. The company, part of the global SAIC automotive group, recently announced the introduction of the LDV T60 double cab…
SAMBRA recognises excellence
Apr 22, 2024 Buzz

SAMBRA recognises excellence

ABSA has scooped top honours, and for the second consecutive year, won the prestigious SA Motor Body Repairers’ Association (SAMBRA) Insurer of the Year award followed closely by AIG with a silver award. Both Bryte Insurance and OUTsurance walked…
Castrol turns 125, looks to the future with new strategy
Apr 22, 2024 Buzz

Castrol turns 125, looks to the future with new strategy

2024 marks a momentous 125th anniversary milestone for Castrol, a global leader in lubricants, and part of the bp group. As the global brand celebrates its 125th year, it is launching a bold new ‘Onward, Upward, Forward’ strategy to meet the…
bpSA brings new expertise to its board of directors
Apr 22, 2024 Buzz

bpSA brings new expertise to its board of directors

bp Southern Africa (bpSA) is pleased to announce the appointment of Lindiwe Dlamini, a seasoned business leader with extensive experience in South Africa’s financial sector, as a non-executive director. The appointment became effective on the 19…
Federalism is not Apartheid
Apr 22, 2024 Buzz

Federalism is not Apartheid

The African National Congress (ANC) has repeatedly equated federalism, provincial autonomy, and decentralisation to Apartheid. A knee-jerk accusation that, sadly, resonates with some voters. But the truth is that federalism is not just nothing like…
A First Look at AAPEX 2024!
Apr 22, 2024 Buzz

A First Look at AAPEX 2024!

Is it November Yet?! AAPEX is back for another EPIC event in 2024, and you know better than anyone it’s where you will find everything you need to stay up to date and take on your toughest challenges. This year, look for additional opportunities to…
Range Rover Sport SV braking performance sets new standards
Apr 19, 2024 Motoring

Range Rover Sport SV braking performance sets new standards

Range Rover’s modern luxury performance flagship, the 467kW mild-hybrid Twin Turbo V8 Range Rover Sport SV, recently proved the stopping performance and durability benefits of its optional Carbon Ceramic Braking system by completing a two-week track…
Motorcycle racer Bradley Cox proudly supported by TGRSA
Apr 19, 2024 Motorsport

Motorcycle racer Bradley Cox proudly supported by TGRSA

TOYOTA GAZOO Racing SA (TGRSA) continues to proudly support Bradley Cox, in his quest for a 2024 championship. Bradley, son of the legendary Dakar racer Alfie, has made his mark in the world of motorcycle racing in his own right, having won the…
2024 Easter travel at a six year high
Apr 19, 2024 Mobility

2024 Easter travel at a six year high

…but most don’t leave their home province South Africans travelled more than 2.3 billion kilometres over the Easter long weekend (Thursday 28 March to Monday, 01 April) in 2024, the highest number recorded in six years of tracking data and 12% up on…
A tonne of driving skills
Apr 19, 2024 Mobility

A tonne of driving skills

The Sunday Times published an article this weekend on the increasing purchase of armoured vehicles by South Africans. Buying one of these vehicles is a valid decision for many according to a report compiled by the Global Initiative against Organised…
Exciting new technology planned for Auto China
Apr 18, 2024 Buzz

Exciting new technology planned for Auto China

Chery is planning a large-scale Eco Exhibition in tandem with its major presence at the Beijing International Automotive Exhibition (Auto China). Auto China is scheduled from 25 April to 4 May at the China International Exhibition Centre in Beijing.…
SA’s top-selling used EV last year was a Volvo
Apr 18, 2024 Mobility

SA’s top-selling used EV last year was a Volvo

Volvo Car South Africa’s position at the forefront of the fast-growing new-energy vehicle space has been cemented, this time by the fact that the XC40 Recharge was the country’s most sold used electric vehicle in 2023, according to data from…
Our Ford Stories video:Ford Forever
Apr 17, 2024 Motoring

Our Ford Stories video:Ford Forever

It gives us great enjoyment to share the newest video from Ford SA's 'Our Ford Stories' video series, coinciding with Ford South Africa's centenary celebrations. This video visits the well-known Lazarus dealership in Pretoria where Colin Lazarus…
Fuel prices for May: good and bad news
Apr 17, 2024 Buzz

Fuel prices for May: good and bad news

South African fuel prices have reached record-high increases over the past three years despite the government not increasing the General Fuel Levy or Road Accident Fund (RAF) levy. Commenting on unaudited data from the Central Energy Fund (CEF), the…
Introducing the TAC-6, built by Armormax Defence
Apr 17, 2024 Mobility

Introducing the TAC-6, built by Armormax Defence

Armormax Defence introduces its TAC-6 to the world: a ground-breaking platform that sets new standards in technology and performance for this class of vehicle. So why the need for a 6-wheel drive Land Cruiser that can be lightly armoured, heavily…
Own your journey: The new Kia Seltos
Apr 17, 2024 Motoring

Own your journey: The new Kia Seltos

Kia South Africa this week introduces the new Seltos to the South African market with an updated exterior design, a significantly upgraded interior, and a pair of upgraded powertrains. The introduction also sees the Seltos range being revised and…
Volkswagen announces R4 billion investment in Kariega plant
Apr 17, 2024 Buzz

Volkswagen announces R4 billion investment in Kariega plant

Today, Volkswagen Group Africa announced a R4 billion investment in its manufacturing plant in Kariega. The investment will be used to upgrade facilities in various areas in preparation for the addition of a third model to its production line-up…
5 Ways to make a fellow driver’s day 
Apr 17, 2024 Mobility

5 Ways to make a fellow driver’s day 

There’s something about driving that can make even the mellowest among us see red. Whether it’s because we have been cut off in traffic, have not been let into a lane you desperately need to get into, or have been overtaken by someone driving way…
Lexus presents “TIME” at the 2024 Milan Design Week
Apr 17, 2024 Buzz

Lexus presents “TIME” at the 2024 Milan Design Week

Lexus has unveiled its installation Time at the world's largest design event, Milan Design Week, in Milan, Italy. Chief Branding Officer, Simon Humphries, relates that, “Since its inception, Lexus has continually challenged the conventions of…
Volvo Trucks First to offer Electric Truck Rentals
Apr 16, 2024 Mobility

Volvo Trucks First to offer Electric Truck Rentals

Volvo Trucks South Africa has announced the introduction of a new Equipment-as-a-Service (EaaS) model for electric truck rentals in the country. Since the launch of the Volvo Electric Trucks locally in 2023, the company has brought in a range of…
RMI places priority on training
Apr 16, 2024 Buzz

RMI places priority on training

In today's rapidly evolving landscape, staying abreast of new developments and emerging trends is paramount for professionals across all industries. As technologies advance, market dynamics shift, and best practices evolve making continuous learning…
South Africa is between decline and renewal
Apr 16, 2024 Buzz

South Africa is between decline and renewal

Sean McLaughlin has worked in market intelligence on Latin America and Spain between 2016 and 2020. He wrote extensively on the issue of Northern Ireland in the EU-UK Brexit negotiations for think tank VoteWatch Europe. Since 2021, he has been…
Three steps that can save your life on the road
Apr 16, 2024 Mobility

Three steps that can save your life on the road

By Keletso Mpisane, Head of MiWay Blink. Motorists who’ve spent years behind the wheel can get blasé about vigilance and road safety. Intersections and overtaking manoeuvres that once seemed daunting can become routine, breeding complacency. This…
Alfa Romeo: Milano Name is not OK? “Alfa Romeo Junior” then!
Apr 16, 2024 Buzz

Alfa Romeo: Milano Name is not OK? “Alfa Romeo Junior” then!

During one of the most important weeks for Alfa Romeo’s future, an Italian government official declared that the use of the name “Milano” – chosen by the Brand for its recently unveiled new compact sports car – is banned by law. The name “Milano,” a…
New JAECOO J7 officially launches in South Africa
Apr 15, 2024 Motoring

New JAECOO J7 officially launches in South Africa

The highly anticipated JAECOO J7 has officially launched in South Africa, hitting the market as the very first model from the newly established urban off-road SUV brand. Endowed with cutting-edge design and forward-thinking technologies, the J7 is…
NEASA Skills Training: Training May 2024
Apr 15, 2024 Buzz

NEASA Skills Training: Training May 2024

NEASA is offering skills training by accredited training providers in the following disciplines: Occupational Health and Safety - R1 050.00 excl. VAT Firefighting - R860.00 excl. VAT First Aid - R1 100.00 excl. VAT The training will be conducted in…
Distracted driving the new epidemic
Apr 15, 2024 Mobility

Distracted driving the new epidemic

April is the international month of awareness for driving while distracted (DWD). The importance of this month cannot be understated with statistics that reveal how easily people will drive distracted and with the lack of priority placed on reducing…
naamsa issues an erratum on March 2024 new vehicle stats
Apr 12, 2024 Buzz

naamsa issues an erratum on March 2024 new vehicle stats

The Automotive Business Council wishes to issue an official erratum for the published new vehicle sales statistics reported on Monday, April 02, 2024. After an extensive analysis of all data harvested, processed, and distributed, it became clear…
Roadshow Antiques and the Fallacy of Marx
Apr 12, 2024 Buzz

Roadshow Antiques and the Fallacy of Marx

If you pay attention to what is happening, you can learn some basic principles of economics. This makes sense, when you realise that economics is about a theory of human action. What motivates people? How do they choose between competing choices?…
50K not out for Suzuki Auto South Africa
Apr 11, 2024 Buzz

50K not out for Suzuki Auto South Africa

Suzuki Auto South Africa has broken through the 50 000 barrier for the first time in its history. The brand this week received its final sales figures for the financial year from April 2023 to March 2024. It shows that 51 969 new Suzuki models were…
E-Commerce could boost SA’s SME transporters
Apr 11, 2024 Mobility

E-Commerce could boost SA’s SME transporters

Since the pandemic, unprecedented numbers of people have embraced technology and shifted to e-commerce. Consequently, transport companies have increased demand. Justin Manson, Sales Director at Webfleet South Africa, Bridgestone’s globally trusted…
Tips for buying a new car for your business
Apr 11, 2024 Mobility

Tips for buying a new car for your business

Starting a new business is an exciting journey, and as a new entrepreneur, every decision you make can have a significant impact on your venture’s success. Barend Smit, Marketing Director of MotorHappy, a supplier of motor management solutions, says…
All laws are not equal
Apr 11, 2024 Buzz

All laws are not equal

By Vivienne Vermaak an award-winning investigative journalist, director and writer. This article is part of the Free Market Foundation’s opinion pieces. A traffic cop stopped me for not wearing a seatbelt recently. I offered him R50 and thanked him…
THE TIRE COLOGNE 2024 – Trends and new products
Apr 10, 2024 Buzz

THE TIRE COLOGNE 2024 – Trends and new products

From 4 to 6 June 2024, THE TIRE COLOGNE presents the most important trends of the tyre and wheel industry. The international tyre industry will then once again present its new products in the Cologne exhibition halls. Whether tyre design, recycling,…
Trailer Manufacturer Powering Ahead with Solar
Apr 10, 2024 Mobility

Trailer Manufacturer Powering Ahead with Solar

Solar power supplied 67% of all electricity used in February this year at three of leading South African truck body and trailer building company, Serco’s factories and offices in South Africa. And Serco’s goal is to push that figure up to 75%…
Are entrepreneurs born or made?
Apr 10, 2024 Buzz

Are entrepreneurs born or made?

Many people who have business ideas feel in some way that they are not ready to take the plunge, and one of the most convenient excuses is that they feel that they “are not entrepreneurs”. But this doesn’t take away the business idea smouldering at…
Training Designed Just for You
Apr 10, 2024 Buzz

Training Designed Just for You

AAPEX’s Joe’s Garage Online is back! We’re here to equip you with the industry-focused training you need to excel in your career and business. We’re thrilled to announce another year of our FREE webinar training series. Packed with more tools, tips,…
Combating Cape Town wind
Apr 10, 2024 Mobility

Combating Cape Town wind

Cape Town experienced challenging weather conditions over the weekend. In one instance, both the trailer of a truck and a caravan were blown off a bridge. Additionally, trees have fallen across the road and a warning was issued to drivers to stay…
Volkswagen Motorsport keen to keep on winning at Kyalami
Apr 08, 2024 Motorsport

Volkswagen Motorsport keen to keep on winning at Kyalami

Volkswagen Motorsport heads to South African motor racing’s biggest weekend at the Kyalami grand Prix Circuit Extreme Festival from 11 – 13 April 2024. Team drivers, 2023 Polo Cup champion and SupaCup rookie Charl Michael Visser, and seasoned…
Announcement on the future of e-tolls
Apr 08, 2024 Mobility

Announcement on the future of e-tolls

We refer to the Government Gazette 50418, published 28 March 2024 regarding the withdrawal of the toll declaration of National roads, referred colloquially as the e-toll roads. The above Government Gazette gives effect to the declaration of the…
Parties must think harder about crime
Apr 08, 2024 Buzz

Parties must think harder about crime

Crime seeps into every aspect of South African society. Violent crime takes lives, sexual assault destroys them. Gangsterism imposes a brutal dictatorship on swathes of our society, sapping the lifeblood of commerce and innocence from our…
Formula E: Accelerating the electric vehicle transition
Apr 08, 2024 Mobility

Formula E: Accelerating the electric vehicle transition

The popular all-electric motorsport world championship is helping to develop the next generation of electric vehicles, writes Langa Dube, Regional Director at TCS South Africa & Rest of Africa. Much of the technology that goes into electric racing…
Volvo Trucks South Africa Appoints New Sales Director
Apr 08, 2024 Mobility

Volvo Trucks South Africa Appoints New Sales Director

Volvo Trucks South Africa has announced the appointment of Anders Friberg as the company’s new Director of New Truck Sales. Effective 1 April 2024, Friberg will be based at the Volvo Group Southern Africa headquarters in Johannesburg. With extensive…
Minimum wage turns job seekers into potential criminals
Apr 08, 2024 Buzz

Minimum wage turns job seekers into potential criminals

Raising the minimum wage may seem like a way to help alleviate the plight of working South Africans, but all it really accomplishes is pricing more and more people out of the job market. The 2024/25 financial year will see an 8.5% rise in the…
Williams Hunt The Glen expands Stellantis brand line-up
Apr 08, 2024 Buzz

Williams Hunt The Glen expands Stellantis brand line-up

Stellantis continues its drive to make brands easily accessible to customers through its multifranchise dealer network with an exciting new Williams Hunt The Glen facility for the Opel, Citroën, Peugeot, Jeep® and FIAT brands. The new facility in…
60 Years of Porsche Racing at Kyalami set for release
Apr 04, 2024 Motorsport

60 Years of Porsche Racing at Kyalami set for release

Hot on the heels of the exclusive Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit – 60 Years of Memories, publishers, SA Motorsport Memories are about to release another, subtly more focussed book. 60 Years of Porsche Racing at Kyalami will imminently be available to…
Toyota is game-ready for Comic Con’s return to Cape Town
Apr 04, 2024 Buzz

Toyota is game-ready for Comic Con’s return to Cape Town

Toyota South Africa Motors can’t wait to unleash all the esports action and prizes they have in store for Comic Con Cape Town 2024, as the partnership enters its second year, running from Saturday, 27 April to Wednesday, 1 May 2024. Get ready for…
A new Toyota crossover is revealed
Apr 04, 2024 Motoring

A new Toyota crossover is revealed

Toyota has launched its latest SUV offering called the Urban Cruiser Taisor in India, and this marks a noteworthy addition to Toyota’s growing passenger lineup. The Urban Cruiser Taisor is competitively priced in the Indian market and emerges as an…
Toyota continues to shine in a depressed market
Apr 04, 2024 Buzz

Toyota continues to shine in a depressed market

South Africa's auto sales dropped 15,9% in March from a year earlier, industry data showed, marking the eighth consecutive monthly fall. Prolonged unfavourable trading conditions arising from escalating fuel costs, elevated interest rates as well as…
Always Moving: Engen launches new B2B brand positioning
Apr 04, 2024 Buzz

Always Moving: Engen launches new B2B brand positioning

Engen, a leading energy and solutions partner committed to enriching lives for a sustainable future, has launched its new business-to-business (B2B) brand positioning to solidify the company as the premier energy solutions provider to its commercial…
Cultivating the market for green flooring solutions
Apr 04, 2024 Buzz

Cultivating the market for green flooring solutions

Mathe Group’s Hammarsdale facility, which recycles approximately 1 000 radial truck tyres per day to produce 45 tons of rubber crumb, is a pivotal export hub. Although many of its products are distributed internationally, the innovative rubber…
Blockbuster Kyalami Extreme Festival weekend for Dunlop
Apr 04, 2024 Motorsport

Blockbuster Kyalami Extreme Festival weekend for Dunlop

The biggest race meeting for years is brewing down Kyalami way. Teams from across the country are flat out preparing for the Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit’s 11 to 13 April combined South African National and Regional Extreme Festival. It’s also a huge…
Celebrating 64 years of Wingate Motors
Apr 04, 2024 Buzz

Celebrating 64 years of Wingate Motors

Looking and Moving Forward It is an increcible milestone to be able to celebrate our 64th year in the Motor Industry and our first year in our new location. As you might know, Wingate in Jeppe sadly fell victim to the looting that rattled our…
March sales shock for new vehicles
Apr 03, 2024 Buzz

March sales shock for new vehicles

New vehicle sales seemingly plummeted in March compared to the same month last year. But two major factors conspired against the numbers, according to WesBank. Figures released by naamsa | the Automotive Business Council saw the March new vehicle…
What saves the most fuel?
Apr 03, 2024 Mobility

What saves the most fuel?

There are various ways in which you can save fuel – yet, which gives you the most fuel savings*? Fuel prices are going up at midnight for the third month in a row. Petrol will go up by between by 58c and 67c per liter (grade and region dependent).…
Budget-friendly business brilliance
Apr 03, 2024 Buzz

Budget-friendly business brilliance

Top insurance tips for achieving success on a shoestring budget The prolonged effects of the economic downturn in South Africa has placed many small businesses under undue strain. The current cost-of-living crisis has cut into consumer spend and the…
Westvaal Motor Group Menlyn welcomes Jeep® and FIAT brands
Apr 03, 2024 Buzz

Westvaal Motor Group Menlyn welcomes Jeep® and FIAT brands

Stellantis continues its drive to make brands easily accessible to customers through its multifranchise dealer network with an exciting expansion of Westvaal Motor Group Menlyn to include the Jeep® and FIAT brands alongside Peugeot, Opel, and…
The demise of the Steel Industry accelerated
Apr 03, 2024 Buzz

The demise of the Steel Industry accelerated

By Gerhard Papenfus AMSA APPLIES FOR MORE STEEL DUTIES Fresh on the heels of the implementation of 10% import duties on certain types of galvanised coil in December 2023, as well as 53.8% anti-dumping duties implemented in February 2024 (now…
Engen is Official Fuel Supplier to Comrades
Mar 30, 2024 Buzz

Engen is Official Fuel Supplier to Comrades

With under 75 days to #Comrades2024 race day, the Comrades Marathon Association (CMA) has announced that South Africa’s largest fuel and convenience company, Engen has partnered with the Comrades Marathon as the Official Fuel Supplier this year. CMA…
The fully electric Volvo EX30 named 2024 World Urban Car
Mar 30, 2024 Mobility

The fully electric Volvo EX30 named 2024 World Urban Car

Small and mighty indeed – we are celebrating today, because our fully electric Volvo EX30 has landed a big accolade at the prestigious World Car Awards. Beating a competitive field of nominees, the EX30 was awarded the title of 2024 World Urban Car…
Hyundai IONIQ 5 N is the 2024 World Performance Car
Mar 30, 2024 Buzz

Hyundai IONIQ 5 N is the 2024 World Performance Car

The Hyundai Motor Company continued its winning streak at the World Car Awards this week with the IONIQ 5 N high-performance electric vehicle (EV) named the 2024 World Performance Car. This is the Hyundai IONIQ 5 lineup’s fourth major World Car…
Jam-packed weekends = fatigued driving
Mar 30, 2024 Mobility

Jam-packed weekends = fatigued driving

The greatest risk drivers embarking on a trip for only the four-day weekend face a great risk in the form fatigued driving. Leaving on the Friday, returning on the Sunday with a full weekend in between, can inevitably result in drowsy driver…
The EFF pillars are built to crumble​
Mar 30, 2024 Buzz

The EFF pillars are built to crumble​

Since 2013, the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) under wannabe despot Julius Malema has had seven so-called non-negotiable pillars. At their core, these pillars are stereotypical, rote policies of an ill-thought national socialist state. In practice,…
Defender OCTA: A new high-performance hero
Mar 27, 2024 Motoring

Defender OCTA: A new high-performance hero

Original British adventure brand Defender will introduce a new high-performance, all-terrain hero in 2024: New Defender OCTA. The new flagship Defender will be the toughest, most capable and luxurious model in the line-up, charting new territory for…
Easter weekend travel tips
Mar 27, 2024 Mobility

Easter weekend travel tips

225 people died in 185 fatal road accidents over the four-day Easter weekend in 2023 – an increase of nearly 40% from the weekend’s death toll in 2022. As we head for the hills (or the bush or beach) over the upcoming long weekend, there are a…
Decentralise power, minimise problems
Mar 27, 2024 Buzz

Decentralise power, minimise problems

If we want to minimise the problems facing South African society, then we need to decentralise it and embrace a federal system. That means giving more power to the provinces, districts, municipalities, and local councils. The more localised and…
Government (and road users) must do better this Easter
Mar 26, 2024 Mobility

Government (and road users) must do better this Easter

While the government has in the past implemented several seasonal road safety campaigns, particularly over the Easter period, road fatalities are still increasing over this period and more needs to be done to improve the situation. The Automobile…
The roads more (or less) travelled
Mar 26, 2024 Mobility

The roads more (or less) travelled

Mixed signals from December’s motor vehicle travel and service station stops Motor vehicle travel to South Africa’s big three airports jumped, on average, 9% during December 2023 compared to twelve months previously, but service station stops…
LDV South Africa opens its doors
Mar 26, 2024 Mobility

LDV South Africa opens its doors

LDV – a historic brand with a bright future – is entering the South African market. The brand will be headquartered in Sandton, Gauteng, from where it will serve a national network of dealers. A national dealer network is currently being appointed,…
SAMBRA Industry Awards scheduled for April
Mar 26, 2024 Buzz

SAMBRA Industry Awards scheduled for April

On 18 April 2024, SAMBRA and Lightstone will jointly be hosting the 2023 Annual SAMBRA Awards ceremony at the Bryanston Country Club honouring top vehicle insurers and OEMs, as well as automotive Refinishing brands, for excellence in service…
NADA celebrates Lifetime Achievement at awards evening
Mar 26, 2024 Buzz

NADA celebrates Lifetime Achievement at awards evening

The National Automobile Dealers' Association (NADA) recently held its prestigious MSXi NADA Dealership of the Year Awards, an elegant evening filled with celebration and recognition. The event, sponsored by MSXi and other esteemed partners, saw…
If oil disappeared tomorrow
Mar 25, 2024 Buzz

If oil disappeared tomorrow

If oil disappeared tomorrow, there would be no more jet fuel, gasoline or diesel. Internal combustion engine automobiles, buses, trucks, lorries and coaches would be stranded. Airplanes powered by jet fuel would be grounded. Freight and passenger…
MasterDrive Driver Search winner announced
Mar 25, 2024 Motorsport

MasterDrive Driver Search winner announced

MasterDrive Driver Search has selected its winner to compete with the team at Simola Hillclimb. Shuaib Dhansay was selected from over 80 aspiring applicants eventually emerging victorious due to both his driving skills and winning attitude. In 2023,…
Car crashes cause half of head injuries
Mar 22, 2024 Motoring

Car crashes cause half of head injuries

Yesterday was World Head Injury Awareness Day which brings attention to head injuries that can significantly change a person’s life. Motor vehicle, bicycle or vehicle pedestrian accidents are responsible for the most head injuries – an astounding…
 Brasil Auto Parts sets a record at Automechanika Buenos Aires
Mar 22, 2024 Buzz

Brasil Auto Parts sets a record at Automechanika Buenos Aires

With an unprecedented number of 52 companies, the Brazilian pavilion will showcase a wide variety of products and solutions to the top importers of our auto parts Automechanika Buenos Aires, Argentina’s leading international trade fair for the…
New Peugeot E-5008 class-above electric large SUV
Mar 21, 2024 Motoring

New Peugeot E-5008 class-above electric large SUV

The new PEUGEOT E-5008 sets a new benchmark by becoming the only all-electric SUV to offer an exceptional living space for 7 passengers and up to 660 km electric range. Benefiting from the STLA Medium platform and a battery made in France, the…
Saving even more at the SA pump in 2024
Mar 21, 2024 Motoring

Saving even more at the SA pump in 2024

During the 2024 budget speech delivered on 21 February in Cape Town, Finance Minister Enoch Godongwana said the National Treasury will not increase the general fuel levy and Road Accident Fund (RAF) levy for 2024/25. The treasury would however,…
Employing a domestic worker?
Mar 21, 2024 Buzz

Employing a domestic worker?

HERE ARE YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES If you employ a domestic worker (regardless of the hours) you are an employer and therefore legally compelled to register with and contribute to certain funds. 1. Compensation Fund All employers of domestic workers…
How much does it cost to Armour your Vehicle?
Mar 21, 2024 Mobility

How much does it cost to Armour your Vehicle?

South Africa has long grappled with high crime rates, but recent statistics paint a stark picture of the escalating security concerns facing its citizens. According to recent crime data, over 7,700 people fell victim to murder in the last two months…
Cape 1000 raises R350,000 for charity in a spectacular finish
Mar 21, 2024 Buzz

Cape 1000 raises R350,000 for charity in a spectacular finish

Cape Town, South Africa’s most beautiful drive lived up to expectations. The third edition of the breathtaking Cape 1000 grand touring & regularity rally brought to you by Private Clients by Old Mutual Wealth has wrapped up with resounding success,…
Lexus to present
Mar 20, 2024 Buzz

Lexus to present "Time" at Milan Design Week 2024

Lexus International returns to Milan Design Week in April, exhibiting "Time", a pair of interactive installations featuring new and original work by two leading global designers - both aimed at illuminating the future of human-centred design from…
DIY car finance application or outsourcing to a dealer
Mar 20, 2024 Mobility

DIY car finance application or outsourcing to a dealer

Despite the proliferation of e-hailing services in South Africa, owning a car remains a necessity for most commuters, exacerbated by the generally poor public transport system in many parts of the country. However, the relatively high price of cars…
Industry alert! Metal and Engineering Industry Roadshow
Mar 20, 2024 Buzz

Industry alert! Metal and Engineering Industry Roadshow

The national negotiations for the Metal and Engineering Sector are to commence towards the end of March 2024. A series of mandating sessions will be held across South Africa, during which NEASA will brief employers on the current state of the…
Designed for family life: Distinctive Discovery DNA
Mar 19, 2024 Motoring

Designed for family life: Distinctive Discovery DNA

Discovery Sport is a bold presence in any environment. Its Discovery DNA is clear to see, with a purposeful stance, rising waistline detail and distinctive roofline. Beautifully proportioned, it offers a unique, unmistakable character.…
Toyota Corolla Cross up for grabs in Comrades Win-A-Car Draw
Mar 19, 2024 Buzz

Toyota Corolla Cross up for grabs in Comrades Win-A-Car Draw

With just over 90 days to go to the 97th Comrades Marathon, the Comrades Marathon Association (CMA), in conjunction with long-standing sponsor, Toyota South Africa Motors, has announced the details around its 2024 Comrades Toyota Win-A-Car…
Hilux and Fortuner 48V officially on sale
Mar 19, 2024 Motoring

Hilux and Fortuner 48V officially on sale

Toyota’s new Hilux and Fortuner 48V introduces electrification to the legendary pick-up and SUV range for the first time to deliver greater efficiency, improved driving performance and enhanced comfort in both urban and off-road environments. The…
Experience Vorsprung durch Technik: the new Audi Q6 e-tron
Mar 19, 2024 Motoring

Experience Vorsprung durch Technik: the new Audi Q6 e-tron

The new Audi Q6 e-tron is the first production model on the Premium Platform Electric (PPE), marking the next step in the company’s transformation into a provider of premium electric mobility. The model is defined not only by impressive driving and…
Smart e-performance for all kind of application
Mar 19, 2024 Mobility

Smart e-performance for all kind of application

Clark is presenting the new S-Series Electric to the public for the first time at LogiMAT in Stuttgart. With the SE25-35 electric four-wheel forklift trucks with load capacities of 2.5 to 3.5 tonnes, Clark Europe is launching the first generation of…
Volkswagen AutoPavilion marks 20 years of celebrating heritage
Mar 19, 2024 Buzz

Volkswagen AutoPavilion marks 20 years of celebrating heritage

In March 2004, the Volkswagen Group Africa plant in Kariega opened the doors to its own heritage centre for the first time. The VW AutoPavilion, which was built following a R13-million investment, was established with the ultimate aim of giving a…
Affordability key to consumer spending in SA
Mar 18, 2024 Buzz

Affordability key to consumer spending in SA

Could (more) manufacture of affordable vehicles help lift the country’s automotive sector? Affordability was a key factor driving consumer behaviour in South Africa, and it affected the auto industry as much as any other, Paul-Roux de Kock, Chief…
60 Years of Porsche racing at Kyalami
Mar 18, 2024 Motorsport

60 Years of Porsche racing at Kyalami

Local motorsport publishing company, SA Motorsport Memories, previewed a new book at a function hosted by Toby Venter at Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit. Several motoring media, contributing photographers and other dignitaries joined author Denis Klopper…
Suspended licenses and buying cars
Mar 18, 2024 Mobility

Suspended licenses and buying cars

In a recent MasterDrive webinar, many aspects of the AARTO Act were addressed. The National Automotive Dealers’ Association (NADA) participated as a panellist on the ‘Insights into AARTO’ webinar. Brandon Cohen, NADA National Chairperson and RMI…
Suzuki to return to the Simola hill
Mar 18, 2024 Motorsport

Suzuki to return to the Simola hill

The hills will soon be alive with the sound of the Suzuki Swift Sport racing. Suzuki Auto South Africa has entered three new Swift Sport models in this year’s Simola Hill Climb, scheduled from 2 to 5 May in Knysna. This is the third year in a row…
TEPA champions training to upskill tyre retail sector 
Mar 18, 2024 Buzz

TEPA champions training to upskill tyre retail sector 

According to Census 2022, 18,5 million adults in South Africa did not complete their secondary schooling, which means they do not have a matric certificate. This is a significant barrier to tertiary education, notes Angie Frederic, TEPA (Tyre,…
Teaser Trail to Easter Jeep® Safari 2024 - Trail Marker 3
Mar 18, 2024 Buzz

Teaser Trail to Easter Jeep® Safari 2024 - Trail Marker 3

The Jeep® Performance Parts (JPP) by Mopar design team returns to the annual Easter Jeep Safari in Moab, Utah, March 23-31, 2024. Two new, one-of-a-kind, rock-crawling, terrain-traversing concept vehicles will take four-wheeling to the next level on…
Daniel Pienaar announces 2024 Rally season drivers
Mar 15, 2024 Motorsport

Daniel Pienaar announces 2024 Rally season drivers

Daniel Pienaar Technical High school in the small town of Kariega, made history last year, not only for being home to the oldest technical school in South Africa with motorsport as an official school sport, but also significantly, for Motorsport…
SA well on the road to overcriminalisation, new FMF index finds
Mar 15, 2024 Buzz

SA well on the road to overcriminalisation, new FMF index finds

The Free Market Foundation (FMF)’s Section 12 Initiative today launched its Criminalisation Index, which will in time comprehensively quantify the extent of criminalisation that exists in South Africa’s statutory, regulatory, and judicial law. The…
Watch Now: Tim Tebow’s Mission-Possible Life Message
Mar 14, 2024 Buzz

Watch Now: Tim Tebow’s Mission-Possible Life Message

Are you showing up to be your best? Dive into the mind of world-renowned athlete, entrepreneur, and philanthropist, Tim Tebow, in new, exclusive footage from the 2023 SEMA Show! In this captivating video, you’ll get inspired to be your best self, as…
Is it still worthwhile learning how to drive a manual car?
Mar 14, 2024 Mobility

Is it still worthwhile learning how to drive a manual car?

In many parts of the world, manual transmissions are losing their popularity. However, in South Africa, almost 50% of new car sales still feature manual gearboxes. Given the South African market, it would make sense to learn how to drive a manual…
New truck front to save lives
Mar 14, 2024 Mobility

New truck front to save lives

Researchers at Chalmers University of Technology, in Sweden, have developed a new truck front concept to significantly reduce fatal crashes in car-truck collisions. The new truck front comes after the EU regulations for the maximum length of a truck…
Carnage for sportspeople
Mar 13, 2024 Mobility

Carnage for sportspeople

Kenyan marathon runner, Kelvin Kiptum, was killed in a car crash in February. At just 24 years old, he was the world record holder for marathons and was expected to soon break the 2-hour mark. While reports still need to be confirmed, it is believed…
Taking it to the C3 MAX
Mar 13, 2024 Motoring

Taking it to the C3 MAX

Hot off the heels of being named a finalist for the South African Car of the Year, the Citroën C3 range has an exciting new addition: the C3 MAX. This newest iteration of the acclaimed Citroën C3 lineup is tailored to meet the discerning needs of…
Extreme Supercars will all race on Dunlop from Saturday
Mar 13, 2024 Motorsport

Extreme Supercars will all race on Dunlop from Saturday

While most of the cars competing in all classes at Saturday’s South African National Championship Extreme Festival season opener at Cape Town’s Killarney International Raceway will race on its rubber, it is still a huge weekend for Dunlop Tyres.…
NEASA SKILLS: Training April 2024
Mar 13, 2024 Buzz

NEASA SKILLS: Training April 2024

NEASA is offering skills training by accredited training providers in the following disciplines: Occupational Health and Safety - R1 050.00 excl. VAT Firefighting - R860.00 excl. VAT First Aid - R1 100.00 excl. VAT The training will be conducted in…
Toyota and ABSA Cape Epic Partnership Shifts Up a Gear
Mar 13, 2024 Buzz

Toyota and ABSA Cape Epic Partnership Shifts Up a Gear

As the Official Vehicle Partner, Mixed Category Sponsor and Official Route Partner of the world’s premier mountain bike stage race, Toyota South Africa Motors’ (TSAM) continued partnership with the ABSA Cape Epic signifies our commitment to…
COIDA - Return of Earnings (ROE)
Mar 12, 2024 Buzz

COIDA - Return of Earnings (ROE)

SUBMISSIONS TO COMPENSATION FUND The annual Return of Earnings (ROE) submission to the Compensation Fund opens from 1 April 2024 until 31 May 2024. All employers are urged to timeously submit their ROEs to the Compensation Fund, in order to avoid a…
Subscription vehicles gain traction in SA says Kinto One
Mar 12, 2024 Mobility

Subscription vehicles gain traction in SA says Kinto One

In recent years, South Africa has witnessed a notable shift in how people approach mobility. The emergence of subscription vehicles has presented a compelling alternative to traditional ownership models. While several companies are venturing into…
Toyota and Ford: SA’s most sold brand and model
Mar 12, 2024 Motoring

Toyota and Ford: SA’s most sold brand and model

In 2023, Toyota took top position as South Africa's most sold used car brand with 60,296 units sold, while the Ford Ranger reigned supreme as the country's most sold model with 20,156 units sold last year. That's according to the 2023 AutoTrader Car…
Steel Industry Alert: Increase in earnings threshold
Mar 12, 2024 Buzz

Steel Industry Alert: Increase in earnings threshold

On 5 March 2024, the Minister of Employment and Labour gazetted a new earnings threshold of R254 371.67 per annum. In terms of the Basic Conditions of Employment Act (BCEA), all employees earning in excess of the earnings threshold, are excluded…
Toyota Announces 2023 Dealer of the Year Award Winners
Mar 11, 2024 Buzz

Toyota Announces 2023 Dealer of the Year Award Winners

Toyota South Africa Motors showcased the remarkable accomplishments of its esteemed dealer network at the 2023 Dealer of the Year Awards on Friday, 8 March. Held at Sandton Convention Centre, the annual gala event shines a spotlight on the top…
Coetzee confirmed as 2023 VW Challenge B champion
Mar 11, 2024 Motorsport

Coetzee confirmed as 2023 VW Challenge B champion

Ethan Coetzee has been confirmed as PABAR Volkswagen Challenge Class B champion for 2023. While another driver was initially declared champion, a series of MSA hearings made that provisional, before an MSA National Court of Appeal this week declared…
SAPICS | Women in Supply Chain Leadership 2024 Survey
Mar 11, 2024 Mobility

SAPICS | Women in Supply Chain Leadership 2024 Survey

The theme of International Women's Day #IWD2024 is 'Inspire Inclusion' and SAPICS would like to explore the experiences and perceptions of men and women from across the SAPICS network as they relate to advancing gender inclusion in supply chain.…
Combining killer roads and killer drivers
Mar 08, 2024 Motoring

Combining killer roads and killer drivers

In a recent article released by The Citizen, entitled ‘Killer road or killer driver?’ the infrastructure upgrade to Moloto Road was discussed along with the cause of many crashes on this road. Moloto Road is identified by the RTMC as the road with…
SCRS Quick Tips: Battery Load Test
Mar 08, 2024 Buzz

SCRS Quick Tips: Battery Load Test

You never want a situation where a customer’s battery dies while the vehicle is in your custody, but Mike shares statistics that more than 20% of vehicles that come into the repair facility need a battery when they arrive. The best way to avoid an…
Enjoy Your First Class – In All Wheel Drive
Mar 08, 2024 Motoring

Enjoy Your First Class – In All Wheel Drive

Chery South Africa has unveiled its long-awaited new flagship, the Chery Tiggo 8 Pro MAX with all-wheel drive. The new model joins the growing Tiggo Pro line-up as the top of the range model and promises to welcome even more customers to this…
Long road trip ahead? Here’s how to pack your car
Mar 08, 2024 Motoring

Long road trip ahead? Here’s how to pack your car

Every Easter, the spirit of adventure beckons many South Africans to hit the open road for unforgettable journeys. Whether you’re heading to the coastal bliss of Durban or the scenic landscapes of the Garden Route, a well-packed car can make all the…
Tips to consider when buying a new car
Mar 08, 2024 Motoring

Tips to consider when buying a new car

More than half a million South Africans bought new cars during 2023. This is despite ever-increasing interest and inflation rates, and soaring cost of living, fuel, and car prices. And yet, even with around a million road accidents being reported…
Hyundai returns to Pikes Peak International Hill Climb
Mar 08, 2024 Motorsport

Hyundai returns to Pikes Peak International Hill Climb

Hyundai will return to the legendary Pikes Peak International Hill Climb in America, also known as “The Race to the Clouds”, in June this year with a four-car team. This year’s race to the summit on America’s Mountain will mark another milestone in…
ExportFocus Africa Directory: July - December  2024  Edition
Mar 07, 2024 Buzz

ExportFocus Africa Directory: July - December 2024 Edition

The ExportFocus Africa is Bi - Annual directory that connects companies to African Markets. Africa has been growing at steady rate creating a greater need for foreign companies to reach new businesses. Lucrative Investment potential and Demand, both…
BMW Golf Cup World Final in South Africa supports UNICEF
Mar 07, 2024 Buzz

BMW Golf Cup World Final in South Africa supports UNICEF

Located on the wonderful Garden Route in South Africa, roughly halfway between Cape Town and Port Elizabeth, is Fancourt Golf Resort – venue this week for the 33rd BMW Golf Cup World Final. In keeping with the motto for the largest international…
Cortina Changed Ford’s Footprint in South Africa
Mar 07, 2024 Motoring

Cortina Changed Ford’s Footprint in South Africa

Ford’s Cortina was a car that redefined the boundaries between small and medium-sized cars that existed until that time. When the Mark I version launched in late 1962 it had a 1.2-litre engine, a unit that would normally be associated with a light…
Making it in a man’s world
Mar 07, 2024 Buzz

Making it in a man’s world

Rene Baker is a woman making significant strides in the traditionally male-dominated automotive industry, achieving notable success. Barriers look intimidating until one day somebody shows just how surmountable they are. Rene Baker’s success in the…
Introducing NEASA Payroll Services
Mar 07, 2024 Buzz

Introducing NEASA Payroll Services

Employers, in general, are inundated with red tape and administrative issues that they need to attend to, while having to focus on their core operations. Consequently, NEASA is pleased to introduce its payroll services as the newest product offering…
SA’s youth won’t thrive without good policies
Mar 07, 2024 Buzz

SA’s youth won’t thrive without good policies

SA could benefit dramatically from shifts in global demographics, if only we adopted the right policies and supported the correct institutions to harness our youthful population and material resources. Unfortunately, we live under a regime that not…
Navigating the SA Automotive Sector’s Green Transition
Mar 07, 2024 Mobility

Navigating the SA Automotive Sector’s Green Transition

During the 2024 State of the Nation (SONA), President Cyril Ramaphosa placed a huge focus on green energy and introducing Electric Vehicles (EVs). We are set to witness change in the automotive sector. The focus shifts not only to the increased…
MEIBC: Increases in administration and dispute levies
Mar 07, 2024 Buzz

MEIBC: Increases in administration and dispute levies

The MEIBC Administrative– and Dispute levies agreements stipulate that the levies payable by employers and employees to the MEIBC will increase annually by CPI, as recorded by StatsSA, for December of the preceding year. Accordingly, the new…
Volkswagen opens new dealership in Mthatha
Mar 07, 2024 Buzz

Volkswagen opens new dealership in Mthatha

In an effort to offer personalised, professional, and premium service to customers the NTT Motor Group has opened a Volkswagen dealership in Mthatha. Volkswagen has a total of 113 dealerships across South Africa. “Our vision is to be South Africa’s…
Triton and Xforce win iF DESIGN AWARD 2024
Mar 07, 2024 Buzz

Triton and Xforce win iF DESIGN AWARD 2024

The all-new Triton and the all-new Xforce compact SUV have won the iF DESIGN AWARD 2024 in the product design discipline. Mitsubishi Motors offers fulfilling mobility lifestyles that awaken the adventurous spirit of drivers and provide excitement…
Suzuki starts March with a bang
Mar 07, 2024 Buzz

Suzuki starts March with a bang

The month of March started with a bang for Suzuki Auto South Africa. On this first day of the month Suzuki celebrated the news that it has again won all three categories in which it was nominated in the Cars.co.za Consumer Awards, sponsored by Absa.…
Mazda SA to Discontinue Mazda BT-50 Production
Mar 07, 2024 Motoring

Mazda SA to Discontinue Mazda BT-50 Production

Mazda Southern African today announces the end of production and importation of the Mazda BT-50 Double Cab Pick-up for the South African market. Since it debuted in 2008, replacing Mazda’s successful B-series of LCV’s, the BT-50 has delivered mixed…
Toyota Launches a new accessories programme in South Africa
Mar 07, 2024 Buzz

Toyota Launches a new accessories programme in South Africa

Toyota South Africa Motors (TSAM) is proud of its rich sales and manufacturing heritage spanning more than six decades in the country. However, the Japanese-founded company has evolved to be more than just an automotive brand in the past few years,…
GWM Awards Top Dealers
Mar 07, 2024 Buzz

GWM Awards Top Dealers

GWM South Africa celebrated the growth and performance of its dealer network at its 2023/24 Dealer of the Year Awards, held recently in Johannesburg. The gala event saw dealers from across Southern Africa being called to the podium to receive one of…
Collaboration and Lead Generation in franchising
Mar 07, 2024 Buzz

Collaboration and Lead Generation in franchising

VISIT THE FRANCHISE DIRECTORY FOR FRANCHISE OPPORTUNITIES - CLICK HERE 20 March - Virtual Networking 11:00 am - 12:30 pm Our guest speaker for the next virtual event is Frans van Der Colff, Executive Fellow and Associate Professor of Practice and…
POPIA regulator clamps down on marketing practices
Mar 06, 2024 Buzz

POPIA regulator clamps down on marketing practices

The Information Regulator has issued its first enforcement notice against a company for breaching the conditions of lawful processing of personal information, by virtue of direct marketing. Employers and businesses should heed this action of the…
2024 Simola Hillclimb primed for a classic battle
Mar 06, 2024 Motorsport

2024 Simola Hillclimb primed for a classic battle

The Simola Hillclimb always delivers an exceptional showcase of some of the most spectacular cars in South Africa, whether it’s a monstrous modern machine taking on King of the Hill or one of the vintage old-timers blowing out the cobwebs and…
Safeguarding Against the Ongoing Supply Chain Disruptions
Mar 06, 2024 Mobility

Safeguarding Against the Ongoing Supply Chain Disruptions

Mitigating Contractual Disputes by exploring ADR and arbitration in resolving supply chain disputes The mining industry relies heavily on a complex network of suppliers, logistics partners, and transporters to ensure the efficient movement of raw…
Suzuki, Griquas Rugby join forces
Mar 05, 2024 Buzz

Suzuki, Griquas Rugby join forces

Suzuki fans will soon see the famous S-badge on an entirely new product: a rugby jersey! Suzuki Auto South Africa is the new naming sponsor of the legendary Griqualand West Rugby Union (GWRU), home of the Griquas. The agreement between these two…
COIDA - Return of Earnings (ROE)
Mar 05, 2024 Buzz

COIDA - Return of Earnings (ROE)

SUBMISSIONS TO COMPENSATION FUND Dear employer The annual Return of Earnings (ROE) submission to the Compensation Fund opens from 1 April 2024 until 31 May 2024. All employers are urged to timeously submit their ROEs to the Compensation Fund, in…
Toyota keeps momentum in a declining market
Mar 05, 2024 Motoring

Toyota keeps momentum in a declining market

Against a backdrop of declining vehicle sales, Toyota achieved yet another double-digit performance, recording 11,524 registrations for a sizeable 25,8% share of the new automotive market. Toyota South Africa’s Vice President of Sales & Marketing,…
CILT Africa Annual Forum 2024
Mar 05, 2024 Mobility

CILT Africa Annual Forum 2024

AFRICA Forum is a major continental event providing a platform for governments, corporate organisations, individuals, students and other stakeholders of the transport and logistics industry to share, learn, and promote professional and business…
New vehicle sales idle
Mar 04, 2024 Buzz

New vehicle sales idle

If January sales had started with the choke on; February sales appear to have settled into a smoother idle. Although still down 0,9% year-on-year, second month sales were significantly improved over January in volume terms, providing some hope for…
How to save fuel
Mar 04, 2024 Mobility

How to save fuel

Despite seeing a R3.20 drop in petrol prices and R4.40 drop in diesel prices between November and January, March will bring the downward movement of the petrol price to a halt. While yet to be confirmed, predictions are that fuel will increase by…
Toyota/Lexus Scores Big at Cars.co.za Consumer Awards
Mar 04, 2024 Buzz

Toyota/Lexus Scores Big at Cars.co.za Consumer Awards

Toyota and its luxury arm Lexus amassed an impressive score of 88.3%, convincingly walking away with the #CarsAwards Brand of the Year trophy. Unlike product categories, which are decided by a combination of judges’ scores and consumer data, the…
JAECOO takes to the road
Mar 04, 2024 Mobility

JAECOO takes to the road

JAECOO is ready to make its debut and has kick started its launch season with the first batch of J7 commercial vehicles having already arrived in South Africa. Recently, OMODA & JAECOO hosted an investment conference for dealers and investors in…
Only 15 Kyalami 60 Years of Memories books left
Mar 01, 2024 Motorsport

Only 15 Kyalami 60 Years of Memories books left

Early March was always South African Grand Prix month at Kyalami. Traditionally, Formula 1 would arrive at the Midrand circuit two weeks before the race for the traditional pre-season tests, and then the race. Just like happened at Bahrain last…
Bleak outlook for fuel prices in March
Mar 01, 2024 Buzz

Bleak outlook for fuel prices in March

Unaudited data from the Central Energy Fund (CEF) is indicating yet another significant increase in the price of both grades of petrol, diesel, and illuminating paraffin in March, according to the Automobile Association (AA) which has reviewed the…
Volkswagen Group Africa unveils new airbag deployment centre
Mar 01, 2024 Buzz

Volkswagen Group Africa unveils new airbag deployment centre

Following an investment of R20-million and construction of nearly two years, Volkswagen Group Africa officially opened its new airbag deployment centre on Wednesday 28 February. The new facility, based at the company’s B Plant in Kariega, will boost…
Government failing to involve public in law-drafting process
Feb 29, 2024 Buzz

Government failing to involve public in law-drafting process

Draft parliamentary bills are frequently not published for public comment, though they can and should be. The possibility of publication of a draft law in the Government Gazette for comment exists when a legislative bill is to be introduced in a…
Chemical Logistics' new BMW team, colours ready to race
Feb 29, 2024 Motorsport

Chemical Logistics' new BMW team, colours ready to race

Chemical Logistics BMW Racing will start the 2024 South African Touring Car championship with two cars at the Extreme Festival season opener at Killarney in Cape Town Saturday 16 March. With both 128tis sporting BMW Motorsport-inspired colours,…
Our Ford Story: The Boswell Family and their passion for Ford
Feb 28, 2024 Buzz

Our Ford Story: The Boswell Family and their passion for Ford

We are thrilled to share the newest video in Ford SA's 'Our Ford Stories' series, coinciding with Ford South Africa's centenary celebrations. This video features the Boswell family, based in Gqeberha, and their remarkable journey with Ford South…
Join The Rand Show SMME Summit
Feb 28, 2024 Buzz

Join The Rand Show SMME Summit

Following the incredible success of the inaugural 2023 SMME Summit at The Rand Show, South Africa’s ultimate consumer exhibition, this year’s Summit is taking things to a whole new level. “Throughout our history, The Rand Show has always helped to…
The countdown to TyreXpo ASIA 2024 begins!
Feb 28, 2024 Buzz

The countdown to TyreXpo ASIA 2024 begins!

It is now under three months before the TyreXpo Asia Show will be staged in Bangkok for the very first time, in Hall 98 at the Bangkok International Trade & Exhibition Centre (BITEC) from 15th to 17th May. Asia is regarded as being at the forefront…
Insurance implications of switching to Electric Vehicles
Feb 28, 2024 Mobility

Insurance implications of switching to Electric Vehicles

(image: Tarina Vlok, MD of Elite Risk, a high-net-worth insurer and subsidiary of Old Mutual Insure) Last week the Minister of Finance announced that producers of electric vehicles in South Africa will be able to claim 150% of qualifying investment…
Change in tactics required to stimulate demand for EVs
Feb 27, 2024 Mobility

Change in tactics required to stimulate demand for EVs

The uptake of electric vehicles (EVs) in South Africa has been slow in comparison to other world markets. While local consumer interest in new-energy vehicles continues on an upward trajectory, demand remains subdued due to a number of factors, key…
Top 15 greatest F1 tracks of all time revealed
Feb 27, 2024 Motorsport

Top 15 greatest F1 tracks of all time revealed

Rank Circuit Average attendance per day No. of turns Lap length (km) Max Speed (km/h) % of laps at full throttle Final score (/10) 1 Monza Circuit, Italy 112,216 17 5.793 350 84% 9.05 2 Imola Circuit, Italy 43,333 19 4.909 350 84% 8.69 3 Circuit…
2024 GR Cup features new cars and driver lineup
Feb 27, 2024 Motorsport

2024 GR Cup features new cars and driver lineup

TOYOTA GAZOO Racing SA's exciting GR Cup, driven by Netstar, is all set for its third instalment, with the cars and drivers for the 2024 season now in place. This year, the GR Cup will be contested in the powerful GR Corolla, with six members of the…
An Extra Line of Defence against Crime
Feb 27, 2024 Mobility

An Extra Line of Defence against Crime

South Africans are reeling from the shock of the recently released crime statistics, revealing a nation grappling with escalating violence and lawlessness. According to Police Minister Bheki Cele, the latest quarterly crime report paints a grim…
Five tips to help your clutch last longer
Feb 27, 2024 Mobility

Five tips to help your clutch last longer

If you drive a manual car, you use the clutch every time you change gears, so it’s easy to take it for granted. The good news is that the clutch can be maintained quite easily with good vehicle maintenance and driving skills. “If your clutch fails,…
5 Things Matthew Kanniah Learned at the RB20 Launch
Feb 27, 2024 Motorsport

5 Things Matthew Kanniah Learned at the RB20 Launch

(image) Celebrating 20 Years of Red Bull Racing's forever rebel spirit, with Matthew Kanniah who was at the exclusive launch of the RB20. Matthew Kanniah recently travelled all the way to Milton Keynes to meet the Oracle Red Bull Racing Team and…
Afrika Odyssey - update on the Kingsley Holgate Expedition 
Feb 27, 2024 Buzz

Afrika Odyssey - update on the Kingsley Holgate Expedition 

Legendary South Africa-based explorer Kingsley Holgate and his team are two-thirds of the way through their 41st humanitarian and geographic expedition which began in June 2023, and are now gearing up to reach some of the wildest and most isolated…
Decoding lights on your car’s dashboard
Feb 27, 2024 Mobility

Decoding lights on your car’s dashboard

If the only light you recognise or do anything about on your dashboard is a warning that you are low on fuel, it may be time to brush up on your car’s other warning signs. Motor Industry Workshop Association (MIWA) chairman Dewald Ranft says it’s…
FIAT’s New Global Game
Feb 26, 2024 Buzz

FIAT’s New Global Game

In a constantly changing global mobility market, there are those who dream about a better future and those who take concrete steps towards a more sustainable and responsible tomorrow. FIAT has proved that the future is already here with the…
The glaring fallacy of affirmative action policies
Feb 26, 2024 Buzz

The glaring fallacy of affirmative action policies

Temba A Nolutshungu is a director of the Free Market Foundation. Affirmative action policies, euphemistically referred to as broad-based black economic empowerment in the SA context, have proved inherently counterproductive everywhere in the world.…
New Volvo EX30 officially launches in SA
Feb 26, 2024 Motoring

New Volvo EX30 officially launches in SA

The new Volvo EX30 has officially launched in South Africa, arriving as one of the most accessible fully electric vehicles (EVs) in the country and signalling the growth trajectory of the Swedish luxury brand. As the cornerstone of Volvo’s strategic…
Can we address real crime in an overcriminalised society?
Feb 23, 2024 Buzz

Can we address real crime in an overcriminalised society?

South Africa is a country so beleaguered by out-of-control violent crime that in some cases it even makes active warzones look peaceful by comparison. 2024 is an election year, and you would think this scourge is receiving special attention from our…
Informal Workshop Webinar: Initiator Training 20 March 2024
Feb 23, 2024 Buzz

Informal Workshop Webinar: Initiator Training 20 March 2024

NEASA will be conducting an informal workshop webinar to ensure that business owners, managers, HR and IR managers are adequately trained to initiate disciplinary hearings successfully. OBJECTIVES The objectives include providing delegates with an…
All-New Honda ELEVATE – You Are The Chase
Feb 23, 2024 Motoring

All-New Honda ELEVATE – You Are The Chase

Honda has introduced a fresh new face in their local SUV range: the All-New Elevate, with eye-catching styling, extensive features and driving capabilities that are bound to make it a success in the highly competitive SUV segment of the South…
Awards will showcase African supply chain excellence
Feb 23, 2024 Mobility

Awards will showcase African supply chain excellence

Entries are open for the 2024 Africa Supply Chain Excellence Awards. This prestigious annual event, which is now in its third year, acknowledges the vital role played by supply chain management and recognises excellence in the supply chain…
Engen celebrates another successful Mining Indaba
Feb 23, 2024 Buzz

Engen celebrates another successful Mining Indaba

As a progressive energy and solutions partner committed to enriching lives for a sustainable future, Engen was thrilled to participate in yet another successful 'Investing in Africa' Mining Indaba, boasting approximately 8,000 attendees from 104…
Mahindra expands its Eastern Cape footprint
Feb 22, 2024 Buzz

Mahindra expands its Eastern Cape footprint

Mahindra South Africa has concluded a major expansion drive in the Eastern Cape. The group has signed new dealership agreements with Eastern Cape Motors and the Algoa Motor Group to add new state-of-the-art dealerships in East London, King William’s…
Unlocking success and seizing opportunities
Feb 22, 2024 Buzz

Unlocking success and seizing opportunities

IFE 2024 – where Franchise success stories will begin The International Franchise Expo (IFE) is set to host a significant event at the Gallagher Convention Centre from July 20th to 21st, 2024. Exhibitors and visitors alike are poised to navigate the…
GWM welcomes the GWM TANK 300 to its universe
Feb 22, 2024 Motoring

GWM welcomes the GWM TANK 300 to its universe

GWM South Africa has added a shining new star to its universe of models with the new GWM TANK 300. The new model not only introduces the GWM TANK brand, but with it a new world of pure-bred off-road performance and, as is commonplace for all GWM…
TEPA focuses on recycled waste tyre collection
Feb 21, 2024 Buzz

TEPA focuses on recycled waste tyre collection

Vishal Premlall, National Director of the Tyre, Equipment, Parts Association (TEPA), a proud association of the Retail Motor Industry Organisation (RMI), says TEPA is working closely with all tyre trading members to ensure that they are registered…
Visiting One of South Africa’s Best Model T Collections
Feb 21, 2024 Motoring

Visiting One of South Africa’s Best Model T Collections

In the heart of the Winelands is the farming town of Wellington, nestled against the foot of the Limietberg Mountains. Wellington is famous to the motoring enthusiast for being the gateway to Bain’s Kloof Pass, one of South Africa’s more famous…
Subsidising billionaires and SOEs are bad business
Feb 21, 2024 Buzz

Subsidising billionaires and SOEs are bad business

One of the more absurd posts on the site formerly known as Twitter, came from Maye Musk, the mother of Elon Musk. It revealed an abysmal understanding of economics and markets on her part and was an open plea to give her billionaire son more…
Network and Connect at FASA's Virtual Networking
Feb 21, 2024 Buzz

Network and Connect at FASA's Virtual Networking

22 Febuary - Virtual Networking - 11:00 am until 12:30 pm Networking events are the ripple effect for collaboration, knowledge exchange, and potential partnerships. To thrive, a business owner must embrace networking as an essential investment for…
GTC Championship glory for TGRSA's Variawa
Feb 21, 2024 Motorsport

GTC Championship glory for TGRSA's Variawa

The 2023 Global Touring Cars (GTC) season was balanced on a knife-edge, going into Round 7 at the Zwartops International Raceway, on 14 October, 2023. TOYOTA GAZOO Racing SA's (TGRSA) Saood Variawa, driving in his first GTC season, was only three…
Consumers cannot afford levy hike
Feb 20, 2024 Mobility

Consumers cannot afford levy hike

Association says Minister must think carefully about the impact of increases The Automobile Association (AA) says Finance Minister Enoch Godongwana must think carefully about the negative impact of increasing fuel levies on consumers before making…
Engen Maths and Science School celebrates top KZN learners
Feb 20, 2024 Buzz

Engen Maths and Science School celebrates top KZN learners

The Grade 12 learners who attended the four Engen Maths and Science Schools located in Durban in 2023 achieved flying colours for their matric exams. Engen celebrated their effort and sacrifice at an awards ceremony at Fairvale High School on 10…
Volkswagen builds 1,5-millionth export vehicle
Feb 20, 2024 Buzz

Volkswagen builds 1,5-millionth export vehicle

During the night shift on Monday 19 February, the production team of Volkswagen Group Africa celebrated a milestone when the 1,5-millionth vehicle built for export in Kariega rolled off the line. The milestone vehicle, a Polo GTI destined for the…
Orgasmic Violence
Feb 20, 2024 Bullshit Barometer

Orgasmic Violence

Bullshit #7 – written on 20 February 2024 Bullshit Barometer – None, totally honest By Dixie Normous Orgasmic Violence In this interview, our intrepid reporter SPOT, whose satirical bark is worse than his bite, talks to No Lady Pandora,…
Chery drives change through sport
Feb 20, 2024 Buzz

Chery drives change through sport

Chery South Africa, together with Lions Rugby and Champions Drive, have joined hands to facilitate access to the sport of rugby to communities who may never have had the opportunity to enjoy the full stadium experience. The company this week…
Paving the way: the benefits of PBS vehicles
Feb 20, 2024 Mobility

Paving the way: the benefits of PBS vehicles

As leaders in the mining industry, we are witnessing a significant change pushing us to improve transportation, safety, and environmental sustainability. Using Performance-Based Standards (PBS) vehicles is a big part of this change, stirring up…
South Africa shines in inaugural African Karting Cup
Feb 19, 2024 Motorsport

South Africa shines in inaugural African Karting Cup

FIA President Mohammed Ben Sulayem has lauded the first African Karting Cup which took place this weekend at Zwartkops, as an overwhelming success saying, “Congratulations to all competitors who took part in the first Africa Karting Cup in…
Hyundai stays on top with victory in Rally Sweden
Feb 19, 2024 Motorsport

Hyundai stays on top with victory in Rally Sweden

Hyundai Motorsport’s Esapekka Lappi and Janne Ferm have secured the team’s second win of the 2024 FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) season at Rally Sweden. With a fantastic advantage at the head of the pack, Lappi and Ferm remained focused on the…
The point of no return
Feb 19, 2024 Mobility

The point of no return

A study conducted by the Road Traffic Management Corporation (RTMC) says that 9.4% of all fatal traffic accidents on South African roads involve heavy load vehicles. Additionally, statistics attribute between 80 and 85% of truck crashes to human…
The folly of economic planning
Feb 19, 2024 Buzz

The folly of economic planning

The greatest economic plan is to not plan the economy at all. As South Africans prepare to vote in the upcoming general elections, plans from politicians about the economy should they be voted in will be abound. If we are prudent, we would not fall…
Your driving superstitions could be fatal
Feb 19, 2024 Mobility

Your driving superstitions could be fatal

"Superstitions might seem harmless, but they can be risky when driving," cautions Julianna Marshall, a travel expert with the International Drivers Association. Driving demands skill, focus, and responsibility, making it vulnerable to superstitions.…
Webinar gives insight into AARTO
Feb 19, 2024 Mobility

Webinar gives insight into AARTO

MasterDrive hosted their ‘Insights into AARTO Power Chat’ on 15 February, with almost 700 registrations. The webinar not only provided crucial insights into the AARTO Act but also highlighted the positive impact it could have on individuals and…
Truck Driver Safety and Wellness Symposium
Feb 16, 2024 Buzz

Truck Driver Safety and Wellness Symposium

Rev up your engines and mark your calendars! The first-ever Safety & Wellness Symposium for truck drivers is hitting the road, and it's all about fuelling your well-being! Best news yet? Attendance for truck drivers is FREE! The symposium aims to…
A French lion in Africa
Feb 16, 2024 Buzz

A French lion in Africa

A brief history of PEUGEOT in South Africa When it comes to automobile brands, PEUGEOT is amongst the oldest and began its foray on the African continent very soon after it was created. The PEUGEOT lion, symbolising the qualities of the saw blades…
Umhlanga is Hyundai’s Dealer of the Year for 2023
Feb 16, 2024 Buzz

Umhlanga is Hyundai’s Dealer of the Year for 2023

Hyundai Umhlanga has been awarded the 2023 Dealer of the Year prize at Hyundai Automotive South Africa’s national dealer conference held last week in Gauteng. The Umhlanga dealership on the north coast of KwaZulu-Natal has excelled in several…
SA’s best-selling PHEV and EV in 2023 were both Volvos
Feb 16, 2024 Buzz

SA’s best-selling PHEV and EV in 2023 were both Volvos

Volvo Car South Africa recorded impressive sales growth in the new-energy vehicle space in 2023, again leading the charge in the local plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) segment, while also boasting the best-selling fully electric vehicle (EV)…
Lexus South Africa welcomes Maps Maponyane as new ambassdor
Feb 16, 2024 Buzz

Lexus South Africa welcomes Maps Maponyane as new ambassdor

Lexus South Africa is proud to announce the appointment of Maps Maponyane, a renowned television presenter, actor, entrepreneur and fashion icon, as its newest brand ambassador. This partnership signifies a dynamic alignment between the luxury…
Volvo Trucks Celebrates Top Dealers and 24 Years in SA
Feb 16, 2024 Buzz

Volvo Trucks Celebrates Top Dealers and 24 Years in SA

Volvo Trucks South Africa has announced its top performing dealers of 2023. Mega Dealer of the Year honours went to Volvo Trucks & Buses Johannesburg, while the company’s Harrismith dealer claimed the top spot in the Medium Dealer of the Year…
Fuel price shock on the horizon
Feb 15, 2024 Mobility

Fuel price shock on the horizon

South Africans can expect a major upward shift in fuel prices in March, delivering yet another blow to already embattled consumers. Commenting on mid-month fuel data released by the Central Energy Fund (CEF), the Automobile Association (AA) notes…
Last Chance to Apply: GIBS PGDIP/MBA(Manufacturing Focus)
Feb 15, 2024 Buzz

Last Chance to Apply: GIBS PGDIP/MBA(Manufacturing Focus)

Are you currently working in the manufacturing industry or aspiring to join this dynamic sector? Our Postgraduate Diploma in Business Administration with a specialisation in General Management /MBA program, tailored for professionals interested in…
Love at First Sight? “Yes, of Corsa!”
Feb 15, 2024 Buzz

Love at First Sight? “Yes, of Corsa!”

Is it love at first sight? Does it make my heart beat faster? Is it the ideal companion for my date? There can only be one answer to all these questions on Valentine's Day: "Yes, of Corsa!" Because the new Opel Corsa is the ideal companion for the…
Historical 2023 results - strong improvement of all financials
Feb 15, 2024 Buzz

Historical 2023 results - strong improvement of all financials

Commercial results 3 complementary and growing brands: Worldwide Group’s sales up 9% versus 2022 to reach 2, 235,000 units. In Europe[3], sales were up 18.6% in a market up 13.9%. Renault is the best-selling French brand in the world, 2nd place in…
Factors to consider before downgrading your car
Feb 15, 2024 Mobility

Factors to consider before downgrading your car

With the cost of living increasing dramatically over the last few years and inflation reaching historical highs, saving money is a priority for many households. If you’re looking to save money by trading in your large family car for a smaller one,…
Lexus at Investec Cape Town Art Fair (16 – 18 February 2024)
Feb 15, 2024 Buzz

Lexus at Investec Cape Town Art Fair (16 – 18 February 2024)

Lexus South Africa continues its partnership with the Investec Cape Town Art Fair for the fourth consecutive year since 2020. This longstanding collaboration - which takes place at the Cape Town International Convention Centre - underscores Lexus'…
SA on track for EVs following SONA
Feb 15, 2024 Mobility

SA on track for EVs following SONA

During the SONA 2024 that took place on Thursday, 8 February, President Ramaphosa stated that the government was on track to resolve the most important constraints on economic growth by creating jobs through electric vehicle manufacturing. Naamsa…
NEASA Skills: Training March 2024
Feb 15, 2024 Buzz

NEASA Skills: Training March 2024

NEASA is offering skills training by accredited training providers in the following disciplines: Occupational Health and Safety - R1 050.00 excl. VAT Firefighting - R860.00 excl. VAT First Aid - R1 100.00 excl. VAT The training will be conducted in…
Ford Family Guarantee Brings Customer Experience to Life
Feb 15, 2024 Mobility

Ford Family Guarantee Brings Customer Experience to Life

Ford South Africa is dedicated to enhancing the customer experience and striving to deliver unparalleled convenience and expert guidance throughout every interaction with its dealer network. As Ford prepares to launch exciting new products, the Ford…
Cries of ‘apartheid’ will not dissuade federalist sentiment
Feb 15, 2024 Buzz

Cries of ‘apartheid’ will not dissuade federalist sentiment

The African National Congress (ANC) and its client parties disrupted a public hearing on the Democratic Alliance (DA)’s Western Cape Provincial Powers Bill on 29 January, describing it as an ‘apartheid’ measure. Conflating apartheid and political…
Citroën C3 in the race for SA Car of the Year
Feb 14, 2024 Motoring

Citroën C3 in the race for SA Car of the Year

The Citroën C3 has been named one of the 18 finalists to vie for the prestigious Old Mutual Insure 2024 Car of the Year (COTY) title. The 38th running of the South African COTY competition recognises excellence in new vehicles launched to the local…
4 trends from the OE market to watch in 2024 and beyond
Feb 14, 2024 Mobility

4 trends from the OE market to watch in 2024 and beyond

The original equipment (OE) market has undergone huge change in recent years – especially in Europe. Now, Bridgestone EMEA’s OE team has shared its four major trends that are set to have the biggest impact on an evolving automotive industry…
Why the Africa Energy Indaba?
Feb 13, 2024 Buzz

Why the Africa Energy Indaba?

The Africa Energy Indaba serves as a crucial platform for advancing discussions, fostering collaboration, and driving positive change in the energy sector across the African continent. Here are some key reasons why the Africa Energy Indaba holds…
Headline sponsors contribute to Simola Hillclimb success
Feb 13, 2024 Motorsport

Headline sponsors contribute to Simola Hillclimb success

The excitement is rapidly building for the 14th edition of the Simola Hillclimb, which is less than three months away and takes place in Knysna from 2 to 5 May 2024. While the competitors and the dazzling array of cars being enthusiastically driven…
Junior resources available
Feb 13, 2024 Buzz

Junior resources available

NEASA Youth can assist you with junior resources for your business. Government funding has been made available for placing students with employers. Students Available: Soft-Skill Students Technical Students Business Management Business…
Applications to the 2024 Business Accelerator are now open!
Feb 13, 2024 Buzz

Applications to the 2024 Business Accelerator are now open!

DO YOU HAVE WHAT IT TAKES? Are you a Black-owned SME that has potential to become the next supplier to these large customers in the automotive sector? If you know of any Black-owned SMEs that would benefit from the Business Accelerator, please share…
66% of surveyed drivers wouldn’t consider buying an EV
Feb 13, 2024 Mobility

66% of surveyed drivers wouldn’t consider buying an EV

Around two-thirds of non-EV drivers say they will still not be switching to an electric car any time soon. A recent survey conducted by Refused Car Finance shows a number of customers said they would not consider buying an electric car as their next…
ORA 03 bound to impress at SA Car of the Year
Feb 13, 2024 Motoring

ORA 03 bound to impress at SA Car of the Year

South Africa’s most affordable electric car could soon be its best family car and the Car of the Year. The GWM ORA 03 is a finalist in the 2024 South African Car of the Year, hosted and adjudicated by the Guild of Mobility journalists. It was…
Hino SA making good progress in reaching environmental goals
Feb 13, 2024 Buzz

Hino SA making good progress in reaching environmental goals

Hino South Africa is making substantial progress in addressing environmental challenges at its manufacturing plant in Prospecton, near Durban, with special focus on greening its electricity supply and decreasing the amount of waste going to…
Navigating the AARTO delay: will implementation happen?
Feb 13, 2024 Mobility

Navigating the AARTO delay: will implementation happen?

The Administrative Adjudication of Road Traffic Offences (AARTO) Act is again a subject of discussion following the announcement that the second phase will be delayed. The public is speculating about its future as no date was provided as to when it…
Vehicle crime ramps up towards the end of the year
Feb 13, 2024 Mobility

Vehicle crime ramps up towards the end of the year

Business-owned vehicles remain at greater risk Tracker’s vehicle crime statistics for the period July to December 2023 reveal an increase in the volume of vehicle crime during the last half of the year, with a peak in November during ‘silly season’…
Suzuki to join Rally to Read in KZN
Feb 12, 2024 Buzz

Suzuki to join Rally to Read in KZN

Suzuki Auto South Africa and several schools in rural KwaZulu-Natal will start the year on a high thanks to Rally to Read. To the uninitiated, Rally to Read is an initiative to reach rural schools across South Africa and deliver age-appropriate…
State of the Nation Address 2024
Feb 12, 2024 Buzz

State of the Nation Address 2024: Just another delusional rant

By Gerhard Papenfus After a multitude of disappointments and, almost without exception, meaningless speeches, only the most hardened ANC supporter and the very naïve, who are most probably the same people, find any value in anything the President…
Old Mutual Insure 2024 Car of The Year Finalists Announced
Feb 12, 2024 Buzz

Old Mutual Insure 2024 Car of The Year Finalists Announced

The finalists of the prestigious Old Mutual Insure 2024 Car of the Year (COTY) competition have been announced. The top 18 finalists meticulously chosen by the jurors of the 38th annual COTY competition presented by the South African Guild of…
The All-New CR-V is here!
Feb 12, 2024 Motoring

The All-New CR-V is here!

Enhance your driving experience with the All-New Honda CR-V. The CR-V boasts a striking exterior with refined lines, sophisticated contours, and signature LED lighting. Step inside to discover a meticulously crafted interior, featuring premium…
How A Simple 'Pause' Slashes Accident Rates by 47%
Feb 12, 2024 Mobility

How A Simple 'Pause' Slashes Accident Rates by 47%

"Slowing down saves lives," is no longer an idle lecture for reckless drivers. A groundbreaking study by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) ties a humble intersection delay to a whopping 47% drop in pedestrian conflicts. Let's delve deeper.…
Parts manager negotiates road works in her journey to the top
Feb 12, 2024 Buzz

Parts manager negotiates road works in her journey to the top

Auto industry veteran Dayle Walker knows a thing or two about crashing and getting patched up again. No matter what challenges life throws at her, she finds a way to stay the course and come out all polished on the other side. This year she is…
New 2024 Jeep Wrangler Named Best SUV of 2024 by Cars.com
Feb 12, 2024 Motoring

New 2024 Jeep Wrangler Named Best SUV of 2024 by Cars.com

The new 2024 Jeep Wrangler is the Best SUV of 2024, according to Cars.com. The editors of Cars.com considered all SUVs available in the U.S. to determine which vehicle demonstrates the best combination of capability, versatility and value, selecting…
These are the things your mechanic wants you to know
Feb 08, 2024 Mobility

These are the things your mechanic wants you to know

Your mechanic holds a treasure trove of insights that can keep your car running smoothly and your engine humming contentedly. However, car ownership also requires some knowledge and proactivity, especially when it comes to a car service and vehicle…
Webfleet unveils 5 fleet management trends for 2024
Feb 07, 2024 Mobility

Webfleet unveils 5 fleet management trends for 2024

Fleet management is undergoing major advances and 2024 will be a decisive year in two key areas: safety and decarbonisation. In addition, technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI) applied to automotive will drive new challenges and…
Automechanika JHB 2022 Innovation Awards Entries Now Open
Feb 07, 2024 Buzz

Automechanika JHB 2022 Innovation Awards Entries Now Open

Searching for the next big thing in the automotive aftermarket Product innovation is synonymous with the Automechanika brand and as such, the Innovation Awards have been a highlight of the local event since it was first held in 2009. Pioneering…
Chery doubles sales in January, looks to the future
Feb 07, 2024 Buzz

Chery doubles sales in January, looks to the future

This past January, Chery Group sold 200 992 units, which translates into a year-on-year growth of 107.5 per cent. The Chery brand alone made up 135 130 units of this figure. This also marks the fourth consecutive month that the group surpassed 200…
Premier South African Touring Car racing enters a new era
Feb 06, 2024 Motorsport

Premier South African Touring Car racing enters a new era

South African Touring Cars will take over from Global Touring Car racing from 2024. South Africa’s premier wings and slicks tin-top race series has undergone a radical transformation over the past two seasons. The new name not only concludes that…
Electricity privatisation is already happening
Feb 06, 2024 Buzz

Electricity privatisation is already happening

Privatisation is not only the only real solution to SA’s electricity crisis, it is so obviously necessary and powerful that it is happening whether the government likes it or not. Former Eskom CEO André de Ruyter estimated before he resigned that…
Analysing Festive Season road fatalities – 2:3
Feb 06, 2024 Mobility

Analysing Festive Season road fatalities – 2:3

The Road Safety Partnership South Africa (RSP-SA) has analysed the 2023/2024 Festive Season road fatality rates to provide perspective on whether the decrease in stats was truly dismal. In January, Minister Sindisiwe Chikunga revealed there was a…
Bakwena’s 2024 Road and Plaza Expansion Plans
Feb 06, 2024 Mobility

Bakwena’s 2024 Road and Plaza Expansion Plans

Bakwena, the Concessionaire responsible for the N1N4 route, is dedicated to maintaining and upgrading its road network to ensure the safety and convenience of travellers. The recent impact of climate change, particularly heavy rainfall, has…
Big petrol price increases expected in February
Feb 05, 2024 Mobility

Big petrol price increases expected in February

Current unaudited fuel data from the Central Energy Fund (CEF) is showing significant increases for all grades of fuel in February. Commenting on the data, the Automobile Association (AA) says the numbers are indicating that the short-lived relief…
New National Minimum Wage: Both futile and destructive
Feb 05, 2024 Buzz

New National Minimum Wage: Both futile and destructive

By Gerhard Papenfus On Friday, 2 February 2024, the Minister of Employment and Labour announced an 8.5% (CPI plus 3%) increase to the National Minimum Wage (NMW). In doing so, the Minister acted on the advice and recommendations of the National…
Toyota kicks off the year with a solid performance
Feb 05, 2024 Buzz

Toyota kicks off the year with a solid performance

At Toyota’s recent State of the Motor Industry (SOMI) address, it was clearly outlined that South Africa’s automotive sector will remain largely in limp mode going into 2024 – this is confirmed by the numbers coming out of January. Aggregate…
New records for a new year – Suzuki breaks the 5K barrier
Feb 05, 2024 Motoring

New records for a new year – Suzuki breaks the 5K barrier

Suzuki Auto South Africa and its network of dealers shattered every possible sales record in January for the best start to a year. Ever. According to the official sales report – published by industry body naamsa on the first business day of every…
Tyrexpo Asia 2024 – positive momentum in Thailand
Feb 02, 2024 Buzz

Tyrexpo Asia 2024 – positive momentum in Thailand

It is now just four months before the leading international tyre trade show – TyreXpo Asia 2024 opens in a new location in Thailand at the Bangkok International Trade & Exhibition Centre (BITEC) from the 15th to 17th May 2024. The prestigious event…
New vehicle sales start with the choke
Feb 02, 2024 Buzz

New vehicle sales start with the choke

New vehicle sales started 2024 where they left 2023 off: with the choke on waiting for conditions and performance to improve. According to figures released by naamsa | the Automotive Business Council, new vehicle sales started on a weak footing,…
Opel Increases Global Sales by a Strong 15 Percent in 2023
Feb 01, 2024 Motoring

Opel Increases Global Sales by a Strong 15 Percent in 2023

Opel grew significantly in 2023 with a sales increase of 15 percent. This is the highest percentage growth rate in more than 20 years. Global sales were up to around 670,000 vehicles giving the German manufacturer its highest registration numbers in…
Unlocking Africa's Potential: Embracing Regional Integration
Feb 01, 2024 Buzz

Unlocking Africa's Potential: Embracing Regional Integration

In a landmark move set to support the growth of the economic landscape, the 2024 edition of the Manufacturing Indaba boldly underscores the transformative potential of African manufacturing. With the spotlight firmly on harnessing the continent's…
MasterDrive Driver Search about to select entrants
Feb 01, 2024 Mobility

MasterDrive Driver Search about to select entrants

The MasterDrive Driver Search closed today. The Driver Search has expanded to have national reach this year, presenting more opportunities to more young drivers but it also adds to the competitive landscape for entrants hoping to enter the next…
Reaching the point of Turnaround
Feb 01, 2024 Mobility

Reaching the point of Turnaround

The logistics crisis in South Africa is, without doubt, the ‘perfect storm’, strangling the private sector and trade, negatively impacting the fiscal, causing massive knock-on damage to the nation at large. This is a situation that government now…
Vehicle Hijacking numbers down over festive season
Feb 01, 2024 Mobility

Vehicle Hijacking numbers down over festive season

Fidelity Services Group confirms that while vehicle hijackings are increasing in general, the group had not experienced any particular spikes in the number of vehicle hijackings nationally over the festive season. Wahl Bartmann CEO of Fidelity…
BEE points and income tax - a double deduction? 
Feb 01, 2024 Buzz

BEE points and income tax - a double deduction? 

Can a business claim BEE points for socio-economic-development contributions and deduct those contributions from its income for tax purposes as well? Can a business deduct from its income under s 18A of the Income Tax Act the amount of any…
The logistics sector ended 2023 on a better note
Jan 31, 2024 Mobility

The logistics sector ended 2023 on a better note

The Ctrack Transport and Freight Index (Ctrack TFI) increased somewhat in December to end a volatile year for the logistics sector on a better note. At an index level of 121.1 in December, the Ctrack TFI is 8.4% above year-ago levels and 1.9% above…
Motul dominates at the 46th Dakar Rally
Jan 31, 2024 Motorsport

Motul dominates at the 46th Dakar Rally

The 2024 edition of the Dakar – regarded by many veterans as the toughest staging of the ultimate Rally-Raid event since the 2020 move to Saudi Arabia – saw Motul-backed participants achieve notable successes and occupy several of the category…
Volvo Launches Upgraded Extra Heavy Trucks
Jan 31, 2024 Mobility

Volvo Launches Upgraded Extra Heavy Trucks

Volvo Trucks’ range of extra heavy trucks – the Volvo FH, FM and FMX models – are being upgraded with new technologies and the latest in camera monitoring for even better efficiency, safety and productivity for demanding businesses. The upgrades on…
HINO gets new Senior Executive Co-Ordinator
Jan 31, 2024 Buzz

HINO gets new Senior Executive Co-Ordinator

Masafumi Kawabata, of Hino Motors Japan, has been appointed Senior Executive Co-Ordinator of Hino South Africa. He takes over from Yusonori Otani, who served in this position from February 2020 and is now returning to Japan. He has been working for…
New general manager at HINO SA
Jan 31, 2024 Buzz

New general manager at HINO SA

Itumeleng “Tumi” Segage has been appointed General Manager at Hino South Africa reporting to Anton Falck, Vice President for Hino SA. The appointment follows the retirement of Pieter Klerck. Itumeleng has been working in the motor industry for over…
South Africa to host inaugural African Karting Cup 
Jan 31, 2024 Motorsport

South Africa to host inaugural African Karting Cup 

Next month the African karting spotlight will be placed firmly on South Africa as the country hosts the inaugural African Karting Cup (AKC) between 15 – 17 February at the Formula-K Kart circuit in Benoni. 40 of the finest participants from over 15…
HINO SA aims to grow sales volume by 10% in 2024
Jan 31, 2024 Mobility

HINO SA aims to grow sales volume by 10% in 2024

Hino South Africa has set an ambitious target to grow its sales volume by 15% to 3 800 units in 2024, compared to the 3 300 units it retailed in 2023. This in pursuit of a market share of 10% in the overall South African truck market forecast of 34…
NEASA Payroll Services
Jan 31, 2024 Buzz

NEASA Payroll Services

Employers, in general, are inundated with red tape and administrative issues that they need to attend to, while having to focus on their core operations. Consequently, NEASA is pleased to introduce its payroll services as the newest product offering…
SA bucks global trend of privatising power structures
Jan 31, 2024 Buzz

SA bucks global trend of privatising power structures

Eustace Davie is a director of the Free Market Foundation and author of ‘Unchain the child’. Worldwide experience has revealed that a government-owned vertical monopoly in the generation, transmission, distribution and sale of electricity is the…
Road fatalities halved
Jan 30, 2024 Mobility

Road fatalities halved

Bakwena Platinum Corridor Concessionaire (Pty) Ltd (Bakwena), is pleased to report an overall reduction of fatalities along the Bakwena N1N4 route over the festive period of 12 December 2023 up to 16 January 2024. A total of 5 fatalities (2 of which…
See more animals with these game drive tips
Jan 30, 2024 Mobility

See more animals with these game drive tips

South Africa’s beautiful national parks and game reserves are a treasure trove of wildlife and natural beauty, attracting visitors from across the country and around the world. One of the best ways to explore our national parks is with a self-drive…
South Africa’s Trade Outlook for 2024
Jan 30, 2024 Buzz

South Africa’s Trade Outlook for 2024

Global growth is expected to be subdued, if not stagnant in 2024 and amidst this slow growth and some of the challenging market conditions, global trade is also expected to be sluggish. In fact, according to The World Bank global trade growth, in…
SA’s path to prosperity through liberal social policies
Jan 29, 2024 Buzz

SA’s path to prosperity through liberal social policies

Eustace Davie is a director of the Free Market Foundation A liberal order is one in which there is voluntary exchange between individuals free of third-party intervention. The term “liberal” in this article refers to European classical liberalism…
SAPRA supports diesel probe
Jan 29, 2024 Mobility

SAPRA supports diesel probe

(image) Lebo Ramolahloane, Vice Chairman of SAPRA Following newspaper reports this week regarding the probe by the Department of Mineral Resources and Energy (DMRE) into filling stations selling watered down diesel, the South African Petroleum…
Deep dive into adulterated diesel
Jan 26, 2024 Mobility

Deep dive into adulterated diesel

Recently, several news reports warned drivers that at least 70 service stations are selling ‘contaminated’ or ‘fake’ diesel. Many of these reports are causing significant concern amongst motorists as few, if any, are accompanied by advice about what…
Elevate Your Brand with SAPICS Conference 2024 Sponsorship
Jan 26, 2024 Mobility

Elevate Your Brand with SAPICS Conference 2024 Sponsorship

SAPICS is excited to offer you an opportunity to elevate your brand and expand your business reach by becoming a sponsor of the 2024 SAPICS Annual Conference which will be held in association with the South African Association of Freight Forwarders.…
Key Pinetown welcomes Jeep® and Fiat
Jan 26, 2024 Buzz

Key Pinetown welcomes Jeep® and Fiat

Stellantis continues its drive to make brands easily accessible to customers through its multifranchise dealer network with the addition of Jeep® and Fiat to Key Pinetown. The Key Pinetown facility already houses Opel, Peugeot, and Citroën brands.…
Producers are far less harmful than meddling politicians
Jan 26, 2024 Buzz

Producers are far less harmful than meddling politicians

James Peron, president of the Moorfield Storey Institute and author of several books, including Exploding Population Myths and The Liberal Tide, is a contributing author for the Free Market Foundation. Life is an endless series of problems, all of…
Drunk driving the major offender
Jan 26, 2024 Mobility

Drunk driving the major offender

As an organisation dedicated to consistent reduction in road fatalities, MasterDrive sees the loss of 25 less lives this Festive Season as a step in the right direction. This 1.7% paired with the decrease from last year shows a promising downward…
Toyota shines at SOMI ‘24
Jan 26, 2024 Buzz

Toyota shines at SOMI ‘24

Toyota South Africa Motors (TSAM) hosted the seventh instalment of the popular State of the Motor Industry (SOMI) event at Kyalami. A multi-layered activation, SOMI ’24 provided the perfect platform for TSAM’s President and CEO, Andrew Kirby, to…
Introducing Smart Repair. The Smarter Fix.
Jan 26, 2024 Buzz

Introducing Smart Repair. The Smarter Fix.

We know you take pride in keeping your vehicle in great condition, that's why Lazarus Motor Company delivers a Smart Repair Service for all your minor cosmetic repairs. We have an equipped bay facility dedicated to repair minor scratches and bumps…
Four false criticisms of liberalism from the right
Jan 26, 2024 Buzz

Four false criticisms of liberalism from the right

As the national-conservative movement grows around the world, the right is increasingly abandoning the alliance of convenience it had with liberalism during the latter half of the previous century. Here are some false criticisms our erstwhile allies…
All-New Electric Opel SUV will be Named Frontera
Jan 26, 2024 Motoring

All-New Electric Opel SUV will be Named Frontera

Opel has announced the return of the Frontera nameplate in 2024. The name will make its comeback on an all-new SUV model. The new Frontera, which will be presented later this year, will be a fun car with clever functional features. It will also…
Decrease in fatalities welcome, but more needs to be done
Jan 25, 2024 Mobility

Decrease in fatalities welcome, but more needs to be done

The small decrease in the number of fatalities on South African roads between the December 2022 and January 2023 festive period and the 2023/2024 period is commendable and signals a slight improvement in road safety efforts by authorities. However,…
Teenager Koloc a fine 25th, gentleman Carmans 34th
Jan 24, 2024 Motorsport

Teenager Koloc a fine 25th, gentleman Carmans 34th

South Africa’s Red-Lined Motorsport enjoyed another brilliant Dakar in the gruelling 2024 race that ended in Yanbu, Saudi Arabia on Friday. Billed as one of the toughest Dakar’s in recent years, that did not deter teen sensation Aliyyah Koloc from…
SA second-hand car buyers need to be more vigilant
Jan 24, 2024 Mobility

SA second-hand car buyers need to be more vigilant

Buying a car, even a second-hand one, is a big financial commitment and the buyer needs to know they are getting bang for their buck, along with all the things which they most desire in a car. Safety should always be a top priority but how certain…
Return to the dreaded commute
Jan 24, 2024 Mobility

Return to the dreaded commute

Productivity and optimal function at one’s business depends on mental alertness and energetic performance. Imagine a scenario where a large percentage of employees are arriving for work already emotionally exhausted. Recent research is suggesting…
HINO finishes 33rd consecutive Dakar Rally
Jan 24, 2024 Motorsport

HINO finishes 33rd consecutive Dakar Rally

Hino continued to build on its astounding record of 33 starts and 33 finishes in the gruelling Dakar Rally which finished in Yanbu, Saudi Arabia on January 19. Hino’s record goes back to the 1991 Dakar Rally. Since then, at least one Hino truck has…
2023 used car sales: Foot still on the gas
Jan 24, 2024 Mobility

2023 used car sales: Foot still on the gas

Ford Ranger continues to dominate model sales, widening the gap between the Toyota Hilux. The foot has certainly not come off the gas in the used car market. In 2023 the number of used cars sold rose by 4.6% year-on-year. Overall, 367,075 used cars…
Toyota GR86 Triumph at Kyalami 9-Hour Endurance Race
Jan 24, 2024 Motorsport

Toyota GR86 Triumph at Kyalami 9-Hour Endurance Race

Toyota Gazoo Racing South Africa’s (TGRSA) first foray into the South African Endurance Series (SAES) in 2022, proved to reap rewards as the ‘newcomer’ team, that won The Index of Performance title with their near-standard Toyota GR Yaris entries…
Prepare for scorching temperatures
Jan 24, 2024 Mobility

Prepare for scorching temperatures

Weather advisories were issued for parts of the Northern and Western Cape advising of temperatures as high as 40°C. Temperatures this high create dangerous driving conditions. Not only does it pose a risk to your health and wellbeing but if…
2024: Honda FIT Facelift
Jan 23, 2024 Motoring

2024: Honda FIT Facelift

In addition to the recently facelifted FIT eHEV, Honda has refreshed the rest of the FIT range with new and sporty styling, in addition to enhanced specification levels. New design elements such as revised bumpers create a more cohesive,…
COIDA - Compensation Fund assistance for employers
Jan 23, 2024 Buzz

COIDA - Compensation Fund assistance for employers

NEASA brings relief to employers by ensuring that employers are registered, categorised correctly and do not overpay on their Compensation Fund contributions, or where they have overpaid in the past, to ensure recovery of such overpayments and…
Lighter touch will allow the labour market to work
Jan 23, 2024 Buzz

Lighter touch will allow the labour market to work

Eustace Davie is a director of the Free Market Foundation and author of ‘Jobs for the Jobless’. A booklet titled Jobs for the Jobless was published by the Free Market Foundation 20 years ago. The issues identified at the time to be barriers to entry…
Chery is a top SUV Brand
Jan 23, 2024 Motoring

Chery is a top SUV Brand

Chery is South Africa’s second-largest SUV brand. The company received this news as the final sales statistics for 2023 were tallied and validated. It shows that Chery sold twice as many vehicles in 2023 as in 2022 and that it is the second…
Essential car maintenance tips for summer
Jan 23, 2024 Mobility

Essential car maintenance tips for summer

Summer is in full swing, and that means scorching temperatures, long road trips, and plenty of adventures under the sun. While you're busy planning your next beach getaway or game drive, don't forget to give your trusty vehicle some TLC too. “The…
Late 2023 steel industry bombshell
Jan 23, 2024 Buzz

Late 2023 steel industry bombshell

MORE IMPORT DUTIES INTRODUCED TO PROTECT AMSA By Gerhard Papenfus Quite astonishingly, a whole new set of duties to protect AMSA was introduced in December 2023. These duties include certain specifications of galvanized coil which AMSA does not even…
Dakar rookies shine for Toyota Gazoo Racing
Jan 22, 2024 Motorsport

Dakar rookies shine for Toyota Gazoo Racing

The 2024 edition of the Dakar Rally brought mixed results for TOYOTA GAZOO Racing, but while some of the team’s big names found the going particularly tough, it was the two rookie drivers who made their presence count. This underscores TOYOTA GAZOO…
Branch second, Cox 3rd in R2, 7 SA cars in Dakar top ten
Jan 19, 2024 Motorsport

Branch second, Cox 3rd in R2, 7 SA cars in Dakar top ten

Spaniards Carlos Sainz and Lucas Cruz quite literally cruised home to clinch El Matador’s fourth Dakar win at Yanbu in Saudi Arabia on Friday It was a major petrol-electric coup for Audi, while seven South African made cars filled the top ten. It…
Informal Workshop: Initiator Training 21 February 2024
Jan 19, 2024 Buzz

Informal Workshop: Initiator Training 21 February 2024

NEASA will be conducting an informal workshop webinar to ensure that business owners, managers, HR- and IR managers are adequately trained to initiate disciplinary hearings successfully. OBJECTIVES The objectives include providing delegates with an…
Vast state land holdings a prime candidate for privatisation
Jan 19, 2024 Buzz

Vast state land holdings a prime candidate for privatisation

One of the most important types of privatisation that must happen in South Africa is the privatisation of land. Black South Africans should receive full ownership of state land on which they lawfully reside, rather than continuing to occupy it as…
THE TIRE COLOGNE 2024 is right on track
Jan 19, 2024 Buzz

THE TIRE COLOGNE 2024 is right on track

A 50 per cent increase in exhibitors expected • Focus on relevant industry topics: sustainability and digitalisation • No. 1 business platform for the international tire industry With over four months to go until THE TIRE COLOGNE takes place, from 4…
Cleaner public transport beckons with new project
Jan 19, 2024 Mobility

Cleaner public transport beckons with new project

Buses belching clouds of smoke could be a thing of the past within the next few years if a pilot project to prove the viability of electric buses delivers positive results. By the end of 2025, South Africa’s first electric commuter buses could be on…
Upsets at Dakar 2024 as stage 11 bites hard
Jan 19, 2024 Motorsport

Upsets at Dakar 2024 as stage 11 bites hard

The penultimate stage of Dakar 2024 brought disappointment for TOYOTA GAZOO Racing’s leading crew of Lucas Moraes and Armand Monleon. The Brazilian driver and his Spanish co-driver were hoping to retain their podium position over the closing stages…
Ross beats Brabec to win, stays second, Bradley takes R2
Jan 18, 2024 Motorsport

Ross beats Brabec to win, stays second, Bradley takes R2

Dakar’s Bike Stage 11 proved a brilliant one for Southern Africa as Botswana rider Ross Branch won the day to consolidate his second place. SA rider Bradley Cox meanwhile stormed to the Rally 2 win to move onto podium and into contention for a shock…
10 jarring facts about drowsy driving
Jan 18, 2024 Mobility

10 jarring facts about drowsy driving

Recent research shows fatigued driving can be just as, and potentially even more dangerous, than driving under the influence. One of the reasons for this, is because of the lack of awareness that many drivers have about just how risky it is and even…
Pre-owned vehicles now as much about choice as price
Jan 18, 2024 Mobility

Pre-owned vehicles now as much about choice as price

As much as price is a significant driver of the pre-owned car market, South African motorists are now also enjoying the wide variety of quality vehicles offered. Gone were the days when pre-loved vehicle lots might have had a few fixer-uppers…
Progress can’t be planned, it evolves
Jan 18, 2024 Buzz

Progress can’t be planned, it evolves

James Peron, president of the Moorfield Storey Institute and author of several books, including Exploding Population Myths and The Liberal Tide, is a contributing author for the Free Market Foundation. One of the more important thinkers in the realm…
Saood/Francois fastest for TGR on Dakar 2024 Stage 10
Jan 18, 2024 Motorsport

Saood/Francois fastest for TGR on Dakar 2024 Stage 10

Dakar 2024 may be heading towards its conclusion, but the race seems to be far from over. Stage 10 of the twelve-stage race proved a tough one for many of the top crews, including TOYOTA GAZOO Racing's leading pairings. Even so, the team managed to…
Hyundai celebrates 6 Good Design Awards
Jan 17, 2024 Buzz

Hyundai celebrates 6 Good Design Awards

Hyundai Motor Company has been recognized yet again for its innovative design competitiveness by winning six top honours at the 2023 Good Design Awards in America, including four in the Transportation category and two in the Interactive Media…
BMW celebrates artistic journey of Esther Mahlangu.
Jan 17, 2024 Buzz

BMW celebrates artistic journey of Esther Mahlangu.

The Iziko Museums of South Africa and BMW are pleased to announce “Then I Knew I Was Good at Painting”: Esther Mahlangu. A Retrospective. The exhibition, curated by Nontobeko Ntombela, highlights Esther Mahlangu’s over 50-year long career and her…
Negative outlook for fuel prices in February
Jan 17, 2024 Mobility

Negative outlook for fuel prices in February

Unaudited fuel data from the Central Energy Fund (CEF) points to possible increases in all grades of fuel prices in February, except for illuminating paraffin. Commenting on the data, the Automobile Association (AA) says consumers can expect a…
Green electric forklifts for sustainable logistics
Jan 17, 2024 Mobility

Green electric forklifts for sustainable logistics

Clark at the LogiMAT 2024 Under the motto "CLARK Forklifts: green, sustainable, and strong", the industrial truck specialist Clark will be presenting numerous innovations in the field of electric counterbalance trucks and warehouse technology at…
More is more in the refreshed pocket-rocket GR Yaris
Jan 17, 2024 Motoring

More is more in the refreshed pocket-rocket GR Yaris

The fabled Toyota GR Yaris has received some notable upgrades, benefiting from technical, design and construction enhancements that promise to deliver an even greater driving experience. In the three years since the first car came off the line,…
Mixed results for Toyota Gazoo Racing on Dakar Stage 9
Jan 17, 2024 Motorsport

Mixed results for Toyota Gazoo Racing on Dakar Stage 9

The 9th stage of the 2024 Dakar Rally brought mixed results for TOYOTA GAZOO Racing, as their five GR IMT Hilux EVO race cars completed the 661km-long stage between Ha’il and Alula. The stage included an opening liaison of 76km, as well as a closing…
Bradley takes Rally 2 as Ricky extends Dakar bike lead
Jan 16, 2024 Motorsport

Bradley takes Rally 2 as Ricky extends Dakar bike lead

Californian Ricky Brabec struck hard on Tuesdays 417 km Dakar Stage 9 over mixed terrain to Al’Ula in Saudi Arabia. The Honda rider led most of the way before conceding the day win to teammate Adrien van Beveren, as he opened the gap to second…
Has SA decided to ignore the rights of the unemployed?
Jan 16, 2024 Buzz

Has SA decided to ignore the rights of the unemployed?

Eustace Davie is a director of the Free Market Foundation and author of Unchain the child. What is it that allows the majority in Parliament to adopt a resolution that is unconstitutional and causes mass unemployment, without the matter being…
February 2024 Skills Training Program - George
Jan 16, 2024 Buzz

February 2024 Skills Training Program - George

NEASA is offering skills training by accredited training providers in the following disciplines: First Aid - R 900.00 excl. VAT Health and Safety representative - R 900.00 excl. VAT Basic Fire Fighting - R 795.00 excl. VAT The training will be…
Consolidation for Toyota Gazoo Racing at Dakar Stage 8
Jan 16, 2024 Motorsport

Consolidation for Toyota Gazoo Racing at Dakar Stage 8

Giniel de Villiers and Dennis Murphy brought their GR IMT Hilux EVO T1+ home in the 9th-fastest time on Stage 8 of Dakar 2024. The 2009 winner of the Dakar Rally and his co-driver had a clean run, only relinquishing time to the stage winners in a…
Branch on bike fight, 7 SA cars still in Dakar top ten
Jan 16, 2024 Motorsport

Branch on bike fight, 7 SA cars still in Dakar top ten

It was all about the petrol-electric Audis as Mattias Ekström led Stéphane Peterhansel home to a 1-2, while Carlos Sainz consolidated his overall lead in fourth on Monday’s Dakar Stage 8 to Ha’il. The bike race game of cat and mouse also continued,…
NEASA SKILLS: Training February 2024
Jan 15, 2024 Buzz

NEASA SKILLS: Training February 2024

NEASA is offering skills training by accredited training providers in the following disciplines: Occupational Health and Safety - R1 050.00 excl. VAT Firefighting - R860.00 excl. VAT First Aid - R1 100.00 excl. VAT The training will be conducted in…
Zhai Auto welcomes Jeep® and Fiat to the Garden Route
Jan 15, 2024 Buzz

Zhai Auto welcomes Jeep® and Fiat to the Garden Route

Zhai Auto has added both Jeep® and Fiat brands to their established operations in the Garden Route, complementing their current line-up of Opel, Peugeot, and Citroën. The latest addition forms part of the Stellantis’ expansion of their…
Remuneration predictions for 2024 and more…
Jan 15, 2024 Buzz

Remuneration predictions for 2024 and more…

Insights by Dr Mark Bussin and Daniela Christos These 14 predictions will give you insight into what’s coming this year! In the rapidly evolving landscape of employee remuneration, the year 2024 marks a crucial juncture. The global dynamics are…
One second separates bike leaders after 7 days racing
Jan 15, 2024 Motorsport

One second separates bike leaders after 7 days racing

While Chilean Jose Florimo stormed to his third Dakar 2024 bike win in seven stages, the real focus remains on the fight for the overall lead. Florimo’s Californian Honda teammate Ricky Brabec followed Hero rival, Botswana rider and multiple former…
Strong stage for Toyota Gazoo Racing at Dakar 2024
Jan 15, 2024 Motorsport

Strong stage for Toyota Gazoo Racing at Dakar 2024

The second week of Dakar 2024 kicked off with Stage 7 of the event, spanning between the Saudi capital of Riyadh and the town of Al Duwadimi to the west. The day was described as 'extremely tough and tricky' by the crews, and consisted of a timed…
TreasuryONE Motorsport duo retire from gruesome Dakar
Jan 15, 2024 Motorsport

TreasuryONE Motorsport duo retire from gruesome Dakar

Hennie de Klerk and Juan Möhr have been forced to retire the TreasuryONE Motorsport Hilux from Dakar 2024. After their best day of the race so far on Thursday’s first day of the 48-hour Chrono stage where they sat 29th overnight, the Pretoria duo…
Privatisation necessary to kick-start SA’s recovery
Jan 12, 2024 Buzz

Privatisation necessary to kick-start SA’s recovery

Parastatals, state-owned enterprises, and government interference in the economy all contribute to the continual rise in corruption and decline in competence in those enterprises and in the economy as a whole. The cure for their ineptitude and…
Toyota ends off the year on an all-time high
Jan 11, 2024 Motoring

Toyota ends off the year on an all-time high

NAAMSA revealed that the South African motor industry is currently plagued by a litany of woes ranging from ongoing power outages to logistical issues at the ports, all of which conspired to reign in vehicle sales in 2023 substantively. This was…
Mahindra and Joburg Super Kings join forces
Jan 11, 2024 Buzz

Mahindra and Joburg Super Kings join forces

Mahindra is the principal sponsor of everyone’s favourite SA20 cricket team, the Joburg Super Kings. Mahindra joined the Joburg Super Kings on the eve of the second SA20 cricket series as both primary sponsor and vehicle provider. The Mahindra brand…
Giniel the pick of the bunch for TGR on Dakar Stage 5
Jan 11, 2024 Motorsport

Giniel the pick of the bunch for TGR on Dakar Stage 5

TOYOTA GAZOO Racing’s South African pairing of Giniel de Villiers and co-driver, Dennis Murphy, were the pick of the TGR crews on Dakar 2024’s 5th stage, between Al-Hofuf and the bivaouc at Shubaytah. They posted the 7th-fastest time on the stage,…
Cheap tyres can have expensive consequences 
Jan 10, 2024 Mobility

Cheap tyres can have expensive consequences 

A 2021 road safety report by South African tyre manufacturers reveals that 41% of road accidents happen because of a burst tyre. A further 15% of accidents are caused by smooth tyres. TEPA (Tyres, Equipment, Parts Association) vice chairperson Les…
Strong Wednesday ride sees Botswana Hero back on top
Jan 10, 2024 Motorsport

Strong Wednesday ride sees Botswana Hero back on top

Multiple former South African cross Country champion, Botswana’s Ross Branch retook the Dakar 2024 lead on his Hero as Chilean Pablo Quintanilla’s Honda won Wednesday’s short, sharp 118 km Day 5 dune dash to Shubaytah in the middle of the Arabian…
Why ethical procurement matters
Jan 10, 2024 Buzz

Why ethical procurement matters

If South Africa is to rebuild its economy, ethical practice needs to be implemented at every level of the supply chain, says the Chartered Institute for Procurement & Supply There can be no question that South African organisations are facing…
Goodyear at CES 2024
Jan 10, 2024 Buzz

Goodyear at CES 2024

Goodyear is showcasing advancements in its tyre intelligence technology, Goodyear SightLine, at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2024 in Las Vegas this week. Intelligent tyres can read the road and report back to the vehicle with the goal of…
11 Fun Facts About How Ford Ranger is Built
Jan 10, 2024 Buzz

11 Fun Facts About How Ford Ranger is Built

Designed and engineered by a global team headquartered in Australia, the Ranger is now sold in more than 180 markets around the world, and continues to build a reputation for quality, reliability and durability. Its real-world tests took place in…
South Africa's new vehicle sales inch upwards in 2023
Jan 10, 2024 Buzz

South Africa's new vehicle sales inch upwards in 2023

“The overall South African vehicle market managed to show some growth in 2023, which had seemed out of reach as the market declined in the second half of the year, and this is a good psychological boost for the industry as we enter 2024,” commented…
A new era of excellence for the 2024 SAGMJ COTY jury
Jan 10, 2024 Motoring

A new era of excellence for the 2024 SAGMJ COTY jury

Embarking on another exciting chapter of the South African Car of the Year (COTY) competition, the 2024 COTY Committee announced its jury for the 38th annual competition. The jury for this year's competition includes seasoned professionals…
Transforming Tomorrow Together at IBIS 2024
Jan 10, 2024 Buzz

Transforming Tomorrow Together at IBIS 2024

The future of collision repair is here, and it's collaborative. IBIS 2024 invites you to be part of the industry's transformative journey, tackling critical challenges together. Renowned for world-class speakers and epic networking opportunities,…
naamsa Releases December 2023 New Vehicle Statistics
Jan 09, 2024 Buzz

naamsa Releases December 2023 New Vehicle Statistics

naamsa is pleased to release the challenging December 2023 new vehicle statistics. Overall, the period under review has been challenging since it is our fifth consecutive month of year-on-year decline. “We have not been able to out-perform the 2019…
Action all the way as Al Rajhi's Toyota extends lead
Jan 09, 2024 Motorsport

Action all the way as Al Rajhi's Toyota extends lead

Sebastien Loeb and Fabian Lurquin made it five different car winners in five days of Dakar 2024, while Jose Florimo stormed to his second Dakar bike win of 2024 on the 299 km fourth stage to Al Hofuf in the Arabian Desert. Second on the day, Saudi…
Some Light at the Beginning of a Dim Business Tunnel
Jan 09, 2024 Mobility

Some Light at the Beginning of a Dim Business Tunnel

Leading truck and trailer manufacturer, Serco, forecasts another challenging year ahead for South Africa with negative factors such as load shedding and congestion at the country’s ports taking their toll. However, CEO Clinton Holcroft is optimistic…
Learnerships Offer Matriculants Real Opportunities
Jan 09, 2024 Buzz

Learnerships Offer Matriculants Real Opportunities

How to tailor a standout CV to secure a learnership The Class of 2023 is eagerly anticipating the 18th of January for the release of their matric results. For some, their results will provide access to higher learning. For others, it’s their ticket…
Opel Corsa Best-selling Small Car in Germany in 2023
Jan 09, 2024 Motoring

Opel Corsa Best-selling Small Car in Germany in 2023

The Opel Corsa has successfully defended its title as the most popular small car in Germany. According to official data published by the Federal Office for Motor Traffic (KBA), the Corsa was the best-selling vehicle in the B segment for the third…
Stunning opening stage for TGR in Saudi Arabia
Jan 08, 2024 Motorsport

Stunning opening stage for TGR in Saudi Arabia

TOYOTA GAZOO Racing started its Dakar 2024 campaign in style, with four of its five crews finishing in the Top 10. Stage 1 was a tricky test of 414 km, with a final liaison of 46 km bringing the cars to the bivouac at Al Henakiyah. It was a power…
TreasuryONE Hilux ready for Arabian Epic
Jan 04, 2024 Motorsport

TreasuryONE Hilux ready for Arabian Epic

Hennie de Klerk, Juan Möhr and the TreasuryONE team are on the ground with ants in their pants in Saudi Arabia and ready to race their Toyota Hilux 8,000 km through the Arabian Desert in Dakar 2024. The team arrived and unpacked the race car and…
2024 to start on positive fuel note for consumers
Dec 28, 2023 Mobility

2024 to start on positive fuel note for consumers

Despite the volatile Rand and concerns around shipping routes in the Red Sea, local fuel prices are still expected to decrease when they are adjusted by the Department of Mineral Resources and Energy next Wednesday. Commenting on unaudited data from…
OMODA a semi-finalist in the SAGMJ COTY!
Dec 27, 2023 Motoring

OMODA a semi-finalist in the SAGMJ COTY!

The OMODA C5 is a semi-finalist in the 2023/24 South African Car of the Year (COTY) competition. That’s right! One of South Africa's youngest vehicle brands has been picked as a contender in this esteemed competition by some of the best South…
Citroën new ë-C3 wins the 2024 Ecobest Award
Dec 22, 2023 Buzz

Citroën new ë-C3 wins the 2024 Ecobest Award

Citroën new ë-C3 has won the Ecobest award 2024, given by the Autobest jury. The prize which looks at environmentally friendly mobility, energy efficiency, and environmental impact reduction recognizes the ë-C3 as the most compelling electric car…
CILTSA Sponsorships 2024
Dec 22, 2023 Mobility

CILTSA Sponsorships 2024

Are you ready to navigate the future of logistics, transport and supply chain? Buckle up – the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) South Africa is revving up for another year of groundbreaking events in 2024, and we want you…
Chery’s TIGGO 7 PRO Receives Five-Star ANCAP Rating
Dec 21, 2023 Buzz

Chery’s TIGGO 7 PRO Receives Five-Star ANCAP Rating

Chery, one of the largest global automotive brands, has announced that its TIGGO 7 PRO which was launched in Australia recently (introduced in South Africa as the Tiggo 7 Pro Max), has achieved a 5-star safety rating from the Australasian New Car…
Safeguard your family on the road this holiday season
Dec 21, 2023 Mobility

Safeguard your family on the road this holiday season

In charge of the family vehicle this holiday season? This tyre information can safeguard your family on the road. With your accommodation, bucket list and route planned, the next step before embarking on your festive road trip this year, is to…
The Peugeot Landtrek: Where innovation drives safety
Dec 21, 2023 Motoring

The Peugeot Landtrek: Where innovation drives safety

Unlocking peace of mind and confidence, the innovative vehicle safety features of the Peugeot Landtrek have redefined the essence of protection on the move. Beyond its robust design, it promises a driving experience where safety isn’t just a…
Stunning performance: The new McLaren GTS
Dec 20, 2023 Motoring

Stunning performance: The new McLaren GTS

McLaren has revealed the new GTS, which joins the McLaren line-up as a replacement for the GT. The super-lightweight GTS is engineered to delight drivers who demand the dynamic excellence and driving excitement of a McLaren and the ride comfort,…
The metamorphosis of supply chain management
Dec 20, 2023 Mobility

The metamorphosis of supply chain management

Is your organisation’s supply chain a crawling caterpillar or has it morphed into a sprightly, soaring butterfly? In recent years, supply chains have had to change dramatically. Their metamorphosis has been accelerated by chaotic disruptions ranging…
The perils of potholes: How to protect your vehicle
Dec 20, 2023 Mobility

The perils of potholes: How to protect your vehicle

According to a report published by the South African National Roads Agency, there has been an increase of 67% in the number of potholes in the past five years, which is now estimated to be 25 million. The Johannesburg Roads Agency[1] alone reported…
OMODA gets ready to rock Ballito
Dec 20, 2023 Buzz

OMODA gets ready to rock Ballito

It wouldn’t be summer without the Ballito BIG Week and the KZN Summer Festival. And it wouldn’t be the hottest ticket on the festival calendar without OMODA. OMODA has joined the festivities in Ballito, KwaZulu-Natal, as the Official Vehicle Partner…
First Volvo EX30 already on route to South Africa
Dec 20, 2023 Mobility

First Volvo EX30 already on route to South Africa

Volvo Car South Africa has confirmed that the new fully electric EX30 is well on its way to local shores, with the country’s first allocation of units already on the water. Scheduled to launch locally in the opening quarter of 2024, the highly…
The Dakar Rally legend recounted at Rétromobile 2024
Dec 19, 2023 Buzz

The Dakar Rally legend recounted at Rétromobile 2024

Rétromobile 2024, the international exhibition dedicated to vintage car enthusiasts, has a big new surprise in store for visitors to its 48th edition, in partnership with the Dakar Rally. After announcing exhibits dedicated to the centenaries of the…
Make sure your car is safe for the festive season road trip
Dec 19, 2023 Mobility

Make sure your car is safe for the festive season road trip

Summer holiday season has now started, South Africans traditionally pack up their cars and head for the coast or the mountains. Unfortunately, it’s also a time when the mortality rate spikes. The good news is that last holiday season saw the death…
Road safety is a national priority
Dec 19, 2023 Mobility

Road safety is a national priority

Everybody who gets into a car, whether driver or passenger, is at risk of death. It’s just a fact. Road accidents are part of the system of modern life, as people commute from one destination to another. Every year, road traffic accidents claim the…
‘Tis the season for safe travels
Dec 18, 2023 Mobility

‘Tis the season for safe travels

With the festive season upon us, there is an undeniable buzz in the air. However, amidst the cheer and excitement, there exists a sobering reality - the devastating annual death toll on South African roads during this period. While this certainly…
3 reality check videos to avoid a fatal crash
Dec 18, 2023 Mobility

3 reality check videos to avoid a fatal crash

With more than 1400 festive season road deaths recorded in 2022/2023, Dialdirect urges motorists to be vigilant during the upcoming December holidays. According to South African authorities, the road offences that occur most frequently over the…
Volkswagen driver Daniel takes SA Class D crown
Dec 18, 2023 Motorsport

Volkswagen driver Daniel takes SA Class D crown

Volkswagen Motorsport’s Daniel Rowe was crowned MSA South African Endurance Series Touring Car Class D champion for 2023 at a bittersweet Nine Hours of Kyalami on Saturday. Volkswagen Motorsport drivers Rowe, Jonathan Mogotsi and Charl Visser had…
Don’t swap your family for a text
Dec 15, 2023 Mobility

Don’t swap your family for a text

When you set off to your holiday destination with your family this Festive Season, make a commitment to yourself and them to never use your phone while driving. Give your phone to your ‘co-pilot’ and allow them to answer texts, select the music or…
Alfa Romeo “MILANO.” History in a name
Dec 15, 2023 Motoring

Alfa Romeo “MILANO.” History in a name

In April 2024 in Milan, Alfa Romeo will unveil to the world the first Sport Urban Vehicle in its history, which will also be available in a 100% electric version. It will be named MILANO, a genuine tribute to the city where it all began on June 24,…
KIA making its mark in used car sales
Dec 15, 2023 Mobility

KIA making its mark in used car sales

The sales gap between Toyota and Volkswagen continues to close. This month’s used car sales story is - in large part - about KIA. In November, AutoTrader’s used car sales data shows that KIA was the brand among the ten best-selling brands to post…
Children score with Lions Rugby and Chery
Dec 15, 2023 Buzz

Children score with Lions Rugby and Chery

On 13 December, Chery South Africa and Lions Rugby Company once again picked up the charity ball and drove over the try line, when they handed out gifts to children with life threatening illnesses at the Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital’s children’s…
BEE ‘fronting’ is a brave public service to be celebrated
Dec 15, 2023 Buzz

BEE ‘fronting’ is a brave public service to be celebrated

Businesses should be celebrated for circumventing racial policy. Such a statement is bizarrely contentious today, but when the Free Market Foundation expressed similar sentiments in the 1970s and 1980s, it was regarded as morally virtuous. What was…
One car sold every minute at WeBuyCars on Black Friday
Dec 14, 2023 Motoring

One car sold every minute at WeBuyCars on Black Friday

The used car market remains healthy, as evidenced by demand across WeBuyCars showrooms over the Black Friday week. From November 24th to 30th, WeBuyCars sold a car a minute for every minute that it was open for trade. On Black Friday alone, 864 cars…
Unitrans takes a win in Hollard Highway Heroes competition
Dec 14, 2023 Mobility

Unitrans takes a win in Hollard Highway Heroes competition

As the festive season gets underway, leading transport, logistics and integrated supply chain solutions company Unitrans, has much to celebrate. “Having five employees in the final of the Hollard Highway Heroes competition is testament to the high…
Customer Care: Three Cs and one ethos
Dec 14, 2023 Buzz

Customer Care: Three Cs and one ethos

Providing excellent customer service should be the central tenet of any business Julie Rimmel, Client Liaison Officer at Amplifin, believes customer care needs to move away from reactionary service to proactive engagement, particularly within the…
Get to your destination on a high (way) by driving responsibly
Dec 14, 2023 Buzz

Get to your destination on a high (way) by driving responsibly

Thousands of holidaymakers are already making their way to coastal and other destinations on the country’s national roads. TEPA (Tyres, Equipment, Parts Association) vice chairperson Les Richardson reminds motorists that such roads are regulated…
Transforming Passion into a Career in Automotive Painting
Dec 14, 2023 Buzz

Transforming Passion into a Career in Automotive Painting

In a world increasingly focused on innovation and technology, the automotive industry remains a vibrant canvas for artistic expression and technical mastery and an exciting opportunity for young talent wishing to enter the sector. The South African…
South Africa urgently needs privatisation for economic revival
Dec 14, 2023 Buzz

South Africa urgently needs privatisation for economic revival

The overwhelming belief across the South African government and prominent political parties seems to be that the private sector is bad, and that economic development should be state-led and, as much as possible, centrally planned. Recently, the…